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Badgers to get hometown TV crew for semifinal

For the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, fans will have a choice when it comes to the broadcasting crew for the Final Four. CBS Sports and TBS are conducting an television experiment for Saturday night’s semifinal games, one in which fans can choose between the national crew (Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr), on TBS, and a hometown crew, on TNT and truTV. [ MORE: SI.com: Final Four teams will get hometown announcers for semifinal games ] Wisconsin’s hometown broadcast team, which can be found on truTV, will consist of BTN personalities Wayne Larrivee and

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Photo: Big Ten fans will like results of ESPN poll

ESPN asked this simple poll question today: Which team are you rooting for to win the men’s college basketball national title? The results were interesting and pretty humorous. The interesting: Wisconsin led the way, with 37 percent of the votes, at the time of the picture below. The humorous: Only one state was rooting for Kentucky. See the poll results in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our Wisconsin Final Four coverage ] How we won the West. pic.twitter.com/TC8tNC5VH1 — UW-Madison (@UWMadison) March 31, 2014 Knowing how much Indiana fans dislike Kentucky, it’s unknown if Badger or Hoosier fans

Chris Paul, Clippers host Patrick McCaffery

Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers play at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. One might ask what that has to do with the Big Ten, and he or she would be right. Thanks to Paul, though, there’s an important Iowa angle to the event. [ MORE: Read Clippers.com story | View Clippers.com pictures ] You see, Patrick McCaffery, the 14-year-old son of Fran McCaffery who recently had surgery to remove a thyroid tumor, is a big Paul fan. Three weeks after Patrick and family learned the tumor was malignant, the NBA superstar and Clippers hosted the McCafferys before

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Photo: Look at Bo Ryan's suit in this vintage shot

It’s not Thursday, but, boy, was there a Throwback Thursday-worthy Bo Ryan photo tweeted out Monday. Ryan is the man in the middle, the one wearing glasses, an oversized bow tie and plaid pants. Young Bo Ryan had some style. Bow tie and plaid pants style. http://t.co/1rJnzbiPu8 #Badgers pic.twitter.com/0YtOImp3V7 — Jordan Schelling (@jordanschelling) March 31, 2014 We’re not sure what year this photo was taken, howver it’s funny how much Ryan’s style has changed. The gameday attire above is anything but conservative, the word that might best describe Ryan’s current wardrobe. About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers

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Video: Our top 15 Wisconsin basketball clips

With Wisconsin off to its first Final Four since 2000, we decided to compile a list of our most-watched 2013-14 Wisconsin videos. From Frank Kaminsky’s program-record 43 points vs. North Dakota to Traevon Jackson’s game-winner vs. Michigan State and from Bo Ryan’s reaction to 700 wins to Nigel Hayes’ “Chocolate Thunder” interview, we have the top 15 videos, in chronological order, in this post. [ MORE: Behind-the-scenes look at Wisconsin’s Final Four run ] Sam Dekker baseline jam vs Florida: Frank Kaminsky scores Wisconsin-record 43 points vs. North Dakota: Sam Dekker behind-the-back dunk vs. North Dakota: Bo Ryan has food

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Photo: John Harbaugh dons Michigan State hat

John Harbaugh’s brother, Jim, is a former Michigan quarterback, and his brother in-law, Tom Crean, is the Indiana basketball coach. So, when the CBS cameras caught the Baltimore Raves head coach wearing a Michigan State hat during the team’s Elite Eight game Sunday afternoon, it had people talking. John seemed to be enjoying himself, too. He was seated directly to the right of Magic Johnson, after all. The next family gathering should be interesting, huh? Speaking of the Harbaughs, in recent years, Jim has visited the Hoosiers, whether it be to offer a helping hand on the bench or to

Photo: Bo Ryan delights with classic picture

There’s a picture of Bo Ryan that is all over social media Sunday, and for good reason. On the plane headed home to Madison following Saturday night’s exciting Final Four-clinching overtime win over Arizona, Ryan flashes the team’s recently adopted hand symbol at the camera. If it looks familiar, it should. So classic. See the picture of Ryan in this post. This picture, man. pic.twitter.com/yBqw7EMQXw — Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) March 30, 2014 It’s nice to see Ryan enjoying the high of advancing to his first Final Four and Wisconsin’s first since 2000. Congrats, Coach! And then, there’s this glorious side-by-side

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Twitter: Are Michigan, MSU fans rooting for rival?

It’s no secret Michigan and Michigan State are fierce rivals. Sometimes, however, conference pride and a chance to make rare history can supersede a rivalry. Consider this: If Michigan and Michigan State both win today, the Big Ten will be the first conference to put three teams in the Final Four since the Big East did it in 1985. So, are Wolverine and Spartan fans willing to root for their rivals for conference pride? I asked on Twitter. Yes! Let's decide it in the final! RT @BTNBrentYarina: Curious, #Michigan and #Spartan fans: Are you pulling for your rival today. #b1gpride

Photo: Michigan's Mitch McGary returns to uniform

Mitch McGary’s attire had a lot of people talking before, during and after Michigan’s Sweet 16 matchup vs. Tennessee on Friday night. That’s because, for the first time since Dec. 14, his final game before undergoing back surgery, the preseason All-American was in full uniform. No, McGary didn’t play, although he did go through layup drills and was listed in the official scorer’s book. Why the change in wardrobe? John Beilein just wanted McGary back in uniform, both to reward him and to give the Wolverines some added motivation. Here’s what McGary told Mlive.com about being back in uniform: “It’s

Photo: You'll want to see this old Tom Izzo shot

Tom Izzo has Michigan State two wins away from another Final Four. The Spartans can get to Arlington, Texas, with victories over Virginia and either Iowa State-UConn this weekend in the East Region. With Izzo and his team in the spotlight, Steve Mariucci, one of Izzo’s best friends, decided to share an epic throwback photo of the two on Twitter. Thank you, Mooch! This is classic; in fact, it’s hard to imagine anyone not getting a laugh out of it. That said, Nike, the outfitter of Michigan State’s uniforms, probably isn’t the biggest fan of Izzo’s shirt. Tom Izzo &