Much has been written about the stipend that will be granted by “Power Five” conference schools beginning in 2015-16 as part of radical NCAA reforms. David Jones of Pennlive.com put together an interesting story and graphic on the subject. Now, student-athletes will not just receive tuition, books and room-and-board but also an extra amount to be used toward incidental living expenses—Little Caesar’s crazy bread, gas for the Vespa, iTunes downloads, “Cracked” magazine subscriptions … stuff like that. It is known in university parlance as “cost of attendance.” Me? I like to call it “kicking around cash,” or “Friday night loot.”
The final 14 games of the Big Ten regular-season are here. In other words, it’s time to put-up-or-shut-up with the postseason around the corner.
With one week left in the season, the NCAA brackets seemingly are coming into sharper focus. Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com each has lots of love for the Big Ten.
This morning, the 14 Big Ten women’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the county to preview the Big Ten Tournament. Listen to the audio in this post. Listen to the 14 #B1G women's hoops coaches on today's teleconference here. https://t.co/ywA0p5VeId — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2015
No. 4 Wisconsin knocked off Michigan State to clinch at least a share of its first Big Ten crown since 2008 to highlight Sunday’s light two-game slate. In the other game, Ohio State rallied and held off Purdue late, 65-61. Catch up on both of Sunday’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the latest Big Ten statistical leaders. Use the links below to track all of today’s action: WISCONSIN 68, MICHIGAN STATE 61: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday night at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. [ MORE: View Big Ten standings | Check out latest polls ] Twelve of the 13 games air on BTN Plus or BTN/BTN2Go. BTN Plus, our subscription platform, will handle Wednesday night’s two openers, while BTN/BTN2Go will air all of Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s games. ESPN will carry Sunday’s championship game at 7 p.m. ET. The action starts at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN Plus, with No. 13 Penn State facing No. 12 Indiana. Here are the links to
No. 5 Michigan claimed its fifth Big Ten title in as many seasons on Saturday , capping off a wire-to-wire performance inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
The Ohio State women’s track & field team won the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Nebraska won the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
There were three Big Ten men's basketball games on Saturday, highlighted by Maryland's impressive 66-56 win over Michigan, completing a perfect Big Ten home season for the Terps.