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Ranking Big Ten hoops matchups this weekend

The new year is fast approaching, which means that Big Ten play is just around the corner. A total of six Big Ten teams will hit the hardwood on Saturday, highlighted by a quadruple-header of hoops in store on BTN. Illinois and UIC will tip off the action at 2 p.m. ET, followed by New Orleans at Michigan State (4:15 p.m.), Holy Cross at Michigan (6:30 p.m.) and Texas A&M-CC at Minnesota closing out the action at 8:30 p.m. All four games will also be available on BTN2Go. The other two matchups on Saturday include Nebraska at Cincinnati at noon

Kenny Bell

Major storyline for every Big Ten bowl game

Bowl season is officially here. Can you feel it, Big Ten fans? Minnesota will kick off the Big Ten bowl season on Friday night against Syracuse in the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium. The Gophers are one of seven Big Ten teams playing in bowl games this season. There has been plenty of news and notes leading up to bowl season, but what are the major storylines facing every Big Ten bowl team? Let’s have a look. Texas Bowl: Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6),  Dec. 27, 6 p.m. ET Major storyline: Can Minnesota take the next step? Minnesota had a

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Season Review: It was a weird season in Lincoln

Weird. No other word better describes this season. The campaign dawned amid great promise, as Nebraska was coming off a Legends Division title. Much of that same talent was back, fueling hopes for the program’s first league title since 1999. Alas, the defense often looked a lot like it did in 2012, getting gashed for big yards/points after the staff made myriad vows to “fix things.” And the offense struggled to find a rhythm with quarterback Taylor Martinez succumbing to injury that limited him to four games. Sprinkle in plenty of drama surrounding Bo Pelini—the highlight being the mysterious release

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Let's watch 2013's top 10 B1G football games

The holidays can be a time for reflection, so over Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, BTN is airing our top 10 Big Ten football game from the past season. Five games air on Tuesday and the other five air on Wednesday. Over the past week BTN viewers and readers voted for their favorite games, then we compiled the top 10 list. RANK AIRS (all times ET) GAME | HIGHLIGHTS No. 10: Dec. 24, Noon. Nebraska at Michigan – 11/9/13 | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS No. 9: Dec. 24, 2 p.m. Wisconsin at Ohio State – 9/28/13 | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

LaQuinton Ross & Aaraon Craft

Saturday hoops roundup: Big Ten goes perfect 5-0

There were five Big Ten hoops games on Saturday and the Big Ten made a huge statement, going a perfect 5-0 on the day. No. 5 Michigan State took down Texas in Austin, Illinois sent Missouri to its first loss, and No. 2 Ohio State made an incredible comeback to drop Notre Dame. Nebraska followed with a blowout win over The Citadel, while Michigan closed out the evening with an impressive victory over Stanford. Catch up on all the day’s scores and stats in this post. [ MORE: View Saturday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] ILLINOIS 65, MISSOURI 64 |

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BTN expands studio team of basketball analysts

CHICAGO – BTN will bolster its team of studio analysts to coincide with the start of conference basketball by adding former Maryland and Ohio State head coach Gary Williams and Hall of Fame sportswriters Dick “Hoops” Weiss and Mike DeCourcy, who returns for a third season. In total, BTN will televise 67 men’s conference basketball matchups, including nine straight weeks of “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, and four Big Ten Tournament games. All “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders will begin with the Auto Owner’s Insurance Big Ten Tip-Off Show, hosted by Dave Revsine alongside analyst Jim Jackson. BTN’s lineup


Dienhart: Best of the Big Ten Bowls

So many bowls, so little time. That’s where I come in. Think of me as your bowl concierge. Time is precious. With that said, before you go ahead and make any bowl-watching plans, check out my Best of the Big Ten Bowls list. [ MORE: View our 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Best game: This will be the 100th Rose Bowl, so that’s a big posterity factor. Even better: This also may be a heck of a ballgame. Michigan State and Stanford are virtual clones in many ways. Each possesses a blue-collar quality, being built around physical offenses that like to


Thursday links: ranks football teams

This is a great place to start daily links. has ranked the “most valuable” college football teams of 2013. A pretty interesting exercise. The most “valuable” Big Ten franchise: Michigan at No. 5. Next is Ohio State at No. 9; Nebraska No. 10; Penn State is No. 15; Wisconsin is No. 16. I guess I am a bit shocked that Ohio State isn’t No. 1 among Big Ten schools. I don’t care what metrics you use, how can the Buckeyes not be No. 1? Oh, well. It doesn’t really matter. *** The most emotional sports moment of the year?

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15 Big Ten players named to AP All-America Team

The Associated Press released its 2013 AP All-America Team on Tuesday, and the Big Ten was well-represented. Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, both first-teamers, led a Big Ten contingent of 15 players. [ MORE: View the complete AP All-America Team ] FIRST TEAM LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State CB: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State SECOND TEAM T: Taylor Lewan, Michigan DT: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin THIRD TEAM RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska T: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State G: John Urschel, Penn State G: Ryan Groy, Wisconsin WR:

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Dienhart: My top 10 2013 football storylines

The Big Ten football season was filled with many headline-grabbing events in 2013. In fact, in some respects, it was a history-making year for the conference. Here are my top 10 storylines of 2013. [ MORE: View all of our end-of-the-year top 10 lists ] 1. New divisions, more games. From the day “Legends” and “Leaders” were hatched, the division names were widely reviled. The honchos in Big Ten HQ, listened. In April, the conference announced conventional “East” and “West” monikers and realigned accordingly for 2014 with Rutgers and Maryland coming aboard. Competitive balance was out; geography was in. The