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December 18, 2012

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Video: Hoosier Baseball In The Dominican

Indiana’s athletic department put out this video recapping the Hoosier baseball team’s field trip to the Dominican Republic. Good production value. And check out the players dancing with the locals at the 35 and 43 second marks. Advertisements

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December 18, 2012

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Uniform Watch: Michigan’s Outback Bowl

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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December 18, 2012

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For Gordon Gee, Greed is Good

As Ohio State seeks to monitor how much its athletes spend day to day, the university’s leader is making more money than any of his colleagues across the country, Bloomberg reports: The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee lives in a 9,630-square-foot Tudor Revival mansion that was renovated for him, featuring a great hall, pool, elevator […]

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December 18, 2012

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Ohio State Pokes Around Athletes’ Finances

The New York Times takes a look at Ohio State’s new program to monitor spending by its athletes, which attacks precisely the wrong end of the big-time athletics money conundrum: Ohio State, as part of this compliance makeover, “strongly encourages” athletes, especially football and men’s and women’s basketball players, to open checking accounts. University officials, […]

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December 18, 2012

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Daily Big Ten Podcast: Talking Hoops

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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December 17, 2012

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

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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December 16, 2012

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3 Wolverines Won’t Go Bowling

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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December 14, 2012

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A Fourth Big Ten Realignment Proposal

The Big Ten Network is asking readers to weigh in on how the Big Ten’s division’s should be aligned with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers. While this doesn’t take into account other new teams, they are proposing three options, as summed by ESPN: 1. Current plus one: The current Leaders and Legends teams would remain, […]

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December 14, 2012

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Book: Clarett Took Pay Cut Leaving Ohio State

Maurice Clarett on life at Ohio State back in the day, in a book excerpt via Deadspin: He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. “I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes,” Clarett says. “Away from class, anything you can think […]

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December 13, 2012

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The Arrogance Of Kelvin Sampson

How awful was Kelvin Sampson for Indiana (beyond, of course, destroying the program)? So awful he had no interest in the hometown Mr. Basketball. From an Indy Star story last week on Jordan Hulls: The Big Ten university in his hometown was the last place he thought he’d play. That’s because Kelvin Sampson, IU’s former […]

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December 13, 2012

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Video: Why Wisconsin’s Job Isn’t That Attractive

  In the video above, former Ohio State running back and current ESPN analyst Robert Smith talks about why the Wisconsin job isn’t as attractive as you might think for a school coming off three straight Rose Bowls. Hint: It has to do with  money – and how much they pay assistants, compared to other […]

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December 12, 2012

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Big Bowl Bucks For Badger Barry

Barry Alvarez, who already makes $1 million a year as Wisconsin’s athletic director, will earn an additional $118,500 to coach the Rose Bowl. Which – in the screwy world of college athletics – makes perfect sense. In virtually any other field, it is asinine. Consider: Who would pick up the slack if one of your […]

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December 12, 2012

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Dandies To Turn Out For IU, Purdue Games

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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December 11, 2012

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Report: Maryland, Rutgers May Be Missing From TV

Sports Business Daily reports that Rutgers and Maryland games may not all be televised once they join the Big Ten in 2014, thanks to a possible battle between the Big Ten Network and cable operators: The fact that Maryland and Rutgers are joining the Big Ten Conference doesn’t guarantee that their games will be on […]

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December 11, 2012

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March Madness Moments: A Big Ten Flavor

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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December 11, 2012

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Northwestern: No. 1 Football Team (Academically)

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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