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.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the championship game of the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, has been moved to 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. BTN will stream the game live on BTN2Go, and will air the match via tape delay at approximately 2 p.m. ET.
Former Michigan quarterback Dennis Franklin joined the BTN booth during Saturday’s Michigan-Northwestern game to talk about the memorable 1973 Michigan-Ohio State game, to be featured at 7 p.m. ET in a BTN Originals documentary Tiebreaker. If you don’t recall the game, it finished in a 10-10 tie, and with both teams tied atop the Big Ten standings, the conference’s athletic directors held a vote to decide the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl representative. They picked Ohio State, and the rest is history.
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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon knows all about the memorable 1973 Michigan-Ohio State game that ended in a 10-10 tie and resulted in Ohio State representing the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl following a vote among the conference’s athletic directors. Brandon was on Bo Schembechler’s team, and he talked about the emotions of being denied the Rose Bowl berth in a sideline interview Saturday night.
Week 12 of the Big Ten football season is here. Can you believe it? Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead.