Big Ten men's teams roll in openers

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Stony Brook at Indiana - Men's Basketball Highlights

BTN and Big Ten men’s basketball returned to the court tonight with Indiana beating Stony Brook in the first of nine Big Ten season openers. Other Friday night winners include Michigan, Purdue, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, and Nebraska while Michigan State fell to No. 1 North Carolina. Did you miss this week’s season preview shows? Watch them online at BTN2Go.com. Click here to view the men’s preview show and here to view the women’s preview show. Get all the night’s action our men’s basketball scoreboard page or dive down into this post for quick recaps and links on all nine games.

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Friday Volleyball Roundup

Penn State vs Nebraska Volleyball

John Cook Interview - Nebraska Volleyball

The No. 2 Nebraska Volleyball team (21-2, 14-1) swept the Indiana Hoosiers, 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-20) at University Gym Friday night.  Watch now as Big Ten Student U talks with Nebraska head coach John Cook after that game. Dive inside for coverage of the Ohio State-Penn State match-up.

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Interim PSU President Took Questions Friday

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PSU Interim President Press Conference

Rodney Erickson, Penn State’s interim president, met with the media on Friday afternoon at the end of a long and extraordinary week for the school and the football program. Asked if Mike McQueary was placed on leave for his conduct or to ensure his safety, Erickson said it was “a complicated situation.” “What became clear is that, under any circumstances, he would not be able to function in a coaching role,” Erickson said in his first news conference as president. He replaced Graham Spanier who, like Paterno, was fired Wednesday night. Read more about an incredible even days at the school here.

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The Journey: Michigan Makes the Tourney

A great moment in the season finale of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2011.  After riding the ups and downs of the Big Ten basketball season all year, the Michigan Wolverines played the waiting game on Selection Sunday.  The wait was well worth it.

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Penn State Boosts Weekend Security

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Big Ten Blast: Nov. 11th Afternoon Update

Penn State announced extra security measures for Saturday’s football game as well as any home athletic events through Sunday. “Bags of any sort, including purses, will not be permitted at the Bryce Jordan Center, Greenburg Ice Pavilion, Jeffrey Field and Rec Hall,” the school announced. A,so, all fans at the football game are encouraged to wear blue. Also fans are encouraged to arrive at the football stadium gates earlier than usual as the extra safety measures may delay fans entrance into the stadium. Inspections will be more deliberate and thorough, and the University’s regulation on bags will be strictly enforced.

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Penn State, Northwestern advance to championship

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Men's Soccer Semi-Finals Wrap-up

Northwestern advanced to the Big Ten Conference Men’s Soccer Championship by defeating Indiana 1-1 (3-2 on penalty kicks) on Friday at Michigan. Wisconsin could come back and fell 1-0 to Penn State in the second semifinal. The championship match will be played Sunday at noon ET and the game will air live on the Big Ten Network. Check out the Big Ten men’s soccer page at BigTen.org and the tournament central page at MGoBlue.com as Michigan hosts the 2011 tournament.

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Marking a return to football

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Penn State Board of Trustees Meeting

As another Big Ten football Saturday approaches, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart posts his usual weekly football previews, his weekend selections and his list of notable things to keep an eye on, but it comes against the backdrop of more updates on the Penn State story. Earlier Friday Penn State Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Garban pledged to support interim President Rod Erickson as the board works “for the future of this institution that we respect and love.” We’ve put a video clip from this morning’s meeting in this post. Meanwhile, former Nittany Lions player Rich Mauti expects at least 75 former players to attend Saturday’s game in a show of support for the school after the late announcement Thursday night that assistant coach Mike McQueary won’t be there and has been placed on administrative leave.

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