DraftExpress.com lists seven Big Ten players on its latest mock draft, including five first-rounders. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | National polls ] To the surprise of no one, Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell, the two-time reigning Big Ten Player of the Week, paces the conference, coming in at No. 2, behind only Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. If Russell went No. 2, he would be the Big Ten’s third player to go with the second pick in the last six seasons (Ohio State’s Evan Turner, 2010; Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, 2013). As for the other Big Ten players in the
There are 13 games on the Big Ten slate this week, and BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart ranks all of them. No: 1? That's Ohio State at Michigan State.
Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Big Ten men’s Basketball Tournament yet? There’s still time but the event wraps up Feb. 22. And yes, you can enter daily. Each week we award $100 gift cards, and then the grand prize is all-session admission for two to the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, which starts March 11 in Chicago. The prize includes two round-trip coach airfares and one hotel accommodation for four nights. Read the full rules here for more information. How do you enter? It’s
The top three of Jess Settles' Big Ten Player Rankings remains the same this week. After that, much like the conference race, there's a logjam of very talented candidates.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. And, a couple of interesting developments have taken place this week. Illinois has made it into the brackets of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com. Each has the Fighting Illini in a first-round (play-in) game as a No. 12 seed. The other big development: Palm does not have Michigan State in his bracket. He has the Spartans among his “First Four Out.” Lunardi has MSU as a No. 9 seed. It’s also worth noting that Purdue is among Lunardi’s “Last Four Out.” Palm has no
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday, and Ohio State freshman star D'Angelo Russell swept the honors for the second time in three weeks.
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
Will anyone catch Wisconsin? That's the emerging storyline as the Big Ten race enters its final month. Here is a look at what to keep an eye on this week.
For the second time in three weeks, Fran McCaffery is having to address questions about Iowa big man Adam Woodbury poking an opponent in the eye. Editor’s note: McCaffery addressed the topic again on Monday’s weekly teleconference, and his more detailed remarks can be found at the bottom of this post. In the first half of Sunday’s 71-55 win over No. 16 Maryland, Woodbury drew a Flagrant 1 for poking Melo Trimble in the right eye. Trimble, who was driving the lane, immediately dropped the ball and stayed on Maryland’s side of the court as play continued. Iowa scored a
Another week of Big Ten hoops is in the books. Get Tom Dienahrt's recap of the best from the week that was on the Big Ten hardwood inside.