Wisconsin basketball fans were treated to a very special moment prior to the Badgers’ season opener on Friday night. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The 2014-15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team was honored as the Final Four banner was lifted into the Kohl Center rafters. Several young Wisconsin fans delivered the banner to center court as last year’s team members joined them for the presentation. We were able to get it all on camera. Check it out in the video at the top of this post. Great moment!
Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins kicked off the 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season with a bang! [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ talented sophomore guard put on a dunk show in Michigan’s 69-41 victory over Northern Michigan on Friday night. The first must-see slam came midway through the first half, as Dawkins charged the basket and threw down a thunderous one-handed put-back dunk. Check it out here. But Dawkins wasn’t done there. Early on in the second half, Caris LeVert found a cutting Dawkins for a nice two-handed flush. Oh wait, there’s more! With just
Indiana is set to kickoff the 2015-16 college basketball season with a matchup against Eastern Illinois tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN Plus. [ MORE: Watch tonight’s Eastern Illinois vs. Indiana on BTN Plus ] Expect the Hoosiers to be sporting their traditional cream and crimson colors in tonight’s opener, but that won’t be the case in next week’s Maui Invitational. For the first two games of the tournament, Indiana will be wearing its new “Iced Out” uniforms by Adidas. According to Adidas, the uniforms feature a reflective finish that is highlighted when a camera hits the jerseys. Check
Can Jae’Sean Tate will Ohio State to a Big Ten championship? Can Mark Turgeon manage the Terp talent? Who will step up for the Badgers? BTN men's basketball analyst Jess Settles poses one burning question for each of the 14 teams as we get set to tip off the 2015-2016 season.
"If there's confusion about who the guy is who's going to the lead the Boilermakers in 2016, let's dispel that," Purdue's athletic director told BTN. Watch that and read more football and men's basketball headlines from around the Big Ten on this Friday.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. While the University of Illinois’ basketball team is getting up a few last-minute practice jumpers and running layup lines, there’s another group of Illini who are also preparing for the spotlight. Orange Krush, the school’s student cheering section, has a pregame routine that’s just as important to them. “We let the kids in to the Great West Hall, they can get warm,
The early-signing period for men’s basketball began on Wednesday. And Michigan State was the big winner in the Big Ten. According to Scout.com, the Spartans inked the Big Ten’s top class and the No. 2 haul in the nation behind Duke. The four-man Spartan class is led by small forward Miles Bridges, the No. 11 player in the nation according to Scout.com. Shooting guard Josh Langford (No. 19), point guard Cassius Winston (No. 28) and center Nick Ward (No. 47) round out a star-studded haul that Tom Izzo has called his best ever. Penn State has the second-highest rated class, coming
The 2015-16 college basketball season got underway with 11 exciting Big Ten games on Friday night. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] In the opening game of the night on BTN, No. 3 Maryland cruised by Mount St. Mary’s, 80-56. The second game on BTN featured a major upset, as No. 17 Wisconsin fell to Western Illinois, 69-67. Catch up on scores and highlights from all of Friday’s Big Ten games. Maryland 80, Mount St. Mary’s 56 Indiana 88, Eastern Illinois 49 Michigan State 82, Florida Atlantic 55 Michigan 70, Northern Michigan 44 Purdue 81,
How many Big Ten teams will make the Big Dance this year? I asked some esteemed members of the media.
Today we have USA Today projection - wait for it - an early NCAA men 's basketball bracket. It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Also, which Ohio State assistant football coaches are ready to be come head coaches? And Tom Izzo is very high on his latest basketball recruiting class. Get caught up on these stories and more with Tom Dienhart's roundup of these Thursday Big Ten headlines.