The guys from Illinois stick up for themselves at No. 9 Wisconsin.
Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn made it two in a row with the Big Ten’s decision Monday to name him its freshman of the week.
For Iowa coach Fran McCaffery, the answer almost seems simple: Just keep working.
Whether it’s because Wisconsin is playing with more energy or paying better attention to details, the 16th-ranked Badgers have regained their confidence.
Anxious Nebraska fans worried about the Cornhuskers coming out flat against Penn State after their upset at Michigan State could relax by halftime.
Diving on the floor for loose balls. Strong drives to the hoop for dunks or to draw fouls. A blocked shot that whipped the “Grateful Red” student section into a frenzy.
While hosting Northwestern might seem like an ideal opportunity for the Spartans to get back on track, Tom Izzo is wary of the Wildcats.
Now the ball’s in your court, Sparty.
MICHIGAN – National rankings (Rivals 31; Scout 27).
Ohio State signed the best recruiting class in the Big Ten. Michigan signed the best player. And Michigan State parlayed its conference championship and Rose Bowl victory into its best letter-of-intent signing day in five years.