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3:00 PMLSU at IndianaWatch
4:00 PMPepperdine at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMGeorgetown at Rutgers Watch
7:00 PMIowa St. at NebraskaWatch
7:30 PMGeorgetown at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMSan Diego at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMArizona St. at IowaWatch

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Big Ten links: Brady Hoke's house for sale, top Big Ten games & more

If you need a house near Ann Arbor, Brady Hoke has put his $3 million digs up for sale. Imagine the thrill you’ll get telling dinner guests you sleep where Brady used to sleep. Mlive.com says the five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home was built in 2013 and has an assessed value of $956,500, giving it an estimated fair market value of roughly $1.9 million. The home has a finished basement and a 1,900-square-foot attached garage. It has 16 rooms and an outdoor patio features a built-in grill and a waterfall. *** I know Penn State has a soft schedule—probably the easiest in

Ohio State graphic lets Michigan fans know who led nation in attendance

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Big Ten links: NCAA rule changes, Penn State bowl revenue & more

It’s official: The NCAA has adopted men’s basketball rules, including a shorter shot clock. The NCAA announced the news in a tweet Monday afternoon, confirming that Division I men’s basketball teams will play with a 30-second shot clock. It also announced a four-foot restricted-area arc and that there will be four timeouts instead of five (with no more than three carrying over from the first to the second half). The measures are aimed at improving the on-court product after a regular season marked by low-scoring, slow-paced games. Expanding the charge circle is expected to reduce the amount of collisions in the

Illinois' memorable season ends with Super Regional loss to Vanderbilt

Tyler Jay struck out six in 6.1 innings, but it wasn’t enough as Vanderbilt defeated Illinois, 4-2, in Game 2 of the Champaign Super Regional on Monday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Fighting Illini (50-10-1) finish the 2015 season with a school record 50 wins. Junior Ryan Nagle led Illinois with three hits, while sophomore Pat McInerney added two hits and an RBI for the Fighting Illini. Vanderbilt’s Philip Pfeifer was outstanding on the mound, holding the Illini to just seven hits and two runs in 6.2 innings of work. With the victory, Vanderbilt, the

Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay selected No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Twins

Less than an hour after his season ended with a 4-2 loss to Vanderbilt in a Super Regional matchup, Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay was selected No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. [ MORE: Take a closer look at Illini relief pitcher Tyler Jay ] Jay becomes the highest draft pick in Fighting Illini history. The lefty was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year after finishing the year with 14 saves and a sub-1.00 ERA. With Jay landing in the first round, the Big Ten has now had

NCAA shortens shot clock, makes changes to improve pace of game

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Monday approved a package of proposals and areas of focus for officials in men’s basketball to improve the pace of play, better balance offense with defense and reduce the physicality in the sport. Here are some of the biggest changes, according to NCAA.com: Shot clock reduced to 30 seconds. Teams will have one fewer team timeout (only three can carry over instead of four) in the second half. Timeouts called within 30 seconds of a break (at the 16:30 mark) or at any time after the scheduled media timeout becomes the media timeout.