The court at State Farm Center will be named “Lou Henson Court,” the school announced in a press conference Monday. [ MORE: Like this post? View our full Gone Viral section ] Henson, 83, went 423-224, including 214-164 in Big Ten play, in 21 seasons (1975-76 to 1995-96) in Champaign; he’s best known for guiding the 1988-89 Illini, appropriately nicknamed the Flyin’ Illini, to the 1989 Final Four. See a picture of the new State Farm Center court design in the tweet above. And watch @IlliniMBB‘s tribute to Henson in the video below.
The Indiana men's basketball team posted a great video that spotlights the proud program's storied history, including the iconic five national championship banners.
Indiana AD Fred Glass announced Tuesday that IU Athletics has extended its apparel agreement with adidas for eight years through 2024.
Someone finally had Frank Kaminsky try his hand at playing “Frank the Tank” from Old School. [ MORE: Frank Kaminsky interviews Will Ferrell ] In a recent CBS video, Kaminsky, the former Wisconsin star and 2015 first-round pick of the Charlotte Hornets, recited some of Will Ferrell’s top lines from the popular film. Kaminsky received plenty of help from former Wisconsin teammate Sam Dekker in the video, in addition to several other NBA rookies. Watch the full video in the tweet above.
It’s time to celebrate, lefties! Today, Aug. 13, 2015, marks the 23rd annual International Left-Handers Day. Last year, I put together a list of our favorite Big Ten lefties, which consisted of names like Kirk Gibson, Calbert Cheaney and Morris Peterson. Today, I dug into the archives and put together a great list of my favorite highlights from left-handed Big Ten athletes over the past season. Did I miss one? Let me know in the comment box below, or tweet it to me @BTNSean. Here we go! Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell drops an incredible pass to Sam Thompson for the
Some of the world’s greatest basketball players are in Las Vegas for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] One of those players is former Indiana star Victor Oladipo, who just finished his second NBA season with the Orlando Magic. On Tuesday, Oladipo, always one with the flair for the dramatic, hit a backward shot from the opposite side of the floor. It was all net, too. Can’t say we’re really surprised. We saw Oladipo provide no shortage of crazy highlights during his Indiana days, although most
The Big Ten and ESPN have announced the tip-off times and television network information for the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. See your team’s time and network information in this post. [ MORE: Ranking 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge games ] Monday, Nov. 30 Wake Forest at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Clemson at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 1 Michigan at NC State (7 p.m., ESPN2) Northwestern at Virginia Tech (7 p.m., ESPNU) Virginia at Ohio State (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Miami at Nebraska (9 p.m., ESPNU) Purdue at Pittsburgh (9 p.m., ESPN2) Maryland at North Carolina (9:30 p.m., ESPN) Wednesday, Dec.
First look at the home white uniforms that the #B1GCats will wear during the upcoming 2015-16 season. #PoundTheRock #Northwestern #underarmour A photo posted by Northwestern Basketball (@numensbball) on Aug 4, 2015 at 9:12am PDT The Northwestern men’s basketball team will have new uniforms for the 2015-16 season, the team announced Tuesday. [ MORE: Get all of the latest Big Ten uniform news ] Under Armour is updating the Wildcats’ design for the first time since completely overhauling the team’s uniforms prior to the 2012-13 season, its first as the team’s outfitter. The makeover is a subtle one, with the biggest
No matter the season, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team knows how to entertain and have a good time. A day after star Nigel Hayes released “WiscGod,” a play on Drake’s recent “diss tracks,” this one directed at some of his Wisconsin teammates, fellow Badger Vitto Brown came up with a fun retaliation song. Let’s just say Brown, a polished singer who sang the national anthem at the 2015 Final Four, showed Hayes how it’s done. Here are a few of Brown’s lines, courtesy of uwbadgers.com: “Your rap career is over please get back to the court. And please get on
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes is a jack of all trades. He can play basketball, he can win over just about any press conference, and he isn't afraid to try his hand at rapping. Listen to his first single inside.