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.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman came up with one burning question facing every Big Ten team heading into next season.
How will the Big Ten West shape up in 2015? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has the answer in this post!
Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin to an impressive 70-55 win over Nebraska on Thursday night. Catch up on all the action here.
Bowl season is over, and now it's time to consider the Big Ten's biggest stars from a statement-making 6-5 postseason. See Tom Dienhart's All-Big Ten postseason team inside.
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.
Moments after Ohio State wrapped up the national championship Monday night in Arlington, Texas, the way-too-early 2015 top 25 polls were released.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, national champion Ohio State (14-1) sits atop the final AP Poll, released Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Dienhart: ‘This Ohio State team isn’t going anywhere’ ] The Buckeyes, who beat Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night, received all 59 first-place votes and moved up four spots. The Ducks finished No. 2. TCU, Alabama, Michigan State (11-2) and Florida State, which tied with 1,212 votes, round out the top 5. Wisconsin (11-3), the Big Ten’s third and final ranked team, comes in at No. 13. [ MORE: Buy your Ohio
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