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January 5, 2013

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Big Ten Road Wins Hard To Come By

There have been eight Big Ten games in the 2012-13 basketball season and the home team has won six of them, including: Purdue beating No. 11 Illinois 68-61 in West Lafayette, followed by the Illini beating No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 in Champaign (the Buckeyes had beaten Nebraska by 36 in their opener in Columbus). […]

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January 3, 2013

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Bill O’Brien Staying At Penn State

Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated Tweets that Bill O’Brien is staying at Penn State: Just got official word that Bill O’Brien is officially staying at Penn State. University stepped up huge to keep him. — Pete Thamel(@SIPeteThamel) January 4, 2013 Come in off the ledge, Penn Staters. Update: Here’s what he told pennlive: “I’m not […]

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January 3, 2013

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Is Bill O’Brien Leaving Penn State?

Twitter is abuzz with rumors that Bill O’Brien is leaving embattled Penn State after one (highly successful) season to return to the NFL. Near as we can tell, it is only based on this story, citing Jason La Canfora: CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora last night on the Bull & Fox talk show […]

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January 2, 2013

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ESPN: Oladipo On The Rise

Is Victor Oladipo a three-and-done? It’s looking more likely, with this latest from ESPN’s college basketball rumors (subscription): At 13-1, IU sits at No. 5 in the most recent Top 25, and the play of Victor Oladipo is a major reason why. Already a defensive catalyst coming into this season, the junior has evolved his offensive game […]

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January 2, 2013

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Corbett Launches Reelection Bid With NCAA Lawsuit

Pennsylvania is firing back at the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor says he intends to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in an effort to overturn what he said were “harsh penalties” against Penn State because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Gov. […]

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January 2, 2013

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WSJ: Big Ten Football Is Lousy

Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal watched some football Tuesday and noticed that the Big Ten … well … sucks: For three quarters Tuesday, the Rose Bowl seemed like that Clint Eastwood commercial at halftime of last year’s Super Bowl about an auto-producing Rust Belt city rising up to reclaim its former glory. It […]

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December 20, 2012

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Former Badger, Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Worked As Escort

Former University of Wisconsin track star and three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton has, well, had quite a secret: DECEMBER 20—A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding […]

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December 20, 2012

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New Ohio State Basketball Floor

Via Ohio State’s Dan Wallenberg, the above is a rendering of a new floor for the Ohio State Buckeyes, which has arrived in Columbus and will be in use next week. Tasteful. Understated. Clean. We like it (other than the Value City Arena wording, but what are you going to do?).

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December 20, 2012

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Top 10 Big Ten Stories Of 2012

The Big Ten had an eventful 2012, marked by great basketball, lousy football, some messes off the field and lots going on with the business side of things. With that, here are the top 10 Big Ten stories of 2012: 1. The Fall – And Rise – Of Penn State Football. After Sandusky happened in […]

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December 20, 2012

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Purdue Recruiting Update

New Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell told the Journal and Courier that he has talked to each of Purdue’s 13 recruits for next season – and so far they seem to be sticking: “They all sound very good. I’ve bonded with some of them, I think. Some really neat guys. I’m looking forward to getting […]

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December 19, 2012

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New Badgers Coach Leaves Utah State With Class

Gary Andersen, the reported new head coach at Wisconsin, is leaving Utah State in a fundamentally decent way: Hearing that Gary Andersen is still calling Utah State players this morning. Goal is to talk to every one. Not many coaches would do that. — Kevin Graham (@KevinGrahamKFAN) December 19, 2012   We noted last night […]

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December 19, 2012

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Michigan Football Is No. 2! (In A Good Way)

There are six Big Ten teams among the 20 most valuable college football programs in the country – and they are the six you would expect (though not necessarily in the order you may think). A report by Forbes shows Michigan climbed nicely while Penn State plummeted in the wake of the Sandusky mess. Ohio […]

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December 19, 2012

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Indiana Football Is No. 2! (In A Bad Way)

Forbes takes a look at the worst college football teams for the money – and found the Indiana Hoosiers are the second worst bargain in all the land (behind Kansas). Their three-year analysis of automatic qualifying conference teams found that Indiana spent $58 million between 2009 and 2011 – or $5.8 million per win. On […]

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December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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December 18, 2012

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New Badgers Coach Committed To Staying At Utah State 3 Days Ago

Wisconsin appears to have a new football coach, the State Journal reports: The University of Wisconsin is set to hire Utah State’s Gary Andersen as the Badgers’ next football coach. A source close to the football program told the State Journal on Tuesday night it is a done deal: Andersen is UW athletic director Barry […]

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