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Watch: Highlights from four Big Ten spring games Saturday

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2:00 PMNebraska at RutgersWatch
3:00 PMNorthwestern at RutgersWatch
5:00 PMIowa at MinnesotaWatch
6:00 PMIowa at IllinoisWatch
6:00 PMPenn St. at IndianaWatch
6:00 PMPurdue at WisconsinWatch
6:30 PMIndiana at Ohio St.Watch
6:30 PMPurdue at MarylandWatch

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all times ET
Tomorrow
2:00 PMNebraska at RutgersWatch
3:00 PMNorthwestern at RutgersWatch
5:00 PMIowa at MinnesotaWatch
6:00 PMIowa at IllinoisWatch
6:00 PMPenn St. at IndianaWatch
6:00 PMPurdue at WisconsinWatch
6:30 PMIndiana at Ohio St.Watch
6:30 PMPurdue at MarylandWatch

Watch hundreds of live non-televised Big Ten events via BTN Plus on BTN2Go.

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Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man of the Year for record third time

This is cool: Jamal Crawford has done something no player in NBA history has done. [ MORE: Eighteen Big Ten names on 2016 NBA Playoff rosters ] The one-and-done Michigan star and current Los Angeles Clippers guard claimed the 2016 NBA Sixth Man of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the award’s first three-time winner. Crawford also earned the honor in 2010, as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, and in 2014, also with the Clippers. Something else cool: At 36, Crawford is the oldest player to win the award, which was created before the 1982-83 season. Crawford averaged 14.2 points,

Here's a look at Michigan State in the last 10 NFL drafts

Michigan State has been one of the Big Ten’s top programs in recent years, winning 11 or more games five times in the last six seasons. But the NFL draft doesn’t reflect that success. Instead, it reinforces the notion that Mark Dantonio and his staff have few peers when it comes to developing talent to fit their system. [ MORE: Watch the Michigan State spring game at 3 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] The results are prodigious, with nine bowl trips including an appearance in the College Football Playoff last season under Dantonio, who routinely turns three-star recruits into

Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Nebraska spring game

To put it mildly, Mike Riley’s debut didn’t go smoothly. Nebraska struggled, no doubt about it, but the squad finished 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing 6-7 season that forever will be remembered by myriad tough losses. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Nebraska spring game on BTN2Go ] There was plenty to work on this spring, as the Huskers welcomed back lots of talent on both sides of the ball, giving the staff a nice nucleus to work with. The progression of quarterback Tommy Armstrong was key. Did he

Big Ten links: Barry Alvarez successor, football news & more

Could former Wisconsin OT Chris McIntosh be the successor to Barry Alvarez as Badger A.D.? McIntosh is an associate A.D. now in Madison, and he’s a rising star in the athletic department. Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that sources say they won’t be surprised to see McIntosh eventually succeed Alvarez. Alvarez, who turns 70 in December, is in his 12th year as athletic director and is under contract through the 2019-20 academic year. He has not talked publicly about retirement, but clearly he believes McIntosh has a bright future. *** Tough blow for Purdue during its spring game

Eighteen former Big Ten stars on 2016 NBA Playoff rosters

The 2016 NBA Playoffs tipped off Saturday, and there are plenty of Big Ten names still playing. Eighteen of them, to be exact, according to NBA.com’s team roster pages. Golden State do-it-all star Draymond Green (Michigan State) headlines the list, and is one of three former Big Ten player of year award winners in the postseason, joining Boston’s Evan Turner (Ohio State) and Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin). If you’re wondering, Michigan’s four playoff players pace the Big Ten, followed by Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, which have three apiece. Here’s the full list. ATLANTA HAWKS Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

Nebraska remembers Brook Berringer on anniversary of death

Monday is the 20th anniversary of Brook Berringer’s death. [ MORE: Watch ‘Unbeaten: The Life of Brook Berringer’ on BTN2Go ] Berringer, the backup quarterback who filled in for an injured Tommie Frazier and led Nebraska to the 1994 national title, died on this day in 1996 when the plane the 22-year-old was piloting crashed in Raymond, Nebraska. Two years ago, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of No. 18’s death, BTN Originals produced “Unbeaten” The Life of Brook Berringer,” a documentary that profiled the quarterback’s story. Watch a clip of the feature in the video at the top of this

Here's a look at Michigan in the last 10 NFL drafts

Michigan hasn’t won the Big Ten since 2004, but the program still has churned out some top talent over the past 10 seasons. The Wolverines have had a storied reputation for producing receivers—and that bears out in the numbers, as Michigan has seen seven wideouts picked since 2006. But where are all of the quarterbacks (one)? There was a time when this program churned out signal-callers, including the likes of Brian Griese, Tom Brady, Elvis Grbac, Chad Henne and Jim Harbaugh, among others. The absence of NFL running backs also is noticeable, as just two Wolverine backs have been selected

Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Penn State spring game

This is a big season for James Franklin, who begins his third campaign in State College looking for a breakthrough. He slowly has built up a depleted roster. And a staff alteration that included changing both coordinators offers intrigue. How will all of this play out for a program that dropped its last four games of 2015? [ MORE: Watch replay of the Penn State spring game on BTN2Go ] You never want to read too much into a spring game, but the Nittany Lions showed many positives in their annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Here is

Big Ten links: List of nation's largest athletic programs & more

USAToday is out with the Top 20 largest athletic programs in the nation. And the Big Ten is well represented with seven entries. The SEC? It has 10. Texas, Oklahoma and Florida State are the lone non-Big Ten and SEC schools in the Top 20. Here’s a look at the Big Ten teams: No. 3 Ohio State No. 4 Michigan No. 10 Penn State No. 12 Wisconsin No. 18 Minnesota No. 19 Michigan State No. 20 Iowa *** Could Mark Dantonio have his best defense yet since arriving at Michigan State? That’s a mouthful. Dantonio said recently that time will