We often overuse the word “greatness” in sports. You don’t just roll out of bed one day and become great; greatness is cultivated over time through hard work. In the case of Minnesota’s women’s basketball player Rachel Banham, greatness has arrived. I chatted with Banham after her epic 60-point performance at Northwestern, a showing that broke the Big Ten women’s basketball single-game scoring record, tied the NCAA one, and had the basketball world buzzing this weekend.
What a few days for Rachel Banham.
(AP) Ohio State made its case a changing of the guard could take place in Big Ten women’s basketball this season as the seventh-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 5 Maryland 94-86 on Monday night.
Rachel Banham and Minnesota women’s basketball fans will never forget this Super Bowl Sunday.
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We’re halfway through the Big Ten season and so far the preseason coaches’ poll has held true in terms of the top 3 teams in the Big Ten. They remain Ohio State, Maryland, and Michigan State. As we enter into the downhill portion of the schedule and race toward the Big Ten tourney, here is what you need to pay attention to this week.
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As we approach the end of January, it may be cold outside, but a few Big Ten teams are heating up! This week we take a look at who’s hot, and who’s not?
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The John R. Wooden midseason top 20 list is out and Big Ten women’s basketball is well represented with seven of the 20 finalists. Since the inception of the award to the women’s game in 2004, no Big Ten player has ever won the Wooden award. Seven names leads all conferences this season, so could this be the year it happens? Let’s take a look at the Big Ten’s finalists who may have the best shot.