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.
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Here’s something you don’t see every day: Bo Ryan interrupted Mark Turgeon’s postgame press conference Tuesday night. Turgeon was talking to the media about No. 14 Maryland’s win over No. 4 Wisconsin, and point guard Melo Trimble, in particular, when Ryan walked behind him. Here’s what happened next: Ryan: “I was just going to say, we have a flight to catch. We’ve got classes tomorrow.” Turgeon: “Oh, OK, it’s all you, man; it’s all you, man.” Ryan: “They were supposed to get me, and I was waiting, and they didn’t get me. Thanks, Mark.” Then, before Ryan fielded questions, he
This week on a new episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015" meet Indiana’s spectacular sophomore Troy Williams, learn how Minnesota senior Maurice Walker got in better shape, and go behind the scenes with the Maryland student section known as "The Turgeonites.” The show airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Who is the Big Ten coach of the year up to this point? There are some good candidates. You can make a case for Purdue’s Matt Painter, Maryland’s Mark Turgeon and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, among others. I asked five leading Big Ten writers for their choices. Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World Herald: Bo Ryan. Who else loses his three-year starting point guard and keeps winning? Get off my lawn, Bo says. Mike Miller, Bloomington Herald-Times: Everyone else has been a flavor of the week. The Badgers have more talent than before, but they’re still a reflection of Ryan’s consistency. Matt Charboneau, Detroit News: Bo