Take a spin around Friday's Big Ten headlines starting with Wisconsin's impressive run to the regular season title. Also, we've got a great story on how Iowa's Aaron White revived the Hawkeyes and a few more updates on a handful of Big Ten football teams. Spring football games are less than a month away. Read on.
Lots of great stuff in Thursday's Big Ten links, including a look at what Wednesday's men's basketball results men for the tournament bid picture. Also, why is Jim Tressel talking about Jim Harbaugh and Michigan? And if you didn't see this crazy shot from last night's Ohio State-Purdue game, watch it. We're still amazed.
In Thursday's collection of links from around the Big Ten, we spotlight an interesting look at the expected breakout players in spring football. Also, what does Iowa's hoops win over Indiana mean (video highlights included)? And here's an odd tale about an accidental text message sent to a football recruit. Dive in for more.
Oh-oh: Wisconsin senior point guard Traevon Jackson may not be back for the Big Ten tourney. But, the Badgers have been doing pretty well without him, going 11-1 in Jackson’s absence. Bo Ryan was asked Monday during the Big Ten coaches teleconference if Jackson, who has been out since breaking his right foot in mid-January, had a chance to return for the conference tournament next week. “That might be tough,” Ryan said. “I can’t rule anything out because the coaches are the last to know anymore. His clearance may be two weeks, who knows?” Jackson has missed 12 games since
That gutty overtime win by Iowa at Penn State on Saturday likely sealed an NCAA bid for the Hawkeyes. So, after that two-game skid that saw Iowa lose at home to Minnesota and at Northwestern, the Hawkeyes have won four in a row, something an Iowa team hasn’t strung together since the 2005-06 season. Iowa improved to 10-6 in the Big Ten and 19-10 overall. It’s the program’s first winning Big Ten season since 2006-07. The Hawkeyes were 9-9 in each of the past two seasons. Iowa picked up its sixth win in the month of February, something that hasn’t
Happy Friday! In today's Big Ten links we review Minnesota's big win, take look at Iowa's tourney hopes, and found an interesting IndyStar.com story on the perils of social media. Also, Michigan State's Mark Hollis is all for discussion of freshman preparedness, but he would vote against ineligibility. Let's dive in and read some more.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we present an update on the NCAA bracketology (because the tourney is coming at us fast). Also, various outlets and reporters tell us about Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers, the QB race at Northwestern, Nebraska's Mike Riley, and more.
Great win for a hot Maryland team last night over Wisconsin. How about Dez Wells?! Nice 26-point effort. The Terps remained in the race for the Big Ten title with the victory. And no doubt enhanced their NCAA stock. Meanwhile, the loss could sink Wisconsin’s efforts for a No. 1 seed—for whatever that is worth—which isn’t much. But that court-storming? Well, I’ll let ESPN’s Seth Greenberg handle that, calling it “absolutely embarrassing.” *** Now hear this: Michigan State’s Tom Izzo thinks the Big Ten is getting a bad rap. Don’t try telling the King of Big Ten Coaches the conference
Big Ten spring football officially kicks off today. Yep. It’s true. The calendar still says “February,” but they have the neck rolls and J-pads out in Ann Arbor for Jim Harbaugh’s first spring practice. The Detroit Free Press will be at every practice, Tweeting about each broken shoe lace, Harbaugh whistle blow and bobbled snap—in addition to these five things to watch. At the top of the list? Do you really have to ask? *** This is amazing: The draft stock of Michigan State’s Connor Cook continues to soar—and he’s not even in the draft. Funny how this works, isn’t
Don’t look now, but Michigan State is coming on. The Spartans scored a big win on Sunday at Illinois to remain in a second-place tie in the Big Ten and to polish an NCAA resume. MSU has come to life since a home loss to Illinois on Feb. 7. MSU was 3-3 in its last six games after that defeat to the Illini, and some wondered if this was an NCAA team. Since then, Michigan State has won four in a row. This team appears to be peaking at just the right time. *** Speaking of MSU … Nice piece