The Big Ten Network recently posed this question on Twitter: Who is Big Ten Coach of the Year? And the choices offered were Minnesota’s Richard Pitino, Northwestern’s Chris Collins and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart breaks down the race.
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. Listen to all 14 @B1GMBBall coaches on today's teleconference. #MarchOnBTN https://t.co/2J0BUhedFH — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2015
Northwestern’s Chris Collins proved he can coach against the nation’s elite in his first season as a head coach. That’s great and all, but what kind of singer is he? It’s a random question, yes, but Collins had the honor of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on Sunday at Wrigley Field. So many Chicago personalities have butchered the song and embarrassed themselves. Not Collins. The second-year coach nailed his rendition. Collins also threw out the ceremonial first pitch: Here's @NUMensBball's @coach_collins ready to throw his ceremonial first pitch: pic.twitter.com/Rg6X76iKyC — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 18, 2014 And here
Northwestern coach Chris Collins was a special guest analyst on Wednesday night’s #BTNLive. The first-year coach helped our team break down the Big Ten’s three Sweet 16 matchups, plus discuss his season in Evanston. BTN.com caught up with Collins for a Q&A to discuss his first year, Coach K and the NCAA tournament, among other things. Read the Q&A in this post. BTN.com: Any one thing surprise you the most about your first year as a head coach? CC: I think the main thing was going through the rigors of the whole conference. You hear about it, but once you
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014,” we learn how and why Ohio State’s Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson traded places in the starting lineup and sparked the Buckeyes. Also, see why Chris Collins’ most important recruiting win at Northwestern so far was keeping senior Drew Crawford in Evanston. We also explore the special family connection between Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and his brother Drew. The show, which also has game highlights from Michigan State-Wisconsin and Michigan-Ohio State, airs at 5 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Tourney Sweepstakes
When Chris Collins took the job at Northwestern, he was aware of the overall perception of the basketball program. “I’m taking over a program that’s been right on the cusp,” Collins said. “They just haven’t been quite able to get over the hump.” Collins is one of several featured stories on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014,” which debuts at 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday. Don’t forget that all basketball season you can also watch past episodes of our show at BTN2Go – another great reason to download the free BTN2Go app. Got an iPhone? Download the app. Got an iPad?
Northwestern introduced longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins as its 24th men’s basketball coach Tuesday. Collins, who grew up in Northbrook, Ill., and starred at Glenbrook North High School, inherits a program that went 13-19, including 4-14 in the Big Ten, in Bill Carmody’s final season. Watch our one-on-one interview with Collins now and find other video in this post. [ RELATED: Check out our Q&A with ex-Northwestern star John Shurna ] Watch Collins’ official introduction: And our 1-on-1 with Northwestern AD Jim Phillips: Here’s are some tweets about Collins: Chris Collins already seems like he'll fit in perfectly working for
At noon ET Tuesday, BTN/BTN2Go airs live coverage of Northwestern’s press conference introducing former Duke assistant basketball coach Chris Collins as the school’s new men’s basketball coach. Dave Revsine and Shon Morris will host our coverage, which will include analysis from a variety of guests. “I’m so grateful … for the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at one of the premier universities in the world, to compete in the Big Ten Conference, and to do so in my hometown,” Collins said in a statement released by the school. “Northwestern University is a special place that strives for excellence in
Northwestern hiring of Duke assistant Chris Collins as the school’s new men’s basketball coach has created a buzz in college hoops circles. Many love his pedigree, youth and energy. Collins sizzles with potential. Do you smell it? Could the thirtysomething wunderkind lead the Wildcats out of the wilderness of basketball hopelessness and to their first NCAA tourney ever? Collins will be hailed a hoop savant if he does so. But the hire is ripe with risk. The chief one: Collins’ lack of head coaching experience. But, hey, what does Northwestern have to lose? Nothing, really, so I say, “Why not take
Moments after Bill Carmody was fired as Northwestern coach on March 16, speculation began to swirl about Duke associate head coach Chris Collins being a top target. That speculation became reality today when Collins was named Wildcats coach. It makes so much sense, doesn’t it? Collins is a native of the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, earning Illinois Mr. Basketball and McDonald’s All-America honors at Glenbrook North before matriculating to Duke. And, Collins is practically basketball royalty, as the son of Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins, who also coached the Bulls and starred at Illinois State and in the NBA. But