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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: Listen to coach Fran McCaffery: Listen to coach John Groce: Listen to coach Chris Collins: Listen to coach Patrick Chambers: 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 coach Tim

Merriman: My Mount Rushmore of B1G hoops players

Who would make your Mount Rushmore of Big Ten basketball players? That has been a common question asked after four-time NBA MVP LeBron James selected Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson. The same question can be posed to Big Ten fans. With so many good options, it is tough to choose just four top players in Big Ten basketball history. With that said, we wanted to make it a little easier for you. In honor of Presidents Day, here is my team-by-team breakdown of who would make Mount Rushmore. Big Ten Mount Rushmore (All Time) Magic Johnson,

Big Ten Geeks: I can see for Miles

Indiana’s season reached a new low in Saturday’s drubbing at Purdue. The Boilermakers busted the game open after intermission, and the one thing that had been a relative constant for the Hoosiers–a solid defense–went by the wayside. To be fair, some of this was just Purdue having a fantastic afternoon from the perimeter (10-for-18 on threes), but Indiana didn’t offer much resistance either. Even more impressive for the Boilermakers was that this outburst came largely without contributions from A.J. Hammons, who scored just five points and was mostly invisible on the floor (at least as invisible as a man that

BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Did you enjoy the exciting hockey action at the Olympics this weekend? We recently shared the great work being done off the ice by Joe Pavelski and Amanda Kessel, two Big Ten alumni helping their teams go for gold in Sochi. DYK: 1,707 stuffed animals have been collected from @OhioState_MHKY #TeddyBearToss the last 3 yrs combined. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/xglPU3TIBA — Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) February 12, 2014 The 46th annual University of Minnesota apparel design fashion show, ALIGN, took place on Saturday. Check out some of the highlights on the program’s website and Facebook page! Scientists at Michigan and Purdue may have cracked

Video: Tim Miles, Huskers celebrate upset win

How did Nebraska celebrate its stunning upset at No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday? Well, thanks to an Instagram video tweeted out by @HuskerHoops, we got a quick idea of the scene inside the locker room. See the video in this post. Kinda fun time here in East Lansing. #Nebrasketball #Huskers #GBR A post shared by HuskerHoops (@huskerhoops) on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:50pm PST Great stuff! The Huskers deserved to jump around and yell after this one. Not only did the victory mark Nebraska’s first road win over a top 10 team since 1997 (at No. 7 Iowa State),

B1G Recap: Nebraska, Wisconsin tally road upsets

Welcome to Upset Sunday! No. 21 Wisconsin took down No. 15 Michigan, 75-62, at the Crisler Center, Nebraska stunned No. 9 Michigan State, 60-51, at the Breslin Center, and Minnesota won, 54-48, at Northwestern. Catch up on all the action in this post. [ MORE: Enter our Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes! ] NEBRASKA 60, MICHIGAN STATE 51 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 and Nebraska topped No. 9 Michigan State 60-51 on Sunday. Petteway had 16 points in the last 20 minutes after Pitchford had scored

If the Big Ten had an All-Star Weekend...

NBA All-Star Weekend is upon us, and the BTN.com team thought it would be fun to choose Big Ten participants for the annual Saturday night events and the All-Star Game. See our picks for who would compete in a mythical Big Ten Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest and the All-Star Game in this post. Here’s how this worked: We split the league into East (Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Ohio State) and West (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin), using the Big Ten’s new football divisional setup, with BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman taking the East

Twitter: Big Ten teams get creative on Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means Big Ten basketball teams are sending out Valentine’s cards on Twitter. See some of our favorite Big Ten Valentine’s cards in this post, including a couple creative Wisconsin ones. [ MORE: Big Ten names that make us think of Valentine’s Day ] Happy Valentine's Day, Tweethearts. pic.twitter.com/3qCihzETwK — Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 14, 2014 Happy Valentine's Day – be sure to catch @BTNJourney on Sunday as it profiles Denzel Valentine following MSU-Nebraska pic.twitter.com/y4D7mbRahw — Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) February 14, 2014 . @CoachMiles would like to wish Husker fans a Happy Valentine's Day! Love is in

Which B1G hoops coach do you love the most?

The calender reads February 14th, which means that Valentine’s Day is here. In honor of the holiday, we want to pose a question to all our Big Ten hoops fans: Which Big Ten men’s basketball coach do you love the most? Check out our photo gallery below, featuring some of our favorite action shots of Big Ten coaches this season. Then, scroll down and make sure to vote for your favorite Big Ten hoops coach. [ MORE: Gallery: Big Ten names that make us think of Valentine’s Day ]

Review & preview: Big Ten stocks rise & fall

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Three-Pointers, a chance to take the temperature of the Big Ten in several different areas. It’s a good time to be John Beilein and Michigan. Conversely, it’s not such a good time to be Tom Crean and Indiana. Weekend schedules are here with TV info, latest men’s basketball standings are over here and the season’s top plays can be seen right here. THREE STOCKS TO BUY 1. Michigan. How about those Wolverines? Just when it looked like things could go sideways with two losses in three games, Michigan waltzed into Columbus, Ohio, and