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Yarina: My preseason basketball lists

As BTN.com editor I watch a lot of Big Ten basketball each season. Here are my selections from Big Ten Basketball Media Day. Our senior writer Tom Dienhart posted his similar list over here. Compare and contrast, and leave your selections at the bottom of my post. I’m sure fans have differing views. STANDINGS 1. Indiana. So much depth, so much talent, and so many expectations. 2. Michigan. Only issue is leadership, with Zack Novak and Stu Douglass gone. 3. Michigan State. Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix’s length will give foes fits. 4. Ohio State. Few talk about it, but

Watch Thursday's Basketball Media Day live online

Big Ten basketball fans, get ready to watch Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day live online via the Big Ten Digital Network for free. We’ll be streaming live the press conferences for both the men’s and women’s coaches. Both events start at 9 a.m. ET and run up to about noon. On Thursday morning, Use this link to get to the men’s event and use this link to watch the women’s event. Later Thursday we’ll have archived video available in our BTN.com video gallery. Also, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com editor Brent Yarina will file reports to BTN.com

Did You See This? 'Hoosier Hysteria' intro video

If you’re an Indiana basketball fan, you’ll love the IUAthletics YouTube video in this post. Even if you don’t like Indiana, you’ll enjoy the editing and execution. The video is called “Then and Now,” and as the fans who saw it tip off Saturday’s “Hoosier Hysteria” can attest, it blends Indiana’s rich history with the current roster, in photos and video. Cody Zeller and Will Sheehey on the bench as Bob Knight tosses the chair? Check. Damon Bailey passing to Victor Oladipo? Check. [RELATED: Big Ten beat writers pick Indiana to win loaded Big Ten] That’s a really impressive video.

Big Ten beat writers pick Indiana to win Big Ten title

In anticipation of Thursday’s Big Ten basketball media day, Big Ten beat writers released their Writers’ Poll on Tuesday. Twenty-four writers, two from each school, participated in ranking the teams, 1-through-12, and 21 of them predicted preseason No. 1 Indiana to win the conference. The other three picked Michigan. See the entire poll in this post. [RELATED: See Brent Yarina’s preseason Big Ten Player Rankings] Here’s how the writers voted: 1. Indiana 2. Michigan 3. Ohio State 4. Michigan State 5. Wisconsin 6. Minnesota 7. Iowa 8. Purdue 9. Illinois 10. Northwestern 11. Penn State 12. Nebraska

Preseason No. 1 team delights at 'Hoosier Hysteria'

Indiana held its “Hoosier Hysteria” on Saturday night at Assembly Hall. Always a big draw, the event was even more anticipated this year as the Hoosiers, fresh off an impressive Sweet 16 season, are ranked No. 1 in several preseason national polls. The exciting Hoosiers did not disappoint the rabid Indiana faithful Saturday. Watch their scrimmage now and see the rest of the night’s highlights in this post.Victor Oladipo dunk over seven people now and see the rest of the highlights in this post. [RELATED: Indiana ranked No. 1 on preseason Coaches Poll] Victor Oladipo dunks over seven people: Raphael

Watch Indiana, Iowa 'Midnight Madness' events

Attention Iowa and Indiana basketball fans: Your school’s version of “Midnight Madness” can be seen live on the Big Ten Digital Network. Iowa’s “Black & Gold Blowout” is Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. ET and Indiana’s “Hoosier Hysteria” is Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. ET. Also, BTN.com will clip the best portions of each event just like we did for Michigan State, Minnesota and Purdue last week, and then post them the day after each event. Penn State’s “Hoops Madness” is Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET, and it will also be available on the Big Ten

Clothes Call: The latest on Big Ten hoops uniforms

We’re just a couple weeks away from the official tip of the 2012-13 college basketball season. With three teams ranked in the top 5 of the preseason Coaches Poll, the Big Ten is expected to be the nation’s premier conference. But before the season tips, Clothes Call wanted to take a look at some of the uniform changes Big Ten fans can expect to see this season. For starters, every Big Ten team’s uniform has at least one new wrinkle: The required “B1G” patch on the left shoulder. Some teams have it standing alone, while others have it placed above

Indiana tops Coaches Poll; 3 B1G teams ranked in top 5

Indiana is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll, released Wednesday. As impressive as that is, the bigger story might be that the Big Ten features three of the poll’s top 5 teams. That’s right, Ohio State comes in at No. 4 and Michigan No. 5. Michigan State (No. 14) and Wisconsin (No. 21) round out the Big Ten representatives. [VIDEO: Watch Tailgate 48 interview with Tom Crean] Here’s what the poll says about the Big Ten teams: INDIANA “No. 1 Indiana. Points: 761 (21 first-place votes). Previous ranking: 13. Outlook: Hoosiers got taste of success last year and

My 2012-13 hoops All-Price-of-Admission Team

For the last couple of months, we’ve seen basketball experts offer their preseason All-American Teams. I offered my super-early Big Ten picks – emphasis on the “super-early” – in December. With tip-off only a couple weeks away, I decided to put a twist on those teams. See my team of Big Ten players worth the price of admission in this post. Let’s call it my All-Price-of-Admission Team. To avoid confusion, this team isn’t about the most talented player(s) at every position. You can find that in the second link above, where Trey Burke, Tim Frazier, Deshaun Thomas, Trevor Mbakwe and

BTN offers 6 'Midnight Madness' events live online

Big Ten basketball is almost here as a handful of teams plan for opening night events traditionally known as “Midnight Madness.” Fans can watch six of these events at Big Ten schools live online via the Big Ten Digital Network. The first three happen Friday night: Minnesota’s “Gopher All-Star Friday Night” goes live at 8:20 p.m. ET, Purdue’s “The Tip-Off Before the Kickoff” goes on at 8:30 p.m., and Michigan State’s “Midnight Madness” starts at 10:30 p.m. Go to video.btn.com and click on the “Live Events” tab for the full schedule. Here’s a look at Michigan State’s introduction video from