Category: Big Ten Basketball

Trey Burke Believes Michigan is Poised for a Final Four Run

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Trey Burke was named the Big Ten Player of the Year on Monday. The same award, but on a national level, could be next. Burke has had the Michigan Wolverines at or near the top of the college basketball pack all season, but they stumbled down the stretch over the ...

Ohio State Locks Horns With No. 2 Indiana With Big Ten Title on the Line Tonight

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Ohio State has won three straight games since getting shellacked by Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. The Buckeyes beat No. 4 Michigan State and face another top-five team when they head to Indiana tonight. The Hoosiers can clinch the Big Ten title with a victory, while Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State ...

Aaron Craft Knows that Opposing Fans Can’t Stand Him and He Likes it That Way

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Every year in college basketball, or any sport for that matter, there's always that one player that you love when he is on your favorite team but hate when your favorite team had to play against him. That player is Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft. The junior guard is not ...

John Groce Leads Illinois to 12-0 Start in his First Season on the Job

Friday, December 21st, 2012

There's no arguing that Illinois is one of the most intriguing college basketball teams of the first half of the season. The team lost 12 of its last 14 games last year, finishing 17-15 and watching coach Bruce Weber get the ax. In came John Groce from Ohio and all ...

Tom Izzo Doesn’t Mind That His Michigan State Team Was Picked Fourth In The Big Ten

Monday, October 29th, 2012

While the Big Ten football season continues to be a bit of a train wreck -- with highly performing teams ineligible for the postseason and underwhelming teams lining up to reap the benefits of that -- the looming basketball season is about as intriguing as they get. Michigan State coach Tom ...

Bo Ryan Believes the Jared Uthoff Transfer Situation Was the Opposite of a PR Nightmare

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Bo Ryan's last week could have gone better. The Wisconsin coach went under the microscope for a situation involving the transfer of his former player, Jared Uthoff. Initially it came out that Ryan was blocking all Big Ten and ACC schools, as well as Iowa State and Marquette, from Uthoff's ...

Style Points Or Not, Bo Ryan Has Wisconsin Back in the Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan grew up in Chester, Penn., southwest of Philadelphia. He saw his fair share of pick-up basketball games growing up and he can't help but feel like he's sometimes watching them again. No, not the pick-up games like those you saw on the And 1 tour, but ...

Tom Izzo Proclaims Big Ten Basketball is as Good as it’s been in Years

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Indiana was unbeaten until Wednesday night when Michigan State took down the Hoosiers in East Lansing. Ohio State may be the top team in the country; and Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota each have just two losses as conference play gets underway. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't saying that the ...

Tubby Smith Takes Another Team to The Dance

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The University of Minnesota is making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament under Coach Tubby Smith.  Smith is only in his third season with the Golden Gophers but he has already changed the atmosphere surrounding the program.  Young high school players no longer think that Minnesota is just ...