Men's Basketball

Dienhart: Q&A with Penn State's D.J. Newbill

D.J. Newbill

D.J. Newbill Rises and Dunks

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

This has been a trying season for Penn State. You don’t have to remind D.J. Newbill who has overcome bigger things in his life, including a transfer and the loss of his mother. The 6-4 sophomore is doing his part to get the Nittany Lions on track. How tough has it been? Penn State is 0-10 in the Big Ten and 8-14 overall. Not having star point guard Tim Frazier has made matters challenging for Newbill and Penn State, as Frazier is out with a left Achilles tendon injury suffered just four games into the season.

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Big Ten links: Win brightens Illini tourney hopes

Tyler Griffey

Indiana at Illinois - Men's Basketball Highlights

Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

The denizens of Champaign-Urbana (Chambana to the hip natives) woke up this morning dreaming of the NCAA tourney. Why not? Illinois’ stunning 74-72 defeat of No. 1 Indiana last night has breathed life into what was listing team and set off a party on Green Street.

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Next 'Journey:' Payne, Swopshire, & Richardson


"The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" - Jared Swopshire

On Saturday night after the men’s basketball game between Michigan State and Purdue, BTN airs the next episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013” around 9:30 p.m. ET.

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Big Ten Tales: Zack Novak & his Denard Robinson story

Michigan's Zack Novak

Tour of Michigan's Player Development Center

Have you heard the story about the time former Michigan basketball player Zack Novak convinced everyone at a party that he was Denard Robinson? I recently spoke with Novak by phone to hear this story and others as the Michigan graduate now plays professional basketball in the Netherlands.

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