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Three-Pointers: Sparty vs. Brutus

It has been an interesting week, with the league title chase coming into sharper focus with Michigan State’s big win at Ohio State. It will come down to Sparty vs. Brutus for the title, which is what we thought would happen back in October. So, it looks like the other Big Ten teams are relegated to a chase for third place. The out pouring of brutal honesty by Illinois coach Bruce Weber after a tough home loss to Purdue on Wednesday may have been the biggest story of the week. Still, on the court, there’s lots to look forward to

Big Ten Geeks: Boiling Over

Purdue picked up a huge victory for their at-large profile at Illinois on Wednesday. This game was mostly decided in the first half, as the Boilers jumped out to a 13-point lead after 16 minutes. Bruce Weber’s team couldn’t stop the smaller Purdue lineup, and it failed to take advantage at the other end by getting the ball to Meyers Leonard. From that point forward, the Illini played much better, even using a triangle-and-two to good effect in the second half, but the Boilers would never fully relinquish their lead. The split of the efficiencies tells the story of too

Spartans beat Badgers; Nittany Lions top Iowa

Draymond Green scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out five assists as No. 8 Michigan State defeated No. 17 Wisconsin 69-55 on Thursday. Keith Appling had 20 points and Derrick Nix added 12 (see full box score). The Spartans (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) have won four straight – the longest active streak in the conference – and six of their last seven games. After building an early cushion, Penn State needed to hold off a late charge by Iowa to win 69-64. Tim Frazier sparked Penn State (12-15), as he scored 18 points (see full box score). Dive

Verizon’s FiOS TV Online Launches BTN2Go

Verizon and Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that Verizon will begin offering BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, to its FiOS TV subscribers beginning today. The announcement was made by Terry Denson, vice president of global content strategy for Verizon, and Mark Silverman, BTN President. Silverman said, “We’re very pleased to add Verizon FiOS to our growing list of affiliates offering BTN2Go. Verizon FiOS TV subscribers will now have access to the ultimate destination for Big Ten sports, including our extensive schedule of original and studio programming, wherever they go.” Denson said, “Big Ten Network is incredibly

Big Ten Geeks: Bubble Edition

As we hit mid-February, the thoughts of college basketball fans naturally turn to the impending NCAA Tournament, especially to that dreaded B-word that gives college coaches heartburn–bubble. The Big Ten is not immune to this syndrome; in fact, four conference members find themselves squarely on that bubble. One of them was in action last night, while the other three will play tonight. Let’s examine these squads that are teetering on the edge. Last night, Minnesota missed a golden opportunity in a 10-point home loss to Ohio State. From an early 12-12 tie, the Buckeyes went on a 20-0 run, putting

Dienhart: Who's My Top Star This Week?

Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger or Michigan State’s Draymond Green? Who is the best player? It may be neither. Perhaps it’s Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor or Indiana’s Cody Zeller. And how does it compare to my list from last week? I’m also interested in your rankings. Tell me what you think in the comments box or via my mailbag. I read all of your notes and respond to as many as I can. Or save your comments and bring them to our weekly Super Wednesday Live chat on Facebook. 1. Jared Sullinger, C, Ohio State, So. Yes, the big fella had a

Time to take a quick spin around the Big Ten

News, notes and everything in betewen from the Big Ten as I prepare to join Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith on tonight’s Big Ten Football Report. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET! Illinois The Illini are trying to shore-up their once-tough defense, writes Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune. I hope it’s not too late. Meyers Leonard shows flashes of good and bad, says Loren Tate of the Champaign News-Gazette. But I say more good than bad. I still love the guy. Illinois’ NCAA chances? They look grim at this point, writes Paul Klee of the Champaign News-Gazette.

Rematches headline week's slate

The roster of games this week is littered with some intriguing matchups that will go a long way toward determining the pecking order at the top of the Big Ten standings as we enter the final few weeks of the season. And no tilt on this week’s list of contests is bigger than Wisconsin’s visit to Michigan State on Feb. 16. Now that you know BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s No. 1 game for this week, what about the others? Dienhart ranks them all, from 1 to 11, in this post. 1. Wisconsin at Michigan State, Thursday, Feb. 16. These

Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings

It’s time to release my latest Big Ten men’s hoops power rankings. The rankings are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply my thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands right now and who would win on a neutral court. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina or leave your comments below. Also, did you see my top 10 Big Ten plays from the past week? Watch them and vote for your top play. 1. Michigan State (20-5, 9-3) – How impressive was Michigan State’s 58-48 win at Ohio State

Dienhart: Let's look at the week ahead

With Michigan State’s huge—and surprisingly convincing–win at Ohio State on Saturday, the Big Ten title chase has become a jumbled four-team race (standings). The Spartans and Buckeyes are tied at the top with 9-3 league marks, while the Wolverines are one half-game behind, at 9-4, and the Badgers are one game behind, at 8-4. Wisconsin can take a big step toward the top when it visits East Lansing for an important showdown with Michigan State. Ohio State? It’s the team on the spot this week with two big road games. What’s the Buckeyes’ psyche? Illinois also is feeling the pressure