Snow is still on the ground in parts of the Midwest and the calendar still says “February.” No matter, Northwestern kicked off spring football on Wednesday, the first Big Ten school to take the lid off this beautiful annual rite. Yes, the 2013 season is a day closer. And, that’s a tremendous thing.
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Indiana suffered another road loss to a previously scuffling squad, this time falling at Minnesota by four points. Much has been said about Cody Zeller’s lack of offensive production on this night (nine points, four turnovers, five fouls), but the Hoosiers scored quite well with their big man scuffling.
Reserve Sam Dekker matched his career high with 19 points to lead No. 17 Wisconsin to a 77-46 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night. Ryan Evans added 14 points and Ben Brust had 13 for the Badgers (20-8, 11-4 Big Ten).
As they did in the season’s first meeting, Nebraska and Wisconsin will wear their adidas “Bleed Out” uniforms tonight on BTN/BTN2Go. Only this time, the home team will be in the traditional whites.
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How tough is the Big Ten this season? A week ago, several people thought Michigan State might be the Big Ten’s top team. Today, following back-to-back losses, the Spartans land at No. 4 on my latest Power Rankings. Where does your team land? Find out in this post. Oh, and feel free to send me your thoughts, either in the comment box in this post or on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina).