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Video: Watch Big Ten women's basketball press conferences

BTN2Go aired all 14 women’s basketball coaches’ press conferences live from Chicago’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day. We’ve clipped the first seven and posted them here. See the other seven coaches speak in this post. ***  

B1G releases women's conference hoops slate

The Big Ten Conference announced dates and matchups for the Big Ten women’s basketball 2014-2015 season. Scroll through the list below to see all of the conference games listed, or click on a school name to go to the school page where each team’s conference schedule is posted. DATE VISITOR HOME December 28, 2014 Purdue at Illinois December 28, 2014 Northwestern at Michigan State December 28, 2014 Penn State at Iowa December 28, 2014 Rutgers at Indiana December 28, 2014 Michigan at Wisconsin December 29, 2014 Nebraska at Minnesota December 29, 2014 Ohio State at Maryland December 31, 2014 Michigan

See 2014 Women's ACC/B1G Challenge games

The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced Wednesday afternoon. The annual challenge, which will run Dec. 3-4, is in its eighth edition and will feature 14 games for the first time. In last year’s challenge, the ACC earned a narrow 7-5 victory over the Big Ten, with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin each claiming victories. 2014 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE Wednesday, December 3 Maryland at Notre Dame (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.) Indiana at Boston College Minnesota at NC State Florida State at Purdue Duke at Nebraska Wake Forest at Michigan Virginia at

B1G women's recap: Penn State advances to Sweet 16

One night after two Big Ten women’s team were ousted from the NCAA tourney, Penn State punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 in a convincing 83-61 victory Tuesday over Florida. Iowa and Michigan State weren’t as fortunate, though, as they were eliminated by Louisville and North Carolina, respectively. That leaves the Lady Lions as the last of five Big Ten teams standing. Catch up on all of Tuesday’s action in this post. PENN STATE 83, FLORIDA 61 | AP RECAP | BOX (AP) Maggie Lucas planted a kiss on the Penn State logo, one final imprint on her home

Photo: Iowa women put 'Team Pat' on shoes for NCAA play

The Iowa women’s basketball team wants Fran McCaffery’s son Patrick, 14, to know they’re thinking of him during his tough time. So, the Hawkeyes affixed “Team Pat” stickers to their flashy gold shoes for Sunday night’s NCAA tourney opener to support the younger McCaffery, who had a thyroid tumor removed last week that was malignant. [ MORE: Dienhart: McCaffery news hit us all hard ] Talk about a classy gesture. Well done, Hawkeyes! The team looked good on the court, too, downing Marist, 87-65, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In my office a few hours before our NCAA tip, feeling blessed. Team

Logic nearly triple-doubles in Iowa's NCAA win over Marist

(AP) In a tournament filled with close calls and upsets, few would have been surprised if 11th-seeded Marist scared or even beat Iowa on its home floor. The only thing stunning on Sunday night was how well the Hawkeyes shot the ball. Theairra Taylor scored 22 points, Bethany Doolittle added 21 and Iowa blew out Marist 87-65 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Samantha Logic had 11 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (27-8), who will face third-seeded Louisville on Tuesday for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen. “I thought they relaxed and had

Five Big Ten teams make NCAA women's tourney

Five Big Ten teams are seeded sixth or higher in their respective regionals in the NCAA women’s tourney, it was announced Monday night. Iowa (No. 6), Michigan State (No. 5), Nebraska (No. 4), Penn State (No. 3) and Purdue (No. 4) all earned bids to the field, marking the 15th time in the last 21 years the conference has sent five or more teams to the tourney. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA women’s bracket ] IOWA Iowa is the No. 6 seed in the Louisville Regional and will open NCAA Championship play against No. 11 Marist on Sunday

Big Ten finals: Nebraska tops Iowa for tourney title

(AP) Rachel Theriot scored 19 of her 24 points in the second half Sunday, leading No. 16 Nebraska past No. 23 Iowa 72-65 for the Big Ten tournament title. It’s the first time the Cornhuskers (25-6) have won a conference tourney crown, clinching the league’s automatic NCAA bid. [ MORE: Relive the entire 2014 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament ] Nebraska also posted its second straight 25-win season and tied for the second most victories in school history. The Cornhuskers head into the postseason with plenty of momentum after winning 12 of 13. Read full AP recap.