We are officially in the second half of Big Ten Conference play. For some teams the schedule gets, somewhat, easier, while for others, such as Indiana, it gets considerably more challenging. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of the first half of B1G play | Previewing the week ahead | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] While I predict that the elite programs in the conference will begin to separate themselves from the pack, this is where
In this Monday night’s episode of “Wrestling in 60,” three of the six spotlighted Big Ten Conference wrestling matches come from the Iowa-Minnesota dual last week. The first show airs at 11:30 p.m. ET tonight and several times again. Find re-air times for this show here. “Wrestling in 60” airs Monday nights all season. Here are tonight’s spotlighted matches: 149 pounds: Zain Retherford (PSU) / Alec Pantaleo (MICH) 157 pounds: Jake Danishek (IU) / Justin Kresevic (OSU) 174 pounds: Jacob Morrissey (PUR) / Myles Martin (OSU) Heavyweight: Sam Stoll (IA) / Michael Kroells (MINN) 141 pounds: Tommy Thorn (MINN) / Brody Grothus
The debate over the Big Ten’s best men’s basketball team is one that includes at least a couple of candidates. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] For what it’s worth, the latest national polls, released Monday, agree that the answer is Maryland. The Terrapins come in at No. 4 (AP) and No. 3 (Coaches) to pace five Big Ten teams in
Recruiting never ends. Once one class is signed, schools cast their eyes to the next one. Offers are always going out … and being accepted. Schools are putting the finishing touches on their 2016 classes. I talked to Allen Trieu, the Midwest Football Recruiting Manager for Scout.com, to get his insights on all things Big Ten recruiting as we head toward Signing Day on Wednesday. Q: How has the conference been doing heading toward Signing Day? A: I think the conference has done extremely well. You have five teams in the Top 20, and that should true through Signing Day.
The Big Ten office released its latest weekly Big Ten men's basketball honors Monday. See all of the latest honors and watch select video highlight inside.
The Big Ten race is bunched at the top, with Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan leading the pack. And keep an eye on Purdue. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here is a look back at the week that was. Biggest surprise: Wisconsin. Don’t count out the Badgers from returning to the Big Dance just yet. Greg Gard’s program ended Indiana’s
Following Sunday’s quartet of Big Ten games, every team has played at least nine conference games, exactly half of its league schedule. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Halfway home, it’s seems like a great time to hand out some midseason grades. Get my report card for all 14 teams below. Illinois (10-12, 2-7): D. Injuries have impacted this roster greatly.
The debates pop up all the time. “Who was the greatest player to play at your school?” “Where would that current player rank on your school’s all-time team?” And so on. That’s why we created survey pages for each Big Ten men’s basketball program where fans have been ranking their favorite players over the past few weeks. At first look, it can seem like an easy task. But as you roll through any list, one realizes it’s a little harder. Where would Illinois’ Kendall Gill rank on the Fighting Illinois list? With Indiana’s long roster of talented players, who makes that
A.J. Hammons played the kind of game players dream about in Purdue’s 89-74 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. [ MORE: Watch Purdue honor Keady, 1994-96 three-peat team | Purdue busts out throwback uniform ] The senior big man scored a career-high 32 points, on a head-turning 14 of 17 from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and a steal. Simply put, Nebraska had absolutely no answer for Hammons, who also committed just one personal foul in 29 minutes. “A.J. Hammons is the best center in college basketball,” Matt Painter said after the game. It’s
It’s been 20 years since the Purdue men’s basketball team claimed its third consecutive outright Big Ten crown, and no team has done it since. [ MORE: Purdue wears throwback uniform to celebrate three-peat team ] Purdue honored the 1994-96 three-peat teams at halftime of Saturday’s game vs. Nebraska. Members of those teams, including Chad Austin and Brian Cardinal, to name a couple, were in attendance, as was legendary coach Gene Keady, who won Big Ten Coach of the Year all three of the championship seasons en route becoming the first and only to win the award three times in