Michigan was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Championship, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday.
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We had three Big Ten men’s basketball games on the schedule Tuesday, highlighted by two contests on BTN.
It goes without saying that we will discover the true colors of Indiana this week. And could Maryland finally lose a Big Ten home game? Here is a ranking of this week’s 12 games.
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It’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA hopes with a weekly check of the mock brackets from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN. The Big Ten continues to look like a six-bid league. But Wisconsin—winners of five in a row–is making some noise in Lunardi’s analysis.
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We are now past the halfway point in conference play, and we have certainly learned a lot. There is still plenty of basketball to be played, but it’s time to start to identify the teams that are maintaining a high level of play and/or trending upward at the moment.
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Maryland men’s basketball lands at No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll and Iowa follows up at No 4 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Also Monday, Maryland is at No. 2 in The USA Today Coaches Poll, while Iowa received three first-place votes and landed at No. 5 overall.
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The second half of conference play rolls on. It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to unveil my latest Big Ten Player Rankings.