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Big Ten Road Wins Hard To Come By

January 5, 2013

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There have been eight Big Ten games in the 2012-13 basketball season and the home team has won six of them, including: Purdue beating No. 11 Illinois 68-61 in West Lafayette, followed by the Illini beating No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 in Champaign (the Buckeyes had beaten Nebraska by 36 in their opener in Columbus). […]

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Branden Dawson Punches Travis Carroll

January 5, 2013

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Bad Spartan. Bad.  

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WSJ: Big Ten Football Is Lousy

January 2, 2013

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Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal watched some football Tuesday and noticed that the Big Ten … well … sucks: For three quarters Tuesday, the Rose Bowl seemed like that Clint Eastwood commercial at halftime of last year’s Super Bowl about an auto-producing Rust Belt city rising up to reclaim its former glory. It […]

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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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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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Dandies To Turn Out For IU, Purdue Games

December 12, 2012

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Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star on what is expected to heavily Indiana crowd at this weekend’s Crossroads Classic involving the Hoosiers, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler: Officials from IU, Purdue and Notre Dame said their schools sold their entire allotment of tickets. Butler returned “several hundred” upper-level tickets, a school spokesman said. Peduto said […]

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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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Darrell Hazell Can Wear A Hat

December 5, 2012

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Purdue’s hiring of Darrell Hazell has been met with universal approval, near as we can tell. Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com sums up the hiring nicely: Perhaps most importantly, Purdue needs to generate some buzz around its program again, as attendance has been on the decline. Hazell isn’t a huge name, but he has a good track […]

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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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Badgers Highlight SI’s All-American Team

August 9, 2012

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Three Big Ten players were named Thursday to Sports Illustrated’s preseason All-American football team: Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Wisconsin tackle Ricky Wagner and Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short. Big Ten second-teamers include Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead, Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick and Michigan State defensive lineman William Gholston. Given that, Wisconsin will clearly […]

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Hope, Bielema Lose Popularity Contest

August 7, 2012

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ESPN continues its survey of Big Ten football players, today asking “Which Big Ten coach would you least like to play for?” The results: Danny Hope, Purdue — 4 votes Bret Bielema, Wisconsin — 4 votes Kevin Wilson, Indiana — 3 votes Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 2 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — 2 votes […]

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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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