This week on the annual Senior Night episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016" we see how Iowa’s senior class of Jarrod Uthoff, Anthony Clemmons, Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury put together a memorable final season. Plus, learn about Minnesota senior Joey King’s special friendship and watch Nebraska's Shavon Shields make it back from injury for one more game.
The Big Ten office announced its latest weekly men's basketball award winners Monday. See both winners and watch select video highlights inside.
What if you could build your own Big Ten Football team made up of basketball players? Who would you pick and where would they play? I asked that very question to several players during Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. Here’s what the players told me. [ MORE: Terps land at No. 3 in poll | Our annual Big Ten Player Survey | Watch all 14 coaches meet the press | More Media Day coverage] Position: QB Player choice: Matt Ferris, Wisconsin “He threw for over 2,000 yards when he played QB in high school. We played touch football in the offseason and
While analysts across the nation are busy compiling their super-early 2014-15 hoops polls, I thought I’d go with a more exact-inexact exercise and share my top five 2014-15 breakout candidates. You know the names from this season, but they’re certain to be even bigger names next season. Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan. Two names for you: Darius Morris and Trey Burke. Those are John Beilein’s previous two point guards, and both made gigantic strides as a sophomore. Walton Jr. isn’t going to win National Player of the Year, as Burke did, but he’s a do-it-all guard who will continue the recent
Iowa sophomore Mike Gesell is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his left, non-shooting, hand Thursday night during a summer league game. Gesell started 30-of-34 games as a freshman, ranking third on the team in scoring (8.7 ppg), steals (40), and assists (89). A stress reaction in his right foot forced him to miss four games down the stretch, however he still became the only Hawkeye freshman to post 295+ points, 85+ rebounds and 85+ assists in a season. Iowa, which posted a 25-13 record a year ago and return 11 lettermen, is scheduled to
Indiana held serve against Michigan State to move into a tie with Michigan atop the Big Ten standings. Normally, I’d use this opportunity to point out that although Indiana won by 5, the outcome actually suggests that Michigan State is the better team. But I don’t think that’s true here, because Indiana was equal to or better than the Spartans in all but one category—three-point shooting. MSU made 11 of its 23 attempts from behind the three-point line, and I’ll go ahead and call that an aberration. While IU’s perimeter defense isn’t exactly a strength (teams are more than willing
Indiana was upset in overtime by Butler in the Crossroads Classic on Saturday. IU’s undoing was defense, especially in the second half. 1st Half Efficiency 2nd Half & Overtime Efficiency Indiana 1.12 1.14 Butler 1.0 1.28 Indiana’s defense completely fell apart after halftime, especially on the perimeter. While Butler’s offensive rebounding kept them in the game at first, the teams actually ended up pretty even in that respect. But Butler’s outside shooting was fantastic, as the Bulldogs made 11 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. There’s two ways to look at this. The optimistic way is to point