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When it comes to the best hoop arenas in the nation, places like Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion and Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse often are mentioned. But the Big Ten has its share of iconic venues, and I rank the conference’s seven best in this week’s Super Seven.
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On this season’s final edition of BTN Soccer Report, host Kevin Egan checks in with newly crowned national champion Indiana. Head coach Todd Yeagley and captain Caleb Konstanski discuss the program’s eighth College Cup crown and that thrilling final 1-0 win over Georgetown.
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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for my latest Big Ten Power Rankings. There’s a new No. 1 team on the list following Indiana’s loss to Butler on Saturday in the Crossroads Classic.
The Hoosiers still are searching for their first bowl trip since 2007, but they made strides in their second season under Kevin Wilson by winning four games after winning only one game overall and none in Big Ten action in 2011. And Indiana did this despite losing starting quarterback Tre Roberson for the season to a broken leg in the second game.
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Indiana was upset in overtime by Butler in the Crossroads Classic on Saturday. IU’s undoing was defense, especially in the second half.
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Six Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action Sunday, and all six tallied victories. No. 11 Penn State dropped South Dakota, 60-50, and No. 15 Purdue drilled Oakland, 77-46, to highlight the action. Catch up on all the scores and stats in this post.
Walk-on Alex Barlow made a spinning 6-foot jumper with 6.1 seconds left in overtime and Butler toppled No. 1 Indiana 88-86 Saturday in the Crossroads Classic. Barlow had scored only 12 points all season. The Bulldogs (8-2) handed the Hoosiers their first loss and beat a top-ranked team for the first time in school history.
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