Big Ten roundup, July 17

Maryland announced a coaching staff change and addition.

Maryland announced a coaching staff change and addition. (umterps.com)

After a week off, here’s the latest news and notes from around the Big Ten over the last two weeks.

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What we learned…Part 4

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A Big Ten Tournament title propelled Ohio State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years.

After producing a conference-record five NCAA Tournament teams in 2015, the Big Ten saw three teams participate in the 64-team tournament, a slight step back but still a respectable showing. In a year where the three NCAA participants finished 1-2-3 in the standings after all outside of the coaches’ preseason top six poll, it was quite a year in the Big Ten.

To start taking a look back at the season that was, here is the first part of a series providing reflection on what we learned about each program, ending with Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers.

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