Men's Basketball

2011-12 Season Preview: Nebraska

Our season previews continue in reverse order of projected finish. Penn State, Iowa, and Northwestern have been covered. We now move on to the newest member of the Big Ten, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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MSU vs. UNC: See the aircraft carrier hoops court

We already know Michigan State will wear camouflage basketball uniforms against North Carolina on Veterans Day. But here’s a really cool photo of the court on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson. Magic Johnson, a Michigan State alum, and James Worthy, a North Carolina alum, will serve as honorary captains for their alma maters at the game. Read the full AP story here. And the “Daily Edition” on MSUSpartans.com offers up a glimpse of the trip in the latest installment of “Michigan State All-Access.”

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The Journey: Dreams Come True

The piece from which this clip was taken was very interesting to edit.  In the full piece, we followed both Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore as they waited to hear their names called in the NBA draft.  The emotion you see in this clip is the result of a dream coming true, but was only part of the story.  Later that same night, Johnson found out Moore would also be drafted to the NBA … and would become a Boston Celtic. That’s just like Johnson!

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2011-12 Season Preview: Iowa

With the 2011-12 regular season nearly upon us, we here at Big Ten Geeks will be previewing all 12 conference members over the next couple weeks, in reverse order of expected finish. Penn State led things off Monday, and now it’s time for Iowa.

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Big Ten Teams Unveil New Courts

Mackey Arena

Illinois' New Basketball Court

Every Big Ten basketball court will have a different look for the 2011-12 season, whether it be the new B1G logo, the addition of the semi-circle under the basket or the elimination of the women’s 3-point line, but at least a handful have undergone other makeovers. The floors at Illinois’ Assembly Hall, Carver-Haweye Arena, Crisler Arena, Welsh-Ryan Arena and Mackey Arena will feature new looks when the season tips Friday. Watch a feature on Illinois’ new court now and see all the new designs in this post.

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