The Big Ten boasts four top 10 teams in the AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, for the second consecutive week.
Before we turn our attention to Week 8, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 7 Big Ten game predictions.
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BTN.com's Tom Dienhart doesn't know it all, but he does know what he thinks. Here's his weekly look at what he believes heading into Week 7 of the Big Ten football season.
The Big Ten officially kicked off the 2016-17 basketball season with media day in Washington, D.C., today. Talent like Denzel Valentine, Caris LeVert, A.J. Hammons, Yogi Ferrell and Jarrod Uthoff is gone. Still, there is a lot to like about the conference, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
Every week during the 2016 football season, the BTN.com team makes its Big Ten game predictions. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners, and to compete with BTN’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina all season long. See our Week 7 predictions below, and scroll down to vote for your winners. Big Ten fans 2016 record: 43-15 Week 7 picks: See polls below Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) 2016 record: 42-16 Week 7 picks: Minnesota 28, Maryland 24; Iowa 35, Purdue 17; Rutgers 31, Illinois 30; Michigan State 17, Northwestern 14; Nebraska 29, Indiana 27; Ohio State 30,
BTN Live announced the 2016-17 preseason All-Big Ten Team on Monday night. Wisconsin senior Nigel Hayes, the lone unanimous selection and one of three Badgers to earn accolades, claims the preseason player of the year award. Teammates Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig join Hayes on the list. The only other team to boast multiple honorees is Indiana (James Blackmon and Thomas Bryant). View the full preseason team below. 2016-17 PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin You are looking at the 2016-17 preseason @B1GMBBall player of the Year. Also, the only unanimous selection. pic.twitter.com/5BKLDZmaXm — Big Ten
The headline act Saturday is No. 2 Ohio State’s trip to No. 8 Wisconsin. In fact, depending on how things play out, this could be a preview of the Big Ten title game. And it also will feature two standout defenses. The schools arguably have been the best in their divisions in recent years. The Buckeyes have won the last four meetings and seven of eight. The last Badger win was in Madison in 2010—two coaches ago. The Buckeyes won the last time they visited Camp Randall Stadium, taking a 21-14 decision in 2012. The schools last played in 2014
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
BTN is the college sports fans’ home for Big Ten basketball beginning on Thursday with Big Ten Basketball Men’s Media Day. Along with media day coverage, a full lineup of basketball games and nightly studio programming, BTN has Big Ten hoops covered all season long. Thursday’s men’s basketball media day coverage starts with coaches press conferences from 9 a.m. ET to 11:30 a.m. ET, beginning with Nebraska’s Tim Miles, B1G Basketball Media Day: 2016-2017 hosted by Dave Revsine and Jon Crispin, runs from 11:30 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET and will feature the coaches and student athletes from each