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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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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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Blotter: Hawkeyes Gone Wild

December 10, 2012

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When we last checked in on the Big Ten athlete criminal records, Purdue and Illinois led the way with nine arrests and/or citations over the last two years – with Iowa a distant fourth with just six. Then the fall of 2012 happened and athletes went crazy in Iowa City. Eight Hawkeyes were arrested or cited […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Urban Meyer Wins Popularity Poll

August 6, 2012

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ESPN surveyed 28 Big Ten players about which other coaches in the Big Ten they would most like to play for, with the following results: Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 8 votes Kirk Ferentz, Iowa — 6 votes Mark Dantonio, Michigan State — 4 votes Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern — 3 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — […]

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Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

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Big Ten football programs are increasingly turning to Twitter to share news, pictures and manage issues. But which schools have the greatest reach? Is it purely a function of the biggest fan bases? Or the best use of Twitter? Or a combination of both? As you see below, it’s a combination of both – with […]

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Blotter: 65 Big Ten Arrests; Iowa New Leader

August 1, 2012

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Big news, Big Ten fans! Since our post last month, we have a new leader in the number of arrests of student-athletes over the last two years! Iowa jumped from fourth to first in just two weeks thanks to running back De’Andre Johnson’s one-man crime wave (note: Johnson was dismissed from the team today), Hawkeye baller […]

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Blotter: De’Andre Johnson Suspended

July 29, 2012

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The criminal justice system had its hands full with Iowa running back De’Andre Johnson this past week: The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Johnson was ticketed for speeding and eluding arrest on Saturday. It says Johnson drove his motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and didn’t immediately pull over. University Heights police didn’t […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Look Who’s Back, Keady’s Back

July 14, 2012

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A special Saturday edition of the Daily Big Tidbits … Gene Keady is coming back to the Purdue sideline! (NBC Sports) It looks like Indiana will get an official visit from BeeJay Anya. (Inside The Hall) Tom Dienhart ranks the biggest football games in the Big Ten this year. Michigan and Michigan State are involved in […]

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B1G Betting: Big Odds On Big Ten BCS Champion

July 13, 2012

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OK, degenerates, ready to make some bets on the college football season? At Vegas Insider, these are the odds you can get on Big Ten teams to win the BCS championship on Jan. 7: Nebraska: 40/1 Wisconsin: 40/1 Michigan: 50/1 Michigan State: 50/1 Illinois: 300/1 Iowa: 300/1 Penn State: 300/1 Ohio State: Off, feeling shame […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Purdue Pete’s Email & Beer!

July 13, 2012

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Bobby Bowden says Penn State should tear down the Joe Paterno statue. (StateCollege.com) Beer! Minnesota football games! But available only in one – or maybe two – spots, far from the student section. (KARE) A 92-year-old concrete baron (I just like the way that sounds) gives $2 million to Purdue’s football program. (Journal Courier) Recruiting […]

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Which Big Ten School Produces Best NFL Offense?

July 13, 2012

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Off the top of your head, which Big Ten school would you say produces the best professional offensive players? Using ProFootballReference.com, we took a look at six categories – passing touchdowns, total touchdowns scored, total points, rushing yards, passing yards and receiving yards. The chart below shows the totals for each of the Big Ten […]

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Illini Snubbed By NIT

March 11, 2012

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After its dismal season, at least Illinois can get a couple extra weeks of practice in as it makes its way through the NIT, right? Right? Well… After a cataclysmic collapse, a first-round exit from the Big Ten tournament and the firing of coach Bruce Weber, Illinois basketball received one final kick in the gut. A snub from the NIT. […]

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Big Ten Tournament: Day Two

March 9, 2012

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Curious. All four games Friday feature teams that only played once during the regular season – and three of the games were quite close. Should make for an entertaining day in Indianapolis. Here are your game-by-game previews (and betting tips, after we went 3-1 against the spread yesterday because we didn’t stick to our bracket […]

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Big Ten Tournament: Day One

March 8, 2012

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Here is a game-by-game look at the surprisingly interesting day one matchups of the 2012 Big Ten basketball tournament – which looks somewhat wide open with three co-champions and five teams in the top 15 in the nation. No. 9 Illinois vs No. 8 Iowa Time: 11:30 a.m. Favorite: Illinois (-2 – down from -2.5 […]

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