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Bronson Koenig Q&A: Attention to detail powers winning streak

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No team in the Big Ten or the nation is hotter than Wisconsin. The Badgers are riding a seven-game winning streak that has them fourth in the Big Ten with a 16-9 overall record and an 8-4 Big Ten mark. Tonight, they face Michigan State. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart talked to Badgers guard Bronson Koenig ahead of the game.

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Big Ten links: Big hoops upset, spring football news & more

Feb 17, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Patrick Chambers reacts to a call against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Watch Pat Chambers talk about the win

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Penn State scores a big win over Iowa. Nebraska announces the spring football date. What’s all this about a former Penn State football player’s tattoo? And Ohio State’s strength coach talks about the football team’s progress. Read our Thursday Big Ten news digest now.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Tom Dienhart answers your questions

Feb 13, 2016; College Park, MD, USA; Wisconsin Badgers bench celebrates after guard Zak Showalter (not pictured) scores during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Xfinity Center. Wisconsin Badgers defeated Maryland Terrapins 70-57.

Greg Gard joins BTN Live

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Do the Badgers will make the tournament? What’s ahead for Minnesota basketball? Read Tom Dienhart’s answers to your weekly emails, then drop him your own note. he reads them all and responds to the best ones each week.

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Game Rankings: Wisconsin-Michigan State rematch tops slate

Jan 17, 2016; Madison, WI, USA;  Michigan State Spartans forward Deyonta Davis (23) works to move the bal around Wisconsin Badgers forward Alex Illikainen (25) at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 77-76. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin nip Michigan State

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The season is hitting the home stretch. And everyone is chasing Iowa, which sits atop the Big Ten standings a game head of Maryland and Indiana. And, it doesn’t look like the Hawkeyes are in peril of losing this week.

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Big Ten Whiteboard: Rivalry week, plus Wisconsin at Michigan State

Jan 17, 2016; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Charlie Thomas (left) and teammate Vitto Brown celebrate the team's victory over the Michigan State Spartans. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 77-76 at the Kohl Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Happ sends Badgers past Spartans

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An interesting week that is highlighted by a couple of rivalry games, with Purdue at Indiana and Michigan at Ohio State. But neither is even the best game—that’s Wisconsin at Michigan State. Plus, Iowa has a dangerous road game at Penn State.

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Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

Feb 13, 2016; College Park, MD, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Greg Gard directs his team during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins  at Xfinity Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

BTN analysts discuss Diamond Stone ruling

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An eventful week, with Maryland seeing a long home winning streak end, Indiana enduring highs (win vs. Iowa) and lows (loss at Michigan State) and Wisconsin emerging as the hottest team. When the dust settled, the Hawkeyes stood alone atop the Big Ten.

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2016 spring football preview: Indiana Hoosiers

Sep 26, 2015; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson yells  during the third quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Indiana defeated Wake Forest 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Devine Redding hurdles rival Purdue

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In his fifth season in Bloomington, Indiana, Kevin Wilson enjoyed a breakthrough by leading the Hoosiers to their first bowl since 2007. Now, he wants to take the program another step toward: winning a bowl. Wilson and Co., are on track. But work needs to be done to move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.

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Big Ten links: Read Friday's hoops & football headlines digest

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In men’s hoops, Indiana turned some head by dropping No. 4 Iowa while Penn State is set up for a run at the postseason. In football, The NCAA is proposing new video reviews of targeting fouls. And one Big Ten athletic director announces he is stepping down. Read all about that and more in Friday’s headlines digest.

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Big Ten links: Do these 4 teams have tourney title shot?

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Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News takes a look at 16 teams that could win it all in March. Stewart Mandel of FOXSports.com has built his dream football coaching staff. Who made the cut? And attention Penn State: There might just be a new “Linebacker U” in town. Catch up on Thursday’s Big Ten basketball and football headlines.

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2016 spring football preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

Nov 7, 2015; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) runs for a touchdown after getting by Purdue Boilermakers safety Brandon Roberts (1) at Ross Ade Stadium. Illinois defeated Purdue 48-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Ke'Shawn Vaughn rips off long TD run at Purdue

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There is a lot to work on this spring in Champaign for an Illinois squad coming off a 5-7 record. Bill Cubit has shaken up his staff in hopes of impressing the administration with a good 2016.

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Bracketology: Don't forget about surging Wisconsin Badgers

Feb 4, 2016; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers fans display their affection for Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes during the game with the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 79-68. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Nigel Hayes, literally, drops the mic

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It’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA hopes with a weekly check of the mock brackets from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN. The Big Ten continues to look like a six-bid league. But Wisconsin—winners of five in a row–is making some noise in Lunardi’s analysis.

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Big Ten links: Caleb Swanigan effect, NU postseason & more

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Big game tonight at Purdue with Michigan State in town. Graham Couch has an interesting take. If you recall, Boiler star big man Caleb Swanigan originally committed to Michigan State … but flipped to Purdue. Had he landed in East Lansing, it may have disrupted the development of Matt Costello and Deyonta Davis. You see … everything happens for a reason.

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