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3:00 PMLSU at IndianaWatch
4:00 PMPepperdine at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMGeorgetown at Rutgers Watch
7:00 PMIowa St. at NebraskaWatch
7:30 PMGeorgetown at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMSan Diego at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMArizona St. at IowaWatch

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Indiana at Maryland

Big Ten links: Yogi Ferrell's draft stock, Iowa's struggles & more

Indiana is playing well, positioned for an NCAA berth. And the Hoosiers can thank junior Yogi Ferrell. IndyStar.com’s Zach Osterman had a recent mail bag question that asked: Will Yogi leave for the NBA after this season? If he is projected as a first-rounder, it may be difficult not to leave. Much may depend on how well IU finishes the season and how far Ferrell can carry the Hoosiers. *** Iowa? Iowa! That’s two losses in a row for the Hawkeyes, who fell in overtime at Northwestern on Sunday. Not long ago, I thought Iowa was primed to show it

Maryland at Penn State

Patrick Chambers goes off on officials after loss to Maryland

Penn State coach Pat Chambers continues to have issues with Big Ten officiating. Following Saturday night’s 76-73 loss vs. No. 19 Maryland, Chambers was irate about an offensive foul called with 1:50 left in a game. The Terrapins led, 70-68, when Penn State center Jordan Dickerson set a screen and appeared to be pulled down by Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz. However, officials whistled Dickerson for an offensive foul–his fifth of the game. Maryland subsequently scored on a layup to push its lead to four. “That was the worst call I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Chambers said after the

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Big Ten survey: What is the loudest Big Ten arena?

The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten's newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?

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Iowa Spring Preview: What's ahead for Iowa football in 2015

Kirk Ferentz will have plenty of veteran talent to work with as he embarks on his 17th season at Iowa. The defense has remained a steady force in recent years; the offense has been inconsistent. To that end, Ferentz tweaked his staff by naming his son Brian the run-game coordinator in addition. Brian will also remain coach of the offensive line, a mainstay unit on any Iowa team. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other spring previews ] The offense also has both quarterbacks returning, but the Hawkeyes need to establish go-to players at wideout and running back. Here’s a look at

Michigan at Illinois

Big Ten links: Illini wins a thriller, Iowa stumbles & some NFL Draft news

In Fridays Big Ten links, we take a closer look at Illinois OT win over Michigan. Plus, what does Purdue need to do to make the men's tourney? And here's an an update on Penn State and their sanctions. Take a spin around Friday's headlines in the Big Ten

Big Ten mailbag: Can Badgers nab No. 1 seed? How far can Iowa go? Read on

This week your questions include "What does Wisconsin need to do to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney?" "Will Nebraska men's basketball make it to the NCAA tournament again?" and "How about Iowa’s Fran McCaffery as Big Ten Coach of the Year?" among others. Our senior writer's answers are in this post.

Big Ten links: Michigan hangs in, Iowa's McCaffery responds & more

In Thursday's Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean's Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.