Three-Pointers: A Big Ten Battle for Tourney Byes

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Lewis Jackson: One-on-One

With a little more than a week to go, it has come down to Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan in the race for the Big Ten title. But other story lines exist. Which four teams will secure first-round byes in the Big Ten tourney? The Spartans, Buckeyes and Wolverines look like locks for three of the slots. But who will get the fourth? Wisconsin? Indiana? Purdue? Or, how about white-hot Iowa?

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Big Ten Geeks: Minnesota's Bubble Bursts

Another night, another set of at-large hopes dashed. On Wednesday evening, Minnesota hoped to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive, at least for another few days, with a crucial home matchup against Michigan State. Things were looking up when the Gophers took a nine-point lead with just over 10 minutes remaining. Maybe Minnesota really would pull this off and get back onto the bubble.

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Track, swimming championships this weekend

The 2012 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships is being held at the University of Nebraska’s Bob Devany Sport Center Indoor Track. Click here live results and schedule of events from Huskers.com. Also, Iowa hosts the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 22-25 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool in Iowa City, Iowa. Click here for complete updates from HawkeyeSports.com. When will these events and others air on TV? Click inside this post.

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Who Survives This Bubble Team Scramble?

Selection Sunday is March 11. Time is running out for teams to enhance their resumes for an NCAA tourney at-large berth. Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana all look like locks for the Big Dance, with one winning the automatic bid and the others at-large spots. And Penn State and Nebraska appear to be but out.

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Next show explores safety developments

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Impact the World: Safety - Iowa Promo

A new episode of BTN’s new original series, Impact The World, airs at 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday. Hosted by Dennis Haysbert, the weekly program showcases some of the incredible Big Ten breakthroughs that are changing lives in the United States and around the world. The final installment of the eight-episode series will explore ground-breaking safety developments from three Big Ten universities, ranging from the military and law enforcement to homeland security:

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Iowa's Gatens Tops Friday's Web Links

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Big Ten Blast: Feb. 24th Morning Edition

Spanning the Big Ten globe while we wait for those red-hot Iowa Hawkeyes to cool off. I think Matt Gatens is still shooting three-pointers from somewhere near Keokuk. Swish—again. Light it up! Sweet-shooting Matt Gatens and the fans brought electricity back to Carver Hawkeye, writes Marc Hansen of the Des Moines Register. And as far as bobblehead nights go, this was one to remember,  says Rick Brown of Des Moines Register. And a win over ranked Indiana? A win over ranked Wisconsin? Yep, this was the best week for Iowa basketball in a long time, writes Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Read more Big Ten links in this post.

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Ohio State's Prahalis scores record 42 in win

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Samantha Prahalis Interview - Feb. 23, 2012

On Thursday night Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis had a game for the ages as the Buckeyes senior guard scored a school-record 42 points in her last home game and Ohio State beat Minnesota 81-56. She finished with six rebounds, four assists and three steals before leaving to a standing ovation with 2:27 left after breaking Katie Smith’s 1994 record by hitting two free throws.

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