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
The 2015 NBA Summer League opened this past weekend in Orlando (July 4-10), and several former Big Ten stars compiled strong efforts. [ MORE: Five Big Ten players selected in 2015 NBA Draft ] No one was as good as Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin), the unanimous 2014-15 national player of the year and the No. 9 pick of the Charlotte Hornets, who averaged 16.5 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 steals and one block in two games. The former Badger made quite the first statement, putting up 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and 12 rebounds en route to a double-double in his debut
Mohamed Sanu is a pretty good NFL wide receiver. Did you know the former Rutgers star wide receiver could kick in a pinch, too?
Former Rutgers soccer star Carli Lloyd had a huge hand in helping the U.S. women’s national team advance to the World Cup final. Lloyd scored the first goal and assisted on the second to help the United States blank Germany, 2-0, in the semifinals Tuesday night at Olympic Stadium. Watch Lloyd’s goal by clicking the link the tweet above. The U.S. will play defending champion Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver. Read more about Lloyd at ScarletKnights.com. Lloyd’s college program is enjoying every moment of this, and for good reason.
Surely, you didn’t think J.J. Watt would embarrass himself on ice skates, did you? [ MORE: Get all of our J.J. Watt coverage ] The former Wisconsin star and current NFL perennial Pro Bowler participated in the second annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic on Friday. And, from the looks of the video above, Watt held his own. The event, hosted by the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner, raised money to benefit the UW Health Burn Center. Watt wasn’t done for the weekend. He also went on do deliver this perfect form tackle during the Zac Brown Band concert at
What, you thought Sam Dekker would be too big to do household chores after being selected in the NBA draft? [ MORE: Five ex-Big Ten stars taken in 2015 NBA Draft ] Nope. Three days after the Houston Rockets selected Dekker with the No. 18 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the former Wisconsin star was mowing his parents’ yard. Dekker’s mom, Carol Dekker, was nice enough to tweet picture proof of it. What a good son! Only question is, how many times will Dekker return home during the NBA season to lend a hand around the house. As expected,
Five former Big Ten standouts were selected in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. See where the Big Ten's top undrafted players will be playing in the NBA Summer League inside.
If you missed it, we had former Purdue standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel take over @BigTenNetwork for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: View Big Ten draft picks | See our NBA draft gallery ] Hummel, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, fielded questions during the first round and also offered his analysis. Among the questions sent his way were queries from former Purdue teammates Chris Kramer and JaJuan Johnson. See Hummel’s full @BigTenNetwork experience below: *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
It’s NBA draft day! Before things get underway at 7 p.m. ET, it’s time to take one last look at the experts’ updated mock drafts. Actually, before we do that, don’t forget that former Purdue standout and current Minnesota F Robbie Hummel will take over @BigTenNetwork during the draft. Have a question for Hummel? Use #AskRobbie! The mocks, as has been the case for the last few months, have three ex-Big Ten stars going in the first round. D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) is a consensus top 5 pick, with a majority of the mocks predicting him to go No. 3