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With it being Martin Luther King Day, #BTNLive honored the civil rights pioneer throughout Monday night’s show. We had interviews with Ohio State AD Gene Smith, the lone African American at his level in the Big Ten, Penn State women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington and Ohio State guard Shannon Scott and his father, Charlie. We also had a segment with Stephen Bardo and Jim Jackson discussing MLK.
Fresh off its win at Ohio State and vs. Minnesota, Iowa moved up to No. 10 in the latest AP Poll, released Monday. Michigan State rose one spot, to No. 3, while Wisconsin, the previous No. 3, dropped to No. 9 after back-to-back losses. Ohio State is No. 17 and Michigan returns to the poll at No. 21 to round out the Big Ten contingent. See the full AP and Coaches polls in this post.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a photo of a former Big Ten player posing with Kate Upton.
We’ve heard new Penn State football coach James Franklin address the media several times. The former Vanderbilt coach gets it and understands how to make an impression. But, what has had to say to his inherited players, and how have they received it? We now know the answer to those questions, thanks to the team’s behind-the-scenes video.
Another week, another raft of games that will go a long way toward shaping the Big Ten race. And this much is becoming clearer: Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa are the teams to beat. Speaking of the Big Ten’s holy trinity, it’s a big week for Michigan. BIG week. Here’s a look at the week that’s on our doorstep.
There is so much to like about Iowa hoops. Where to start after witnessing its win over Minnesota? Let’s count the ways with this look at its remarkable depth. If Devyn Marble and Aaron White aren’t doing damage, guys like Josh Oglesby, Zach McCabe and Gabe Olaseni are. It’s quite impressive, really. Minnesota actually led Iowa on Sunday at halftime, 43-41. It lost, 94-73. Stunning.