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Photo: Patrick Chambers excuses Penn State fans from work Friday

We're sure watching #PSUMBBatWork was super fun, but @Coach_Chambers has you covered if you'd rather play hooky tmrw. pic.twitter.com/crQmXJyi0S — Penn State Hoops (@PennStateMBB) March 13, 2015 Good news, Penn State fans: You are excused from work Friday. If you get in trouble with your boss, well, just show them the picture in the tweet above. That’s right, head coach Patrick Chambers signed this excuse for absence from work letter so that you can watch Penn State’s Big Ten tourney quarterfinals matchup vs. Purdue from the comfort of your home. The Nittany Lions, fresh off a tourney-opening win over Nebraska,

Big Ten Conference Tournament-Penn State vs Iowa

Big Ten tournament Cinderella? That would be No. 13-seed Penn State

CHICAGO — D.J. Newbill pumped his first, let out a huge smile, and struck a Superman-like pose to the United Center crowd. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] The Nittany Lions are the 2015 Big Ten tournament’s Cinderella. Sure, some people had Penn State winning its tourney opener vs. struggling and No. 12 Nebraska. No one, outside of maybe Patrick Chambers, his players and Penn State fans, figured the Nittany Lions would beat fifth-seeded Iowa, which was riding a six-game winning streak. But they did. It wasn’t pretty at times. In fact, it was downright ugly

Big Ten Conference Tournament-Penn State vs Iowa

Dienhart's rapid reaction: No. 13 Penn State stuns No. 5 Iowa

CHICAGO — Iowa entered the Big Ten tourney winners of six consecutive games and as a popular sleeper pick to win the 18th annual event. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] No. 13 seed Penn State would have none of it, stunning the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes, 67-58, on Thursday at the United Center. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to the upset below. Star player: Gotta go with Penn State’s D.J. Newbill. He hit 7-of-14 shots (2-of-3 3-pointers) for a team-high 18 points. And he hit some big shots at key junctures of the second

D.J. Newbill on The Journey

Video: Watch the 'Journey' profile of Penn State's D.J. Newbill

D.J. Newbill and his Penn State teammates are making a run in this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the senior Nittany Lion doesn’t want to see his college basketball career end just yet. Last week on”The Journey” BTN profiled Newbill and went back to his Philadelphia roots. It was a touching profile and you can watch the entire segment here. The No. 13-seeded Penn State advances to play Purdue on Friday in the men’s tourney. On Thursday, Newbill scored 18 points, and Penn State shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory. On Wednesday, Newbill scored 26 points, Shep

2014-2015 Images of the Year (men's hoops)

Video: Watch the best Images of the Year in Big Ten men's basketball

Every season our BTN TV team compiles the best images of the year for a great video clip. If you didn’t see the 2014-2015 edition on our TV coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, here it is again. Enjoy. The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is on now at the United Center in Chicago. Now’s the time to get BTN2Go, our free watch everywhere app. You’ll be able to watch EVERY BTN TV game live and on demand. Get the app for iPhone and iPad, get the app for Android devices, or just go to BTN2Go.com. STORIES | SCORES | TWITTER | FACEBOOK |

Lacrosse notebook: BTN analyst Mark Dixon checks in with each men's team

It’s that time of the week to catch up on each men’s lacrosse season and look ahead to their respective weekends. Each Thursday I’ll be filing my Big Ten men’s lacrosse notebook here for the rest of the season. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. No. 17 Johns Hopkins (3-3): The Blue Jays ended a two-game losing streak and their worst start since 1990 with a 13-8 triumph over Navy. Leading the way for the Blue Jays were the Stanwick brothers Wells and Shack. Wells, the senior

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BTN Hockey Report: Our guide to the final weekend of the regular season

We’re entering the final weekend of conference action and the race for first place in the Big Ten standings is on. Ohio State upset Minnesota and Penn State upset Michigan last Saturday to put the Spartans on top for now. Here are last week’s results: FRIDAY, MAR. 6 Minnesota def. Ohio State, 4-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Penn State def. Michigan, 6-4 SATURDAY, MAR. 7 Penn State def.  Michigan, 4-3 Ohio State def.  Minnesota, 5-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Here’s what’s ahead this week. MICHIGAN STATE AT NO. 19 MICHIGAN When: Friday, Mar. 13 7:05 p.m. ET; Saturday, Mar.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Rutgers vs Minnesota

Q&A with BTN college basketball analyst Jess Settles

The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Tournament tipped off Wednesday at the United Center. The tourney is in its 18th season, believe it or not. BTN analyst Jess Settles, a former Iowa star, was a member of the Hawkeyes when the event debuted, so we wanted to get his take on the tournament. Read our full Q&A below. Q: What was the players’ reaction to the creation of the Big Ten Tournament? A: The players were excited to play in the Big Ten Tournament for obvious reasons. Teams love to play for championships. Whether in the preseason, over Thanksgiving, on Christmas

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Nebraska vs Penn State

Dienhart's rapid reaction: Penn State tops Nebraska in opening game

How about that for a start to the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament? D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 26 points and Penn State recorded 16 blocks, which is a Big Ten Tournament record, in a 68-65 win over Nebraska in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was courtside to take in all the action. Star player: D.J. Newbill was the man for Penn State. He had 31 points in a regular-season finale win at Minnesota and followed that with 26 points today vs. Nebraska. He hit 9-of-22 shots (4-of-8