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Ten B1G teams land on ESPN's Fab 50 for 2014-15

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman released his Fab 50 for 2014-15, a ranking of his top 50 men’s hoops teams, on Tuesday. Ten Big Ten teams make the list, including newcomer Maryland (No. 30), paced by reigning national semifinalist Wisconsin (No. 3). The No. 1 team? That’s Kentucky, of course. See Goodman’s analysis of all 10 Big Ten teams in this post. [ MORE: Yarina: My super-early 2014-15 Big Ten predictions ] No. 3 Wisconsin This is a team that was one shot away from playing for the national title game and also a group that will return seven of its top

Twitter: Indiana football nails reply to Pat Forde's jab

The SEC announced its new scheduling policy Sunday, and the conference will continue to play eight league games. The “new” wrinkle: Each team is required to schedule at least one non-conference game vs. an opponent from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12. Yahoo! Sports columnist and BTN contributor Pat Forde thought the decision was interesting – so much so that, in an attempt to be cute, he ripped Indiana on Twitter. The Hoosiers took it in stride and replied with a classic response. Don't everyone call Indiana all at once, SEC schools. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) April 27,

Michigan State's Rose Bowl ring is kind of impressive

BTN’s Lisa Byington gave Michigan State fans a sneak peek at the team’s Rose Bowl ring during Saturday afternoon’s spring game. The ring, which the Spartans haven’t seen yet, is quite impressive. It’s large, too. Like, really large. See a few pictures of the ring in this post. [ MORE: Watch all the top highlights, moments from Michigan State’s spring game ] Our @LisaByington gives you a first-look at @MSU_Football's Rose Bowl ring. pic.twitter.com/WJCk3GrYRo — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) April 26, 2014 A couple more looks at @MSU_Football's Rose Bowl ring, modeled by @LisaByington. pic.twitter.com/Cxcy9XQv15 — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) April 26,

Photo: Spartans put '2013 Champions' on field, jersey

Michigan State is the reigning Big Ten champ, and football fans will get a friendly reminder of that any time they tune in to a Spartans game this fall. The Spartans added “2013 Champions” under the “B1G” logos on the field and put a “Big Ten Champions” patch on the jersey. See pictures in this post. [ MORE: Get your first look at Michigan State’s Rose Bowl ring ] Thinking this is a first: @MSU_Football puts "2013 Champions" under B1G logos on field. pic.twitter.com/3aOXgah7ZK — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) April 26, 2014 Spartans wearing Big Ten Championship patch on today's jerseys

Yarina: A super-early look at 2014-15 hoops predictions

With Mitch McGary announcing Friday that he will enter the NBA draft, we officially know what each Big Ten team will return for the 2014-15 season. So, naturally, that means it’s time to take a SUPER-early stab at next year’s standings and All-Big Ten teams. See my way-too-early predictions in this post. [ MORE: Big Ten roster updates: Who’s on the move? ] BIG TEN STANDINGS 1. Wisconsin – Everyone but Ben Brust is back from the Final Four team. 2. Nebraska – Terran Petteway and a healthy Shavon Shields form a fantastic 1-2 punch. 3. Michigan State – Speaking

Wes Lunt, Reilly O'Toole sing Backstreet Boys

Illinois’ Wes Lunt and Reilly O’Toole are involved in a heated quarterback battle, but one would have never guessed it based on their demeanor prior to the team’s spring game. While warming up, the two signal-callers sang Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” which was playing over the PA system. They took it seriously, too, with O’Toole, at one point, saying, “Dude, I’m killing this song. Hey, I’m killing this song.” Here are some other outtakes from the quarterbacks: “No way they’re having as much fun over there.” “This is a great song!” “They’re going to love that. I

B1G offensive players who deserve more fanfare

Spring football is nearing a close. There are three more spring games Saturday (Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers), and that will mark the end of the Big Ten’s spring season. With most eyes already on the 2014 season, I decided to rank my top five offensive players (I took some liberties with that number) who should be receiving more attention entering the season. 1. Indiana quarterbacks. Whether it’s Tre Roberson or Nate Sudfeld, or a mixture of the two, under center, the Hoosiers figure to feature the Big Ten’s elite offense. The two signal-callers combined for 3,651 passing yards, 36 TD

Maryland, Rutgers excited for BTN prime-time

BTN/BTN2Go released its 2014 prime-time football schedule Tuesday, and each of the Big Ten’s newest members are pumped to play under the lights. Maryland will host reigning Big Ten and Rose Bowl champ Michigan State on Nov. 15, while Rutgers will entertain Penn State on Sept. 13, its inaugural Big Ten game, and Michigan on Oct. 4. See the graphics and hashtags the schools tweeted out to announce the news in this post. [ MORE: Rutgers adds “B1G” logo patch to jerseys ] Penn State at Rutgers – Sept. 13 RED ALERT: #RFootball will make its #B1G debut vs. PSU

Photo: Rutgers adds B1G logo patch to jerseys

Not an official member of the Big Ten until July 1, Rutgers will look a lot like a Big Ten team for its spring game Saturday. The B1G logos were added to the turf months ago, and now the jerseys have the B1G logo, as well. See a picture of the patch on Rutgers’ home jersey in this post. Rutgers Football Uniforms Ready For Big Ten, Have “B1G” Patches Sewn On -> http://t.co/8cLEjC0MtG pic.twitter.com/cvxiXmsTO7 — Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) April 21, 2014 Here’s a look at the B1G logo on the field, plus the spring game schedule: Less than a week

Fourteen B1G products on 2014 NBA playoff rosters

Fourteen former Big Ten stars are listed on 2014 NBA playoff rosters. Ohio State paces the conference with four players: Mike Conley, Kosta Koufos, Greg Oden and Evan Turner. In all, six Big Ten schools are represented. The team with the most Big Ten products? That would be Memphis, which features the aforementioned Conley and Koufos and Jon Leuer and Zach Randolph. ILLINOIS Meyers Leonard, Portland Trailblazers Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets INDIANA D.J. White, Charlotte Bobcats Cody Zeller, Charlotte Bobcats MICHIGAN Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers MICHIGAN STATE Alan Anderson, Brooklyn Nets Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors Zach Randolph, Memphis