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Ohio State to honor 2010 national player of the year Evan Turner

As if the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry game Tuesday night needed extra juice, the Buckeyes will honor Evan Turner in a halftime ceremony. [ MORE: Get all of our latest Big Ten pros coverage ] Among the festivities, Turner, the 2010 national player of the year and No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, will have his No. 21 raised to the rafters at Value City Arena. Turner shot 50 percent and averaged 15 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocks in his three seasons in Columbus, Ohio. His memorable 2010 season included these head-turning stats: 52

Rutgers suspends star freshman guard Corey Sanders

(AP) Rutgers star freshman Corey Sanders has been suspended from basketball activities for two weeks for a violation of team rules, coach Eddie Jordan said in a statement released by the school. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Sanders will miss Rutgers’ next four games. Jordan said in a statement Monday: “Although I am disappointed to announce this suspension, I believe that it will serve as

Player Rankings: Denzel Valentine reclaims top spot this week

Down the stretch we come. Believe it or not, there are just three weeks remaining in the regular season. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] We’ll be in Indianapolis for the Big Ten tourney before we know it. Here’s a look at my latest Big Ten Player Rankings, which features a new No. 1. 1. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. Valentine put together another epic

Indiana (No. 22/No. 21) reenters latest AP & Coaches polls

Indiana is back in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Monday. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] The Hoosiers, who beat Iowa and lost to Michigan State this past week, are No. 22 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll, giving the Big Ten five ranked teams. Iowa paces the Big Ten in the AP Poll (No. 4; No. 6 in

BTN's Jon Crispin, Mike DeCourcy debate Big Ten Player of the Year

Three weeks remain, and the race for Big Ten Player of the Year looks more and more like a great two-man battle. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Big Ten fans know the top contenders well. They are Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff (46%; 18.8 ppg; 6.7 rpg; 1.2 apg; 0.7 spg; 3 bpg) and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine (47%; 19.5 ppg; 7.7 rpg; 7.1 apg; 1 spg).

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

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. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Here’s a look at this week’s action. Game of the week: Wisconsin at Michigan State, Thursday. Neither team

Big Ten links: White-hot Wisconsin, D'Angelo Russell & much more

Anymore questions about Greg Gard after that monster win at Maryland? I hope not. Here’s hoping the “interim” tag gets taken off at some point for Gard, whose team is riding a seven-game winning streak and making a push for the Big Dance. *** I am still miffed as to why Maryland’s Diamond Stone wasn’t booted from the game Saturday for intentionally trying to ram the head of Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown into the court. Officials say because Stone used an open hand instead of a closed hand, it wasn’t a flagrant 2 foul … just a flagrant 1. Open hand,

BTN to air seven Big Ten Winter Championships & Hockey tourney

BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including wrestling, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics and the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament in 2016. Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Michigan on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 29, from Purdue. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 17-20) and men (Feb. 24-27) can be viewed live on BTN

BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers' prison-to-college program opens up better life paths

Reflecting on when he began tutoring young inmates over a decade ago, Donald Roden modestly says, “I certainly didn’t anticipate this in 2002.” From those humble origins came the Mountainview Program, now a successful prison-to-college pathway at Rutgers. Roden, a professor of Japanese history at the university, began as a volunteer GED tutor at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility. Over time, he learned that community-college courses were offered to inmates who’d earned their GED. Two years later, he established a program to bridge the gap between correctional facilities and a college education. With support and advice from his colleagues and