As the Big Ten men’s basketball season rolls on, so does our weekly show “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016.” At 10 p.m. ET tonight, after the No. 21 Indiana-Penn State game, our award-wining show spotlights personalities from four Big Ten schools. We’ll introduce you to Michigan strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson, who has made “Camp Sanderson” an off-season tradition. Also, learn why Andrew White III left Kansas for Nebraska, go behind the scenes with Penn State coach Pat Chambers, and see how Max Bielfeldt is flourishing at Indiana as a graduate transfer from Michigan. As usual, we’ll have
More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and a new case emerges in this country at a rate of nearly once per minute. The upsurge in this illness has sparked a desire to fight back — especially among those who have lost loved ones affected by the disease and want to find a cure. One of those people is Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers, who watched his father struggle with Alzheimer’s during the final years of his life. He didn’t have to go far to find a valuable ally in the fight against this terrible affliction.
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
The Big Ten office issued a public reprimand of Patrick Chambers for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Penn State’s game against Maryland on Saturday. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Polls ] The Big Ten determined that Chambers’ postgame comments regarding officials were in violation of Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01, which states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental
Patrick Chambers met with the media Monday, and he addressed his critical comments about the officiating following Penn State’s narrow loss to Maryland on Saturday night. Chambers was frustrated for several reasons, none bigger than the controversial call that led to Jordan Dickerson’s fifth foul and disqualification. It looked like Evan Smotrycz pulled down Dickerson, but the latter was called for the foul. Chambers referred to the call as “huge” several times and questioned the official’s age and concept of time and score. See the call and what Chambers said here. Back to Monday, though. Chambers said “it’s over,” in
Penn State coach Pat Chambers continues to have issues with Big Ten officiating. Following Saturday night’s 76-73 loss vs. No. 19 Maryland, Chambers was irate about an offensive foul called with 1:50 left in a game. The Terrapins led, 70-68, when Penn State center Jordan Dickerson set a screen and appeared to be pulled down by Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz. However, officials whistled Dickerson for an offensive foul–his fifth of the game. Maryland subsequently scored on a layup to push its lead to four. “That was the worst call I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Chambers said after the
On Wednesday night’s “Big Ten Basketball & Beyond: Tournament Edition,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers was in studio to break down the Big Ten’s four Sweet 16 matchups and talk about his Nittany Lions. Watch Chambers on set now and see our Q&A with him in this post. BTN.com: People are talking about it, and it’s probably not very likely, but how likely is an All-Big Ten Final Four? Chambers: I think it is likely. I think the Big Ten, with the way its playing defense and how well the four teams are playing, I think there’s a very good
Penn State basketball coach Patrick Chambers pledged to donate $10 to THON 2013 for every student who attended the Iowa-Penn State game Thursday night. Friday, before the students embarked on 46 consecutive hours of dancing, Chambers addressed the THON participants and presented a $14,200 check from the men’s basketball program. “You are everything that’s right about Penn State,” Chambers told the students, who were about to continue the school’s annual philanthropic event that has raised more than $89 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital since 1977, according to the organization’s website. As Chambers presented