Here's one topic mentioned every time your team plays

Watch a conference enough, and you can’t help but notice that every team has a common theme that gets mentioned in every broadcast. Chances are, you know your team’s topic of conversation. But what about the rest of the Big Ten teams? Here’s my recurring subject for every Big Ten team.

Illinois. Bruce Weber didn’t recruit Champaign native Rayvonte Rice.

Indiana. Yogi Ferrell has a new role now that Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are in the NBA.

Iowa. Depth!

Michigan. Tie: Nik Stauskas isn’t just a shooter. And, the Wolverines are without preseason All-America Mitch McGary.

Michigan State. Injuries!

Minnesota. Richard Pitino is only 31.

Nebraska. Tim Miles tweets at halftime.

Northwestern. Drew Crawford could have gone anywhere, but he decided to stay.

Ohio State. Aaron Craft! Aaron Craft! Aaron Craft!

Penn State. What a backcourt!

Purdue. A.J. Hammons’ inconsistencies/foul trouble/potential.

Wisconsin. Bo Ryan never finishes worse than fourth in the Big Ten.

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akble on 2/9/2014 @ 2:33pm EDT Said:

Any game Dakich is doing you will hear about Craft being the First player he would take in college basketball to start a team. Looses a lot of credibility immediately.

B1Gfan MI on 2/9/2014 @ 3:53pm EDT Said:

Whenever “izzo” loses, the officiating was “inconsistant”. Whenever “izzo” wins, “we overcame so much”. Of course, I’m waiting for “we have to get tougher”. Which has been worn out for some time.

Jay W on 2/9/2014 @ 10:01pm EDT Said:

No matter what channel is broadcasting Iowa, you get at least one TV shot of Roy Marble in the stands and how Roy Devyn Marble is his son. Every Game! Enough already. RDM has earned the right to be recognized for who HE is.

Todd on 2/9/2014 @ 10:15pm EDT Said:

I would say the Gophers one would be more “Andre and Austin are both from Tennessee but they are not related.”

    Brent Yarina, Senior Editor on 2/10/2014 @ 12:10am EDT Said:

    Todd – That’s another great one.