University of Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard also was fined $40,000 for hitting a Wisconsin assistant in the head, triggering a postgame skirmish.
Indianapolis keeps Big Ten football title game, but basketball tournaments on the move
The Big Ten Conference is sticking with Indianapolis for its football title game through 2024, but is shaking up its sites for two other marquee championships.Read More
Focus of Big Ten Tournament: Howard’s return, Davis’ health
Likely of more interest to local fans is whether Indiana University can play its way into an NCAA tournament bid after losing seven of its last nine games or whether Purdue can earn a favorable seed in the postseason.Read More
Big Ten could rotate football championship after 11 years in Indy
League Commissioner Kevin Warren said last week that the Big Ten expects to open hosting duties up to other cities and venues within the conference footprint.Read More
Big Ten moving men’s basketball tournament to Indianapolis, sources say
The tournament will be played March 10-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium, sources say, because the women’s basketball tournament is already planned for Bankers Life Fieldhouse on overlapping dates.Read More
Juwan Howard struck Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft after jawing with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the handshake line. The Big Ten said it planned to “take swift and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.”
The conference earlier this year quietly signed a one-year extension of its deal with the Indiana Sports Corp. to host the title game at Lucas Oil Stadium at the end of next season, marking the 12th straight year the event will be held in Indianapolis.
Teammates for Mental Health will be unveiled this week during basketball games involving the three conferences, including the ACC/Big Ten women’s and men’s challenges.
Notre Dame is among the universities that conferences are eying as they shuffle teams to boost their strength.
Illinois and Ohio State are among nine Big Ten teams to win spots in the tournament, the most of any conference.
The Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are underway in Indianapolis in advance of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starting here next week. The women’s NCAA tournament will be in San Antonio. On Thursday, the Michigan State defeated No. 9 Indiana University, ousting it from the tournament in a year when the Hoosiers had […]
The Big Ten is returning to a city that has hosted 11 of the previous 23 men’s tournaments and 23 of the league’s 26 women’s tournaments.
The Big Ten Conference does not plan to sell general admission tickets for Saturday’s football title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, instead limiting attendance to only the families of athletes and other team members.
The conference has canceled five games since play began Oct. 23, but the challenges have gone way beyond that issue.
Even though Big Ten Conference football teams that begin play this weekend will compete without spectators, the mayors from 11 cities sent a letter to the conference expressing concerns about the possible implications.
Purdue University Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm has joined a growing list of college football coaches to test positive for the virus.
Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, was among concerns cited by the Big Ten in August when it planned to postpone football until spring.
Presidents of universities in the Big Ten Conference were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come.
The Big Ten, in a written statement, said Commissioner Kevin Warren and President Donald Trump had a “productive conversation.”
The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues, but could have a season starting as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.
One option includes playing games at domed stadiums across the Midwest, including in Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Detroit.
The cancellation of the fall season promises to wallop businesses who count on those fall weekends for survival, and the economic impact likely will measure in the tens of millions in many of the small towns across the sprawling conference.
The broadcast rights for football generate millions of dollars for the Big Ten Conference’s athletic departments, and schools across the country have projected major deficits in the wake of the pandemic.
The Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis remains scheduled for Dec. 5 but could be moved to as late as Dec. 19.