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Sweet 16 Preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Notre Dame

In early January, Wisconsin was 9-9 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. A ticket to the Big Dance? It seemed to be a longshot at that point. This team looked lost. But, it all changed after a loss at Northwestern that proved to be the nadir for the Badgers in their 9-9 start. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Wisconsin went 11-3 from that point to now, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six years. Now, the Badgers have their sights set on getting back to the Final Four for the

Pizzo: Addition of Notre Dame strengthens Big Ten hockey

The proactive addition of Notre Dame means Big Ten hockey has yet another historically successful program with national appeal, and one with Big Ten ties, as longtime head coach Jeff Jackson played at Michigan State.

Wisconsin, Indiana on Pomeroy's 2016-17 college hoops rankings

We are smack in the middle of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, but that hasn’t stopped college basketball publications from getting a step ahead of the game. [ MORE: Indiana-UNC preview | @BTNStatsGuys crunch the numbers ] College hoops guru Ken Pomeroy, who uses a statistical formula for rankings, released his Top 10 rankings for the 2016-17 college basketball season. Pomeroy posted his rankings on Twitter early Monday morning. He lists two Big Ten teams, Indiana and Wisconsin, in his Top 10. The Badgers come in at No. 8 on his list, while Indiana is listed as the No. 9-ranked team

Indiana-UK draws most viewers of opening week NCAA tourney games

Throw Indiana and Kentucky men’s basketball on TV, and people are going to watch. A lot of people. [ MORE: Indiana-UNC preview | @BTNStatsGuys crunch the numbers ] To little surprise, the two powerhouse programs’ East Region quarterfinal game drew the largest audience of all opening weekend NCAA tournament games. A total of 10.5 million people tuned in to Indiana’s 73-67 victory over Kentucky, the programs’ first meeting since the Wildcats topped the Hoosiers, 102-90, in the 2012 NCAA tournament on their way to claiming the NCAA crown. The teams met twice that season, if you recall, as Indiana knocked

Sweet 16 preview: No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 1 Kansas

Some in College Park, Maryland, are calling Maryland’s game vs. Kansas the biggest in a generation for the program. Hyperbole? A bit. Still, no matter how you label it, this is a big one for the Terps. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] No doubt, great opportunity awaits a Maryland program that in the preseason some were hailing as the best in the nation. That didn’t materialize, as the Terps didn’t even win the Big Ten regular-season crown or get to the league tourney title game. Regardless, Maryland can make amends for any perceived shortcomings during the season

Sweet 16 preview: No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 1 North Carolina

It’s all right there for the taking for Indiana in the East Region: A trip to the Final Four. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] But, to get there, the Hoosiers will need to knock off mighty North Carolina, a No. 1 seeded squad that is peaking. The Tar Heels are a talented club that has experience. They won’t flinch or be intimidated. The last time Indiana got to the Sweet 16, in 2013, it fell to Syracuse, 61-50. That was an uber-talented Hoosier squad that was a No. 1 seed and was led by Cody Zeller, Victor

Gene Smith doesn't see Ohio State taking spring practice to Florida

Who knows if college football teams will be permitted to take parts of spring practice to, say, Florida in the future, as Jim Harbaugh and Michigan did earlier this month. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] If the rules allow for it, don’t expect Michigan’s fierce rival Ohio State to leave Columbus, Ohio, for spring break. Ohio State AD Gene Smith alluded to this while speaking to the media Tuesday. See his direct quite in the tweet above. Urban Meyer seems to agree, although he did previously seem open to the idea. Interesting

Rutgers introduces new men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell

(AP) Steve Pikiell has been hired as Rutgers’ basketball coach after leading Stony Brook to its first NCAA Tournament this season. The university’s Board of Governors on Tuesday approved a five-year, $8 million contract. Pikiell succeeds Eddie Jordan, who was fired after a 7-25 season. The Scarlet Knights have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991. They won three games in the Big Ten in the last two years, their only victory this season coming in the regular-season finale. Pikiell won just four games in his first season at Stony Brook in 2005-06. His teams won 20 games in

@BTNStatsGuys: Your statistical look at Big Ten Sweet 16 matchups

We’ve reached the Sweet 16, and three Big Ten teams remain. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Big Ten outright champ Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin all advanced to their respective regional semifinals with a pair of wins last weekend. Two of the teams draw No. 1 seeds (Indiana plays North Carolina and Maryland plays overall No. 1 Kansas), while Wisconsin faces No. 6 seed Notre Dame. With wins Friday night, Indiana and Wisconsin would meet in the regional final with a Final Four berth on the line. BTN researcher Harold Shelton takes an in-depth statistical look at the

Big Ten links: It's time to check out all of Tuesday's top headlines

How about those Wisconsin Badgers? Know this: In close games, this team won’t flinch under Greg Gard. Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes Wisconsin fell by two points to Western Illinois, by one to UW-Milwaukee and by two to Marquette early in the season. Big Ten losses to Purdue, Indiana, Maryland and Northwestern — by a combined 15 points — left UW 2-7 in games decided by six points or fewer. “I think we forget about how many close games we were in from early on in the season,” UW assistant coach Lamont Paris said. “We had one-possession games,