How rare are outright championships in Big Ten men’s basketball? Here is a look at the last time each men’s program won the Big Ten outright. The biggest surprises: Purdue hasn’t done it since 1996, Iowa since 1970 and Michigan State since 2009.
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Indiana clinching the men’s basketball title means Tom Crean should be Coach of the Year. Iowa’s lost four in a row, so what is going on? Michigan’s Caris LeVert is shut down for the season, and Nebraska agreed to a home-and-home with a Big 12 powerhouse. Those are a few of the basketball and football headlines in today’s news digest.
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Who is your choice for Big Ten Coach of the Year? Fran McCaffery? Tom Crean? Greg Gard? Lots of good options. I asked several people who cover the league for their choice as the season is about to draw to a close.
Basketball season is almost here and this weekend BTN offers two basketball events streamed live.
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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.
Rutgers has lost 11 straight games, dating to its upset of Wisconsin on January 11. Don’t tell Scarlet Knight that.
After Indiana beat Minnesota on Sunday night, Indiana coach Tom Crean met with reporters as he usually does. But this time he had a special friend attend the session with him. Bloomington native Brian Jones is an Indiana Hoosiers basketball fan and suffers from ALS. He is on a ventilator and in hospice care.
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Nebraska’s Tim Miles and Indiana’s Tom Crean had a heated conversation after a hard foul during Indiana’s win at Nebraska on Wednesday night.
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Indiana coach Tom Crean has suspended Stanford Robinson, Troy Williams and Emmitt Holt for the team’s first four games, including two exhibition tilts.
This is a big year for Indiana. The Hoosiers need to rebound from a sub-par season that saw them go 17-15 overall and 7-11 in the Big Ten. Back in 2013, IU won the Big Ten and was one of the top teams in the nation. A key to any return to the form expected from IU fans will be the play on the interior.
Tom Crean threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota-Indiana baseball game Thursday night. The Hoosiers, who were looking to clinch their second consecutive outright Big Ten title, lost a 2-1 decision in extra innings. Indiana can wrap up the outright crown with a win Friday or Saturday. It could also do it with a Nebraska loss in one of its final two games. Watch Indiana host Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go.
Authorities say Indiana basketball players Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Stanford Robinson have been arrested on preliminary charges of underage drinking.
Indiana sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was booked into the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning and was charged with operating a vechicle while intoxicated and operating with a blood alcohol content of .15 or greater, according to reports by the Indianapolis Star.
The calender reads February 14th, which means that Valentine’s Day is here. In honor of the holiday, we want to pose a question to all our Big Ten hoops fans: Which Big Ten men’s basketball coach do you love the most?
The finger is poised above the panic button at Indiana and Purdue, in-state brothers bound by basketball love that has grown bad in 2013-14. What’s the postseason future of these teams?
After the Hoosiers’ men’s basketball team takes on Nebraska tonight, the Indiana LiveBIG episode sheds light on life-saving proton therapy being done at Indiana University, and introduces you to a man who is defying the odds in Bloomington.
Let the games begin on Week Three of the Big Ten season! On the surface, it doesn’t look like a great week. The headliner? It’s tonight’s Wisconsin at Indiana game, which drips with some interesting storylines.
Tom Crean and Indiana honored referee Ed Hightower in the closing moments of the team’s convincing 105-59 win over Samford on Friday night. Hightower, the longtime and high-profile Big Ten ref, was officiating his final game at Assembly Hall. Watch Crean and the Hoosiers honor Hightower in this post.
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Two seasons removed from a 12-20 record, including a 3-15 Big Ten clip, the Indiana Hoosiers are Big Ten champions. On Sunday, Indiana clinched a share of its first Big Ten crown since 2002, thanks to No. 10 Michigan State’s loss at No. 4 Michigan and No. 16 Wisconsin’s loss to Purdue.
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Indiana sits atop the national polls and the Big Ten standings – it’s currently tied with No. 4/5 Michigan State – and yet the Hoosiers have picked up just three Big Ten Player of the Week honors and one Big Ten Freshman of the Week laurel all season. That doesn’t seem to sit right with the head Hoosier, Tom Crean. And the coach vented his frustration during Monday’s weekly teleconference.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for Indiana’s Tom Crean. His Hoosiers knocked off No. 1 Michigan late Saturday night, and then early Sunday morning, he was off to New Orleans to watch his brothers-in-law, Jim and John Harbaugh, battle in Super Bowl XLVII.
Here’s something well worth your time. It’s a new Infiniti commercial that features ESPN’s Bill Raftery, Indiana’s Tom Crean, Purdue’s Matt Painter and Butler’s Brad Stephens as teammates in a Best Ball Scramble. Thing is, the rivals on the hardwood have a hard time understanding that they’re on the same team. It’s all in good fun, of course.
Tom Crean and Bo Ryan have long been bitter rivals. The rivalry goes back to Crean’s Marquette days, when the two coaches faced off once a season. Nowadays, they typically play twice a year. And since Crean came to Indiana, in 2008, Ryan has owned the rivalry, to the tune of a 9-0 record. The latest win came in Tuesday’s upset at Assembly Hall, and neither coach seemed overly excited about greeting the other in the postgame handshake line. Watch the ultra-quick handshake now.
By all accounts, few things went wrong for No. 1 Indiana during its blowout win over Sam Houston State on Thursday night. In Tom Crean’s postgame interview with BTN’s Jim Jackson, the Indiana coach stressed how his team him with the sustained effort from his team for the entire game. That’s why we hope his players didn’t give their coach a hard time about one specific mishandling of the gum near the end of the win.
Many experts have Indiana atop their way-too-early 2012-13 men’s basketball polls. Here’s another accolade for the Hoosiers: ESPN.com ranks the Indiana job as the top position in the Big Ten (see the complete rankings). It’s amazing how fast a program can reclaim its status, isn’t it? What do you think is the best job in the Big Ten? Cast your vote on the poll inside or leave your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post.