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Big Ten hoops recap: No. 4 Wisconsin, Northwestern stay hot

No. 4 Wisconsin dropped rival Minnesota, 63-53, on Saturday afternoon to improve to 25-2, which marks the best start in program history. Northwestern also stayed hot, knocking off Penn State, 60-39, to record its third straight win, the team’s longest Big Ten streak since 2011-12. Catch up on both of today’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the latest Big Ten statistical leaders. Use the links below to track all of the day’s action. WISCONSIN 63, MINNESOTA 53: BOX

Big Ten women's hoops: Opponents for the 2016 conference season

The Big Ten has released a breakdown of conference opponents for the 2016 women’s basketball season. All 14 Big Ten teams will play a 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams just one time. Here is a look at the conference opponents for every Big Ten team. Illinois Home: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue Home/Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin Indiana Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers Away: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Iowa Home: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers

Dienhart: Reviving freshman ineligibility is not the way to go

There is a growing buzz around the idea to make freshmen students ineligible to play football and men's basketball, and that buzz stems from recent reports that several conferences - including the Big Ten - want to discuss the idea.

Court Convo: A video interview with Northwestern's Nia Coffey

Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the fourth one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Northwestern’s sophomore forward Nia Coffey about a few things including her game-wining play against Michigan, her loving relationship with her sister, Sydney Coffey, and life on the Wildcats basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season! In case you’ve missed the previous editions, you can check them out