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No. 15 Purdue leads three Big Ten teams in final Coaches poll

Three Big Ten teams advanced to the Sweet 16, and all three are ranked in the final Coaches Poll, released Monday, the day after North Carolina beat Gonzaga to claim its sixth national title. Big Ten regular-season champ Purdue paces the conference at No. 15.

Dienhart: Big Ten Friday Night Lights dim

When the Big Ten announced last fall that it would play some Friday night football games in 2017, it raised the eyebrows of some who didn’t think it was right to encroach on the traditional turf of high school football.

Keep an eye on these eight Big Ten quarterback spots

Several Big Ten teams are set at quarterback. But there are as many as eight quarterback spots that warrant your attention, writes BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart.

Watch ex-Wisconsin star J.J. Watt surprise retiring fourth grade teacher

Former Wisconsin standout and current NFL superstar J.J. Watt surprised his soon-to-be retiring fourth grade teacher Monday morning. Mrs. Keith, who Watt called "one of my favorite teachers of all time," is retiring at the end of the year after 41 years.

Dienhart: Big Ten watches and waits for next national title

The Big Ten watches and waits for its next basketball national championship. The league has come close to winning it all since Michigan State did it in 2000 in the now-demolished RCA Dome in Indianapolis vs. Billy Donovan and Florida; in fact, it’s played in six title games since (Indiana, 2002), (Illinois, 2005), (Ohio State, 2007), (Michigan State, 2009), (Michigan, 2013) & (Wisconsin, 2015). But on each occasion, the Big Ten team came up short. Since MSU’s Tom Izzo won his only national title in 2000, Duke and UConn have won three apiece, Florida and North Carolina have both won

Former Commissioner Wayne Duke left his mark on Big Ten

Duke, 88, helped shepherd the Big Ten into the modern era during an 18-year run as commissioner, focusing on academic achievement while also helping build the NCAA tourney into its modern incarnation.