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Congrats to 1000+ @northwesternu students who just danced for 30 hours & raised $1.38m for @nudm. Go ‘Cats! #NUDM40 pic.twitter.com/HlVEAlg4q0 — Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) March 9, 2014 Northwestern’s Dance Marathon set a new NUDM record for funds raised in their 40th event. Congrats! A new visualization wall at Penn State is helping researchers and students think bigger. Students from the University of Nebraska will conduct research for NASA on robotic surgery for space travel – at 35,000 feet. Purdue is commemorating 100 years of the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit that ends on March 13. This year’s Road School will take place

Dienhart: What each team has at stake in Indy

The Big Ten tourney bracket is set. Tip-off is early Thursday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The top four seeds: 1. Michigan; 2. Wisconsin; 3. Michigan State; 4. Nebraska. Those four, of course, all earn first-round byes. Here’s a quick look at what each team has on the line in Indy. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] Michigan. If the Wolverines win the Big Ten tourney, they may have a shot to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But, it still may be unlikely. The body of work for the Wolverines

Big Ten releases 2014 men's tournament bracket

Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Nebraska are the top four seeds in the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night. The 17th annual event will be played March 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. After winning the outright Big Ten crown for the first time since 1986 with a 15-3 conference record, Michigan is the tournament’s top seed and will open play at noon ET on Friday. Wisconsin and Michigan State finished the year with matching 12-6 marks, but the Badgers’ head-to-head win over the Spartans on Feb. 9 gave them the No.

B1G Recap: Huskers upset No. 9 Badgers

Why wouldn’t a season as wild as this one end with a crazy upset in the final game of the regular season? Nebraska upset No. 9 Wisconsin in the conference’s final game to highlight a busy day. In other action, Minnesota ran past Penn State, Ohio State nipped No. 22 Michigan State and Northwestern dropped Purdue. Catch up on all the action and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View Sunday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] NEBRASKA 77, WISCONSIN 68 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway scored 26 points apiece, and Nebraska beat

Matt Painter, on 2014: 'It is my fault we are in this position'

Matt Painter was brutally honest about the state of the Purdue basketball program and the coaching job he did this season in his postgame press conference Sunday afternoon. Fresh off a season-ending loss to Northwestern, which clinched the No. 12 seed in next week’s Big Ten tourney, Painter, on several occasions, said, “It’s my fault.” Watch Painter in this post. VIDEO: "It's my fault." – Matt Painter, brutally honest about himself & @BoilerBall's last-place finish. WATCH – http://t.co/dUQBeMFWeW — Purdue on BTN (@BTN_Purdue) March 9, 2014 Here’s what Painter had to say: “First of all, it’s my fault. It’s my

Video: Purdue honors Johnson, other seniors

Following Sunday’s season-finale loss to Northwestern, Purdue honored its four senior players, including Terone Johnson, at Mackey Arena. Johnson and Travis Carroll helped Purdue make the NCAA tournament in each of their first two seasons, in 2011 and 2012, the Boilermakers’ last NCAA appearances. Watch the seniors get introduced in this post. VIDEO: @BoilerBall introduces and honors its seniors, including Terone Johnson. WATCH – http://t.co/OVSqg1z8jN — Purdue on BTN (@BTN_Purdue) March 9, 2014 And here’s Teron’s Johnson’s full speech: VIDEO: Here's Terone Johnson's full @BoilerBall Senior Day speech. WATCH – http://t.co/a8y32zmLcd — Purdue on BTN (@BTN_Purdue) March 9, 2014

Big Ten Geeks: Huskers Keep Hope Alive

Michigan State used a run out of intermission to create separation from Iowa in an eventual 10-point win. Both teams scored nearly at will in this one, but the Spartans’ outstanding three-point shooting masked a high turnover rate that is becoming worrisome. This has been Tom Izzo’s best-ever team at limiting turnovers (at least in the tempo-free era), but the past three games have seen Michigan State turn it over on nearly a quarter of its trips. Is this a temporary blip, the result of some long-absent players getting back into the groove? The Spartans had better hope so, as

Wisconsin tops Purdue, Nebraska sweeps IU

We had two exciting games on the final Super Wednesday doubleheader of the Big Ten basketball season. In the first game of the night, Nebraska went into Assembly Hall and completed the season sweep of Indiana. No. 9 Wisconsin followed with a 76-70 win over Purdue on Senior Night at the Kohl Center. The victory marked the Badgers’ first eight-game Big Ten winning streak since 1940-41. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View Wednesday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] WISCONSIN 76, PURDUE 70 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Frank

Five B1G stars appear in latest ESPN NBA Mock Draft

The college basketball regular season is coming to a close, which means that it’s time for ESPN Insider Chad Ford’s annual NBA Mock Draft update. Ford lists five Big Ten stars in his latest Mock Draft 3.0, which was created based on NBA standings through March 4. [ MORE: Video: Nik Stauskas answers Illini fans’ ‘U-S-A!’ chants ] Leading the way is Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh, who Ford has going No. 10 overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. “If the Sixers grab a small forward with their first pick, an athletic, versatile power forward paired next to him seems like a

Big Ten Geeks: Michigan stands alone

Michigan won the Big Ten title outright last night on the strength of a shockingly easy win at Illinois. Sure, the Illini don’t have an impressive record, but John Groce’s team came into the matchup on a three-game winning streak, during which no opponent broke 0.9 points per trip. This was a hot team whose defense was absolutely stifling conference opponents. Talk had even begun of this Illinois team somehow sneaking back onto the bubble in the season’s final week. The Wolverines obviously didn’t get the memo. Michigan had an historic night from three, knocking down 16 of 23 from