Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany talks (a little) about the ongoing TV negotiations saying, "We're interested in having great partners with great platforms who are interested in marketing and promotion." Also, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes is stilling mulling over his NBA decision. And Jerry Kill has a new job at Kansas State. More in this post.
On Saturday, May 21, “Hoop 4 Water: A Charity Basketball Event,” will stream live on BTN2Go at 3 p.m. ET. The game will also air on BTN at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23. Former NBA star and NCAA Champion Morris Peterson, a native of Flint, Mich., is partnering with rapper Snoop Dogg to host the celebrity basketball game. Proceeds will benefit the Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation, which will provide water crisis-related donations to the community of Flint. The game will feature a star-studded guest list, including New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond,
Everyone in life—yes, even college basketball coaches--is always looking for a better situation. Why should college basketball players be any different? Maybe coaches need to do a better job of selling kids on remaining in their program.
Former Michigan State and current Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated magazine.
The 2016 NBA Lottery is Tuesday night, which got us thinking about recent Big Ten lottery picks. There’s been a dozen from the Big Ten in the last 10 drafts, none higher than Ohio State’s Greg Oden (No. 1; 2007); three Big Ten names have gone No. 2 (Evan Turner, 2010; Victor Oladipo, 2013; D’Angelo Russell, 2015). A couple more Big Ten lottery factoids: Indiana and Ohio State pace the conference with four lottery picks apiece since 2006. The 2013 draft was the most fruitful lottery for the Big Ten, with three picks. See all of the Big Ten lottery
Remember when Caleb Swanigan flipped from Michigan State to Purdue? He now has declared for the NBA draft but took time to reflect on his switcheroo.
Minnesota landed a new athletic director in Mark Coyle and he's got work to do. Also, Jim Harbaugh announces some more satellite football camps and this time he's taking the Wolverines overseas. Catch up on these stories and more in Thursday's news digest.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman debate which Big Ten player in this year's NBA Draft would you want to start a franchise with?
If a Big Ten men's basketball coach was to fly with the Blue Angels, Nebraska's Tim Miles would be at the top of the list. Miles did just that Tuesday afternoon, taking a quick ride in the Nebraska sky.
The list of players invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine has officially been released, and a total of 12 former Big Ten standouts appear on the 63-man list. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell is also listed as an alternate. The combine is set to take place on May 11-15 in Chicago. Here is the list of the 12 Big Ten players invited to participate in the event, along with a look at their projected draft stock and a current NBA comparison. The 2016 NBA Draft rules allow underclassmen players to go through the pre-draft process all the way through the combine. Those