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A former Michigan State star explains Tom Izzo’s success. A Wisconsin writer explains how the Badgers hit it big with Bo Ryan. Could Ohio State’s top Heisman Trophy candidate be a running back? And let’s look at how transfer quarterbacks actually do. All of this and more in Friday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Audio: Big Ten men's coaches talk before final week of the season

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Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.

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'Journey' spotlights D'Angelo Russell, Bo Ryan on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET

Bo Ryan on The Journey

Watch Bo Ryan ... acting?

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At 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the next episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015,” we take a look at a few more ongoing stories including Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Maryland great Walt Williams.. But you really need to see Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan shoot a TV commercial as our crew takes you behind the scenes.

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Video: Bo Ryan pranks Badgers with Final Four rings

Who says Bo Ryan is all business, all the time? Wisconsin recently released the following video of Wisconsin getting its 2014 Final Four rings. As you can see in the video below, before unveiling the rings, Ryan does a great job leading on his players by saying he didn’t believe they deserved a reward for last season.

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Wisconsin bows out in battle of clutch shots

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Wisconsin vs. Kentucky - 2014 NCAA Final Four Analysis

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Traevon Jackson has hit a number of big shots this season for the Badgers. The guy was money. The guy was clutch. But he didn’t have his magic touch on this night. Jackson missed a key free throw and potential game-winning shot that proved fatal in the dying moments of Wisconsin’s 74-73 loss to Kentucky in a national semifinal game.

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Best sights and sounds from Final Four Media Day

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Tom Izzo Talks with BTN

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and several members of the Badgers’ men’s basketball team took questions from the media Friday at Final Four media day. Ryan was in a joking mood, firing back a number of comical, quick-witted responses to the media members gathered at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Photo: Look at Bo Ryan's suit in this vintage shot

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Bo Ryan on Difference Between Cutting Down DIII and DI Nets

It’s not Thursday, but, boy, was there a Throwback Thursday-worthy Bo Ryan photo tweeted out Monday. Ryan is the man in the middle, the one wearing glasses, an oversized bow tie and plaid pants.

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Big Ten Geeks: Narrative no more

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Bo Ryan - Wisconsin Final Four Celebration

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Up until Saturday, plenty of college basketball fans appreciated Bo Ryan’s coaching ability in a patronizing, half-insulting kind of way. Yes, he’s a fantastic Big Ten coach, that much is beyond dispute.

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Photo: Bo Ryan delights with classic picture

There’s a picture of Bo Ryan that is all over social media Sunday, and for good reason. On the plane headed home to Madison following Saturday night’s exciting Final Four-clinching overtime win over Arizona, Ryan flashes the team’s recently adopted hand symbol at the camera. If it looks familiar, it should. So classic. See the picture of Ryan in this post.

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Survey: Which Big Ten coach 'works' the refs the best?

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Izzo Honors Official Ed Hightower

“Working” officials is an art form. Some coaches are masters at knowing just the right buttons to push over the course of a game to the point where—Who knows?—maybe they can get a key call in their favor. I asked several media members who cover the Big Ten which coach they felt was best at “working” officials.

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Video: Bo Ryan shoots scowl, busts out dance move

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Bo Ryan's Scowl and Dance

Bo Ryan and sideline scowls are a common occurrence. Bo Ryan and sideline dances, however, are not. The passionate Wisconsin basketball coach gave us both the common and rare occurrence all in one hilarious sequence early in the second half of Wisconsin’s 59-58 loss to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. Watch it in this post.

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