At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Illinois’ 79-74 win vs. No. 5 Ohio State from Jan. 10, 2012. Brandon Paul erupted for a career-high 43 points in the win, and he’ll be live tweeting (@BP3) during the hour-long replay. Paul shot 11-of-15 from the field (73 percent), including an incredible 3-point shot with 43 seconds left to seal the victory. Here is a breakdown of this exciting 2012 Big Ten matchup: Top moment: With Aaron Craft all of him, Brandon Paul hit an off-balance 3-pointer with 43 seconds left to give Illinois a 74-70 lead, ultimately securing
How good could the Big Ten East be in 2015? Pretty good. Mark Podolski of the News-Herald in Ohio thinks the division may be the best in the nation. The SEC West was college football’s standard bearer. No more. The bottom line is the SEC is in a transition period. After the conference won seven straight BCS national championships — that last in 2012 — it’s been two years since it took home a national crown. Also, the SEC West was 2-4 in last year’s postseason. For those keeping score, the Big Ten East was 5-1 in the postseason. And
In just three nights, former Wisconsin standout Frank Kaminsky will hear his name called in Brooklyn at the 2015 NBA Draft. [ MORE: Here’s a look at how Big Ten has fared in last 10 NBA drafts ] The question is, what will the consensus national player of the year be wearing as he walks across the stage Thursday night? Based on the video above, it figures to be a JC Penney linen suit. We highly recommend watching the ad, which consists of 15 seconds of a suit-clad Kaminsky sitting in front of a garage door, dribbling a basketball, chewing
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver takes the stage to announce the first pick in Brooklyn, it's time to take a look back at recent drafts.
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. Tonight’s classic game features Indiana’s 73-72 upset win over No. 1 and eventual national champion Kentucky on Dec. 10, 2011. Even better, Christian Watford, the man who hit the buzzer-beating 3-pointer, is scheduled to tweet during the game. Follow Watford (@Cwat205)! This game will be remembered for Watford’s incredible buzzer-beater that stunned the top-ranked Wildcats at Assembly Hall. Students rushed the court and the celebration was on as a sea of red covered the floor in what was a crazy scene. The victory marked only the
It’s Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to all of the Big Ten dads out there. We hope you enjoy every minute of this day dedicated to you. We also hope you enjoy this fun gallery of Big Ten dads!
Happy Father's Day to the Big Ten dads out there! To celebrate the special day, we wanted to share some of our favorite recent father-son moments featured on our award-winning series "The Journey."
The 2015 NBA Draft is fast approaching. As we get ready for Thursday's big day, let's have some fun by considering the best of the Big Ten's draft-eligible players.
The Lansing State Journal is counting down the Top 50 Michigan State football players in history. No. 50: Denicos Allen. *** No shock here: Michigan expects an eight-year high in season ticket sales this season. Having seen season ticket sales drop in recent years, Michigan is rebounding thanks mostly to the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and a 2015 schedule featuring home games against both Michigan State and Ohio State. “We had to get the revenue moving line back up,” Hackett said. “One of our core strategies was getting a special football coach.” *** Good story from Sam McKewon of Omaha.com
Several former Big Ten basketball players have their eyes set on the $1 million purse at the second annual The Basketball Tournament on July 10-Aug. 2.