In Thursday's Big Ten links, we present an update on the NCAA bracketology (because the tourney is coming at us fast). Also, various outlets and reporters tell us about Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers, the QB race at Northwestern, Nebraska's Mike Riley, and more.
Big Ten hoops fans were treated to a pair of outstanding men's basketball games on Wednesday.
We recently asked Big Ten beat writers covering NCAA bubble teams for their respective team's most important player in search of an NCAA tourney berth. See their answers inside.
How does an Indiana kid get out of the Hoosier State to play basketball? Could Bryant McIntosh beat Chris Collins one-on-one. Find out in the Q&A inside.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: Bo Ryan interrupted Mark Turgeon’s postgame press conference Tuesday night. Turgeon was talking to the media about No. 14 Maryland’s win over No. 4 Wisconsin, and point guard Melo Trimble, in particular, when Ryan walked behind him. Here’s what happened next: Ryan: “I was just going to say, we have a flight to catch. We’ve got classes tomorrow.” Turgeon: “Oh, OK, it’s all you, man; it’s all you, man.” Ryan: “They were supposed to get me, and I was waiting, and they didn’t get me. Thanks, Mark.” Then, before Ryan fielded questions, he
No. 4 Wisconsin was stuck in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning after its plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday night because of an engine malfunction.
Great win for a hot Maryland team last night over Wisconsin. How about Dez Wells?! Nice 26-point effort. The Terps remained in the race for the Big Ten title with the victory. And no doubt enhanced their NCAA stock. Meanwhile, the loss could sink Wisconsin’s efforts for a No. 1 seed—for whatever that is worth—which isn’t much. But that court-storming? Well, I’ll let ESPN’s Seth Greenberg handle that, calling it “absolutely embarrassing.” *** Now hear this: Michigan State’s Tom Izzo thinks the Big Ten is getting a bad rap. Don’t try telling the King of Big Ten Coaches the conference
It was a big topic of conversation throughout the sports world on Tuesday: Should fans be allowed to rush the court following an upset win?
Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers' 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.
Thursday’s episode of “BTN Live” at 5 p.m. ET is a special two-hour road show produced from Michigan State’s Breslin Center leading into the Spartans men’s basketball game against Minnesota on BTN/BTN2Go. For Thursday’s show, Dave Revsine will host “BTN Live” and will be joined on the remote set by Jim Jackson, Gus Johnson, Shon Morris, Stephen Bardo and Howard Griffith. Scheduled guests during the two-hour program include: Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo, Spartan Radio Network color analyst Matt Steigenga, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio, quarterback Connor Cook, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and former Spartan and current Washington