If there’s one thing fans like during the offseason, it’s maps that select the best college program in every state. CBSSports.com published its map of the top men’s basketball program in each state Wednesday, and several Big Ten teams were recognized. The Big Ten, which includes 11 states, featured eight winners, most of them pretty obvious: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin. See what CBSSports says about these eight programs. That leaves Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers as Big Ten programs left off this list. Biggest snub, if you will, of the
CHICAGO – Coming off a season in which two Big Ten teams reached the Final Four and Wisconsin advanced to the National Championship Game, BTN’s 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule will feature more than 75 conference matchups. The slate includes five Big Ten Tournament games and nine straight weeks of “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. All games can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension. Big Ten Conference play on BTN tips off on Dec. 29 with a pair of games, as Purdue travels to Madison to take on Wisconsin
Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy released his preseason All America Team on Monday, and three Big Ten standouts received recognition. Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes earned top billing, making DeCourcy’s first team, along with North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Iowa State’s Georges Niang, Virginia’s Brodgon and Wichita State’s Ron Baker. The Big Ten’s other representatives were star point guards, with Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Maryland’s Melo Trimble named to the second and third teams, respectively. All three of these players are worthy of inclusion, of course, however it seems Trimble is a little undervalued. We’re talking about the point
Roy Marble will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Iowa basketball history. The former Hawkeye great died Friday at the age of 48 following a yearlong battle with cancer. After starring for four years at Iowa, Marble left college as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading scorer. He scored 2,116 points from 1985 through 1989 and the Hawkeyes competed in the NCAA tournament in all four years he was there. To this day, Marble is the only player in Iowa basketball history to score more than 2,000 career points. “Roy is a Hawkeye through and through,” said former Iowa
The Michigan State men’s basketball team returned home from its Italy trip on Wednesday, and it was greeted by a newly remodeled Pentecost Practice Facility. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The facility features several new designs, including an updated Final Four wall that recognizes all nine of the program’s Final Fours and its 1979 and 2000 national championships. There’s also a pair of courtside murals, which highlight some of the greatest personalities and moments in the program’s rich history. Among those personalities is Draymond Green, one of the biggest personalities in Michigan
Sophomore Emmitt Holt was kicked off Indiana's basketball team Monday and freshman Thomas Bryant will face internal discipline after being cited for illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage.
There are so many reasons to be excited about the Maryland men's basketball team in 2015-16. A redesigned court at the XFINITY Center is the latest example.
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Ohio State men. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten men’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Wednesday December 30, 2015 Minnesota at Ohio State Columbus, OH Sunday January 3, 2016 Illinois at Ohio State Columbus, OH Wednesday January 6, 2016 Ohio State at Northwestern Evanston, IL Sunday January 10, 2016 Ohio State at Indiana Bloomington, IN Wednesday January 13, 2016 Rutgers at Ohio State Columbus, OH Saturday January 16, 2016 Ohio State
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Northwestern men. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten men’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Wednesday December 30, 2015 Northwestern at Nebraska Lincoln, NE Saturday January 2, 2016 Maryland at Northwestern Evanston, IL Wednesday January 6, 2016 Ohio State at Northwestern Evanston, IL Saturday January 9, 2016 Northwestern at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Tuesday January 12, 2016 Wisconsin at Northwestern Evanston, IL Saturday January 16, 2016 Penn State at Northwestern Evanston, IL Tuesday
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Penn State men. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten men’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Wednesday December 30, 2015 Penn State at Maryland College Park, MD Saturday January 2, 2016 Penn State at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Tuesday January 5, 2016 Minnesota at Penn State University Park, PA Sunday January 10, 2016 Michigan State at Penn State University Park, PA Wednesday January 13, 2016 Penn State at Purdue West Lafayette, IN