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Michigan State Halftime Locker Room Access

Basketball roars ahead on the BTN as we air five men’s games Saturday beginning with a noon ET tip off between No. 7 Ohio State and Long Beach State. At 2 p.m. ET, No. 17 Michigan State hosts Loyola, then Penn State hosts Army at 4 p.m.

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Ohio State to get new floor at Value City Arena

The Ohio State basketball teams will have a late present waiting for them when they return to the hardwood following the winter holiday. According to The Columbus Dispatch’s Bob Baptist, Value City Arena is getting a new floor that will be ready after Christmas. The design rivals that of Illinois’, particularly the school logo at midcourt superimposed over an outline of the state of Ohio.

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Tuesday's Links: Miller deserved Heisman invite

The Heisman Trophy announced the finalist for the greatest individual trophy in sports: Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o,  Kansas State’s Collin Klein, and … that’s it. No Braxton Miller. Read about that and other top Big Ten grid news in my daily links.

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Twitter: Big Ten fans react to Heisman finalists

November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) shakes hands with fans on his way into the stadium before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Braxton Miller Talks Offensive Player of the Year Honor

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

The finalists for the 2012 Heisman Trophy were announced Monday night, and there are a couple surprises: 1. The list includes only three players; and 2. neither Braxton Miller nor Montee Ball received an invite. No. 1 is the real shocker, however, considering there have been five finalists two of the past three years. The last time there were three: 2008.

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Did You See This? Greg Oden interview

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Greg Oden Interview

Former Ohio State standout Greg Oden stopped by the BTN booth to talk with Tom Hamilton and Jim Jackson during Saturday’s game against Northern Kentucky. At one point, he was asked what he remembered most about the season that ended one win short of an NCAA championship. Oden didn’t miss a beat and replied: “We lost.”

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Ross scores career-best 22 in Buckeyes win

Northern Kentucky at Ohio State

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Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points to lead cold-shooting No. 4 Ohio State to a 70-43 victory over Northern Kentucky on Saturday. Ohio State (5-1) rebounded from a 73-68 loss to No. 2 Duke on Wednesday night in which the Buckeyes led most of the way but faded at the finish.

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Ohio State skates to 1-0 win over Michigan State

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Ohio State at Michigan State - Ice Hockey Highlights

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Dzingel had Ohio State’s lone goal late in the third period as Brady Hjelle and the Buckeyes got the shutout win against Michigan State at Munn Ice Arena on Friday night. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for a postgame interview with Dzingel.

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