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Big Ten tourney to Verizon Center

Updated: May 6, 2014, 5:35 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The Big Ten will take its conference tournament to Washington, D.C., in 2017, following up on additions of Maryland and Rutgers that are intended to push its brand into major Eastern markets.

"We're thrilled to announce plans to host the Big Ten men's basketball tournament in Washington, D.C.," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday in a statement. "We have a great amount of respect for basketball in this region of the country and are pleased that we were able to place this ...

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