Hope your week is going well. If not, here are some of the best Big Ten links that I found from around the web. Get to reading!
Athlon recently released its ranking of the top 30 men’s basketball coaches, and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo found his name atop the prestigious list. Izzo beat out the usual suspects, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Kentucky’s John Calipairi, for top billing and was one of six Big Ten coaches who the made cut. That’s half of the Big Ten coaches, for you non-math majors. And now you know why the experts say the Big Ten features the best coaches.
Our Big Ten writers’ 2012 Big Ten mock draft makes its way to Round 2. You can view Round 1 selections here. Here’s how this works: writers from all 12 Big Ten teams conduct the six-round draft, picking a QB, WR, RB, TE, Defensive player and K. We’re doing this because we thought it would provide a fun new way to showcase the Big Ten’s top statistical performers throughout the season. Plus, we hope it gets Big Ten fans debating the picks.
Former Purdue diver David Boudia and Nick McCrory paired up for the U.S. to take the bronze medal in the men’s 10-meter synchronized title at the London Olympics on Monday. China won gold and Mexico won silver.
Everyone, it seems, enjoys mock drafts. And it’s easy to see why. Not only do they create interest and offer predictions, but they often elicit passionate responses. You know the complaints and arguments: that guy’s too high, this guy’s better than that guy, etc. Well, we thought it would be fun to do a 2012 Big Ten football mock draft. How does it work? We invited a writer from all 12 Big Ten teams to conduct the six-round draft, consisting of QB, WR, RB, TE, Defensive player and K.
We’re excited to announce a new way to reserve a ticket for the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship for your team for as little as $10 today. If your team makes it, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee.
Get ready, Big Ten campuses: Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are coming to town as part of BTN’s annual Summer Football Tour. This year, we’re pleased to announce every team gets an hour-long show. Another new wrinkle this year: BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be aboard the bus, too. You can follow Dienhart on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart) for all of his updates throughout the tour. See our show schedule in this post.