Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including this funny video of Michigan State junior forward Russell Byrd.
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The release of the USA Today coaches poll is another indicator of how close we are to beginning basketball season. I was not shocked to see five Big Ten teams ranked in the new poll: 2. Michigan State, 9. Michigan, 10. Ohio State, 21. Wisconsin and 24. Indiana.
Friday’s episode of “Forever B1G” profiles A.J. Guyton (Indiana) and Darnell Autry (Northwestern) in our latest look at two former Big Ten stars who pursued careers once their playing days ended. Learn more about them both from a portion of the show in this post, and then tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET that night to see the entire program.
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Thirteen Big Ten basketball stars land on CBSSports.com’s recently released top 100 players of 2013-14. Michigan State’s Gary Harris leads the way, at No. 7, while Ohio State’s Aaron Craft comes in right behind Harris. That’s it for the Big Ten as far as the top 10 goes, however Michigan’s Mitch McGary is No. 11 to kick start the remaining 11 players.
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The guys at CBSSports.com com released their preseason Top 25 (And One) Monday, and one of the six experts, Doug Gottlieb, has Michigan State as his No. 1 team. Six Big Ten teams received top 25 votes, with Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin landing on every experts’ list.
The next Nike “Hyper Elite” basketball uniforms have arrived. Thursday, Penn State unveiled its new uniform for the upcoming season. Iowa, another Big Ten Nike school, released its “Hyper Elite” uniform Wednesday.
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Expectations are high for Iowa men’s basketball this season. And why not? The Hawkeyes return every major contributor, except for Eric May, from a youthful and talented team that went 9-9 in Big Ten play and advanced to the NIT championship game. Here’s something else to get Hawkeyes fans excited: Iowa will wear new uniforms in 2013-14.