Several former Big Ten basketball players are set to take place in the second annual “The Basketball Tournament,” which kicks off today with the South and West Regional rounds. A total of 97 teams will play in the tournament, with the winning team taking home a $1,000,000 grand prize. What a fun event, right? That got me wondering what a team for every Big Ten school would look like? In order to do this, I chose a group of five players from every Big Ten school who I think would make the best 5-on-5 team today. The conditions are that
Draymond Green is a gregarious personality, an NBA champion and, most recently, a very rich man, this after signing a five-year deal worth $85 million. [ MORE: Draymond Green helps lead Golden State to NBA title ] With all of his fame, Green is no stranger to hearing from internet trolls; in fact, he’s responded to several Twitter trolls in recent days, often correcting their grammar and providing quick quips. See them at @Money23Green. The former Michigan State star and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year had the perfect response Wednesday to someone saying, “No one likes you.” Read
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Michigan’s unforgettable 87-85 victory over Kansas in the Sweet 16 of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. This game will be remembered for Trey Burke’s incredible game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, which allowed Michigan to best top-seeded Kansas in overtime. Burke scored all of his 23 points after the first half, while Mitch McGary added a game-high 25 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. The win marked the first time Michigan had advanced past the Sweet 16 since the Fab Five era. Here is a breakdown of the game.
Here is Sean Merriman's ideal shoe for every Big Ten basketball team. Did he miss a pair? Tweet him your ideal shoe picks, @BTNSean. He will add some of the top tweets to the list.
The NCAA, EA Sports settlement is in. And athletes could receive thousands. According to legal documents obtained by USA Today, many athletes are “likely” to receive “at least $1,000” and some could receive “$6,700 or more.” *** Fun piece from SI.com, which wonders what is your program’s brand? And what should it be? *** So, with Bo Ryan poised to leave after this season, who is his likely replacement? Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says current Wisconsin assistant Greg Gard is the one to watch. Makes sense to me. Why stray from the Ryan family tree? Gard deserves
Our friends over at Collegespun.com recently released an article of the 10 best Ohio State cakes on Pinterest. There are a number of creative cakes featured in the post, ranging from birthdays to weddings to baby showers. This got me thinking: If Ohio State has so many creative cake designs on Pinterest, every Big Ten school probably has some type of extravagant food creations on the popular social media platform. So, I searched all 14 Big Ten schools and picked my favorite food creation for all 14 schools. Here we go. ILLINOIS: 146 birthday cupcakes – University of Illinois INDIANA:
The University of Michigan has reached an agreement in principle with Nike to become the Wolverines’ official athletic footwear, apparel and equipment provider to 2027, with an option to extend the deal to 2031. The partnership commences August 1, 2016 and will see Nike supply all 31 of U-M’s athletics programs with uniforms, footwear, apparel and equipment. U-M and Nike also will collaborate throughout the agreement on innovation initiatives in sports technology, design and best practices. “After careful consideration, the right partner for the University of Michigan was Nike,” said interim athletic director Jim Hackett. “This decision, this partnership is
It is no secret, Big Ten fans love their basketball. Here’s the latest proof: The Big Ten Conference led the nation in attendance (3,195,137) during the 2014-15 season, according to data released Monday by the NCAA. For some perspective, the total is the second-highest number in history, trailing the 16-team Big East Conference’s 3,259,992 in 2006-07. Four Big Ten teams finished in the top 10 of all-games attendance, paced by Big Ten champion and national runner-up Wisconsin, which finished second (711,115 fans) behind Kentucky (845,594), which was chasing a perfect season until the Badgers topped the Wildcats in the national
News that the 2015-16 season will be the 15th and final run for iconic Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan shook the college hoops world last week. So, we gathered around the Keurig machine in the break room of the Big Ten Network skyscraper and thought: Who are the five best players who have toiled under Ryan since he arrived in 2001-02? I asked six media members who cover the Badgers for their opinion. I awarded five points for a No. 1 vote, four for a No. 2 and so on. Cue “On, Wisconsin!” The results … 1. Frank Kaminsky, 2011-15: 29
The Kohl Center will host a Milwaukee Bucks preseason game this fall, the University of Wisconsin announced Monday afternoon. The Bucks, who also will host training camp from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Madison, will play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Kohl Center, marking their first appearance in the Badgers’ home since an Oct. 19, 1999 exhibition game vs. Dallas. “The passion for basketball in Madison is unparalleled, not only throughout the state but across the country,” Bucks General Manager John Hammond said in a Wisconsin release. “The Bucks proudly represent the entire state of Wisconsin. We’re