The calendar says “October,” which means leaf raking, pumpkins and apple cider. But glorious hoops season is here. Really. It’s not all about neck rolls, eye black and J-pads right now. The basketballs have been inflated and rolled out onto the court. Practices have started and, for now, the possibilities seem endless for Lincoln to Piscataway.
Big Ten Media Day is today, which means it's time for BTN.com to share its annual preseason Big Ten men's basketball predictions.
Maryland’s Melo Trimble has been chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2015-16 men’s basketball season. [ MORE: BTN.com’s preseason hoops predictions & All-Big Ten team ] Trimble was a unanimous selection to the preseason All-Big Ten team, along with Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, Purdue’s A.J. Hammons and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes. Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr., and Yogi Ferrell, Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff, Maryland’s Jake Layman, Michigan’s Caris LeVert and Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig also earned preseason All-Big Ten plaudits. Trimble was named a first-team All-Big Ten honoree by the media contingent last season, and was a
Big Ten fans know Frank Kaminsky likes to have fun. The rest of the basketball world is slowly learning this about the former Wisconsin star and the consensus 2015 national player of the year. Kaminsky, a first-round pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, choreographed an entertaining dance that delighted the crowd at the NBA Global Games Fan Appreciation Day on Tuesday in Shanghai. More likely than not, you’ve seen Kaminsky dance before. There’s this example. And, this example. The dance in the tweet above has to take the cake. We’ll miss you in the Big Ten,
Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day signals the arrival of hoops season on the Big Ten Network. With media day coverage, a full lineup of basketball games and nightly studio coverage, BTN is the college sports fan’s home for Big Ten basketball. Thursday’s basketball media day coverage, B1G Basketball Media Day: 2015-2016 hosted by Rick Pizzo, runs from 9 a.m. ET to 11 a.m. ET and will feature the media availability of each men’s basketball coach, beginning with Bo Ryan (Wisconsin) at 9 a.m. ET. The women’s basketball coaches’ press conferences will run concurrently, beginning with Matt Bollant (Illinois) at
Wisconsin will be the next Big Ten school to make a major apparel move. The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced a long-term partnership with Under Armour during a press conference on Friday afternoon. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank announced a new 10-year partnership, which is set to begin July 1, 2016. Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the footwear, apparel and accessories for training and game-day uniforms for all 23 of the University’s men’s and women’s varsity athletics teams. “The University of Wisconsin is an institution built on the highest values of academic excellence,
The only thing deeper than the Big Ten in the 2015-16 basketball season might be the conference’s collection of coaches. There’s no shortage of big-name, respected coaches, some of who are among the best of the best in the nation. And, there’s plenty of up-and-coming coaches, to boot. Fact is, it doesn’t get better than Michigan’s John Beilein, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Ohio State’s Thad Matta and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, among others, anywhere across the nation. How do these guys, all 14 of them, stack up with one another, though? It’s a daunting task to try to rank them, but
Are you a fan of Big Ten football in-game video highlights? How about interviews from your favorite Big Ten basketball coaches? If so, we’ve got you covered, with our new BTN YouTube page. In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights, interviews and features on our YouTube page, which can be seen here! When a huge play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com video editors will post and share the video right after they happen. Looking for your favorite play from Week 1 of the season, but don’t want to scroll
With just under two months before the 2015-16 basketball season tips, Big Ten teams are starting to unveil new uniforms. Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Wisconsin are the first ones to show off their new designs, while a representative Purdue said that they are expected to unveil new uniforms in the near future. Let’s take a quick look at the changes: The Wolverines, in their final season with adidas, will wear a uniform that will draw its share of headlines for the interesting design just below the waistband. This isn’t the first time adidas has done something, um, different around
If there’s one thing fans like during the offseason, it’s maps that select the best college program in every state. CBSSports.com published its map of the top men’s basketball program in each state Wednesday, and several Big Ten teams were recognized. The Big Ten, which includes 11 states, featured eight winners, most of them pretty obvious: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin. See what CBSSports says about these eight programs. That leaves Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers as Big Ten programs left off this list. Biggest snub, if you will, of the