Reports of a new Big Ten TV deal are coming out and at least one national writer says the six-year deal would make sense. Also, there are departures at Michigan State's and Iowa's football teams while another Big Ten star is testing the NBA Draft waters. Read Wednesday's Big Ten headlines digest now.
The 2016 NBA Playoffs tipped off Saturday, and there are plenty of Big Ten names still playing. Eighteen of them, to be exact, according to NBA.com’s team roster pages. Golden State do-it-all star Draymond Green (Michigan State) headlines the list, and is one of three former Big Ten player of year award winners in the postseason, joining Boston’s Evan Turner (Ohio State) and Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin). If you’re wondering, Michigan’s four playoff players pace the Big Ten, followed by Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, which have three apiece. Here’s the full list. ATLANTA HAWKS Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
There was “Call Me Maybe.” Then there was “Shake It Off.” And now, there’s “My Boo.” The latest college sports meme features basketball players posting locker room dance routines, set to the Ghost Town DJ’s song, to Instagram. It all started with reigning national champ Villanova, which challenged Maryland’s Jaylen Brantley, Damonte Dodd and Jared Nickens earlier this week. The Terrapins accepted the challenge hours later with a pair of videos. Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes saw the videos and decided to take action Sunday, combining with teammates Khalil Iverson and Charlie Thomas on a video of their own. Watch the videos
With the college basketball season now in the books, fans' focus shifts to recruiting and the new faces that will be on campus next year.
Indiana received some great news today when freshman standout Thomas Bryant announced he will return for his sophomore season and not declare for the NBA Draft.
Back in January, the NCAA made a bold move in favor of athletes by pushing back the date that they must remove their name from the NBA Draft and allowing college players to enter the draft multiple times without penalty. But could there be some unforeseen drawbacks to this plan?
BTN.com's Sean Merriman projects the starting lineups for all 14 Big Ten basketball schools.
Six Big Ten men's basketball teams finished the 2015-16 season ranked in the final Coaches Poll, released Tuesday.
The 2015-16 men’s college basketball season came to a thrilling close Monday night, which means it’s time to scour the web for the inevitable way-too-early 2016-17 top 25 polls. We took a look a seven insanely early rankings below, and the Big Ten fares quite well. Take all of this for what it’s worth – not a lot – because there are so many unknowns, starting with several to-be-determined NBA draft decisions. BleacherReport.com 5. Michigan State 11. Indiana 12. Wisconsin 20. Purdue CBSSports.com 6. Michigan State 12. Indiana 13. Maryland 15. Wisconsin ESPN.com 8. Indiana 9. Wisconsin 13. Michigan State
Here are BTN.com Tom Dienhart's three most surprising players from this past season.