Spring practices are in full swing across the Big Ten, as schools begin to answer questions as they prepare for 2016. And no position across the conference may be under more scrutiny than offensive line, which from my estimations will be a top priority for nine schools to shore up. Here is a look at the most critical offensive line situations in the Big Ten, listed alphabetically. Illinois Guard Ted Karras was the team’s top blocker. Now, he’s gone. This unit needs to get a better push after the Illini ranked last in the Big Ten in rushing (129.3 ypg)
The Sweet 16 is set to begin tonight as Maryland is set to take on No. 1-seeded Kansas at 9:40 p.m. ET.
I can think no better way to start your day than the "Fresh Prince of the Big Dance."#MoeschMadness https://t.co/nn2oiGpPc1 — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 24, 2016 Are you ready for more “Moesch Madness?” On Wednesday, Wisconsin bench players Aaron Moesch and Matt Ferris attempted to recreate Bronson Koenig’s game-winning shot against against Xavier. The video was quite funny, as both players certainly have standout personalities. Today, Moesch and Ferris delivered again. In honor of their Sweet 16 trip to Philadelphia, the two put together a music video to the theme of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Check it out at
At the beginning of the basketball season, our panel of Big Ten men's basketball experts came together and made some predictions. Some were pretty good, others not so much. See what they predicted and how it compares to the end results.
Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin are playing against Spartan-like fire power this weekend.
It’s safe to assume children all over Wisconsin will try to recreate Bronson Koenig’s game-winning buzzer-beater vs. Xavier on Sunday night the next time they hit the court. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket | Wisconsin-Notre Dame preview ] Heck, even Koenig’s teammates are doing it. Wisconsin reserves Matt Ferris and Aaron Moesch playfully attempted to match Koenig’s heroics Monday at the Kohl Center. They failed, but mostly because the whole purpose of the video was to provide comedic relief. Mission accomplished. Watch the video in the tweet above. *** Here is Koenig’s buzzer-beater, if you missed it.
The 2016 NCAA tourney has been an exhilarating ride so far, with upsets and last-second shots bringing America to its knees while clutching its chest. The Big Ten has three schools that have survived and advanced to the Sweet 16: No. 5 seeds Maryland and Indiana, along with No. 7 Wisconsin. [ MORE: Indiana-UNC preview | Maryland-Kansas preview | Wisconsin-Notre Dame preview ] Here are 16 things to know before tipoff. 1. Indiana and North Carolina have some juicy NCAA tourney history. This will be the programs’ first meeting in the NCAA tourney since the Hoosiers beat the Heels 72-68
In early January, Wisconsin was 9-9 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. A ticket to the Big Dance? It seemed to be a longshot at that point. This team looked lost. But, it all changed after a loss at Northwestern that proved to be the nadir for the Badgers in their 9-9 start. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Wisconsin went 11-3 from that point to now, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six years. Now, the Badgers have their sights set on getting back to the Final Four for the
We are smack in the middle of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, but that hasn’t stopped college basketball publications from getting a step ahead of the game. [ MORE: Indiana-UNC preview | @BTNStatsGuys crunch the numbers ] College hoops guru Ken Pomeroy, who uses a statistical formula for rankings, released his Top 10 rankings for the 2016-17 college basketball season. Pomeroy posted his rankings on Twitter early Monday morning. He lists two Big Ten teams, Indiana and Wisconsin, in his Top 10. The Badgers come in at No. 8 on his list, while Indiana is listed as the No. 9-ranked team
We’ve reached the Sweet 16, and three Big Ten teams remain. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Big Ten outright champ Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin all advanced to their respective regional semifinals with a pair of wins last weekend. Two of the teams draw No. 1 seeds (Indiana plays North Carolina and Maryland plays overall No. 1 Kansas), while Wisconsin faces No. 6 seed Notre Dame. With wins Friday night, Indiana and Wisconsin would meet in the regional final with a Final Four berth on the line. BTN researcher Harold Shelton takes an in-depth statistical look at the