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BTN.com's preseason All-Big Ten teams, predictions

Big Ten basketball media day is Thursday, so it’s time for the BTN.com team to release their All-Big Ten Teams, predicted standings and predictions. See what Stephen Bardo, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman, Brent Yarina and the Big Ten Geeks have in store for the 2013-14 season. [ MORE: Big Ten beat writers’ All-Big Ten teams, superlatives ] STEPHEN BARDO, BTN analyst FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Tim Frazier, Penn State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Adreian Payne, Michigan State. SECOND TEAM: Keith Appling, Michigan State; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Glenn Robinson

Ohio State vs Wisconsin

Big Ten beat writers' preseason All-Big Ten teams, honors

Which Big Ten players will earn All-Big Ten honors in 2013-14? Who will take home the conference’s individual awards? BTN.com recently polled one beat writer from every Big Ten team to seek out the answers. See their 2013-14 All-Big Ten Teams and superlative winners in this post. Here’s how this worked: Players were awarded three points for first-team distinction, two for second-team, and one for third-team. The numbers were added up, and the top 5 vote-getters, regardless of position, made first team, the next five second team, the next five third team. B1G MEDIA FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Watch B1G hoops media day live on BTN/BTN2Go

CHICAGO – With basketball season around the corner, BTN will cover the nation’s best basketball conference like no other network, with live coverage of media day, season-long pregame and postgame shows and studio and original programs, including the return of BTN’s Emmy-Nominated original series, The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014. On Thursday, BTN will provide live television and streamed coverage of the Big Ten’s 2013 Basketball Media Day. For the first time, BTN and BTN2Go will provide live coverage of the men’s coaches’ press conferences, while both the men’s and women’s coaches’ press conferences will be streamed live, free of

Tim Frazier

They're back! Don't forget about these Big Ten players

Everyone knows about the talent the Big Ten returns to the hardwood this winter. You know, the Adreian Paynes, the Gary Harrises and the Aaron Crafts of the world. Not everyone, perhaps, is aware of the starpower the conference also welcomes back from season-ending injuries. Northwestern’s Drew Crawford (labrum), Penn State’s Tim Frazier (Achilles) and Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser (knee), to name a few, combined to play 14 games early last season. Gasser, actually, didn’t play a single game. Well, all three are ready to make up for lost time. Which one will have the best season? And which one will

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a clever shirt design for Nebraska WR Kenny Bell. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Thursday’s B1G Clicks: My new Kenny Bell shirt! #heckyes #obsessed #huskers #GBR @AFRO_THUNDER80 pic.twitter.com/B2K6ZeeNCO — Sarah Crawford (@CrawfordSar) October 24, 2013 Our take: Even Kenny Bell himself wants one of those shirts! Wildcats lead FBS in grad success rate http://t.co/Mv4hl4vR3B — ESPN Michigan

Video: Chris Collins surprises walk-on with scholarship

Earlier this year, we saw first-year Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen tell walk-on Nick Hill that he was now on scholarship (watch). Well, another first-year coach has broken the great news to another committed walk-on. This time, it was new Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins surprising senior walk-on James Montgomery III. Watch the video in this post. These things never get old. Seriously. And the footage of Montgomery III delivering the news to his mother and sister is fantastic. Montgomery III earned his scholarship. As a freshman, he was a practice player for the women’s program, and he spent the

Keith Appling & Tom Izzo

Five B1G teams land in Coaches Top 25

The release of the USA Today coaches poll is another indicator of how close we are to beginning basketball season. I was not shocked to see five Big Ten teams ranked in the new poll: 2. Michigan State, 9. Michigan, 10. Ohio State, 21. Wisconsin and 24. Indiana. I thought Michigan State could have merited being the No. 1 team in the nation. Alas, Kentucky got that honor. But the Spartans are loaded with the likes of Gary Harris and Adreian Payne. They didn’t bypass the NBA draft to finish second. And don’t forget about Branden Dawson. Here are a

Forever B1G on BTN

Next on 'Forever B1G:' A.J. Guyton & Darnell Autry

Friday’s episode of “Forever B1G” profiles A.J. Guyton (Indiana) and Darnell Autry (Northwestern) in our latest look at two former Big Ten stars who pursued careers once their playing days ended. Learn more about them both from a portion of the show in this post, and then tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET that night to see the entire program. Guyton, the 1997 Big Ten Freshmen of The Year and consensus first-team All-American in 2000,  was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft. Guyton was diagnosed with advanced glaucoma in 2006, effectively ending

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Michigan State

Four B1G programs appear in ESPN's "top two-sport schools"

It is no question that football and basketball rule the world of college athletics. Ohio State is considered a “top-notch” national powerhouse when it comes to college football, and the same can be said about Michigan State when talking about college hoops. But what schools are dominant in both sports? Our friends over at ESPN the Magazine recently published an article titled “The Undisputed Two-Sport Champ,” which uses a detailed formula to determine which college programs rule both football and basketball. The formula takes the following three factors into consideration: On-field success (which accounts for 50 percent of the final

Seth Davis excited to call hoops games for BTN

Come basketball season, Seth Davis is all over your television screen. This winter, that will include BTN/BTN2Go. Davis, along with former “Flyin’ Illini” star Stephen Bardo, highlights the new additions to BTN’s 2013-14 hoops talent roster. The SI and CBS Sports personality will serve as a game analyst and hopes to also find the time to do some studio work. [ MORE: Follow @SethDavisHoops on Twitter! ] What brought Davis to BTN? “First of all, the BTN is terrific,” he said. “I’m a fan. I watch it. It’s high quality production and a high quality product.” Most of all, Davis