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Big Ten Network on Snapchat to take you inside the Big Ten tourney

Ready to go behind the scenes at all sorts of Big Ten sporting events? BTN has added yet another lens to our social media repertoire with the launch of our account on Snapchat. Connect with BigTenNetwork on Snapchat for exclusive content from all the major Big Ten events, college campuses and BTN studios. Have Snapchat on your mobile phone? Come friend us. Our username: bigtennetwork. Don’t know much about Snapchat? Learn more at Snapchat.com. Here’s the link to get the free Snapchat app on iTunes. Do you use an Android device? That version of the free app is in the

Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

And just like that, the Big Ten regular season is over. The final week provided plenty of dramatics, despite Wisconsin entering the week owning a share of the Big Ten crown. The Badgers wrapped up the outright title, their first since 2008, in Tuesday night’s win at rival Minnesota. Now, it’s off to the Big Ten tourney, which starts Wednesday at the United Center. Before we focus all of our attention on the tourney, here’s my recap of the week that was. Biggest surprise: Purdue. No one saw the Boilermakers finishing 12-6 in league action after a sluggish effort in

Photos: @StateFarmCenter tweets pictures of renovations

Section "A" and "B" seats are gone, and the giant tarp is up at @StateFarmCenter! More here: http://t.co/jgNXRVrWZO pic.twitter.com/8wxcLeheVO — State Farm Center (@StateFarmCenter) March 9, 2015 State Farm Center wasted no time getting to work on its latest renovations. It started pretty much right after Illinois’ home finale victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night, in fact. No. 8 seed Illinois opens the Big Ten tourney vs. No. 9 seed Michigan at noon ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Check out several photos of the renovations below. Awesome time-lapse of the load-out of @IlliniHoops and the start of "A" section demolition: http://t.co/xKXDw5YEZA

Video: Illinois' Rayvonte Rice slams home powerful alley-oop

Hours after Indiana’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea slammed home what some called the Big Ten’s top dunk of the season, Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice threw another contender into the mix. Rice threw down a powerful, and I mean powerful, alley-oop in the first half of Illinois’ season finale at Purdue. “Oh my, goodness!” BTN color commentator Jon Crispin said. “I didn’t think there was any chance he was catching that one, but he went Grant Hill on us.” It was a thing of beauty. Check it out in the video above. Hello! Rayvonte Rice just put the "Flyin'" back in the Flyin' Illini

Friday's updates on Big Ten tournament double-bye scenarios

Much of the talk during the final week of the Big Ten men’s basketball regular season revolves around the expanded conference tourney field, and, in particular, the coveted double-byes. The top four teams receive double-byes into next Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Big Ten champ Wisconsin and Maryland have clinched double-byes, but who can claim the remaining two? BTN researcher Harold Shelton lays out the possible Big Ten Tournament scenarios below after Thursday night’s action. 1. Wisconsin (15-2): at Ohio State Already clinched double-bye and #1 seed 2. Maryland (13-4): at Nebraska Already clinched double-bye and #2 seed 3.

Big Ten Hoops: High drama Saturday for Purdue, Illinois and Indiana

The final weekend of the regular season is on our doorstep. And, there isn’t much drama at the top. Wisconsin has sewn up the Big Ten title outright, doing so with a win at Minnesota last night. Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa have NCAA bids basically wrapped up. But Purdue, Illinois and Indiana have some urgency, as they fight to enhance their NCAA resumes this weekend before the Big Ten tourney starts next week in Chicago. Indiana plays host to Michigan State on Saturday needing to taste victory. The Hoosiers began Big Ten play 5-1 and thinking big.