Illinois
Fighting Illini

Turkeys and Tropical Locales

If you ask most national observers about John Beilein’s coaching style, you’ll hear phrases like “live and die by the three” or “offensive-minded.” In Maui, Michigan used none of the above to get an impressive win over Memphis. The Wolverines took their threes, sure, but they weren’t particularly good from there. Instead, they dominated the Tigers in the paint, making those national observers’ collective heads explode.

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Welcome! Big Ten's Best New Faces

Nebraska's Bo Spencer

We’re in the third week of the college basketball season, and it’s time to point out the Big Ten’s best new faces thus far. You know, the first-year players who are off to fast starts, the ones Big Ten fans probably don’t know very well at this point in the young season. These are the guys who may become household names this season and who may be the Big Ten’s top players in coming years.

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Nov. 22 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr.

UMKC at Wisconsin - Men's Basketball Highlights

The Big Ten went 2-1 Tuesday night, with No. 11 Wisconsin thrashing UMKC, Illinois dropping Richmond in the Cancun Classic and No. 15 Michigan falling to No. 6 Duke in the Maui Invitational. Catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. And don’t forget to check out our halftime and final recap stories for all of the games in this post. You can also get results from the five Big Ten women’s games with our women’s hoops roundup. Watch our highlights from Wisconsin’s victory over UMKC now.

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Dienhart: Week 13 Player Rankings

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

The Next Level - Nov. 22, 2011

The best player in the Big Ten? It has been a moving target for much of the season. Several players have occupied the top spot. In what has been the Year of the Running Back, it’s no surprise that a ball carrier tops this week’s edition of the Top 25 Players in the Big Ten.

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Dienhart: Week 13 Best Suggestions

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 22nd Afternoon Update

The Michigan-Ohio State game is the annual exclamation mark on the Big Ten season. This year’s storyline: Can the Wolverines end the Buckeyes’ seven-season run of dominance? A Wolverine victory not only would ease the pain for Michigan fans, but it also will enhance the team’s resume in its bid to earn a BCS at-large bowl slot.

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Week 11 Big Ten NFL Stats

Bernard Pollard

Alfonzo Dennard: One-on-One

Week 11 of the NFL season is in the books, and Big Ten products made quite the impact. All season long, use our Big Ten NFL Stat Tracker to see how ex-Big Ten stars performed each week. Simply click on a player’s name, and the link will lead you to his NFL.com game log. Every Tuesday, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances, plus links to their NFL.com highlights. Watch our interview with Nebraska’s Alfonzo Dennard now and see Brent’s Week 11 winners in this post.

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