Look Back At The Top Games of 2011-2012

Indiana Hoosiers fan holds up a sign during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Michigan State 70-55. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Duke at Ohio State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Who can forget Christian Watford’s long-distance dagger as the clock hit zero to lift Indiana over Kentucky and set off the part at Assembly Hall? What about William Buford’s Spartan-killing shot from the top of the key last Sunday to propel Ohio State over Michigan State to win a share of the Big Ten title?

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Ask Big Ten Questions, Get Video Responses

We’ve rolled out a new feature here on BTN.com and we think it could be fun. Use the Vyou.com video player embedded in this post and type in your questions about Big Ten men’s basketball and football, and BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart will answer the best ones throughout the days and weeks ahead via the web camera on my laptop computer. Don”t have a question? No problem. Click on any of the previous question links and just watch my answers. Also, I’ll be posting occasional status updates with my latest takes on the news. For instance, we’ll be taking this for a test drive from press row at the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament during and after each game.

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Sunday’s Journey episode is BTN’s highest rated ever

Sunday’s episode of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012 was BTN’s highest-rated original program, according to Nielsen metered market data. The Emmy-nominated series following the Purdue – Indiana men’s basketball game earned a 1.16 household rating in the network’s eight metered markets.*

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Dienhart: Buzz Around Honors, Spring Football

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Big Ten Blast: March 6th Afternoon Update

In another edition of my daily links, I suggest five top stories worth a read plus a handful of others, too. But before I get to my usual breakdown, Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News and a frequent guest on BTN TV rolled out his publication’s All-American team and there are two familiar names on the first team and another one on the All-Freshman team. Read his piece here and see the list of teams here.

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Football Report: An Interview with Penn State's Bill O’Brien

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Bill O’Brien Conversation Pt. 1 Preview

BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo sits down with new Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien on tonight’s “Big Ten Football Report” at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch a preview of the interview now and catch part one of their conversation about being the head coach of the Nittany Lions. Also, look back at the day O’Brien was hired and see the video of his first press conference as Penn State’s new head coach. Previously, DiNardo has interviewed Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Michigan’s Al Borges, and Illinois’ Tim Beckman.

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Get the 2011-12 All-Big Ten hoops teams

Michigan State's Draymond Green

Big Ten Player of the Year: Draymond Green

BTN announced the 2011-12 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Teams live on Monday night. Michigan State star Draymond Green was the only unanimous first-team player and also won Player of the Year from the coaches and the media, while Green’s coach, Tom Izzo, claimed both Coach of the Year honors. As for the highly debated Freshman of the Year laurel, Trey Burke (media) and Cody Zeller (coaches) were both selected. Let the debate continue!

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Michigan claims top spot in power rankings

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Rodney Williams Channels Inner Blake Griffin

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Now that the Big Ten regular season has come to a close, it’s time to release my latest Big Ten men’s hoops power rankings. The rankings are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply my thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands right now and who would win on a neutral court. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina or leave your comments below. Also, did you see my top 10 Big Ten plays from the past week? Watch them and vote for your top play. The latest national polls are out, as well.

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