Video: John Beilein, Charles Matthews and Zavier Simpson at Big Ten Media Day



That was great stuff.


Liked this a lot as well. Dave Revsine at BTN is also very good…


I echo the comments. Especially since I missed the coverage on BTN.


I loved this! The confidence I heard from Charles was awesome! He’s always been so quiet and almost shy, very humble in interviews. There were times in the past when I couldn’t really hear what he was saying in interviews, but not today. He still has that great outward humility, but his confidence and his ability to express that confidence was great to hear. Plus these are two really good looking, classy, well spoken kids (I know wolverheel, they’re young men!) I’m so impressed with both of these young men, and I’m excited for the season to start! Good stuff!


Yes to all of this! It’s one of the beauties of college sports to me, each season we get to have new “ambassadors” and new voices that are exposed to the highest levels of leadership and representation of our program. Coach B will always be a great voice, but its great to see it resonate through so many of the players through the years!

I expect a bit of a roller coaster season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are times where many of us voice our frustrations with some play from these guys, but its video clips like this that put it back in perspective for me. They’re not just learning to become great bball players, they’re learning to become great men.

Go Blue!


JB is great at getting guys who are simultaneously very likable and good guys but who are also capable of getting under the skin of their opponents when it is game time. Matthews, Z, Iggy, Poole have it, I think. To a lesser extent Teske also has it in him too. Hard to explain quality but I think they share that quality with past players like Wagner, Stauskas, THJ, Novak, and Morris.


I think that’s something that excites me about Iggy…opponents and opposing fan bases will immediately hate him lol


Yeah. I have a feeling the black hat passed from Novak to Stauskas to Wagner is now in Iggy’s possession.


Don’t know if this is the place to put this, but will there be an open practice this year, and if so, when? If it is the corresponding date with last year it would be Tuesday the 23rd.


Should be on Monday the 29th* I believe, but don’t think they’ve announced it formally yet.


I’m hearing now it may be Monday, Oct 29, but that wasn’t confirmed by the Men’s Basketball office, so certainly not official. I couldn’t get through to Coach B (Ha, like I could!) for the definitive word, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I drive over from GR every year, and I can’t wait to see the 2018/19 team in action!


Sorry, I do think that the 29th is the likely date. Got my calendar mixed up.

Hawkins reporting the same thing.