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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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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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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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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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Get Rid Of Carmody? Seems Risky

March 20, 2012

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A third head coaching vacancy may be coming to a Big Ten town near you (especially if you live near Evanston, Illinois). From the Trib: Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips declined to speak publicly Monday, and a team spokesman said coach Bill Carmody was “unavailable” for interviews. Phillips is evaluating Carmody this week, trying to […]

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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 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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Questions About The Big Ten Honors

March 5, 2012

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Some thoughts on the Big Ten awards announced this evening: 1. Do you think some decided on Tom Izzo for coach of the year before William Buford hit that shot yesterday? Before the last week of the season, Izzo was a lock for coach of the year. Needing just one win to lock up an […]

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Bubble Watch: Northwestern Wildcats

March 3, 2012

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Let’s take a moment to look at Northwestern’s NCAA tournament resume going into the Big Ten tournament: Record: 18-12 (8-10 Big Ten) RPI: 50 Good wins: Michigan State, Seton Hall (?) Bad losses: Minnesota (?) by 23 Record against RPI top 50: 2-10 Record against top 100: 5-12 Record against top 150: 8-12 Record against […]

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Cats Poised To Take The Leap

February 29, 2012

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Will this be the day that the Northwestern leaps into the NCAA Tournament? The Cats put themselves in that position tonight against the 10th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in what could be the signature win that puts them in the Field of 64, err 68. If Northwestern can get by Ohio State, then a victory […]

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Bubble Watch: Purdue, Northwestern And … Illinois?

February 28, 2012

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Andy Glockner has some interesting thoughts on Big Ten bubble teams (beyond the five locks of Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin). None of them are listed in the “should be in” section – with three in the “in the mix” section: IN THE MIX Purdue (19-10, 9-7; RPI: 40, SOS: 19) A huge, […]

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The Worst Big Ten Losses Of The Year

February 26, 2012

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As we head into the final week, the Spartans have a share of the Big Ten regular season title all locked up – thanks to a rare home loss by Ohio State to Wisconsin on Sunday. Bad loss. The Buckeyes desperately needed this one, and they just didn’t get it done. But it was far […]

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No LMFAO Matter, Northwestern Is LFI

February 19, 2012

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Last Four In. Three small words that I’ve been dying to hear associated with the Northwestern Wildcats this late in a basketball season. Looking at Joe Lunardi’s Quick Bracketology Update this morning I was excited to see this development after yesterday’s win over Minnesota. For those who haven’t logged in for their Daily Joe, here […]

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John Shurna Sets Scoring Record

February 19, 2012

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We have few rules at the Daily Big Ten, but one of them is: We shall do a post every time someone breaks Northwestern’s all-time scoring record. John Shurna broke Billy McKinney’s 35-year-old school record and now has 1,902 points. This is how McKinney reacted: Around this time, McKinney’s phone buzzed nonstop with text messages. […]

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Big Ten Bubble Watch

February 17, 2012

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Here’s where Joe Lunardi has the four Big Ten bubble teams, along with the teams above and below them: IN 34-Connecticut, 35-West Virginia, 36-Alabama, 38-Iowa State, 40-Purdue, 41-BYU, 42-Arizona, 43-Illinois, 44-Texas, 45-Kansas State, 46-Seton Hall, 48-Cincinnati, 49-North Carolina State, 50-Miami (FL), 51-Xavier OUT 69-Washington, 70-Minnesota, 71-Northwestern, 72-Wyoming, 73-Colorado State, 74-Central Florida, 75-Oregon, 76-Colorado, 77-Saint Joseph’s, 78-Dayton, […]

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