Following his outstanding NCAA Tournament run, Wisconsin junior Sam Dekker has officially declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. [ MORE: With Dekker gone, what’s next for Wisconsin ] This comes as no surprise as Dekker was nothing short of outstanding in this year’s NCAA tourney, averaging more than 19 points and 5.5 rebounds in helping the Badgers top Kentucky and earn a spot in the national title game. Dekker started 81 games in his three years at Wisconsin, finishing 15th in school history with 1,363 points. He became just the eighth player in Wisconsin’s rich basketball history to total 1,000
Wisconsin was hoping to celebrate the program's second national title Monday night. Duke had other ideas, however. Check out what several Badgers, past and present, tweeted after the game inside.
Wisconsin hasn't played in the national final since 1941, so pardon the Badgers if they were a little bit excited following Saturday night's win over No. 1 overall seed Kentucky.
Moments after Michigan State punched its ticket to the Final Four, giving the Big Ten two teams in the national semis, Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky tweeted to any critics of the Big Ten.
Another Wisconsin Final Four run, another chance for people to wonder why Aaron Rodgers is rooting for the Badgers. [ MORE: Get all of our NCAA tournament coverage ] Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers’ All-Pro quarterback, offered some insight on his rooting interests following Wisconsin’s Final Four-clinching victory over Arizona on Saturday night. He sent out several tweets, most in response to @dennisdoddcbs, who went on a Twitter rant over Rodgers being on the court during the Badgers’ celebration. But the tweet embedded above best explains this much-too-talked-about issue. Yes, Rodgers went to Cal and is a California native, but
Former Wisconsin linebacker and 2013 Big Ten DPOY Chris Borland announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL over concerns about head trauma. See tweets about his decision inside.
Like many people, when Iowa saw Davidson as its opening game in the NCAA tournament, it thought about Steph Curry. [ MORE: Seven Big Ten teams make NCAA tournament ] Curry, of course, starred at Davidson from 2006-09 before becoming one of the best players in the NBA. @uiowa, the official Twitter handle of the University of Iowa, decided to have some fun with @DavidsonCollege after seeing the draw. The two had a quick Twitter exchange, and @warriors, the official account of the Golden State Warriors, even joined in on the fun. Iowa and Davidson face off at 7:20 p.m.
Draymond Green and Nik Stauskas are in the midst of an outstanding Twitter battle leading up to tonight's Michigan vs. Michigan State game. Check it out.
Ohio State signee Mike Weber, out of Detroit, was spotted working out in a Michigan t-shirt, and it got the attention of people on social media.
Legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith had no Big Ten ties, but his impact on the game is impossible to ignore. The two-time national champion and coach of the Tar Heels from 1961-1997 died Saturday night at the age of 83. The retired coach died “peacefully” at his North Carolina home, according to a statement from Smith’s family on Sunday. He was with his wife and five children. In addition to his accolades at North Carolina, Smith was also an Olympic gold medal winner (1976), basketball Hall of Famer and a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Several Big