Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 12 predictions. It was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, which means they jump Dienhart and move into sole possession of first place.
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Entering the season, we heard a lot about how Michigan State big man Adreian Payne had extended his range. That may be true, but Payne spends most of his time down low, and for good reason. In Sunday’s 69-41 victory over Texas Southern, the 6-foot-10 junior threw down two highlight-reel dunks. Watch his alley-oop on the inbound pass now and see his athletic and powerful putback of a missed 3-pointer in this post.
There were seven Big Ten women’s basketball games Sunday. The most surprising result: South Dakota State upset No. 15 Nebraska, 60-55. The Big Ten’s other ranked team, No. 9 Penn State, drilled Lafayette, 75-34. Catch up on all the day’s stats, results and video in this post.
As you recover from the excitement of that overtime thriller between Ohio State and Wisconsin, check out the five things I learned on Saturday. Time is running out on teams searching for bowl eligibility. I’m looking at you, Purdue and Michigan State.
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Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday that the Big Ten is in “advanced discussions” with Maryland and Rutgers about joining the Big Ten.
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Every Sunday during the college football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo hits Twitter to share his thoughts from the previous day’s slate of games. What did DiNardo have to say about Week 12 Big Ten action? Read all of his Sunday Ruminations in this post.
Four Big Ten men’s soccer teams were battling for Sweet 16 berths Sunday, and two emerged victorious. Indiana topped Xavier, 4-1, and Northwestern shut out Marquette, 1-0, to advance to the third round. Michigan State and Michigan lost to Notre Dame and Akron, respectively. Get box scores and recaps from all four games in this post.