Up is down. In is out. Black is white. Welcome to Big Ten basketball 2012, a season filled with twists and turns that have jumbled the race (standings). And the conference season isn’t even half over. This past week was filled with tumult that scrambled the league standings and made one thing perfectly clear: This is going to be a wild race for the Big Ten championship.
University of Iowa football player A.J. Derby has asked for a release from his football scholarship and will transfer from the University of Iowa. The announcement came Monday from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.
It’s certainly been an interesting start to the Big Ten season. Wisconsin looks vulnerable, Indiana looks much improved, and Minnesota is still fighting after losing its star. But what do that numbers say at the one-third mark?
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Michigan remains undefeated in Big Ten play after a 61-57 win over Minnesota while Purdue hangs on at home against Iowa for a 57-55 win. Penn State upset Nebraska 93-73. Find full results on the women’s scoreboard.
Leading Michigan 31-23, the Hawkeyes held the ball or the final shot of the first half on Saturday before Roy Devyn Marble popped in a fade away jumper as the clock expired. And earlier in the first half, Iowa’s Matt Gatens took a pass, made a nifty shot fake, then drove the lane for a slow-rolling shot and drew the foul. Watch it below.
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Several Big Ten wrestling teams took to the mat on Friday night including Penn State. The third-ranked Nittany Lions continued a lengthy January road trip with a 38-3 win at No. 17 Northwestern. Watch the highlights now and dive inside this post for wrap-ups of the action between Iowa and Nebraska from Lincoln and West Virgina at Michigan State.