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Archive | December, 2011

Big Ten Roundup: New Year’s Eve Hoops

December 31, 2011

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Indiana has done it again. Three weeks after upsetting No. 1 Kentucky in Bloomington, the Hoosiers bounced back from their first loss of the year to beat No. 2 Ohio State at Assembly Hall. It was one of the best played and poorly officiated games you’ll ever see. There was drama, big shots, lead changes, […]

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The Highlight Of The Insight Bowl

December 31, 2011

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It’s the rise of the machines, and they picked an ESPN game between Oklahoma and Iowa to launch their attack. Figures ESPN is in cahoots.

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Recruiting: Nebraska Commit Suspended From Community College

December 31, 2011

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Bad news on the Nebraska basketball recruiting front: The Burlington (Iowa) Hawk Eye has confirmed that 10 players from Southeastern Community College’s men’s basketball team have been dismissed for violating college and athletic department rules. Among them: Nebraska signee Fahro Alihodzic, a sophomore forward from Vlasenica, Bosnia. According to the Hawkeye, “The dismissals result from […]

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The Badgers Defense is Stingy

December 31, 2011

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It’s obvious that the Wisconsin basketball team’s scoring defense is off the charts right now. Bucky is currently leading the nation by allowing opponents to score an average of 44.7 points per game.  That’s girls high school basketball shit right there. I was curious to see how the numbers stacked up when you look at Wisconsin’s opponent’s performance […]

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Jay Paterno On His Future And His Father

December 31, 2011

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In a story about how is dad is dealing with forced retirement and health issues, Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno shares the following: The tense end to Paterno’s tenure has raised questions about what’s next for Happy Valley’s first family of football. Jay Paterno declined to confirm or deny reports he had interviewed for […]

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Wisconsin Unveils New Uniforms For Rose Bowl

December 30, 2011

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Bucky is getting fancy for the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin unveiled special uniforms for their matchup against Oregon on Monday – and unleashed two very, very special canned news release quotes to explain why they were doing it. First, from Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema: “We are very excited to partner with adidas on this new look. […]

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Boycott! Illini Assistants Threaten To Sit Out Bowl Game

December 30, 2011

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The quiet dignity that has been the Illinois football coaching transition continues: SAN FRANCISCO — While Illinois players were busy fitting in sightseeing of Alcatraz and piers along with game planning for Saturday’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, some of their assistant coaches were busy planning another strategy. Four assistant coaches threatened not to participate in the […]

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Will Penn State Ever Hire A Coach?

December 30, 2011

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Penn State has known for more than a month that it will need a new football coach for 2012 – but the school still doesn’t seem to be all that close to naming a permanent successor for Joe Paterno. That would seem to hurt recruiting, though acting athletic director David Joyner seems to think there’s […]

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Denard Robinson Expects To Be Back

December 30, 2011

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Despite exploring his NFL options, Michigan quarterback expects to be back with the maize and blue: NEW ORLEANS – When Michigan junior quarterback Denard Robinson decided to approach the NFL advisory board for his draft status this month, it was more of a feeling-out process than a look to jump, he said today. “I expect […]

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Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois v. UCLA

December 30, 2011

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Why to Watch: To be honest, I don’t know what the hell I could possibly tell anyone to make them think this bowl was important to watch. I guess if you’re an Illini or Bruins fan, or a sadomasochist, this bowl is for you. The Illini will be led by Interim Coach and DC Vic […]

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Big Ten Betting: Wrapping Up The Year

December 30, 2011

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Rodney Dangerfield got more respect than some of these remaining Big Ten teams. The following three bowl games are what remain of Big Ten Football in 2011. This is how I see it them shaking out, proceed at your own risk. Insight Bowl: Iowa vs Oklahoma Recently, the line has held steady at Oklahoma -14/-13’ […]

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Northwestern Ticket Prices Increase – But Still Cheap

December 30, 2011

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In an email this week, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips broke the news to football season ticket holders that tickets will be going up by $3 per game next year. “It is important to note that, even with these adjustments, Northwestern Football continues to be the Big Ten Conference’s most affordable season ticket,” Phillips said […]

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Meineke Car Care Bowl: Northwestern Vs. Texas A&M

December 30, 2011

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Where: Houston, Texas. When: 11 a.m., December 31, ESPN. Why to watch: Northwestern makes a return bowl trip to Texas looking to win its first bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl game. Under the helm of Pat Fitzgerald the team is 0-fer in bowl games but they have each been close (two have gone […]

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Recruiting: Purdue Gets 4-Star Lineman

December 29, 2011

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From Rant Sports: Danny Hope got a late Christmas present in addition to Tuesday’s Little Caesars Bowl win. This present comes in the form of 6-3, 270 pound defensive lineman, Ryan Watson. Considering Purdue’s dire need for defensive end, it is likely that Watson will be playing defensive end for Purdue. Watson looks to have […]

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Big Ten Betting: Nebraska Joined For Basketball?

December 29, 2011

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Someone hop on the Pony Express, get a message out to Lincoln: Every Big Ten home team covered the spread in the openers this week – except you. Why does this matter right now?  Well, there’s one more game to play this week. Penn State travels to Ann Arbor, where the Wolverines are currently handing […]

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Insight Bowl: Iowa Vs. Oklahoma

December 29, 2011

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Where: Tempe, Arizona. When: 10 p.m. ET, Dec. 30, ESPN. Why to watch: You’ll have to stay up late for this one. But ff you’re an Iowa fan, this is the Stoops Bowl, as Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops’ Iowa roots run deep and strong. This is Iowa’s 10th bowl game in coach Kirk Ferentz’s 13 seasons […]

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