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Big Ten Whiteboard: Time to look forward to Iowa at Maryland

The fifth week of the season is on our doorstep. All eyes will be on College Park, Maryland, for a battle of ranked teams between Iowa and Maryland. This also is a big week for Northwestern, which can make statement with games vs. Michigan State and Iowa. And can Indiana remain perfect in the Big Ten? [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Ranking this week’s games | Best of week ahead | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here’s my preview to

BTN celebrates 100th episode of The Journey, the network’s signature original series

On Sunday, Jan. 31 at 9:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network will air the 100th episode of The Journey, the network’s signature original series. The Journey, a documentary-style show covering both football and basketball, has taken viewers behind the scenes with compelling stories of the Big Ten’s student-athletes and coaches since 2007. Over the next seven days, BTN will take a trip down memory lane with the best moments and stories from The Journey’s past nine years on Facebook, Twitter and BTN.com. ‘Journey Week’ will include reliving 12 of the most popular features in Journey history, an updated look at

Tom Dienhart's top 5 players to replace: Purdue Boilermakers

Darrell Hazell continues to try to get this program on solid footing as he enters his fourth season at the helm. Hazell will move forward with a veteran roster that has potential. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s players to replace posts ] The quarterback situation has been a sore spot under Hazell, who has switched signal-callers during the season each of the last three years. Austin Appleby began the season No. 1 but lost his job and subsequently transferred to Florida. Who will be the guy this year: David Blough, who replaced Appleby, or Elijah Sindelar, a highly

BTN LiveBIG: Scoring 'B1G' in innovation rankings

The universities of the Big Ten Conference are known for being trailblazers in higher education, but their achievements aren’t limited to the lecture hall. They also fund a vast array of research and are home to groundbreaking entrepreneurial centers. Consequently, Reuters’ most recent list of the 100 Most Innovative Universities in the World includes 11 B1G schools, including three in the top 10. According to Reuters, the institutes on the list “most reliably produce original research, create useful technology, and have the greatest economic impact.” Here’s where the Big Ten universities placed in the rankings: 5. University of Michigan Bringing together

Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

After Sunday’s domination of Purdue, is there any question that Iowa is king of the Big Ten? Of course not. Yes, I know all about Indiana, but its resume pales compared to Iowa’s. [ MORE: Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten statistics ] Here is a look back at the week that was. Biggest surprise: Nebraska. The Cornhuskers began the Big Ten season 0-3. Then, they won four in row—three of them on the road–the latest a surprising win at No. 11 Michigan State on Wednesday night. Nebraska fell vs. Michigan on Saturday, but it’s still

Watch the top plays from No. 9 Iowa's win over No. 22 Purdue

(AP) Jarrod Uthoff scored 13 of his 22 points in the first half and ninth-ranked Iowa toppled No. 22 Purdue 83-71 Sunday for its ninth straight win. [ MORE: Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Adam Woodbury added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-0 Big Ten), who’ve beaten four ranked teams since late December ahead of Thursday’s meeting at No. 7 Maryland. Iowa broke open a tight game with a 23-6 run to start the second half, getting baskets from seven different players during that stretch. Vince Edwards had 19

No. 22 Purdue at No. 9 Iowa: 5 facts ahead of Sunday's game on BTN

Before Purdue (17-3, 5-2 in the Big Ten) plays at Iowa (15-3, 6-0) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go, have a look at a few fast facts on both the Boilermakers and the Hawkeyes. [MORE: Get Jon Crispin’s preview | Watch Purdue at Iowa on BTN2Go | A look at the last 5 meetings | Latest standings | Big Ten scoreboard ] You can follow the BTN stats guys on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys all season, too. Iowa has won 12 consecutive Big Ten games dating back to last season, marking it’s longest streak since 1969-70 (14 straight). Iowa is looking for its

BTN's Jon Crispin on Purdue-Iowa: 'We are in for a great game'

Heading into Sunday's Big Ten showdown between Purdue and Iowa on BTN, men's basketball analyst Jon Crispin calls Iowa "one of the most consistent teams in college basketball." How can Purdue avoid another loss to Iowa this season? What must the Hawkeyes do to complete the regular season sweep? Come read what Crispin says.

Survey says: Who is your early football pick to win the Big Ten?

Iowa? Ohio State? Michigan? Some other team perhaps? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked a handful of football writers to make their incredibly early predictions on a 2016 Big Ten football champion. Here's what they said.

Sunday showdown: Let's review the past 5 Purdue-Iowa games

Sunday isn't all about the NFC and AFC conference championship games. There's also a top 25 Big Ten matchup to start your inevitable day in front of the TV, as No. 9 Iowa hosts No. 22 Purdue at 1 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. In this post, we look back at the last five Iowa-Purdue games, including their most recent meeting on Jan. 2, 2016.