Over the past nine years and 99 episodes, The Journey has told the story of hundreds of Big Ten athletes as they navigate the twists and turns of football and basketball season. In celebration of the 100th episode, 10 of the most successful athletes ever to appear on The Journey were selected as members of “Journey All-Stars.” Part One is here; Part Two is in this post. This week’s episode of “The Journey” airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET. Remember to find re-air times on our TV schedule page. Also, every episode of The Journey – this season and past – is available
Who are the top men's basketball players to come from every Big Ten school over the last 10 years? Check out one man's starting 5 for every Big Ten team inside.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart ranks the top five Big Ten freshmen in the last 20 seasons.
At 10:15 p.m. ET tonight, BTN airs "Big Ten Elite: 2013 Michigan Basketball," a great look at Michigan's extraordinary basketball season.
Big Ten Player of the Year. NBA All-Rookie First Team. GQ model. Tattoo aficionado. Make no mistake, former Michigan basketball player Trey Burke is a star on and off the court. Burke recently sat down with Bleacher Report to show off his collection of tattoos and talk about the significance of his ink. Watch the full video feature in this post.
Michigan basketball fans will never forget that memorable shot Trey Burke hit in the last year’s NCAA Tournament win over Kansas in the Sweet 16. Trailing by three points with four seconds remaining in the game, the Big Ten Player of the Year drained a 30-footer to send the game into overtime. Burke scored all 23 of his points in the second half and overtime, including that incredible 3-point shot, as Michigan rallied to beat Kansas 87-85 and advance to the Elite Eight. Well, ladies and gentlemen, March Madness is back, and so is Trey Burke. Now a rookie with
It was just last week when I released my team-by-team breakdown of who would make the Mount Rushmore of Big Ten basketball players. This week, let’s go ahead and take it one step further. Here is a decade-by-decade look at which Big Ten stars would land on my Mount Rushmore, starting with the 1960’s and counting up to current day. Did I miss someone? Comment in the box at the bottom of the page or tweet me at @BTNSean. [ MORE: Who is the best dunker in the Big Ten? ] 1960’s Cazzie Russell, Michigan (1963-1966) Jerry Lucas, Ohio State
Michigan product Trey Burke is a sure-fire lottery pick in the NBA draft, which means he’s a wanted man. That goes for outside the basketball world, too. The reigning national player of the year is featured in the latest edition of GQ, and it’s not just a simple mention or a single page. No, he’s got a four-page spread. Read the full article and see the photos in this post. [ GQ.com: Behind-the-scenes video of Trey Burke’s photo shoot ] Trey Burke spent the last two years wearing maize and blue sweats on campus. Now? Four pages in GQ (via
At 8 p.m. ET tonight, BTN/BTN2Go will air a special 2013 NBA Draft edition of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball.” Go behind the scenes with Illinois’ Brandon Paul, Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, as they prepare for this month’s draft. [ RELATED: Read all of BTN.com’s NBA draft coverage ] Watch a segment from the show in the video above. It focuses on Burke and the decision he and his parents, Benji and Ronda Burke, faced following his breakout 2011-12 freshman campaign. Follow the Journey crew on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And here’s
Five Big Ten underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft this spring, and all five were featured prominently on episodes of BTN’s “The Journey 2013.” Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas all have their eyes on the June 27 draft happens at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.. So look into your crystal ball and tell us which one you think will have the most successful pro career. We’ve asked that question on Twitter, and we’re tabulating results on BTN Connect. Go to the BTN Connect main page and scroll