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Which B1G teams have most NBA picks in last 10 drafts?

The Big Ten is known for having a rich history and tradition of outstanding basketball. In fact, the Big Ten has won a total of 10 national championships, with the first one dating back to 1940 (Indiana) and the latest in 2000 (Michigan State). During that time period, the Big Ten has sent numerous players to the NBA, many of who have gone on to have successful pro careers. That trend should continue this year as the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft is loaded with Big Ten talent. ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman projected five Big Ten players to go in

Video: Chris Collins sings at Wrigley Field

Northwestern’s Chris Collins proved he can coach against the nation’s elite in his first season as a head coach. That’s great and all, but what kind of singer is he? It’s a random question, yes, but Collins had the honor of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on Sunday at Wrigley Field. So many Chicago personalities have butchered the song and embarrassed themselves. Not Collins. The second-year coach nailed his rendition. Collins also threw out the ceremonial first pitch: Here's @NUMensBball's @coach_collins ready to throw his ceremonial first pitch: pic.twitter.com/Rg6X76iKyC — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 18, 2014 And here

Noah Vonleh's huge hands steal day at NBA Combine

Noah Vonleh’s hands are huge. Put it this way: Only one player (Greg Smith, 2011) has had wider hands than Vonleh (11 3/4″) since hand width was first recorded at the NBA draft combine in 2010. That being the case, it’s easy to see why the Big Ten Freshman of the Year received so much attention Friday in Chicago. See pictures of Vonleh’s hands in this post. h/t: lostlettermen.com Noah Vonleh's hands are the 2nd largest recorded at the #NBACombine. L: 9.75in W: 11.75in (Basically, they're huge.) pic.twitter.com/o6kH92LODZ — Emily Austen (@emilyausten_) May 16, 2014 #NBACombine: @ESPNAndyKatz compares hand-size to

NBA team asked Nik Stauskas laughable money question

What’s the strangest, most ridiculous question you’ve been asked on a job interview? Former Michigan star and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year Nik Stauskas was asked a laughable one while meeting with a future employer at the NBA draft combine. Let’s just say, the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in Stauskas’ rudimentary math skills. See the question in this post. [ MORE: Get updates from the 2014 NBA Draft Combine ] Stauskas was asked by Minnesota how many pennies are in a million dollars. Did he get it right? "Of course. One hundred million." — Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn)

Twitter: Updates from 2014 NBA Draft Combine

Aaron Craft, Gary Harris, Devyn Marble, Adreian Payne, Glenn Robinson III, LaQuinton Ross, Nik Stauskas and Noah Vonleh are taking part in the 2014 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. See their official measurements, taken this morning, and get other updates in this post. [ MORE: Video: Noah Vonleh sits down with NBATV crew ] Nik Stauskas measured 6' 5.25" in socks. 6' 6.5" in shoes. 6' 7.75" wing. 8' 6" reach. 206 pounds. — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 15, 2014 Stauskas' body fat% the highest of anyone listed so far at 12.1%… doesn't seem to be affecting his dunknig from

NCAA APR scores: Big Ten teams continue to shine

The NCAA released Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores Wednesday, and all Big Ten teams avoided penalties. Northwestern led the Big Ten in football (991), while Indiana men’s basketball was perfect for the fourth straight year (1,000). The APR, which debuted in 2005, attempts to measure how teams perform in the classroom by using academic eligibility and retention and graduation rates to yield the four-year figure. [ MORE: NCAA.org: Find APR scores for every school in every sport ] Big Ten APR Scores (football; basketball) Illinois: 957; 957 Indiana: 972; 1,000 Iowa: 969; 971 Michigan: 975; 990 Michigan State: 962; 980

Video: Vitto Brown shows off singing voice - again

If basketball doesn’t work out for Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown, he can fall back on his musical talents. Brown is a talented singer. We saw it with his fabulous rendition of the National Anthem before the team’s Red-White Scrimmage, again when he and family members sang vs. Indiana, and at the 2014 Buckingham Awards. Brown’s at it again. This time, the rising sophomore is singing Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” with Fundamentally Sound, an award-winning group from Madison. Watch Brown’s latest work: What. A. Voice. About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for

Wisconsin's Zach Bohannon is the 'selfie king'

Wisconsin senior Zach Bohannan has taken the new fad of “taking selfies” to a whole new level. Bohannan, who just completed his final season on the basketball team, made a huge splash on Twitter during the NCAA Tournament by taking selfie photos with all four of the Final Four coaches. It looks like Bohannan hit for the cycle again this weekend by taking selfies with New York Yankees royalty. He posted the following photo on his twitter account Friday night, showing him posing with Derek Jeter, Joe Girardi, C.C. Sabathia and Joe Torre. Now this is truly hitting for the

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DraftExpress: 9 B1G stars to attend NBA Draft Combine

Nine former Big Ten basketball players will attend the NBA Draft Combine on May 14-18 in Chicago, according to DraftExpress. The unofficial list is headlined by Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, a projected early lottery pick. See the all the Big Ten names in this post. [ MORE: DraftExpress.com: View the entire NBA Combine list ] Noah Vonleh, Indiana Devyn Marble, Iowa Mitch McGary, Michigan Glenn Robinson III, Michigan Nik Stauskas, Michigan Gary Harris, Michigan State Adreian Payne, Michigan State Aaron Craft, Ohio State LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State It’s no shock to see any of these former Big Ten names receive an

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Dienhart: Big Ten excited to put tourney in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, it was New York. Today, it’s Washington. Welcome to the new Big Ten Eastern Wing. Soon after it was announced in 2012 that Rutgers and Maryland were joining the league, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany pledged to build a bridge to the conference’s newcomers. One was built yesterday with the announcement of Dave Gavitt Tipoff Series between the Big Ten and Big East. Another bridge was officially constructed today, with the announcement that the 2017 Big Ten men’s basketball tourney—the 20th in history–is coming to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Since its inception in 1998, the