The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Tournament tipped off Wednesday at the United Center. The tourney is in its 18th season, believe it or not. BTN analyst Jess Settles, a former Iowa star, was a member of the Hawkeyes when the event debuted, so we wanted to get his take on the tournament. Read our full Q&A below. Q: What was the players’ reaction to the creation of the Big Ten Tournament? A: The players were excited to play in the Big Ten Tournament for obvious reasons. Teams love to play for championships. Whether in the preseason, over Thanksgiving, on Christmas
There’s a new way to reserve a 100-level seat for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Championship game on Sunday at Chicago’s United Center for as little as $15 today. If your team makes it to Sunday’s, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved at BTN.com/TeamTix, a ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered by FMM’s proprietary software platforms, fans can go to purchase,
The Big Ten tourney kicks off today with 14 teams hoping to land a spot in Sunday’s championship at the United Center in Chicago. Here are the top four storylines. The action tips off today with No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 12 Nebraska at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at the United Center. BTN’s first game is at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, when No. 11 Minnesota meets No. 14 Rutgers (watch live on BTN2Go, too). We’ll have five games total, including two on Thursday and Friday. Our live scoreboard is here. 1. Can Wisconsin earn a No. 1 NCAA seed? The Badgers
Tuesday’s “BTN Live” was a special two-hour show from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago. With the 2015 Big Ten Tournament set to kick off on Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center, several big-name guests joined the show, including the likes of Penn State coach Pat Chambers, former Iowa star Acie Earl, and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Watch Delany’s interview in this post, and use the links below to watch other highlights from the event. Among the guests: Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo Former Iowa star Acie Earl
Wisconsin enters the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the top seed and favorite to win the 14-team event. The Badgers finished the regular season with an impressive 28-3 record, including a 16-2 mark in Big Ten play, two games ahead of second-seeded Maryland. But just because Bo Ryan’s team is the top seed in this weekend’s tournament, does that mean they are the obvious favorite to win it? Let’s take a look at some history. In the 17 years of the Big Ten tourney, the No. 1 seed has won the event seven times (41 percent of the
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is set to kick off on Wednesday, and all eyes will be on the conference’s top players. With a big week ahead, here’s a look at five players to watch in this week’s Big Ten tournament. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin: The Big Ten regular season was “Frank’s World,” and the rest of the league was forced to live in it. Now, he is poised for prime time as Kaminsky and the Badgers look to sweep the conference championships. As versatile as the senior Player of the Year is, it has been his dominant post play
Don’t forget that our daily show “BTN Live” goes live from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago ahead of Wednesday’s opening games of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Chicago’s United Center. Hosted by Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson, Shon Morris, and Stephen Bardo, the Tuesday show guest list is out. Tune in at 6 p.m. ET for the two-hour show. Can’t get to a TV? Click this link to watch “BTN Live” live at 6 p.m. ET via BTN2Go. Today’s guests include: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of
The Big Ten men's Basketball Tournament is almost here, and our Tom Dienhart takes a look at the best game, most overlooked game, a few "must win" situations and more. Jump in for a quick read and be sue you have the BTN2Go app ready to go for live games on BTN and pregame and postgame shows.
The 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Teams and individual honors were released Monday night on "BTN Live." See the full teams and individual honors inside.
With conference tournament week about to hit full swing, let’s take one last look at the mock brackets from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com. The teams seemingly with the most on the line in Chicago for the Big Ten tourney are Illinois and Indiana. Palm has both on the Bubble and in play-in games. He has Indiana as a No. 11 playing No. 11 Ole Miss, and Illinois a No. 12 taking on No. 12 Texas A&M. Lunardi has Indiana as a No. 12 seed in a play-in game vs. BYU. He has Illinois out of