Athlon Sports recently asked Big Ten personalities, including a quartet of BTN employees, to rank their favorite Big Ten towns. The top spot? That would be Madison.
The 2015 NBA Draft is more than two months away, but it’s never too early to speculate. Chris Mannix of SI.com recently released his 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0, which features four Big Ten names. [ MORE: Terran Petteway to enter the 2015 NBA Draft ] Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is the first name to appear on the list, going No. 6 overall to the Sacramento Kings. “Questions about Russell’s athleticism are drowned out by praise for his playmaking and brilliance in the pick-and-roll,” Mannix says. “Russell is an ideal complement to DeMarcus Cousins.” Russell has not formally declared for
Six former Big Ten standouts were selected in the 2015 WNBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: ESPN.com: Relive the entire 2015 WNBA Draft ] Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. went second overall, behind only Notre Dame’s Jewell Lloyd, to the Tulsa Shock to pace the Big Ten. Iowa’s Sam Logic joined Zahui B. in the first round, going No. 10 to the Atlanta Dream. Next off the board for the Big Ten was Rutgers’ Betnijah Laney, who went to the Chicago Sky in Round 2 (17th overall). Maryland’s Laurin Mincy (27th; New York Liberty), Wisconsin’s Michala Johnson (28th; New York
The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
Should Wisconsin retire Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44? Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal thinks so. And, I agree. Kaminsky was a transcendental player who took this program to heights it hadn’t seen in generations.
What do Kristen Bell, Lady Gaga and Bette Midler all have in common? They’re all 5-foot-1, the same height as J.J. Watt’s new personal record in the box jump. [ MORE: Check out all of our J.J. Watt coverage ] The former Wisconsin standout and current NFL superstar tweeted the video above Monday morning that captured his incredible 61-inch box jump. Crazy. It’s even wilder to think Watt, all 293 pounds of him, could jump onto the head of any of the three aforementioned stars, from a standing position. Watt, who had cleared 59.5 inches previously, failed to clear the
For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over. Historically, the Big Ten Conference has been well represented among Fulbright Scholars and Students, and this year is no exception. Five Big Ten universities had six faculty members apiece among U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2014-5, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which placed them in a tie for fifth-place among all U.S. research institutions. Additionally, eight Big Ten member schools landed in the top 25 for U.S. Fulbright Students
Just because the 2014-15 college basketball season is in the books, that doesn't mean the excitement surrounding college basketball is over.
Digging through my mail bag, looking for questions and queries to answer with spring football in full gear and basketball now in our rear-view mirror. Keep those cards and letters coming.