Nebraska opened up the Big Ten spring game schedule Saturday afternoon with its annual, and highly anticipated, Red-White Spring Game. Prior to the game, BTN sideline reporter and Nebraska product Will Shields interviewed Bo Pelini, former running back Rex Burkhead and running back Ameer Abdullah. Watch our interview with Pelini here and find the other videos in this post.
The second day of the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships saw individual event winners crowned and All-Conference teams and award winners announced on Saturday night. Four schools won event titles, including three from Big Ten Champion Michigan and one each from Illinois, Iowa and Penn State. Read full BigTen.org release and see all the teams in this post.
Leading up to Saturday night’s Michigan-Syracuse semifinal at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Nebraska coach Tim Miles stopped by the BTN set to talk about their teams and the Final Four. Watch the Izzo interview now and find the Miles one in this post.
BTN/BTN2Go provide live coverage of Nebraska’s spring football game Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Tom Werme and Damon Bening call the game with former Nebraska offensive lineman Will Shields reporting from the sidelines.
Deshaun Thomas will forgo his senior season of eligibility at Ohio State to enter the NBA Draft. He finishes his career No. 9 in all-time scoring at Ohio State with 1,630 points, and he led the Big Ten in scoring this seasonr with 19.8 points per game. His total of 733 points last season is third most in Ohio State history.
Michigan’s Trey Burke won the 2013 John R. Wooden Award on Friday finishing just ahead of Indiana’s Victor Oladipo. The Wolverines’ sophomore guard averaged 18.8 points and 6.8 assists a game and has led Michigan to the Final Four. Four of the top ten finishers for this award are from the Big Ten.