We have seen some monster dunks this season in the Big Ten. That prompted Tom Dienhart to ask Big Ten beat writers for their top dunker.
Branden Dawson threw down an incredible alley-oop dunk against Northwestern on Tuesday. Check it out inside.
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The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on the Monday. See the honorees inside.
Why's Illinois so improved? What does Branden Dawson need to do to get back to last season's late form? And, what will it take for a Bo Ryan assistant to get a head gig?
Branden Dawson is set to begin the final season of his Michigan State basketball career. Sean Merriman tells the story of Dawson's incredible life journey inside!
Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy posted Sporting News’ 2014 preseason All-Americans on Wednesday. The Big Ten has one first-team honoree. It’s got to be Wisconsin big man Frank Kamsinsky, right? Nope, it’s Michigan State star Branden Dawson. Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Nebraska’s Terran Petteway check in on the second team, while Kaminsky, the conference’s preseason player of the year, lands on the third team. The third-team honor for Kaminsky is a bit surprising, if for no other reason than he was named AP preseason All-America on Tuesday. That said, Dekker and Petteway on the second team make
Michigan State forward Branden Dawson will put the NBA on hold and return for his senior season. The 6-6 Dawson made the announcement official on Tuesday afternoon. [ MORE: Big Ten roster updates: Who’s on the move? ] “I was always pretty sure that I wanted to return for my senior season, but Coach Izzo said he would do what he does for all his players and gather some information,” Dawson said. “As he started making calls, my mom came up and we met with Coach. The three of us decided that as far as my basketball career, both present
April 27th. Remember that date, Big Ten basketball fans. That is the day in which college basketball players across the nation must decide whether they are going to stay in school or make the jump to the NBA. There are several Big Ten players who currently face that decision and will have to make a choice in the upcoming weeks. On that list is Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, Michigan State’s Gary Harris and Branden Dawson and Purdue’s A.J. Hammons. Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky are also included on the list, although several media outlets,
Wisconsin’s season came to a close after a heartbreaking 74-73 loss to Kentucky in Saturday’s national semifinal matchup. The Badgers were the last team standing from the Big Ten, capping what was a memorable 2013-14 season for the conference. As a whole, Big Ten teams finished the NCAA Tournament with a combined record of 10-6. In those 16 games, there were plenty of standout individual performances. Here is a look at the 10 best individual performances from Big Ten teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament. [ MORE: Dienhart: My all-Big Ten NCAA Tourney team ] 10. Frank Kaminsky vs. Oregon.