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70 Big Ten student-athletes to compete at NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships

The Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C., will play host to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. ET each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 70 Big Ten student-athletes from 10 different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 30 individual titles, including a conference-leading 10 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Six Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Minnesota appears at No. 14, followed by No. 15 Indiana and No. 17 Michigan. Purdue

Big Ten links: Illini bounced from NIT, 10 great NCAA moments & more

In Wednesday's Big Ten links, we look at Illinois' first-round knockout in the NIT. Plus, what's the status of Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson? And did you see this great list of ten top NCAA tourney videos? Get caught up on this morning's Big Ten headlines.

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Catch the season finale of 'The Journey' at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday

On the season finale of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015,” debuting Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, our crew takes you inside the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament chronicling all the moments from the teams’ arrivals to the final celebration. Watch a bonus scene from this week’s show to get a taste of all that our crew filmed last week. Then join us at Wednesday for the final episode of the 2015 season. Follow “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We’re also on Facebook and

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Audio: Hear Big Ten men's hockey coaches preview the tourney

On Tuesday the six Big Ten hockey coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the country to preview the Big Ten Hockey Tournament being held in Detroit March 19-21. Jump inside to listen to the coaches and get details on how to watch all of the games. Listen to each of the six men’s coaches below. Beginning Thursday and running through Saturday, all games of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament air live on BTN TV and BTN2Go from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The postseason honors came out Monday afternoon. Below are the BTN2Go links for

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Athlon: Joey Bosa tops Big Ten's pre-spring top 15 player rankings

Who is the Big Ten’s best football player as we prepare for next month’s spring games? It’s Ohio State stud defensive end Joey Bosa, according to Athlon’s pre-spring player rankings. Bosa, the 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, beat out Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook for the top spot. The publication ranked Bosa No. 1 because “he should be one of college football’s top defenders in 2015.” Indeed. Bosa was dominant in 2014, recording 55 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, a Big Ten-leading 13.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, and he should only get better in 2015. Ohio

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NCAA tournament capsule: Wisconsin Badgers, No. 1 West

A season after a memorable Final Four run, Wisconsin is a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history. Like last season, the Badgers are in the West Region, and they could meet a couple of the same foes (Oregon and Arizona) on their way to another Final Four. Get my Wisconsin NCAA tourney capsule below. No. 1 WISCONSIN vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina, Friday, Omaha, Neb. Bo Ryan NCAA record: 20-13. Made Final Four in 2014 Last tourney appearance: 2014, lost to Kentucky in Final Four Best-case scenario: National championship. The Badgers already have a program record-tying

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NCAA tournament capsule: Maryland Terrapins, No. 4 Midwest

It was an incredible Big Ten debut for Maryland,which finished second en route to punching its first NCAA tournament berth since 2010. The Terrapins, the No. 4 seed in the Midwest, open the tourney Thursday vs. No. 13 Valparaiso, one of five Indiana teams in the region. Get my Maryland NCAA capsule below. NO. 4 MARYLAND VS. No. 13 Valparaiso, Thursday, Louisville Mark Turgeon NCAA record: 5-5. Last tourney appearance: 2010, lost to Michigan State in second round Best-case scenario: Sweet 16. Enough with the belly-aching about the No. 4 seed. Yes, Maryland was jobbed and deserved a No. 3

Badgers, Gophers to square off in women's Frozen Four on Friday

Friday brings a renewal to the rivalry between the Wisconsin and Minnesota women’s hockey teams as the Badgers (29-6-4) meet Minnesota (32-3-4) in the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four. The game is in Minneapolis at 5 p.m. Last week the Gophers advanced with a 6-2 win over RIT while the Badgers dominated Boston University 5-1. Find video highlights in this post. This is the second straight season the Badgers and Gophers meet in the Frozen Four; Minnesota beat Wisconsin 5-3 last year. This season Minnesota went 3-0-1 against Wisconsin. The winner advances to Sunday and plays the winner of Harvard-Boston College. Here’s

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NCAA tournament capsule: Michigan State Spartans, No. 7 East

Michigan State is back in the NCAA tournament for the 18th straight season, tying the Big Ten record (Indiana, 1986-2003). Tom Izzo and the Spartans, the No. 7 seed in the East, draw No. 10 Georgia in their opening game Friday. Get my Michigan State NCAA tourney capsule below. NO. 7 MICHIGAN STATE vs. No. 10 Georgia, Friday, Charlotte Tom Izzo NCAA record: 42-16. Won national title in 2000; reached Final Four in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 Last tourney appearance: 2014, lost to eventual national champ UConn in regional final Best-case scenario: Final Four. The Spartans arrive on