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Big Ten champ Michigan No. 8 in latest AP Poll

Big Ten outright champ Michigan entered the top 10 of the latest AP Poll, released Monday. The Wolverines, fresh off victories at Illinois and vs. Indiana, moved up from No. 12 to No. 8. Wisconsin, which was No. 9 last week, dropped to No. 12 following Sunday night’s loss at Nebraska. Michigan State (No. 22) and Ohio State (No. 24) round out the Big Ten. In other Big Ten news, Iowa dropped out of the poll and Nebraska is receiving votes (8). [ MORE: View BTN.com’s 2014 All-Big Ten teams and award winners ] AP Rankings Rankings as of 3/10/2014

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten coach's teleconference

On Monday, the 12 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here, and will do so every Monday throughout the basketball season. Listen to coach Tom Crean: Iowa Assistant Coach Kirk Speraw: Listen to coach John Groce: Listen to coach Chris Collins: Penn State Associate Head Coach Keith Urgo: Listen to coach Matt Painter: Listen to coach Tom Izzo: Listen to coach Bo Ryan: Listen to coach John Beilein: Listen to coach Thad Matta: Listen to coach Richard Pitino: Listen to

Big Ten Geeks: Get Those Resumes Ready

Nebraska secured perhaps the best win ever at Pinnacle Bank Arena when it took down the Badgers last night. The Huskers got 26 points from each of Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway, the latter of which is making a push to be included on the All-Big Ten 1st team. Judging from the tone of Tim Miles’ postgame speech to his team, it sounds like Nebraska thinks it’s in the Dance. VIDEO: Our cameras were in @Huskers locker room for @CoachMiles' postgame talk to @HuskerHoops. WATCH – http://t.co/afLZCAQqH8 — Nebraska on BTN (@BTN_Nebraska) March 10, 2014 Right now, the crowd seems

Nik Stauskas & Shavon Shields share B1G honors

The Big Ten office releases its Players of the Week for the final week of the regular season on Monday morning. Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Nebraska’s Shavon Shields shared Player of the Week honors, while Indiana’s Troy Williams took home Freshman of the Week. Learn more about each player’s week and watch their highlights in this post. Co-Players of the Week: Nik Stauskas, Michigan, G – So. – 6-6 Averaged 22.5 points per game on 14-of-24 shooting in leading Michigan to a pair of wins and an outright Big Ten Championship for the first time since the 1985-86 season For

#BTNLive asks: Who should have been first team?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Monday’s show we asked: Which player is the biggest omission from the All-Big Ten first team? The answers for this debate are: Yogi Ferrell, Adreian Payne, Caris LeVert, D.J. Newbill or Aaron Craft Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. Anytime you use one of those hashtags, you cast a vote. Spread the word. We’re tabulating the hashtag totals. The hashtags are: #NoYogi for Yogi Ferrell #NoPayne for Adreian Payne #NoLeVert

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Congrats to 1000+ @northwesternu students who just danced for 30 hours & raised $1.38m for @nudm. Go ‘Cats! #NUDM40 pic.twitter.com/HlVEAlg4q0 — Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) March 9, 2014 Northwestern’s Dance Marathon set a new NUDM record for funds raised in their 40th event. Congrats! A new visualization wall at Penn State is helping researchers and students think bigger. Students from the University of Nebraska will conduct research for NASA on robotic surgery for space travel – at 35,000 feet. Purdue is commemorating 100 years of the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit that ends on March 13. This year’s Road School will take place

Dienhart: What each team has at stake in Indy

The Big Ten tourney bracket is set. Tip-off is early Thursday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The top four seeds: 1. Michigan; 2. Wisconsin; 3. Michigan State; 4. Nebraska. Those four, of course, all earn first-round byes. Here’s a quick look at what each team has on the line in Indy. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] Michigan. If the Wolverines win the Big Ten tourney, they may have a shot to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But, it still may be unlikely. The body of work for the Wolverines

Big Ten releases 2014 men's tournament bracket

Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Nebraska are the top four seeds in the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night. The 17th annual event will be played March 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. After winning the outright Big Ten crown for the first time since 1986 with a 15-3 conference record, Michigan is the tournament’s top seed and will open play at noon ET on Friday. Wisconsin and Michigan State finished the year with matching 12-6 marks, but the Badgers’ head-to-head win over the Spartans on Feb. 9 gave them the No.

Jordan Morgan gets emotional on Senior Night

Jordan Morgan has helped Michigan raise a few banners at the Crisler Center. Michigan fans were able to formally thank him for his efforts prior to Saturday night’s game vs. Indiana. The lone senior on the 2014 Big Ten champions, Morgan was showered with love during his Senior Night ceremony. The appreciation meant a lot to him, too, evidenced by his eyes getting a little watery. Editor’s note: Our apologies, but our live feed of Morgan’s ceremony didn’t include audio. However, we wanted to share the ceremony, audio or not. VIDEO: Think @umichbball fans & @UMMaizeRage love Jordan Morgan? They

Charles Woodson photobombs Michigan team photo

Michigan officially celebrated its Big Ten title after Saturday’s 84-80 Senior Night victory over Indiana. The Wolverines clinched the outright title, their first since 1986, in Tuesday’s rout at Illinois. On Saturday night, a special guest joined the festivities at Crisler Center. That would be Charles Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, who just so happened to photobomb the team picture. [ MORE: Gallery: See Michigan celebrate Big Ten championship ] Charles Woodson yells "PHOTO BOMB!" slides right into the middle of Michigan team picture. pic.twitter.com/2MXEPDfiZ2 — Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 9, 2014 Good stuff! Got to ask, though: