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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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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.

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Chris Collins: 'I was very pleased with our year'

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Chris Collins Talks B1G and NCAA

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Northwestern coach Chris Collins was a special guest analyst on Wednesday night’s #BTNLive. The first-year coach helped our team break down the Big Ten’s three Sweet 16 matchups, plus discuss his season in Evanston. caught up with Collins for a Q&A to discuss his first year, Coach K and the NCAA tournament, among other things. Read the Q&A in this post.

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Watch latest 'Journey' episode at 5 p.m. ET Sunday


The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 (Episode 6, Segment 1)

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014,” we learn how and why Ohio State’s Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson traded places in the starting lineup and sparked the Buckeyes. Also, see why Chris Collins’ most important recruiting win at Northwestern so far was keeping senior Drew Crawford in Evanston. We also explore the special family connection between Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and his brother Drew.

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Bonus video: Preview Sunday's 'Journey' episode


The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - On the Perception of Northwestern Basketball

When Chris Collins took the job at Northwestern, he was aware of the overall perception of the basketball program. “I’m taking over a program that’s been right on the cusp,” Collins said. “They just haven’t been quite able to get over the hump.”

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Video: Northwestern introduces Collins as new coach

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NU Basketball Coach Chris Collins: One-on-One

Northwestern introduced longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins as its 24th men’s basketball coach Tuesday. Collins, who grew up in Northbrook, Ill., and starred at Glenbrook North High School, inherits a program that went 13-19, including 4-14 in the Big Ten, in Bill Carmody’s final season.  Watch our one-on-one interview with Collins now and find other video in this post.

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BTN/BTN2Go to carry Collins press conference live

At noon ET Tuesday, BTN/BTN2Go airs live coverage of Northwestern’s press conference introducing former Duke assistant basketball coach  Chris Collins as the school’s new men’s basketball coach. Dave Revsine and Shon Morris will host our coverage, which will include analysis from a variety of guests.

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Collins hire an anomaly among Big Ten coaching moves

Northwestern hiring of Duke assistant Chris Collins as the school’s new men’s basketball coach has created a buzz in college hoops circles. Many love his pedigree, youth and energy. Collins sizzles with potential. Do you smell it? Could the thirtysomething wunderkind lead the Wildcats out of the wilderness of basketball hopelessness and to their first NCAA tourney ever? Collins will be hailed a hoop savant if he does so.

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