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Four Big Ten players appear in Chad Ford's two-round NBA Mock Draft

The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.

Big Ten announces Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners

The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and

Michigan adds Germany big man Moritz Wagner to signing class

John Beilein announced Friday the signing of 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner to a National Letter of Intent. Wagner will join the Wolverines for the 2015-16 academic year. “Moe is a long and versatile player,” Beilein said in a team release. “He has a great understanding of the game with a tremendous upside. As a product of Germany, he has always played against men five to even 10 years older than him, which has only helped his growth as a player.” A Berlin native, Wagner played 18 games in his second season with ALBA Berlin in 2014-15, averaging 16.8 points,

Big Ten's best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years

The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away. Will any of this year's Big Ten picks turn into a steal? BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at some of the conference's top value picks in recent history.

Video: Michigan PG Derrick Walton is cutting and dunking

It’s been a long road back for Derrick Walton. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] The other Michigan guard who missed much of last season, along with preseason first All-Big Ten honoree Caris LeVert, is doing things he couldn’t do for the last several months. For example, cutting and dunking. Walton, who missed Michigan’s final 12 games with a right foot injury, proved just how healthy he is in the videos posted above and below. Looking good! Walton’s return, along with LeVert’s, will bolster an already deep and talented Michigan backcourt.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee proposes changes to game

Fans were not shy about expressing their opinions on the slow pace and tempo of men’s college basketball games this past season. Now, it looks like changes are in the works, and college basketball could have a different look next year. The men’s basketball rules committee met on Friday and announced that it would recommend a number of changes in men’s college basketball, including shortening the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30. @Marchmadness, which is the official NCAA March Madness Twitter handle for all things Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball, tweeted out the list of proposals on Friday afternoon.