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Yarina: My All-Big Ten hoops Underrated Team

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The exhibition basketball season is upon us (view our streaming schedule). Soon enough, the games will start to count. With that in mind, I thought I’d offer up my All-Big Ten Underrated Team. See my five guys in this post. Who did I miss? Tweet it my way, @BTNBrentYarina.

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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.

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B1G Basketball: 10 Freshmen to watch in 2013-14

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Tom Crean Addresses Fans at Hoosier Hysteria

Can you smell it in the air? College basketball is just around the corner. In fact, the Big Ten preseason kicks off tonight as Illinois hosts McKendree at 8 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Digital Network. It will be the first chance to get a look at several of the conferences top newcomers, which is always exciting to see at this time of year.

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Five B1G teams land in Coaches Top 25

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Gary Harris Throws a Dunk Down For the Spartans

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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.

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

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Michigan State

Corey Brown 40-Yard Touchdown

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.

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