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Video: Tracy Smith gets revenge on Indiana players

The Indiana baseball team has made a habit of standing behind Tracy Smith during each and every one of his recent BTN in-game interviews. The videobombing has been silly and serious, you name it. Well, for Thursday night’s scheduled fifth-inning interview vs. Michigan, Smith decided to take a page out of Blake Griffin’s book. [ MORE: Catch up on all the Big Ten tourney action ] You could say Smith was prepared. He knew his players would be behind him, and he had the cup of water in his hand for a reason. “I was going to ask you guys,”

Photo: Adreian Payne, Nik Stauskas go watch shopping

Times have changed since the old days, but we still seem surprised when rival player fraternize. It happened when Taylor Lewan and Ryan Shazier dined together, when Gary Harris and Glenn Robinson III worked out together, and now there’s another example – easily the most random of the bunch. On Thursday, Adreian Payne posted a picture to Instagram of him and former rival Nik Stauskas shopping for a new watch. The message of the photo read: “Out watch shopping with @nikstauskas11 we aways spending money💰💵💸” [ MORE: Get all of our 2014 NBA Draft coverage ] As I said, random.

Cody Campbell, the most interesting man in the dugout

Minnesota was eliminated from the Big Ten baseball tourney Thursday afternoon, and that’s bad news for fans of entertaining dugout fun. In case you missed it late Wednesday night, Minnesota freshman pitcher Cody Campbell hijacked coach John Anderson’s BTN dugout interview by getting a fake tattoo drawn on his right arm in the background of the shot. In Thursday’s loss to Iowa, Campbell and his wild beard stole the show. [ MORE: Track Day 2 Big Ten tourney action ] First, there was this: Man, this @gopherbaseball freshman Cody Campbell is a TV director's dream. pic.twitter.com/VLvY3BsYBb — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina)

Super Regional Preview: Garland Cooper sets stage

It’s Super Regional time for softball, and three Big Ten teams are one best-of-3 series away from advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. Michigan and Nebraska open Super regional action Thursday night, at No. 8 Florida State and No. 2 Alabama, respectively. Minnesota, making its Super Regional debut, opens Saturday night at No. 1 Oregon. To preview the three series, BTN.com tracked down BTN analyst Garland Cooper, the Big Ten’s all-time home run leader and lone three-time conference player of the year. The former Northwestern star played in two WCWS, so she knows what Super Regional

B1G accounts for 60 percent of NBA all-rookie first team

This is impressive: the Big Ten accounted for 60 percent of the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team, announced Thursday. Orlando’s Victor Oladipo (Indiana), the runner-up for NBA Rookie of the Year, Utah’s Trey Burke (Michigan) and New York’s Tim Hardaway Jr. (Michigan) made the team, along with Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee (Duke) and Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse). 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team: @MCW1, @VicOladipo, @Trey_Burke3, @MasonPlumlee & @T_HardJR. pic.twitter.com/kxOuHSl7gE — NBA (@NBA) May 22, 2014 Charlotte’s Cody Zeller (Indiana) made the second team, as well, giving the Big Ten four of the 10 players on the rookie teams. Hardwork pays off

Video: Hoosiers videobomb Tracy Smith -- again

Indiana enjoys videobombing head coach Tracy Smith’s BTN dugout interviews. They did it during the season-ending series vs. Minnesota, and they did it in their Big Ten tourney opener Wednesday vs. Iowa, Smith’s first in-game interview since being named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Watch the Hoosiers look very serious behind Smith in this post. Smith’s reaction to learning his team was videobombing him again? “Are they doing it again?” Smith said. “They’re doing it again, yeah,” BTN play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler responded. Smith chuckled and said, “Oh boy!” Baseball is all about being loose and having fun, and

No surprise: Braxton Miller ranked No. 1 Big Ten player

The Big Ten’s best football player? It has to be Braxton Miller, the two-time reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, right? Right. The Lincoln Journal Star’s Brian Christopherson is no fool, and he recently ranked the dual-threat quarterback No. 1 in his gallery of the Big Ten’s top 10 football players. No argument here. It’s almost impossible for anyone – even Michigan fans – to argue the point. A third straight Big Ten superlative and Chicago Tribune Silver Football aren’t out of the question in Miller’s final campaign. Nor is a trip to New York for the Heisman

Video: NU 'prepares student-athletes for life'

Union talks have put Northwestern in the news the last few months. The school didn’t expect it and it didn’t want it. In an effort to show its student-athletes are just that – student-athletes – the school posted an Instagram video that features WR Tony Jones spinning a football and then a book while wearing team gear. Jones then tosses the book in the air, spins and catches a work bag while donning a suit. [ MORE: Video: Chris Collins sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” ] Here’s the text to the tweet @NU_Sports tweeted out with the video:

Video: Chris Collins sings at Wrigley Field

Northwestern’s Chris Collins proved he can coach against the nation’s elite in his first season as a head coach. That’s great and all, but what kind of singer is he? It’s a random question, yes, but Collins had the honor of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on Sunday at Wrigley Field. So many Chicago personalities have butchered the song and embarrassed themselves. Not Collins. The second-year coach nailed his rendition. Collins also threw out the ceremonial first pitch: Here's @NUMensBball's @coach_collins ready to throw his ceremonial first pitch: pic.twitter.com/Rg6X76iKyC — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 18, 2014 And here

Jerry Palm lists Ohio State in inaugural playoff

It’s mid-May, so why not consider some ridiculously super-early bowl projections? That’s what CBSSports.com and BTN contributor Jerry Palm decided to do. Palm released his bowl projections Friday, and he has Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff, playing reigning national champ Florida State. In all, Palm forecasts seven Big Ten bowl teams. See his projections in this post. [ MORE: Ohio State releases renderings of new locker room ] Rose (national semifinal): Ohio State vs. Florida State Fiesta: Wisconsin vs. Oregon TaxSlayer: Iowa vs. Ole Miss Outback: Michigan vs. Georgia Capital One: Michigan State vs. LSU Holiday: Nebraska