Junior Journalism Program

Add to Calendar 2019-03-08 2019-12-31 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Junior Journalism Program

Junior Journalism is a program for girls and boys 5th through 8th grade. The Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Local Organizing Committee selected 14 students to participate. Each student was paired with on Big Ten University. Students were required to write an article featuring the assigned University's women's basketball team, which included conducting research, interviews and any necessary work to complete the article below. 

University of Illinois

Quinn Lewis - 7th Grade

It’s a great opportunity to play basketball in college.  I talked with the University of Illinois Womens’ Basketball Team to see how they manage being student athletes. Playing a sport in college and trying to get all your work done and win games takes a lot of effort. Read More

Indiana University

Marissa Baker - 7th Grade

A Pittsburgh girl to an Indiana woman, how did she do it? Handling school and sports, Brenna Wise does it all. Brenna is a transfer basketball player from Pittsburgh. She now is on the women’s basketball team at Indiana University. Read More

University of Iowa

Camren Reich - 7th Grade

This Iowa team has proved they are a top contender in this year’s NCAA tournament and B10 tournament. How have they improved throughout the season and throughout the four years some of these senior have been with Iowa? I got some time with Iowa star, Megan Gustafson and got a chance to ask her a few questions about this team chemistry. Read More

University of Maryland

Toby Cork - 7th Grade

So which team should you be rooting for at this year’s Big 10 Women’s Basketball Tournament?  I’ll give you a hint.  It’s not the underdog.  This team joined the Big 10 Conference in 2014 and has won 4 out of the last 5 Big 10 championships, is ranked 8th in the country with a record of 26-3, and is the number one seed in this year’s Big 10 tournament. Read More

University of Michigan

Bethany Ducat - 8th Grade

Streaks of maize and gold flow through the stadium as women, fierce as wolverines play. Michigan’s freshman star, Amy Dilk has presented herself as a talented yet humble Big 10women’s basketball player. She is a 6 foot guard proudly wearing the jersey number 1. Read More

Michigan State University

Daniella Solares - 8th Grade

Jenna Allen has always wanted to play in the Big Ten from the day her father placed her on the basketball court at age nine. Jenna’s father, a former basketball player for DePauw University, has always loved the game. At first, Jenna said she only played for her dad. As time went by, she grew to love basketball just as much as he does. Read More

University of Minnesota

Genesis Austin - 6th Grade

The women's Minnesota Golden Gophers have done really well this season with a whole new coaching staff. Led by new head coach Lindsay Whalen, who is no stranger to the Golden Gophers basketball courtWhalen is a Minnesota alumni who dominates Minnesota records in points, scoring averages, free throws made, and free throw percentage. Read More

University of Nebraska

Kaia Starnino - 5th Grade

The Nebraska Cornhuskers women’s basketball team has come a long way since they started as a club in 1970. The Cornhuskers have been to the NCAA tournament thirteen times in the past 30 years, with their most recent appearance in 2018 under current coach Amy Williams. Nebraska is going into this yearś Big Ten tournament with a 9-9 record in conference play. Read More

Northwestern University

Owen Flynn - 8th Grade

Head Coach Joe McKeown and his 14 players set in for their first game in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament against No. 9-seed Michigan State Spartans on March 7, just four days after narrowly losing their last regular season game against Iowa State. This game finished their regular season with a 9-9 conference record and a 16-13 overall record. Read More

Penn State University

Erin Kihiu - 5th Grade

Today, 14 hopeful teams come to the 26th Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament in search of victory. Some teams come in search of redemption, others come to uphold a reputation, but this year Penn State comes to show the world what they’ve got. Read More

Purdue University

Elizabeth Halvorson - 6th Grade

Purdue’s women’s basketball is doing very well this season. They are 17 and 13. They are a very young team and have a lot of potential. I think, as well as a lot of people, that this season will be a good one. Read More

Rutgers University

Makayla Belcher - 8th Grade

As most people can see the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are a team like no other. From the hard work on the court to the heart the team has. Everyone knows the Rutgers Women Basketball team is full of hard working players, but one stands out like no other, that person is KK Sanders. Read More

University of Wisconsin

Bre Morgan - 5th Grade

For this article, I had the chance to talk to the Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach, Coach Tsipis, and players Imani Lewis and Marsha Howard. In this article, I will be talking about the players and the coach’s interests, families, and how basketball fits into their lives. Read More

Add to Calendar 2019-03-08 2019-12-31 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Junior Journalism Program