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Three Big Ten players have announced they are going pro, including Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross. Other Big Ten stars have a decision looming, and the deadline is April 27. Who will stay, and who will go? I asked NBA draft analyst Ed Isaacson for his Big Ten draft thoughts.
Minnesota’s NIT semifinal overtime win over Florida State on Tuesday night wasn’t a thing of beauty. But, it doesn’t matter. The triumph means that the Golden Gophers will play SMU for the NIT title on Thursday night.
Tomorrow morning, I’ll zip my suitcase, grab my bags and head to the airport. For the next few days, Dallas is my home and AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium is my office.
When the season dawned, Michigan State was the consensus pick to win the Big Ten. And for good reason, with talents like Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Keith Appling and Branden Dawson, among others.
If you weren’t hungry, you will be after reading this: Barack Obama was in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, and as everyone must do while on Michigan’s campus, the President went to Zingerman’s for lunch. His order: A Reuben sandwich. See a few pictures of Obama’s visit to Zingerman’s in this post.
Coaches love to fire up the home fanbase when they speak at fundraisers. The latest example comes from Ohio State offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who spoke at the team’s spring football kickoff luncheon on Wednesday. Warinner delighted the crowd with a couple jokes at heated rival Michigan’s expense. See the jokes in this post.
Three Big Ten teams have a shot at a championship this week, and our “#BTNLive” show wants to know which one has the best shot at taking home a title. Is it the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, Minnesota men’s basketball team, or Minnesota’s men’s hockey team? Vote for your choice in this post and then watch Rick Pizzo, Howard Griffith and Stephen Bardo will discuss that and much more tonight at 6 p.m. ET on “#BTNLive.”