Men's Basketball

First Four: Big Ten stars answer four questions

During Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day, I went around and asked one player from all 12 teams the following questions: 1. Toughest Big Ten road venue? 2. Favorite Big Ten player to watch? 3. Best Big Ten uniform? 4. Favorite Big Ten road trip? The players’ answers were anonymous, and the only rule was that they couldn’t use their school for any answer. See the winners, plus a couple sample quotes, in this post.

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Thursday's Basketball Media Day roundup

We’ll update this post throughout the morning with tidbits from Big Ten Basketball Media Day. It may not be a surprise to hear that the media picked Indiana’s Cody Zeller as the preseason Player of the Year and that Indiana is their choice to win it all. Penn State is picked to win the women’s title and Penn State’s Alex Bentley Ohio State’s Tayler Hill shared the Player of the Year pick.

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Dienhart: My preseason basketball lists

It’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day and here are my various preseason picks. My colleague and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina posted his selections over here.

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Yarina: My preseason basketball lists

As BTN.com editor I watch a lot of Big Ten basketball each season. Here are my selections from Big Ten Basketball Media Day. Our senior writer Tom Dienhart posted his similar list over here. Compare and contrast, and leave your selections at the bottom of my post. I’m sure fans have differing views.

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Player Rankings: No. 2 Trey Burke

BTN.com’s Brent Yarina’s 2012-13 preseason Big Ten Player Rankings is down to the final two players. Catch up on the first eight installments here. Each post includes player stats and one video highlight from the 2011-12 season. Once the season tips off, Yarina will release a weekly Player Rankings every Monday. Up next, at No. 2: Michigan’s Trey Burke.

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