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Archive | December, 2012

Former Badger, Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Worked As Escort

December 20, 2012

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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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New Ohio State Basketball Floor

December 20, 2012

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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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Top 10 Big Ten Stories Of 2012

December 20, 2012

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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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Purdue Recruiting Update

December 20, 2012

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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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New Badgers Coach Leaves Utah State With Class

December 19, 2012

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

December 19, 2012

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

December 19, 2012

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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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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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

December 18, 2012

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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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Video: Hoosier Baseball In The Dominican

December 18, 2012

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Indiana’s athletic department put out this video recapping the Hoosier baseball team’s field trip to the Dominican Republic. Good production value. And check out the players dancing with the locals at the 35 and 43 second marks.

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Uniform Watch: Michigan’s Outback Bowl

December 18, 2012

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Via Twitter, the Wolverines unveiled their special Outback Bowl uniforms today. It’s nothing too exciting. It seems the numbers may be a bit hard to see, no? The matte helmet is nice, though we would like to see Big Ten team go with a metallic finish – a la Oregon.

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For Gordon Gee, Greed is Good

December 18, 2012

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As Ohio State seeks to monitor how much its athletes spend day to day, the university’s leader is making more money than any of his colleagues across the country, Bloomberg reports: The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee lives in a 9,630-square-foot Tudor Revival mansion that was renovated for him, featuring a great hall, pool, elevator […]

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Ohio State Pokes Around Athletes’ Finances

December 18, 2012

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The New York Times takes a look at Ohio State’s new program to monitor spending by its athletes, which attacks precisely the wrong end of the big-time athletics money conundrum: Ohio State, as part of this compliance makeover, “strongly encourages” athletes, especially football and men’s and women’s basketball players, to open checking accounts. University officials, […]

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Daily Big Ten Podcast: Talking Hoops

December 18, 2012

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The good people at Crimson Cast welcomed us on to their new Big Ten Special podcast this week to talk smart about Indiana hoops, the coming Big Ten season, Northwestern’s Big Dance hopes and the groundbreaking Red-Not Red divisional realignment. Click here for a listen: The-Big-Ten-Special. They do a great job over there.

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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3 Wolverines Won’t Go Bowling

December 16, 2012

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Some Michigan football players have apparently been a bit naughty: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has suspended three players, including starting cornerback J.T. Floyd and punter Will Hagerup, from the Outback Bowl against South Carolina for a violation of team rules. Those two players, along with senior linebacker Brandin Hawthorne, will not travel to Tampa, Fla. for the New […]

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