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Michigan was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Championship, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday.
Lots of recruiting questions in my mailbag this week, with some hoops sprinkled in. So, let’s get right to it!
We often overuse the word “greatness” in sports. You don’t just roll out of bed one day and become great; greatness is cultivated over time through hard work. In the case of Minnesota’s women’s basketball player Rachel Banham, greatness has arrived. I chatted with Banham after her epic 60-point performance at Northwestern, a showing that broke the Big Ten women’s basketball single-game scoring record, tied the NCAA one, and had the basketball world buzzing this weekend.
What a few days for Rachel Banham.
It goes without saying that we will discover the true colors of Indiana this week. And could Maryland finally lose a Big Ten home game? Here is a ranking of this week’s 12 games.
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We are now past the halfway point in conference play, and we have certainly learned a lot. There is still plenty of basketball to be played, but it’s time to start to identify the teams that are maintaining a high level of play and/or trending upward at the moment.