Archive | January, 2012

Big Ten Teams Shot 31.6 Percent Tuesday

January 31, 2012

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There was some putrid basketball played in the Big Ten tonight, with Illinois edging Michigan State 42-41 (not a halftime score) and Wisconsin beating Penn State 52-46 (not a halftime score). The point totals – which don’t match the combined Indiana-Iowa total from Sunday – actually fail to do the lousiness justice. It requires a […]

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Deranged Fan Tweets: Draymond Green Edition

January 31, 2012

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Draymond Green of Michigan State had a tough first half tonight against Illinois – getting two relatively early fouls, followed by a technical that sent him to the bench for the remainder of the half. Just as we saw after Ohio State and Indiana losses, this brought out the worst in some “fans” who chose […]

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The “Sandusky Effect” Hits Penn State

January 31, 2012

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If you were a high school senior – or the parent of a high school senior – would Penn State be at the top of your list right now? As a student, it would certainly seem to take off some of the luster. Who wants to hear about Jerry Sandusky all of the time? As […]

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Recruiting: Signing Day Is A Big Deal In Lincoln

January 31, 2012

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This is a screen shot from the Lincoln Journal Star. They are really looking forward to tomorrow’s National Signing Day. They have player bios of all of Nebraska’s recruits, with boxes ready to be checked once they sign their lives away offer letters. We’ll have more on recruiting classes from all 12 Big Ten teams […]

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Recruiting: A Look At Three Top Uncommitted Players

January 30, 2012

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As the hours tick away until signing day on Wednesday, the Big Ten remains very much in the running for three uncommitted consensus top 20 recruits. Let’s take a quick look at them and where they might be headed. Davonte Neal Neal is truly one the jewels of the nation’s remaining uncommitted sitting at No. […]

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Coker Lands At Stony Brook

January 30, 2012

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Marcus Coker is headed east: Stony Brook football is poised to take a step toward national prominence with the official announcement coming Wednesday that former Iowa running back Marcus Coker has enrolled as a transfer student, according to Newsday.com. Stony Brook  coach Chuck Priore confirmed Monday that Coker is joining the team, Newsday said. Coker […]

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Illinois Is Pondering New Football Lids

January 30, 2012

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The Big Ten Network reports that Illinois is considering getting new helmets for next year: The Illinois football team may have a much different look when it takes the field in 2012. Already with a new head coach, Tim Beckman, the Illini could also have new helmets. According to Illinois SID Derek Neal, the team […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 13

January 30, 2012

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Ohio State and Michigan State are starting to separate themselves a bit from the rest of the league in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes have climbed to No. 3, with the Spartans back up to No. 9. The Hoosiers, Badgers and Wolverines round out the Top 25 for the Big Ten – with Mark […]

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Big Ten Basketball Coach Rankings

January 30, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and more competitive than it has been in a long, long time. And we’re not just talking players or teams. The Big Ten has more quality coaches – with more stability – than at any time since Knight, Keady, Heathcote and Henson roamed the sidelines. But who is the best? […]

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Recruiting: Illinois Steals One From Western Michigan

January 30, 2012

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The Illini are keeping Lincoln-Way West linebacker BJ Bello at home, after he had initially committed to Western Michigan. The Chicago Tribune reports: “I called up the coaches at Western Michigan and told them I was going to sign with Illinois,” said Bello, who committed to Western Michigan in September. “… It was something I […]

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Darin Erstad Still Scrappy … In Nebraska

January 29, 2012

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For those of you who don’t keep up with Nebraska baseball or Darin Erstad as much as you’d like, well … I have some news for you. Erstad is the coach of the Nebraska baseball team: Darin Erstad said there is a philosophy behind the 45 minutes of running at the start of Nebraska baseball […]

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Recruiting: Kyle Prater Picks Northwestern

January 28, 2012

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Former USC wide receiver Kyle Prater has decided to transfer to Northwestern. He will be eligible to play in 2013. The top-rated recruit out of Illinois (and the top-rated wide receiver nationally) in 2010 announced Saturday that he would choose the Wildcats over other schools, including Wisconsin. Though he struggled through two years of injuries at […]

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A Question For The Ages

January 28, 2012

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This is an actual headline in the Des Moines Register. If you have suggested answers in the comments, please be polite.

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Weekly Golden Gopher Grab Bag – 1/27/12

January 27, 2012

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A few notables to share from Golden Gopherland this week: Gopher Hoops:   – Minnesota went on the road this week and lost to Draymond Green and his merry band of Spartans.  Despite what the lower score would indicate, the game was frequently up-tempo, and the Gophers hung around in striking distance most of the way.  The […]

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Penn State History: LaVar Arrington Is Prophetic

January 27, 2012

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This week, we’re taking a look back at some of the more telling statements from the media and Penn State family over the last decade or so about Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky and the Nittany Lion program. Today: LaVar Arrington. LaVar Arrington threw a bit of a fit this week, accusing the Penn State Board […]

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Phil Knight Attacks Penn State At Service

January 26, 2012

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So … will Penn State stay with Nike? Will Nike stay with Penn State?

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