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Today
6:30 PMSt. Peter's at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMN. Kentucky at IndianaWatch
8:00 PMMiss. Valley St. at WisconsinWatch
Tomorrow
7:00 PMMinnesota at Michigan St.Watch
7:00 PMWisconsin at IndianaWatch
8:00 PMSan Jose St. at NebraskaWatch
8:00 PMRobert Morris at IowaWatch
Saturday Dec 10
2:00 PMPittsburgh at Penn St.Watch

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Big Ten beat writers pick Indiana to win Big Ten title

In anticipation of Thursday’s Big Ten basketball media day, Big Ten beat writers released their Writers’ Poll on Tuesday. Twenty-four writers, two from each school, participated in ranking the teams, 1-through-12, and 21 of them predicted preseason No. 1 Indiana to win the conference. The other three picked Michigan. See the entire poll in this post. [RELATED: See Brent Yarina’s preseason Big Ten Player Rankings] Here’s how the writers voted: 1. Indiana 2. Michigan 3. Ohio State 4. Michigan State 5. Wisconsin 6. Minnesota 7. Iowa 8. Purdue 9. Illinois 10. Northwestern 11. Penn State 12. Nebraska

Clothes Call: The latest on Big Ten hoops uniforms

We’re just a couple weeks away from the official tip of the 2012-13 college basketball season. With three teams ranked in the top 5 of the preseason Coaches Poll, the Big Ten is expected to be the nation’s premier conference. But before the season tips, Clothes Call wanted to take a look at some of the uniform changes Big Ten fans can expect to see this season. For starters, every Big Ten team’s uniform has at least one new wrinkle: The required “B1G” patch on the left shoulder. Some teams have it standing alone, while others have it placed above

Tip-off Before Kick-off: Byrd as 'Dirk Hunter'

Purdue basketball fans were treated to a surprise musical performance at Friday night’s Tip-off Before Kick-off. The “performer” was Dirk Hunter. Actually, it was Purdue senior D.J. Byrd, in costume, acting as a fake country artist. Byrd pulled off the alias for about four minutes before he took off his shirt and revealed a No. 21 Purdue  jersey. He then took off his cowboy hat and wig, and Purdue fans erupted when they noticed it was Byrd. Watch Byrd entertain the crowd at Mackey Arena now

BTN offers 6 'Midnight Madness' events live online

Big Ten basketball is almost here as a handful of teams plan for opening night events traditionally known as “Midnight Madness.” Fans can watch six of these events at Big Ten schools live online via the Big Ten Digital Network. The first three happen Friday night: Minnesota’s “Gopher All-Star Friday Night” goes live at 8:20 p.m. ET, Purdue’s “The Tip-Off Before the Kickoff” goes on at 8:30 p.m., and Michigan State’s “Midnight Madness” starts at 10:30 p.m. Go to video.btn.com and click on the “Live Events” tab for the full schedule. Here’s a look at Michigan State’s introduction video from

Purdue basketball uniform gets makeover

Purdue fans were not sold on the new logo Nike recently gave the school’s athletic teams. That being the case, they may have an issue with the basketball team’s new uniform. They shouldn’t be surprised, though, considering the football team’s 2012 duds feature the updated train. [RELATED: Michigan unveils new adidas uniform] The front looks fine and a lot like what Purdue wore last season. But then there’s the back. That’s a lot of new train! On the bright side, it doesn’t appear to include the smoke on top – a feature many Purdue fans seemed to dislike. [RELATED: Minnesota

BTN releases men's hoops conference TV schedule

CHICAGO – BTN will televise 67 men’s basketball conference matchups, including four Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament games and an additional number of non-conference games, the network announced Wednesday. Gus Johnson, one of America’s favorite sportscasters, returns to BTN for his fifth season. For 10 straight weeks during conference play, BTN will air doubleheaders as part of its “Super Wednesdays” lineup. The network will also have games on most Tuesdays and Thursdays and frequent doubleheaders on Saturdays and Sundays. Also built into the schedule are three wildcard dates late in the season as teams compete for the Big Ten title.

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Big Ten releases 2012-13 men's hoops schedule

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012-13 Big Ten men’s basketball schedule Thursday. The conference season begins on New Year’s Eve and culminates in March with the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago. The conference slate tips off Monday, Dec., 31, with Iowa hosting Indiana and Minnesota welcoming Michigan State. Games continue Wednesday, Jan. 2 (lllinois-Purdue and Nebraska-Ohio State), while the remaining four teams open their conference slates Thursday, Jan. 3 (Michigan-Northwestern and Penn State-Wisconsin). [PDF: View the complete 2012-13 Big Ten men’s basketball schedule] The 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will tip off

Six Big Ten teams ranked in ESPN's 50 in 50 series

If you haven’t checked out ESPN.com’s 50 in 50 series, do yourself a favor and click that link. The feature ranks the nation’s 50 most successful men’s basketball programs of the last 50 years, and it includes half of the Big Ten teams. Indiana leads the Big Ten, at No. 7, while Michigan State (No. 11), Michigan (No. 13), Ohio State (No. 15), Purdue (No. 20) and Illinois (No. 33) round out the conference’s representatives. [ESPN.com: 50 in 50 series home] The best part of the list, in my mind, is the starting five feature, where ESPN.com compiles its best

Lunardi: 7 Big Ten teams dancing in first Bracketology

It’s the middle of August, the college football season hasn’t started, and ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi has released his first Bracketology. All kidding aside, Big Ten fans will like Lunardi’s prognostications, as he has seven Big Ten teams dancing, which ties the Big East for the most in the field. [ESPN.com: Bracketology with Joe Lunardi] Indiana paces the Big Ten as the lone No. 1 seed. The rest of the Big Ten field: Michigan and Michigan State at No. 2 seeds, Wisconsin No. 3, Ohio State No. 4, Minnesota No. 7 and Purdue No. 12. That’s a lot of high seeds,