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Four Big Ten players appear in Chad Ford's two-round NBA Mock Draft

The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.

Photo: Check out Wisconsin PG Bronson Koenig's new hairdo

Bronson Koenig doesn’t need any help grabbing attention on the basketball court. [ MORE: Like this story? View all of our Gone Viral posts ] The Wisconsin point guard’s game is that good. Well, if Koenig carries his latest hairdo into the 2015-16 season, it will bring the likely preseason All-Big Ten honoree even more fanfare. Looks sharp, huh? Koenig is one of the very few American Indians in college basketball, making this hairdo even cooler.

Big Ten announces Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners

The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and

Big Ten's best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years

The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away. Will any of this year's Big Ten picks turn into a steal? BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at some of the conference's top value picks in recent history.

Here's where Big Ten stars land on post-lottery NBA mock drafts

The NBA held its annual draft lottery Tuesday night, and now that we know which teams are picking where, the basketball experts are releasing their latest mock drafts. Most every mock draft I checked has Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker in the top 20. Russell is a unanimous top 4 pick, with a majority of the mocks having the one-and-done Ohio State star going No. 3 to Philadelphia. Kaminsky goes as high as No. 6 (SI.com) and as low as No. 17 (NBADraft.net), while Dekker’s high-low marks are No. 12 (FOXSports.com & NBADraft.net) and