BTN.com editor Alex Roux previews three Big Ten games to watch throughout Week 5 of conference play.
Wisconsin has its Big Three, and every member of the trio shows up in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. That's right, big-shot Bronson Koenig joins mainstays Ethan Happ and Nigel Hayes on the list this week.
The latest AP poll is out, and the same three Big Ten teams remain ranked. As was the case last week, the order goes Wisconsin (No. 15), Purdue (No. 20) and Maryland (No. 22).
The Big Ten office released its latest men's basketball players of the week Monday, and there are a pair of winners for player of the week and freshman of the week. See the honorees, plus watch select video highlights, inside.
The Big Ten race is gaining a sharper focus, with Maryland Wisconsin moving out ahead of the pack. But keep an eye on Purdue and Northwestern—yes, Northwestern, which looks primed to earn its first NCAA bid. And Indiana looks like it’s finding its stride, too.
The Super Bowl LI matchup is set, and thirteen former Big Ten stars are listed on the active rosters for the New England Patriots (7) and Atlanta Falcons (6).
Some great, fun games this week, including a few that included game-winning shots in the final moments. Amid those thrilling finishes, it’s becoming clearer that Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams to beat as each is 5-1 in league action.
Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 21 Purdue built an 18-point halftime lead and coasted to a 77-52 victory over Penn State on Saturday.
Before Matt Painter and Patrick Chambers faced off Saturday afternoon, the two head coaches had a fun interaction. While waiting for their customary pregame BTN interviews, the former began interviewing the latter, when BTN analyst Stephen Bardo handed Painter the mic to make it real. Painter knew what to do, and asked Chambers, “What would you think are going to be the keys against Purdue today?” Chambers’ response: “We’re going to need a good whistle today.” The interview had both coaches laughing out loud. Also: It sure looks like Painter is comfortable on the other end of the mic. Watch
At 7-foot-2 and 290 pounds, Purdue's Isaac Haas is larger than life. But the inspiration he draws from his sister's struggle with epilepsy is even bigger. The Journey airs at a special day and time, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.