Have an extra schedule card? This guy wants it

Remember the uberly successful beanie babies promotional giveaway the Chicago Cubs launched in 1997? Chances are Kevin Schneider does. Schneider, like many hardcore sports fans, looks forward to any and every promotional giveaway. You might even say he circles his calendar for such days around the Chicago area.

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Big Ten, Ivy League to study head injuries in sports

The Big Ten Conference and the Ivy League, in conjunction with the Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), have announced plans to engage in a co-sponsored, cross-institutional research collaboration to study the effects of head injuries in sports, continuing efforts dating back more than two years.

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BTN School Days: Ohio State Buckeyes

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Aaron Craft Heads to the Final Four

As easy as one, two, three. The Ohio State men’s basketball team claimed a share of its third consecutive Big Ten championship this spring to highlight the school’s 2011-12 academic season. The Buckeyes didn’t stop at the regular-season crown, though, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tourney and advancing to its first Final Four since Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. led the way in 2006-07. Ohio State lost to eventual runner-up Kansas in the national semis, but it was another memorable season for Thad Matta and the Buckeyes.

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Your 2012 BTN Awards Show Winners

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema hoists the Big Ten Championship trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Wisconsin won 42-39. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Jesse Owens Award: Draymond Green

BTN aired its fifth annual BTN Awards Show on Monday night. The biggest winners: Michigan State’s Draymond Green and Ohio State’s Christina Manning, the winners of the Big Ten’s prestigious Jesse Owens and Suzy Favor Awards, respectively. Dave Revsine, Mike Hall and Rick Pizzo hosted the hour-long special, which also handed out awards for categories such as “Breakout Performer” and “Game of the Year,” to name a couple. See all the award winners and watch video from each category in this post.

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Report: Sullinger medically flagged by NBA doctors

This is not the news former Ohio State basketball star Jared Sullinger wanted to hear — especially a little less than two weeks before the 2012 NBA Draft. On Monday, ESPN.com reported that Sullinger was medically flagged by NBA doctors who are concerned about his back. According to the report, Sullinger, who was expected to be a lottery pick, underwent a series of tests at the draft combine last week and NBA doctors are advising their teams not to draft him in the first round.

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