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Wint expected to replace Grant as JFF gen-sec

first_imgManchester Football Association (FA) President Dalton Wint is the front runner to become to new general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), with current General Secretary Raymond Grant set to demit office in the not-too-distant future. Wint, an electrical engineer by profession, has been head of the Manchester FA for the last eight years. He has served on and off as a JFF board member since 2003, and is currently the general secretary of the South Central Confederation. However, with Grant stepping aside, Wint and the new JFF president, Michael Ricketts, have admitted that there have been ongoing discussions. “Yes, I am in discussions,” Wint told The Gleaner. “It will be done soon. But there is a process, and we are making sure we go through that process. It can’t say how soon, as it’s the prerogative of the president, but I am ready,” he stated. Ricketts stated that after they have finalised discussions, a release will be sent out. “This is something the board will have to look at, but any announcement will be made shortly. This is something that has to be discussed by the board. We have had discussions, and of course, in our minds, we are looking at persons, but there ought to be a period of transition, so we will still have discussions as it relates to Raymond (Grant) demitting office. We will make a release when the time comes, but we cannot continue to speculate in the media,” he commented. Meanwhile, Wint added that he is ready to make the sacrifice required. “I have made myself available, and I am enthused. There will be long hours, and I will have to part company with a lot of things I am involved in, but I am up for it,” he said. Grant, an engineer with the Government in Portland, was on secondment to the JFF as general secretary since 2014 and twice had it extended. However, the Portland FA president had long complained that working between Portland and Kingston was a great challenge and had tendered his resignation on at least three occasions, but each time, he was convinced by the late president, Horace Burrell, to stay on. BOARD TO DISCUSS MATTERlast_img read more

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Amar will be too hot for Ice Cold

first_img SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS BULLET RAJ is a specialist over 800 metres straight and will give Sunrise-6 players a flying start in tomorrow’s opening race for the $250,000 claiming group. In three starts over the distance this year, BULLET RAJ has not been out of the top two. On May 9 he finished second by half a length, then won by two and three-quarter lengths on July 8. A little under a month later, on August 4, he ended second by half a length. The last run came among $350,000 claimers. He drops back to $250,000 claimers over his favourite distance and should make no mistake from his advantageous stands’ side draw. The second is a knotty race for non-winners of three over 1000 metres straight. Anthony Nunes’ ICE COLD is unbeaten in two starts and faces his biggest test. He has loads of speed but will not have things his own way on the lead and could fall to one of the run on horses. WEIGHT IN HIS FAVOUR AMAR, to be ridden by champion jockey Omar Walker, has both the weight and the distance in his favour. He came from off the pace to beat Paper Chase over the distance on May 23 then was a fast-finishing second to the progressive LADY JAELA on June 6. GARY GLITTER is slowly regaining his best form and is poised to get off the mark for 2018 in the third, a 1100 metres race for $850,000 claimers. He ran an even race and ended up tenth by six lengths to HOVER CRAFT over 1000 metres straight in overnight allowance company on September 8. His final time was 58.3, This was just behind LADY JAELA in the same race, but the latter will be weakening late when GARY GLITTER is doing his best work. Linton Steadman will ride the selection. Steadman can complete a quick double in the fourth over 1300 metres. He rides UNEXPECTED, who has been knocking at the door in recent starts and has finished in front of most of his rivals in head-to-head races. Steadman was also aboard UNEXPECTED when he scored his maiden win on May 19. ELAL is tipped to beat stable companion CHEROKEE WAY in the fifth while in the sixth, OBAMA GIRL, a disqualified winner on June 30, should finally get off the mark in the 1700 metres event. 1. BULLET RAJ 2. AMAR 3. GARY GLITTER 4. UNEXPECTED 5. ELAL 6. OBAMA GIRLlast_img read more

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France looking to close out World Cup group play undefeated

first_imgGROUP B FINALES: Play begins Monday with simultaneous Group B matches. China faces Spain at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, while South Africa plays Germany at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier.The match between China and Spain is for the second group qualifying spot because Germany has already advanced to the knockout stages. Spain can draw and still advance due to its goal differential.China lost its opening match to Germany but beat South Africa to earn a chance at advancing to the next round.Germany is 2-0 but was lackluster in its win over Spain. South Africa is 0-2 and must beat Germany to advance, but the squad is winless in its last 12 matches.SOUTH KOREA-NORWAY: The second Group A match goes off at the same time host France will be playing Nigeria.It’s a lopsided matchup between South Korea and Norway at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, as South Korea essentially has been eliminated.South Korea has lost to France and Nigeria, and the squad is winless and pointless.Norway lost on a penalty to France but the team can advance if it beats South Korea.RECAPPING SUNDAY: Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six straight World Cup matches with a pair of goals to lead the United States to a 3-0 win over Chile. The win pushed the United States into the round of 16. The score could have been worse for Chile without unshakable goalkeeper Christiane Endler, who finished with six saves and fended off a flurry of shots in the second half. Endler was selected player of the match. … Sweden beat Thailand 5-1, but the Thai squad was thrilled to have scored a goal after its humiliating 13-0 loss to the Americans. Kanjana Sungngoen found the net against Sweden in the first minute of stoppage time, with Thailand already trailing 4-0, but the team celebrated as if it had won. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao “Given that we are trying to win our third straight match, we need to stay with the same dynamic,” she said. “I don’t know how many changes. I’m not going to tell you either way. We want to remain competitive so we are going to put out a strong starting 11.”Norway beat Nigeria 3-0 in its opener, but the nine-time African champions rebounded with a 2-0 win over South Korea. Nigeria remains the only African nation to have qualified for every Women’s World Cup since the tournament began in 1991.The squad, ranked 38th in the world, is in play for one of the final spots in the round of 16.Francisca Ordega is among the many Nigerian players still haunted by an 8-0 loss to France last year, and the forward said her squad wants revenge.“We are not scared of France,” she said. “I like challenges.”ADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “Our goal is to try and top the group, even though a draw would suffice,” Diacre said Sunday. “We are going to go out and try to win the match because that’s always good for confidence.”France opened the tournament with a 4-0 victory over South Korea in front of a sold-out crowd in Paris, then followed with a 2-1 victory over Norway, with raucous fans backing the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We are delighted that people are interested in women’s football,” Diacre said. “We know that the women’s game has developed significantly over the last several years. Clearly people identify with the game and are turning out in big numbers, and clearly we are very pleased with that.”But she wasn’t pleased with the way France played against Norway, a performance she said “wasn’t quite as convincing” as the opener and is incentive for a strong match against Nigeria. Diacre acknowledged she will tweak her lineup Monday but gave no details as to what she’s looking for beyond a victory. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption France’s Eugenie Le Sommer, celebrates with France’s Amel Majri after scoring her side’s second goal on a penalty kick during the Women’s World Cup Group A soccer match between France and Norway in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)PARIS — France hit its first goal by advancing to the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup. Now the host nation wants to make a statement by rolling through group play undefeated.France closes its Group A play Monday against Nigeria in Rennes, and Corinne Diacre expects her squad to have a 3-0 record at the conclusion.ADVERTISEMENT Carli Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Conroy greets L.A. with another loss

first_imgPhoto Gallery Kings vs. Flames CALGARY, Alberta – Craig Conroy scored twice against his former team in his first game with his new club, leading the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday night. The Flames acquired Conroy from the Kings on Monday in a trade for Jamie Lundmark and two draft picks. The sold-out crowd didn’t wait long to welcome Conroy back to Calgary, applauding when he took the ice for pregame warmups and then cheering loudly when he was shown on the video board during the national anthem. Mike Cammalleri scored his 20th goal for the Kings, who have just one win in 10 games (1-8-1). Moss put Calgary ahead 2-0 at 3:50 of the season, scoring his sixth goal in 18 games after deflecting Dion Phaneuf’s wrist shot from the blue line past Burke. Cammalleri deflected Anze Kopitar’s slap shot from the point during a power play to pull the Kings to within 2-1 just 1:35 into the third. Los Angeles outshot the Flames 16-7 in the third but couldn’t beat Miikka Kiprusoff, who made numerous great saves. Five of Kiprusoff’s stops came during a 1:29 two-man advantage halfway through the period. Then Calgary sealed the win with goals by Yelle at 14:04 and Conroy’s second of the night. Conroy hadn’t scored in 12 games, a streak dating to a Dec. 29 game against Calgary. Kings notes: Conroy centered a line with wingers Tony Amonte and Alex Tanguay. … Conroy could appear in 85 regular-season games, which would be the most in franchise history. He is one of only two Flames to have played in more than 82 games, appearing in 83 in the 2000-01 campaign, the season he was acquired from St. Louis. Marcus Nilson played in 83 games in the 2003-04 season. … Los Angeles outshot the Flames 36-33. … Calgary has gone 15 games without outshooting the opposition. … Calgary captain Jarome Iginla hopes to return to the lineup on Friday. He has missed 11 games with a sprained knee. … Flames RW Chuck Kobasew will be sidelined four weeks with a broken elbow. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stephane Yelle and David Moss had the other goals for Calgary, which began a four-game homestand with its sixth consecutive victory on home ice. Calgary 4, Kings 1Thursday: vs. Chicago Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. FSN, KTLK/1150 center_img The forward then brought the fans to their feet when he knocked a rebound past goalie Sean Burke just 1:30 into the second period to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. Conroy, who spent parts of four seasons in Calgary before signing with the Kings in 2004, rounded out the scoring at 15:16 of the third with his second goal of the night and eighth of the season. last_img read more

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Local school back in the game

first_imgWHITTIER – After-school sports will make a long-awaited return to Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School this fall, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the two-year-old Lowell Joint Education Foundation (LJEF). The nonprofit foundation, which raises money to help pay for programs for the Lowell Joint School District, handed over a $24,000 check at its Aug. 15 meeting to Superintendent Patricia Howell for the sports program in the upcoming school year. It will include boys and girls basketball and soccer, girls volleyball, cross country and track – programs that were all slashed two years ago when the district was undergoing massive cutbacks. On top of that, the foundation will also pay for and organize a springtime Academic Excellence Day, an Olympics-type event for fifth- through eighth-graders that was also scuttled in 2005. That’s when the foundation was created, organizing an annual golf tournament, centennial gala and a wine dinner that helped them give every teacher a $200 gift certificate to buy classroom supplies last fall. “Now, we’re trying to turn around the bulk of what we’ve raised,” Redd said. “We’ve raised substantial amounts of money that we’re putting directly back into the schools.” And the fundraising continues this fall, when the foundation sponsors a 5K Family Turkey Run/Walk Nov. 3, as well as its third annual golf classic in March. Those wishing to support the foundation can send donations to the Lowell Joint Education Foundation at P.O. Box 1401, Whittier CA 90609. For information, call the district at (562) 943-0211. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “As superintendent, and along with the new Rancho-Starbuck Principal Linda Tackas, we’re both very excited to have after-school sports and Academic Excellence Day back,” Howell said. But Jeffrey Redd, LJEF board president, said the foundation was only following through on its original goal: to raise money for programs that had to be cut when the district was undergoing budget difficulties. “After-school sports was one of the first things to go,” Redd said. “And we decided we would fund this first because it has the potential to affect every kid in the district because they all end up in our junior high. “We would also like to see the PE program expand at the elementary schools, expand the arts programs and libraries,” he added, “but we don’t want to spread ourselves too thin.” The 3,000-student district ran into financial problems in 2005, when budget miscalculations and declining enrollment prompted officials to make about $3 million in cuts and layoffs over two years. last_img read more

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Larry King foundation to benefit 300 cardiac care patients

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) — A foundation started by CNN talk-show host Larry King will cover the cost of cardiac care for about 300 uninsured patients at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. “There’s no greater war than what happens in this hospital every day,” King said Wednesday, explaining why he chose to partner with County-USC. “It’s a war of saving lives, it’s a war against ill health and a war against disease and a war against injury.” King, 72, and his family started the foundation after he underwent successful quintuple bypass heart surgery in 1997. The foundation aims to provide free medical devices and to cover operating room costs for up to 100 charity cases at County-USC annually for the next three years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates Hospital officials estimate the cost of providing the services will be $750,000 a year. About 2 million people without health insurance live in the county, more than any other in California. Some 1,200 uninsured patients seek cardiac treatment at County-USC each year, said Pete Delgado, chief executive of LAC-USC Healthcare Network. The partnership will help ease some of the burden of treating charity cases, he said. “This is the kind of public-private partnership that we need,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “We need to be creative. We need to ensure that people have the kind of health care that they need.”last_img read more

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‘Leeds are missed in the Premier League, we need them back’ – Moyes

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Images – Getty OFF Marcelo Bielsa is looking to end Leeds’ 16-year exile from the Premier League Leeds led the Championship for a total of 18 match-playing weeks and topped the table at Christmas, only to suffer a late dip in form and finish third, and then lose to Derby County in the play-offs.Marcelo Bielsa remained in charge over the summer and will surely get his team back firing for promotion – beginning the new campaign with a win and a draw. Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January targets Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Pablo Hernandez already has two goals and one assist in two games for Leeds this season LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES LATEST Leeds United have best support in the country and the Premier League NEEDS the Yorkshire club back in the top flight.That’s according to David Moyes, who hopes the Elland Road outfit can finally end their long wait for promotion this year.The Whites have just begun their 16th campaign outside of the top flight, after their heart-breaking previous season. And Moyes, who was a special guest co-host on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, hopes to see the famous club back in the top flight soon.“I think the Premier League needs Leeds United back,” he told talkSPORT“I’ve been to a couple of their games and I watched them last year away from home at Fulham, and the support they brought to the game was just incredible. “Leeds United’s support is, for me, one of the best in the county.“I think they’re missed in the Premier League, I really do.”Watch a clip of David Moyes on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above latest Getty Images – Getty Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ 2 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 2 Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested FAREWELL New job BIG PRESENTS UP TOP last_img read more

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Football Talk: Dembele volley, Fletcher-Bannan FIFA 17 dream team

first_imgJesse Lingard – better at football than he is at golf.Enner Valencia being chased by police for not paying child support.Flashback Friday! SNS GroupPaul McGowan. The Dundee midfielder turns 28 today. Many happy returns, Paul. Scotland’s FIFA 17 dream team – McGinn/McKay or Fletcher/Bannan? InstagramHopefully Stephen Thompson has grown out of this.Let this be a warning to all you keyboard warriors.France training is just one big skills school. It’s got to the stage where some Celtic fans might secretly want Moussa Dembele to stop scoring so often. Too much attention might be a bad thing for the Hoops.But the teenager isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, scoring an impressive snapshot volley for France’s Under 21s last night. He’s gone international! Those rumours linking him with Arsenal and Bayern Munich aren’t likely to disappear any time soon.Elsewhere, Scotland have been preparing for this weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania with a game of FIFA 17. John McGinn/Barrie McKay v Steven Fletcher/Barry Bannan – who are you backing?And Andrei Arshavin gets his own back on the internet. Unfortunately Dave Benson Phillips wasn’t present. It’s all in today’s Football Talk.last_img read more

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JORDAN HOWARD TO ENTER NFL DRAFT

first_imgBLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana junior running back Jordan Howard announced Monday that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.A first team All-Big Ten selection, Howard entered the bowl season second in the Big Ten with 134.8 rushing yards per game (9th nationally) and 146.6 all-purpose yards per game (15th). He helped the Hoosiers earn a trip to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and finished the year with 1,213 rushing yards (3rd in Big Ten; 30th nationally) on 196 carries (3rd), a 6.2 average (3rd; 26th), with nine rushing touchdowns and 10 total TDs despite missing 22 quarters of action.Below is a statement from Howard:“After much thought and prayer, I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility to pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NFL. My success to date would not have been possible without God and the support of family and countless people. I’d like to thank my parents, Dr. Reginald Howard (deceased) and Flora Williams for their unyielding and unwavering support over the years.My sincerest thanks to all of my coaches and teammates at Indiana University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. I would like to personally thank former UAB coach Garrick McGee for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. Coach Kevin Wilson, thank you for allowing me to be a part of a great football family. Coach Deland McCullough, thank you for coaching and pushing me to realize my true potential. Coach Mark Hill, thank you for inspiring me to work harder at strength and conditioning.To my IU family, I could have never imagined receiving the love and support that you all have shown me since my arrival on campus. A special thanks to the training staff, Christa Sist and IU academics.Today, because of the prayers, love and support of so many people, I’m one step closer to making my NFL dream a reality! God bless and Go Hoosiers!”Howard became the 11th Hoosier (16th time) to reach 1,000 yards and is 12th on the program’s all-time single-season list.The Gardendale, Ala., native closed out his career with 17 100-yard games, including in 10 of his last 13, and 12 150-yarders. He had six 100-yarders, five 150-yarders (T-4th nationally) and two 200-yarders (T-5th) in 2015, is fifth on the school’s single-season list in 100-yard games and shares fourth in 150-yard and 200-yard games.Since the start of 2013, Howard ranks first nationally among active running backs with 12 150-yard games, third with 647 attempts, fourth with 3,681 rushing yards, fifth with 17 100-yard games, sixth with 115.0 rushing yards per game, seventh with 3,942 yards from scrimmage, tied for seventh with three 200-yard games, ninth with 123.2 yards from scrimmage per game, 10th with 3,942 all-purpose yards and 11th with 123.2 all-purpose yards per game.last_img read more

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Big Ten Announces 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule

first_img2016-17 BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULEDECEMBER27 Illinois at MarylandMichigan State at MinnesotaNorthwestern at Penn StateRutgers at Wisconsin28 Iowa at PurdueNebraska at Indiana30 Northwestern at Michigan StateJANUARY1 Michigan at IowaMinnesota at PurdueNebraska at MarylandOhio State at IllinoisPenn State at Rutgers3 Wisconsin at Indiana4 Penn State at MichiganRutgers at Michigan State5 Iowa at NebraskaMinnesota at NorthwesternPurdue at Ohio State7 Illinois at IndianaMaryland at MichiganMichigan State vs. Penn State (The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa.)8 Northwestern at NebraskaOhio State at MinnesotaRutgers at IowaWisconsin at Purdue10 Indiana at Maryland11 Michigan at IllinoisMinnesota at Michigan State12 Northwestern at RutgersOhio State at WisconsinPurdue at Iowa14 Maryland at IllinoisMinnesota at Penn StateNebraska at Michigan15 Iowa at NorthwesternMichigan State at Ohio StateRutgers at Indiana17 Illinois at PurdueMichigan at Wisconsin18 Indiana at Penn StateOhio State at Nebraska19 Maryland at Iowa21 Illinois at MichiganMichigan State at IndianaNebraska at RutgersPenn State at PurdueWisconsin at Minnesota22 Northwestern at Ohio State24 Penn State at WisconsinPurdue at Michigan StateRutgers at Maryland25 Iowa at IllinoisMinnesota at Ohio State26 Indiana at MichiganNebraska at Northwestern28 Illinois at Penn StateMaryland at MinnesotaOhio State at IowaWisconsin vs. Rutgers (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)29 Indiana at NorthwesternMichigan at Michigan StatePurdue at Nebraska31 Iowa at RutgersMaryland at Ohio StateWisconsin at IllinoisFEBRUARY1 Northwestern at PurduePenn State at Indiana2 Michigan State at Nebraska4 Minnesota at IllinoisOhio State at MichiganPurdue at MarylandRutgers at Penn State5 Indiana at WisconsinNebraska at Iowa7 Illinois at NorthwesternMaryland at Penn StateMichigan State at Michigan8 Iowa at MinnesotaRutgers at Ohio State9 Purdue at IndianaWisconsin at Nebraska11 Iowa at Michigan StateMinnesota at RutgersOhio State at MarylandPenn State at Illinois12 Michigan at IndianaNorthwestern at Wisconsin14 Ohio State at Michigan StatePenn State at NebraskaRutgers at Purdue15 Indiana at MinnesotaMaryland at Northwestern16 Wisconsin at Michigan18 Illinois at IowaMichigan State at PurdueRutgers at Northwestern18 or 19 Nebraska at Ohio State19 Maryland at WisconsinMichigan at Minnesota21 Indiana at IowaNorthwestern at IllinoisPurdue at Penn State22 Michigan at RutgersMinnesota at Maryland23 Nebraska at Michigan StateWisconsin at Ohio State25 Iowa at MarylandPurdue at Michigan25 or 26 Northwestern at IndianaPenn State at MinnesotaWisconsin at Michigan State26 Illinois at Nebraska28 Indiana at PurdueMaryland at RutgersOhio State at Penn StateMARCH1 Michigan at NorthwesternMichigan State at Illinois2 Iowa at WisconsinNebraska at Minnesota4 Illinois at RutgersIndiana at Ohio State4 or 5 Purdue at Northwestern5 Michigan at NebraskaMichigan State at MarylandMinnesota at WisconsinPenn State at Iowa8 Big Ten Tournament Game #1Big Ten Tournament Game #29 Big Ten Tournament Game #3Big Ten Tournament Game #4Big Ten Tournament Game #5Big Ten Tournament Game #610 Big Ten Tournament Game #7Big Ten Tournament Game #8Big Ten Tournament Game #9Big Ten Tournament Game #1011 Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #1Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #212 Big Ten Tournament Championship The Big Ten schedule gets underway with four games on Tuesday, Dec. 27, with Maryland hosting Illinois, Minnesota entertaining Michigan State, Penn State welcoming Northwestern and Wisconsin hosting Rutgers. Defending Big Ten champion Indiana will entertain Nebraska on Wednesday, Dec. 28, while Purdue will welcome Iowa to Mackey Arena. Michigan and Ohio State will both open the Big Ten season on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, with the Wolverines traveling to Iowa and the Buckeyes visiting Illinois. The conference season concludes on Sunday, March 5.The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held in Washington D.C. for the first time. All 14 teams will advance to the tournament, with two first-round games slated for Wednesday, March 8. The No. 12 seed will face the No. 13 seed, while the No. 11 seed will take on the No. 14 seed. The top four teams will receive first and second round byes and advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 10.Television designations for the Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule and Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be announced at a later date.The complete 2016-17 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule can be found below: ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball conference schedule today. The conference season begins on Dec. 27, and culminates with the 20th annual Big Ten Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. from March 8-12.You can follow all IU and Purdue games on WSLM Radio as well as additional Big Ten games (to be announced) as well as the full Big Ten Tournament. last_img read more

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