staff, October 24, 2012

Big Ten basketball fans, get ready to watch Thursday's Big Ten Basketball Media Day live online via the Big Ten Digital Network for free. We'll be streaming live the press conferences for both the men's and women's coaches. Both events start at 9 a.m. ET and run up to about noon. On Thursday morning, Use this link to get to the men's event and use this link to watch the women's event.

Later Thursday we'll have archived video available in our video gallery. Also, senior writer Tom Dienhart and editor Brent Yarina will file reports to and tweet back news and pictures throughout the morning. Dienhart is @BTNTomDienhart and Yarina is @BTNBrentYarina.

You can also follow the Big Ten Conference's official accounts @B1GMBBall: and @B1GWBBall.

UPDATE: Thursday's Penn State's "Hoops Madness" event will not be available on the Big Ten Digital Network, as previously planned. We apologize for any inconvenience. Use these links to look back at more recent events complete with video for Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue and Indiana. Looking for Tom Izzo as Iron Man? See the bottom of this post.

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To get reacquainted for the upcoming season, our Big Ten Geeks will return to blog about the numbers behind men's basketball games all season in their special section of And's men's school-by-school 2012-2013 schedules are here and the women's schedules are here.

Also, has rolled out our 2012 preseason player rankings leading up to the season. Agree? Disagree? Tells us.

Need more links?

Men?s Basketball

Women?s Basketball