Wisconsin basketball fans were treated to a very special moment prior to the Badgers’ season opener on Friday night. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The 2014-15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team was honored as the Final Four banner was lifted into the Kohl Center rafters. Several young Wisconsin fans delivered the banner to center court as last year’s team members joined them for the presentation. We were able to get it all on camera. Check it out in the video at the top of this post. Great moment!
Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins kicked off the 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season with a bang! [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ talented sophomore guard put on a dunk show in Michigan’s 69-41 victory over Northern Michigan on Friday night. The first must-see slam came midway through the first half, as Dawkins charged the basket and threw down a thunderous one-handed put-back dunk. Check it out here. But Dawkins wasn’t done there. Early on in the second half, Caris LeVert found a cutting Dawkins for a nice two-handed flush. Oh wait, there’s more! With just
Indiana is set to kickoff the 2015-16 college basketball season with a matchup against Eastern Illinois tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN Plus. [ MORE: Watch tonight’s Eastern Illinois vs. Indiana on BTN Plus ] Expect the Hoosiers to be sporting their traditional cream and crimson colors in tonight’s opener, but that won’t be the case in next week’s Maui Invitational. For the first two games of the tournament, Indiana will be wearing its new “Iced Out” uniforms by Adidas. According to Adidas, the uniforms feature a reflective finish that is highlighted when a camera hits the jerseys. Check
The Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition season is in the books, and now it’s time for the ball to go up for real. [ MORE: See our preseason power rankings | And preseason player rankings ] The Big Ten enters the 2015-16 season with six teams ranked in the preseason AP Poll, released earlier this month, paced by Big Ten preseason favorite Maryland (No. 3). It figures to be another very competitive season in the Big Ten, which is still seeking its first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000. Before the regular season tips, I
Michigan football fans had no shortage of entertainment in Saturday afternoon’s 49-16 victory vs. Rutgers. [ MORE: Best of Week 10 | Week 10 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 10 picks revisited | Dienhart: Iowa isn’t going away, America | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | Watch Christian Hackenberg pass drill ump | New Week 10 uniform designs | Mini LEGO stadiums | View your team’s homepage ] Not only did the Wolverines score more points than any
Don’t expect people to stop talking about the late controversial call in the Michigan State at Nebraska game Saturday night for quite some time. [ MORE: Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | Gerry DiNardo explains ruling | Hear from Mark Dantonio & Mike Riley | Huskers.com: Social media reaction ] If you missed it, Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly stepped out of bounds and came back in to catch the go-ahead and eventual game-winning touchdown in the final seconds at Memorial Stadium. The play was reviewed, but the call on the field stood, despite Reilly clearly going out of
Nebraska has been oh so close in so many games this season. This time, at home, against No. 7 Michigan State, the Huskers finally got the break they had been waiting for.
Another week of Big Ten football. Another wild, crazy finish. [ MORE: Week 10 scores | Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | Gerry DiNardo explains ruling | Hear from Mark Dantonio & Mike Riley ] This one came in Saturday night’s Nebraska vs. Michigan State game. Tommy Armstrong found Brandon Reilly for a 30-yard touchdown pass that went under review but was ultimately ruled a score, giving Nebraska a memorable 39-38 win over No. 7 Michigan State. Following the incredible finish, Huskers coach Mike Riley celebrated with his team in the locker room, and Nebraska’s video team caught it
When a team has a player with the talents of Jabrill Peppers, it only makes sense to find as many ways to get the ball in his hands. [ MORE: Week 10 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Iowa isn’t going away, America | Watch Christian Hackenberg pass drill ump | View your team’s homepage ] Jim Harbaugh and staff have gotten creative the last two weeks, making sure the safety can have an impact in all three phases of the game. In Saturday’s game vs. Rutgers, Peppers lined up as a receiver, went in
Few Big Ten quarterbacks have been hotter than Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg the last month or so. [ MORE: Week 10 scores | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | View your team’s homepage ] The junior signal-caller entered Saturday’s game at Northwestern with 12 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his last six games. It’s tough to top that ratio. Hackenberg’s arm drew some more headlines Saturday, and it was for an early pass that drilled the umpire in the head. Watch Hackenberg, accidentally, knock down the ump with