Good morning! This is going to be a daily(ish) post that discusses the goings on of the rest of the Big Ten Conference, and the country as needed. Much like the European Union, the Big Ten is a loosely confederated group of entities that sometimes have the same goals (like free movement of people between countries or not winning national titles in football or basketball) and sometimes accept new members that they later regret (Estonia or Rutgers).
We hope that you will use this post to comment on things happening around the conference and also as a sort of daily open thread to discuss breaking news or argue about Spotted Cow.
- The NBA Draft was last night and my Philadelphia 76ers really made me upset by trading all of their picks, but this isn’t about that. It’s about the Big Ten Conference and how they had the same amount of first round picks as the Ohio Valley Conference.
It's #NBADraft Day#tbt to @FSKPart3 and @dekker both being selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 20, 2019
Kaminsky - 9th overall, Charlotte
Dekker - 18th overall, Houston#OnWisconsin // #ProBadgers pic.twitter.com/x6kUQjqTQh
Indiana’s Romeo Langford (Boston Celtics) and Michigan’s Jordan Poole (Golden State Warriors) were the conference’s two first round picks and, as of me typing this, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards (Boston Celtics), Maryland’s Bruno Fernando (Atlanta Hawks), Nebraska’s Isaiah Roby (Dallas Mavericks) and Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis (Sacramento Kings) had all been picked in the second round.
- This was a fun #tbt from the football team.
"INTERCEPTED BY JAMAR FLETCHER"#tbt to Jamar Fletcher picking off Drew Brees in an epic 31-24 win over Purdue at Camp Randall Stadium on Oct. 10, 1998— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) June 20, 2019
1:10 later... "Jump Around" was born#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/UWVmBw9AF8
Not only because the play ruled, but because on the ESPN Bottom Line you can see that UCLA was ranked third and Kansas State was fourth. Wild times, the late 90s were.
- The Badgers men’s hockey team has a lot of young talent on it.
Five @BadgerMHockey players have been invited to the World Junior Summer Showcase by USA Hockey: Defensemen Ty Emberson and K'Andre Miller, and forwards Cole Caufield, Owen Lindmark and Alex Turcotte.— Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) June 20, 2019
The scouting event for the World Juniors is July 26-Aug. 3 in Plymouth, Mich.
UW also has a number of players that are in line to get picked in the NHL Draft this weekend to add to the eight NHL draft picks already on the roster.
- Former Wisconsin soccer star Rose Lavelle helped the USWNT beat Sweden 3-0 and finish group play without giving up a single goal. The Americans move on to the knockout round and play Spain on Monday.
Superb display by Rose Lavelle for USA so far. A vital catalyst for this team.— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) June 20, 2019
- I don’t know how this college football season is going to turn out but I do know that if it comes down to a regatta...Nebraska may become bowl eligible.
I can’t wait to see how PJ Fleck responds to this.
- Iowa’s volleyball coach that was fired this week has put out a statement of his own now that he is no longer an employee of the university.
- The USA FIBA U-19 World Cup roster was announced and Purdue’s Trevion Williams made the team. Iowa State sophomore, and Oshkosh native, Tyrese Haliburton also made the team.
- The College World Series, which may never end, continues on Friday and Michigan will be facing off against Texas Tech with a berth in the actual (????) finals on the line.
- An MSU football/baseball commit has decided to take his talents to the MLB and sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates.