Each Monday during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
Another week of Big Ten hoops is in the books, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at some of the best from the third week of conference play.
The five most powerful conferences passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship by several thousand dollars to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance.
Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin to an impressive 70-55 win over Nebraska on Thursday night. Catch up on all the action here.
Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky were named to the 25-man midseason Wooden Award list. Trimble and Russell, both freshman stars, are new entrants since the preseason list was announced; Ferrell and Kaminsky are carryovers from the initial list. Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, Maryland’s Dez Wells, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker all fell of the latest list. Not to worry, though, because all players are eligible to be named finalists, which will be announced in March.
News that Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson will be out a few weeks due to a right foot injury makes the Big Ten race more interesting. “I’m just trying to enjoy the process, learn from this and trust in Christ,” Jackson said in a statement. “I know my teammates will come together and be stronger because of this. I’m looking forward to coming back mentally stronger than ever and more prepared to win championships and finish off the year and the seniors’ careers the right way.” Jackson got hurt in the second half of then-No. 4 Wisconsin’s upset loss at
Another week is in the books, meaning it's time for BTN analyst Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Yes, Frank Kaminsky remains atop the list.
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon. Here its below, via BTN on Soundclod.com.
What a fun day of Big Ten basketball! Rutgers stunned No. 4 Wisconsin to card its biggest upset in program history and to highlight Sunday's three-game slate.
Wisconsin's men's basketball team made a young fan's dream come true. See the full story inside this post.