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Iowa's Fran McCaffery gives us an update on son Patrick

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McCaffery: 'He's doing very well'

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery gave an update on his 14-year-old son, Patrick who had surgery to remove a tumor on his thyroid March 19. Two days later, doctors determined the tumor was malignant. Patrick had a second surgery on April 17. But, all is well now.

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Illinois' John Groce returns an intriguing Illini team

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Illinois' Groce speaks at Big Ten Media Day

Illinois is an intriguing team, returning all of its starters. And the Illini also have added two transfers in Ahmad Starks (Oregon State) and Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall) that John Groce says have made difference. But how will Illinois do without Tracy Abrams, who suffered a knee injury this fall that will force him to miss the season?

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Indiana's Tom Crean: 'You have to be able to rebound'

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Crean talks to reporters

This is a big year for Indiana. The Hoosiers need to rebound from a sub-par season that saw them go 17-15 overall and 7-11 in the Big Ten. Back in 2013, IU won the Big Ten and was one of the top teams in the nation. A key to any return to the form expected from IU fans will be the play on the interior.

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Season ahead: Three big questions for each Big Ten men's basketball team

Are you ready for basketball season? It’s on our doorstep, with Big Ten Media Day 2014 here (watch live on BTN2Go.com) and the season right around the corner.  The Big Ten storylines are plentiful: Wisconsin looks again to reign supreme, Michigan State moves on without stalwarts Adreian Payne and Gary Harris, and great expectations await Nebraska.

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Big Ten links: Updates on Gardner, MSU defense & the ominous SEC West

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A look at Wisconsin's QB situation

In today’s Big Ten links, we look at stories involving Michigan’s plans for Devin Gardner, a rising star at middle linebacker for Michigan State, and a little hoops news from Purdue. And Big Ten fans may not like to read this, but could the powerful SEC West could get three teams into the playoffs? Read and discuss.

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Big Ten links: Penn State vs. Michigan, Rich Rodriguez looks back & more

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Around the Big Ten: Beat writers call in

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Thursday’s Big Ten roundup links to stories from around the Big Ten, including a look at Penn State’s offense heading into Michigan, former Wolverines coach Rich Rodriquez looking back at his Big Ten days, and a story on Minnesota’s outlook against Northwestern. Plus, more links from Big Ten writers. Dive on in.

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