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At 8 p.m. ET tonight, BTN/BTN2Go will air a special 2013 NBA Draft edition of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball.” Go behind the scenes with Illinois’ Brandon Paul, Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, as they prepare for this month’s draft.
There are photobombs, and then there is what Ohio State fans did to Michigan legend Desmond Howard. At a recent event, the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner posed for a picture with a fan, while a trio of Ohio State fans spelled out “O,” “H,” and “O” behind him. That, of course, left the unsuspecting Howard and another fan to form the missing “I” in O-H-I-O.
Joey DeNato’s four-hitter helped Indiana to a 2-0 win over Louisville 2-0 in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series in front of a TD Ameritrade Park-record crowd of 27,122. Indiana improved to 49-18 and the Hoosiers face Mississippi State on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. See more in this post, including video highlights, photos, box score, and more links.
It’s the time of week when I reach into my mailbag. Even with the offseason in full swing, there are some good questions this week. Thanks a lot! Let’s get started.
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Sporting News and BTN correspondent Mike DeCourcy has been busy compiling his top 10 position lists. With all the talent the Big Ten returns in 2013-14, it’s only fitting that the conference boasts its share of representatives.
After 30 years, 26 Big Ten Conference championships and countless contributions to his sport, Ed Nuttycombe is retiring from his position as head coach of the Wisconsin men’s track and field program.