Twelve games dot the Big Ten menu this week, highlighted by two big ones: Purdue at Indiana on Thursday and Michigan State at Illinois on Sunday.
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. The top two names are no-brainers, but who else lands on the list?
Patrick Chambers met with the media Monday, and he addressed his critical comments about the officiating following Penn State’s narrow loss to Maryland on Saturday night. Chambers was frustrated for several reasons, none bigger than the controversial call that led to Jordan Dickerson’s fifth foul and disqualification. It looked like Evan Smotrycz pulled down Dickerson, but the latter was called for the foul. Chambers referred to the call as “huge” several times and questioned the official’s age and concept of time and score. See the call and what Chambers said here. Back to Monday, though. Chambers said “it’s over,” in
Michigan freshman Austin Hatch, who survived two plane crashes, has been selected to receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Most Courageous Award for 2015.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. That means we check in with bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com.
The season has hit the home stretch, as teams jockey for postseason position. This week’s action features some intriguing matchups involving teams looking to buff their resumes for NCAA consideration.
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.
I'll be in Ann Arbor tomorrow to see my bros beat up those dudes from East Lansing. Can't wait to see you guys there! #GoBlue — Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) February 16, 2015 The best part of this year’s week-long NBA All-Star break? The fact it provides former college stars with more opportunities to go back to campus. We saw that on Saturday, when former Michigan State stars Draymond Green, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne and ex-Ohio State standout Evan Turner, the 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year, attended the Ohio State-Michigan
The Big Ten announced its latest Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See who took home the honors inside.
Indiana is playing well, positioned for an NCAA berth. And the Hoosiers can thank junior Yogi Ferrell. IndyStar.com’s Zach Osterman had a recent mail bag question that asked: Will Yogi leave for the NBA after this season? If he is projected as a first-rounder, it may be difficult not to leave. Much may depend on how well IU finishes the season and how far Ferrell can carry the Hoosiers. *** Iowa? Iowa! That’s two losses in a row for the Hawkeyes, who fell in overtime at Northwestern on Sunday. Not long ago, I thought Iowa was primed to show it