NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tom Izzo thought about the statement for a moment: His Michigan State Spartans are the preseason favorites. Too much? “I heard we were picked to win it, but I heard there were like five teams picked second,” Izzo said on media day. “It just goes to show what this league has, and that’s parity.” Sure, there’s parity. But there’s no doubt Michigan State is head-and-shoulders better than anyone else. Sorry, Purdue. You, too, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin. How good are the Spartans? This may be Izzo’s most gifted team yet. Really. There’s Cassius Winston, Nick Ward,
It's 2017 Big Ten men's basketball media day, so that means the conference has released its preseason All-Big Ten team. Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges, the preseason Big Ten player of the year and one of three unanimous first-team selections, highlights the 10-player list.
The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday the 35 men’s basketball standouts, including 20 seniors, tentatively scheduled to attend Big Ten Men’s Basketball Media Day on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Big Ten's best players were in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday for 2017 Big Ten Football Media Days. As BTN.com does every year, we conducted a player survey that included a respondent from all 14 schools.
What are some potential roadblocks to a Big Ten title repeat for Penn State? Tom Dienhart has the report from B1G Media Days.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shadowed new Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck's first Big Ten media days, from an early morning run to the end of fan fest Tuesday. Relive all of the fun inside.
Purdue quarterback David Blough had the honor of delivering the 2017 Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon speech on Tuesday afternoon, and he didn't disappoint. The five-minute speech, which focused on football teaching life, resulted in a standing ovation.
Day 1 of Big Ten media days came and went Monday, and here are several news and notes as we prepare for Tuesday's festivities.
CHICAGO — Kevin Wilson wasn’t at Big Ten media days, but he was a hot topic. Why not? The new Ohio State offensive coordinator may be the most important assistant coach in the Big Ten in 2017. Wilson was hired by Urban Meyer in the offseason to get the Buckeye offense back on track. And, in the process, get Ohio State back on top in the Big Ten. It’s hoped Wilson can restore the roar an offense that has lost its edge since coordinator Tom Herman left to coach Houston after a run to the 2014 national championship. Ed Warinner
With Big Ten football media days looming, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shared 17 questions to ponder as we sit on the precipice of the season. Why 17? Because this is 2017.