Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE
The Big Ten title game is almost upon us, and who better to break down Nebraska and Wisconsin than coordinators from other Big Ten schools? I dialed up six Big Ten coordinators from both sides of the ball and talked off the record with the guys who watched film, prepared game plans and stared down each team on a Saturday this fall. I asked them for their frank, candid and unvarnished analysis of each team.
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The men’s portion of the two-day ACC-Big Ten Challenge is complete and the women’s team finish off their side of the event Thursday night (scoreboard here). We went through the dozens of available photos from the past two days and pulled out our favorites from the men’s and women’s games for the photo gallery in this post. Want to see all of our photo galleries? We store them over on the BTN.com photo gallery page.
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The good news for Michigan? The Wolverines are going to their second bowl in a row. The bad news? It’s not a BCS bowl. And a big reason why is because of uneven offensive line and tailback play. Oh, and Brady Hoke says there will be no quick fixes to either area. Read about that and other football news in my daily links.
Tune into BTN/BTN2Go and BTN.com leading up to the and through Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship for extensive coverage from Indianapolis this weekend. Join BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com editor Brent Yarina for a live blog from the press box. In addition to their analysis and observations we’ll be adding selected in-game highlights, photos, tweets and quarterly game stories.
Six more Big Ten men’s basketball teams played in the second night of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. While the two conferences finished the two-day event tied with six wins apiece, the Big Ten keeps the Commissioners Cup. The Big Ten won last year’s event 8-4, and with a tie the Cup stays with the conference that won the previous year.
Illinois’s Joseph Bertrand showed off some acrobatics on Wednesday night against Georgia Tech, including the twisting shot in this video. Up 62-58 in the second half, Bertrand takes the ball almost the length of the court, leaps a good distance from the rim, twists in the air, and banks the shot in off the glass. And he drew the foul. Bertrand finished with 15 points, one of four Illini players in double digits.
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Mason Plumlee scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift No. 2 Duke to a 73-68 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. Ohio State (4-1) struggled shooting the ball in the game. The Buckeyes made 70 percent of their free throws (16-of-23) and they shot 34 percent (23-of-67) from the field.
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