Chris Collins was introduced as Northwestern’s 24th head men’s basketball coach Tuesday. But that may have been the second most important development inside Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
CHICAGO (AP) — Adreian Payne had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a rugged 59-56 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday night. Keith Appling and Gary Harris […]
Throughout all the brimstone, my mind kept sparking back to a thought that’s been in my head for weeks: The Fighting Illni and Weber’s Kansas State Wildcats have no business meeting in the NCAA Tournament this season. And here’s to hoping that they don’t.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan guard Trey Burke has been named the BIG Ten Player of the Year. Burke led the Big Ten ins coring and assists, averaging 20.2 points-per-game and 6.2 assists-per-game in Big Ten play.
The Big Ten has released the completed bracket for the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Thursday, March 14 at the United Center.
In 2006, when Indianapolis beat out Chicago for exclusive rights to host the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament from 2008-12, conference commissioner Jim Delany expressed his hope that a fixed location would help boost attendance for his league’s hoops extravaganza.
The Big Ten Tournament’s return to Chicago is already a hit.
Let’s take a look at the floor and ceiling for each Big Ten contender as the regular season nears an end.
College football seems to just keep getting bigger.
The 2012-13 college basketball season has been even better than most for the Big Ten. This is the year that the Big Ten is talented, powerful and deep.
Big Ten coaches and athletic directors met Monday at the conference’s headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill. and expressed concerns regarding new recruiting rules recently announced by the NCAA.
In 108 years of Big Ten basketball, the 1988-89 season still stands out as the conference’s gold standard.
Over the next three weeks, Illinois faces five opponents with a combined record of 78-15. Four of them are currently ranked among the Top 15 teams in the country.
From the get-go, the names fit like a small-sized helmet on an XL-sized head. Awkwardly. And now, it’s time for the Big Ten to send “Legends” and “Leaders” on their way. Mercifully.
In the wake of Illinois’ 23-point loss to unranked Wisconsin, the Fighting Illini took a major plunge in the rankings.
Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 8 Minnesota’s late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday.
The Fighting Illini are an imperfect basketball team.
Despite a win against top-ranked Ohio State, the Illini dropped to No. 12 in the AP poll.