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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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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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Northwestern: No. 1 Football Team (Academically)

December 11, 2012

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Northwestern is ranked No. 1 Among the top 25 college football teams in academic achievement, according to a new study from the New America Foundation. The rankings go beyond graduation rates and instead look at factors such as: The team’s graduation rate compared to that of the school’s overall male student body. Black-white graduation gap, […]

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SWAG: Big Ten Bowl Gifts

December 10, 2012

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Bowl season is nigh – and that means the unpaid student-athletes get free crap from the bowl organizing committees. Sports Business Daily breaks down what each bowl is handing out. Here is the Big Ten bowl SWAG: Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl: Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack. Michigan State, […]

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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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Big Ten? Big Underdogs

December 4, 2012

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The Big Ten – in all its football excellence – is a cumulative 55-point underdog for its seven bowl games this holiday season. Better yet, not one Big Ten school is favored in any of the bowls. See: Bowl Big Ten Opponent Line Meineke Minnesota Texas Tech TT -13 Buffalo Wild Wings Michigan St TCU […]

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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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Kyle Prater Eligible For Wildcats This Year

August 2, 2012

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Big news out of Evanston, from the AP: EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern says the NCAA has ruled receiver Kyle Prater eligible for this season after transferring from Southern California. The school announced this week that Prater received a waiver from the governing body and will not have to sit out. He will still have three years […]

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Northwestern’s New Football Uniforms

July 26, 2012

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You can see more pictures here.

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Daily Big Tidbits: Lots And Lots Of Paterno

July 15, 2012

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Penn State running back Silas Redd says Joe Paterno is “the best college football coach ever of all time.” Not to mention in history. (Altoona Mirror) JoePa lost his creepy halo. (Daily Collegian) Sources say the Paterno statue will stay up outside Beaver Stadium. For now. (ESPN) Paterno got rich(er) during the Sandusky investigation. (NYT) […]

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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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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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Bill Carmody Isn’t Going Anywhere

March 22, 2012

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Twitter tells us that Bill Carmody will return to Evanston for his 13th season as head coach of Northwestern, which is a good thing. Carmody is by far the most successful coach Northwestern has had in the modern era, and there’s no sense in booting him on the back end of a solidly mediocre (by […]

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