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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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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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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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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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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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March Madness Moments: A Big Ten Flavor

December 11, 2012

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The NCAA – in a bid for its highest traffic day in history – today released its 75 all-time March Madness players, 25 all-time March Madness teams and 35 all-time March Madness moments. There are a handful of Big Ten players, teams and moments on the list (along with the NCAA’s commentary): Top 75 Players Scott […]

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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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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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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 Frosh Among Nation’s Best

December 7, 2012

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John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus has a post up at ESPN Insider (subscription) listing the top 25 freshmen in college basketball. Here are the Big Ten guys mentioned, along with a snippet of his comments: No. 3: Nik Stauskas, Michigan: “His numbers will correct downward, but the larger point is that for a second consecutive […]

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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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Bracketology: Offseason 2013 Edition

August 13, 2012

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It’s never too early for Bracketology from Joe Lunardi.

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