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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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New Ohio State Basketball Floor

December 20, 2012

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Via Ohio State’s Dan Wallenberg, the above is a rendering of a new floor for the Ohio State Buckeyes, which has arrived in Columbus and will be in use next week. Tasteful. Understated. Clean. We like it (other than the Value City Arena wording, but what are you going to do?).

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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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Coaches Poll: Zeller Most Coveted Player

August 6, 2012

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CBS is asking college basketball a series of questions about players, coaches and programs – and today’s has a distinct Big Ten flavor. They asked 70 coaches, “If you could add any one player to your team for next season, who would it be?” Here are the results: Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller: 35 percent UCLA […]

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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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Buckeyes, Badgers, Hoosiers Sweet 16 Bound

March 17, 2012

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Three of the first eight Sweet 16 teams are from the Big Ten. Purdue and Michigan State have a chance to make it 5 of 16 tomorrow. Until then, here’s a look at Saturday’s three wins by the Buckeyes, Badgers and Hoosiers: First star: Christian Watford, 16 points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist. With […]

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NCAA Tournament: Day One Big Ten Highlights

March 16, 2012

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Tidbits from day one of the NCAA tournament: Star of the day: Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State. 31 points. 12 rebounds. Seven on the offensive end. Beastly. Second star: Jordan Taylor. He had a mere 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes. Oh, and no turnovers. Third star: The other Jordan – […]

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Welcome To The Best Day Of The Year

March 15, 2012

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Wisconsin-Montana at 2 p.m. Indiana-New Mexico State at 9:45 p.m. Ohio State-Loyola (Md) at 9:50 p.m. Go BadgersHoosiersBuckeyes!

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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: Loyola (Maryland)

March 12, 2012

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Here are the key facts about Ohio State opponent Loyola (Maryland) in the first round of the NCAA tournament (we refuse to call them second-round games): Hometown: Baltimore Conference: MAAC Record: 24-8 (13-5) Nickname: Greyhounds Tournament Record: 0-1 (1994) Most notable NBA player: Two players (Mike Morrison, Andy O’Donnell) who played a total of 61 games. Fun Fact: The Jesuits founded Loyola […]

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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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