Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don’t deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game. Asked if he’s insulted by the sentiment, he says he’s not.
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It’s time for my final regular season Big Ten Player Rankings. This week, Le’Veon Bell and Jordan Hill reenter the list following jaw-dropping individual performances. See all the latest changes in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa.
BTN presents the live announcement of both coaches’ and media All-Big Ten teams during Monday’s “All-Conference Selection Show” at 7 p.m. ET. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Chris Martin appear on the 60-minute show, which will feature several interviews with selected winners.
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On our final point/counterpoint, we’ll deal with the question that all Big Ten fans care the most about: who will finish in last place?
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In the wake of Wisconsin’s lopsided loss at the hands of Florida, I urged caution. It was early. Florida is really good, and they were playing at home. Surely, it wouldn’t be long before Bo Ryan had his team playing well enough to put any fears about the Badgers missing the NCAA Tournament to rest.
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It was a busy past week, what with the Big Ten adding Maryland and Rutgers, in addition to the final week of the football regular season. Oh, and basketball season is well underway, as well. See BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories from the week that was in this post.