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Big Ten Geeks: Indiana Stunned in Champaign

With one of the most improbable comebacks you’ll see this season, Illinois shocked Indiana in Champaign. This was a game controlled by the Hoosiers most of the way, and Tom Crean’s squad held an eight point lead with 3:01 remaining. At that point, KenPom’s win probability, which factors in time, score, and team quality, gave the Illini just a 1.1 percent chance of coming back to win. With those teams, in that situation, you’d expect Indiana to win 99 out of 100 times.

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Plan ahead: Spring football dates are in

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2013 Signing Day - Final Thoughts

Are you ready for some spring football? Hey, it’s not the real thing with packed stadiums, marching bands, tailgaters and cheerleaders all pouring their hearts into a regular season game. But, it’s the next best thing to cure your football fix. Northwestern is the first to start, opening spring drills on Feb. 27. Minnesota is the last to open, starting on March 26.

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Wrestling Report: Big matches tonight on BTN/BTN2Go

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BTN Wrestling Report - Feb. 7, 2013

In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz breaks down Iowa’s big upset win over Penn State last Friday night. We also preview a full slate of wrestling action this weekend, including BTN’s Friday-night doubleheader featuring No. 6 Ohio State vs. Michigan at 6 p.m. ET, followed by No. 2 Iowa battling No. 10 Illinois at 8 p.m.

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Big Ten Tales: Zack Novak & his Denard Robinson story

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Tour of Michigan's Player Development Center

Have you heard the story about the time former Michigan basketball player Zack Novak convinced everyone at a party that he was Denard Robinson? I recently spoke with Novak by phone to hear this story and others as the Michigan graduate now plays professional basketball in the Netherlands.

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Clothes Call: Michigan to wear 1968 throwbacks

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Guess what, Big Ten fans? Michigan, which debuted this much-criticized adidas look Tuesday, will wear another special uniform Sunday, Feb. 17 vs. Penn State. Don’t worry, though, this one will be a lot easier on the eyes. Why? It’s a throwback, one the school says will look identical to the home uniform the team wore in 1968.

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