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Big Ten Road Wins Hard To Come By

January 5, 2013

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There have been eight Big Ten games in the 2012-13 basketball season and the home team has won six of them, including: Purdue beating No. 11 Illinois 68-61 in West Lafayette, followed by the Illini beating No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 in Champaign (the Buckeyes had beaten Nebraska by 36 in their opener in Columbus). […]

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Branden Dawson Punches Travis Carroll

January 5, 2013

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Bad Spartan. Bad.  

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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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March Madness Moments: A Big Ten Flavor

December 11, 2012

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The NCAA – in a bid for its highest traffic day in history – today released its 75 all-time March Madness players, 25 all-time March Madness teams and 35 all-time March Madness moments. There are a handful of Big Ten players, teams and moments on the list (along with the NCAA’s commentary): Top 75 Players Scott […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Big Ten Frosh Among Nation’s Best

December 7, 2012

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John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus has a post up at ESPN Insider (subscription) listing the top 25 freshmen in college basketball. Here are the Big Ten guys mentioned, along with a snippet of his comments: No. 3: Nik Stauskas, Michigan: “His numbers will correct downward, but the larger point is that for a second consecutive […]

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Bracketology: Offseason 2013 Edition

August 13, 2012

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It’s never too early for Bracketology from Joe Lunardi.

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Sweet 16: Latest Lines For Big Ten Games

March 21, 2012

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Here’s a look at the latest lines on the four Sweet 16 games involving Big Ten teams, along with our picks.. Wisconsin vs Syracuse Open: -3.5 Current: -3.5 Pick: Wisconsin Cincinnati vs Ohio State Open: Ohio State (-7.5) Current: Ohio State (-7.5) Pick: Ohio State Louisville vs Michigan State Open: Michigan State (-5) Current: Michigan […]

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Sweet 16 Tipoff Times

March 19, 2012

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Here are your Sweet 16 tipoff times: Thursday 7:15 p.m. Wisconsin vs Syracuse 7:47 p.m. Louisville vs Michigan State 9:45 p.m. Cincinnati vs Ohio State 10:17 p.m. Florida vs Marquette (which should make the Wisconsinites happy) Friday 7:15 p.m. Xavier vs Baylor 7:47 p.m. Ohio vs North Carolina (Bobcats players: Please be nice to the […]

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Latest Lines On Big Ten NCAA Games

March 13, 2012

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Where‘s the money headed are the lines moving in second first-round games involving Big Ten games in the NCAA tournament? Mostly toward Big Ten teams. The line has gotten at least a half-point bigger in all but the Michigan-Ohio game, with the Michigan State line moving by 2.5 points: Game Open Current Indiana/New Mexico St IU-5.5 […]

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What You Need To Know: LIU Brooklyn

March 12, 2012

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Here are the key facts about Michigan State opponent LIU Brooklyn in the first round of the NCAA tournament (we refuse to call them second-round games): Hometown: Brooklyn, New York (the 718) Conference: Northeast Record: 25-8 (16-2) Nickname: Blackbirds Tournament Record: 0-4 (1981, 1984, 1997, 2011). Most notable NBA player: Ray Felix, 1954 NBA rookie of the year. Fun Fact: You can […]

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Early NCAA Tournament Lines: Big Ten

March 11, 2012

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Here are the early lines for games involving Big Ten games in this week’s first round tournament games: Ohio State (-17) over Loyola (Md.) Indiana (-7.5) over New Mexico State Wisconsin (-8.5) over Montana Michigan State (-17.5) over LIU Brooklyn Michigan (-6) over Ohio Purdue vs Saint Mary’s (Calif.) PK Bet wisely.

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NCAA Tournament Tipoff Times

March 11, 2012

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Thursday, 2:10 p.m.: Wisconsin vs Montana, TNT Thursday, 9:45 p.m.: Indiana vs New Mexico State, CBS Thursday, 9:55 p.m.: Ohio State vs Loyola (Maryland), TNT Friday, 7:20 p.m.: Michigan vs Ohio, TNT Friday, 7:27 p.m.: Purdue vs Saint Mary’s, truTV Friday, 9:30 p.m.: Michigan State vs LIU Brooklyn, TBS

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Big Ten Tournament: Day Four

March 11, 2012

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What to make of this game? Ohio State seemed to be in control of the Big Ten before a two-week, three-loss swoon in February (including a loss to the Spartans). Michigan State had the Big Ten regular season locked up, before collapsing in the last week of the season with losses to Indiana and, yes, […]

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