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Reader mail: My NCAA tournament edition

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time to reach into my mailbag and answer your pressing questions. Lots of good questions this week, as usual. Yes, spring football is heating up. But with March Madness here, hoops are on your mind. So, let’s start there.

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Reader mail: Who's my Big Ten Player of the Year?

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

It’s that time of the week when I reach into my mailbag to answer your questions. And, there’s a lot going on, what with the hoop season about to hit its full postseason stride and spring football about to heat up. So, let’s begin.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Hoops tourney on east coast?

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Dunks of the Week - Feb. 25th, 2013

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Time for me to reach into my mailbag. Many comments on the post last week that ranked the football/basketball coaching combinations in the Big Ten. It seems many of you disagreed with my order!

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Big Ten mailbag: Tourney outlook & signing day

Alex Marcotullio

Watch "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" on Feb. 2nd

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Time to reach into my mail bag, as we head toward the halfway point of the hoop season and look forward to Signing Day on Wednesday. So, without further delay, let’s dig right in and start with a question about … Northwestern basketball?

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Mailbag: Brackets, handshakes & clutch choices

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of the week for me to reach into my mailbag and answer some of your questions. The buzz is about basketball, which makes sense as the conference season steams toward the midpoint with four teams in the thick of the race: Michigan, Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State. So, let’s get right to your questions.

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Reader mail: How will Gophers fare at Indiana?

Andre Hollins

Will Sheehey: One-on-One Interview

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It is time to reach into my weekly bag of mail and deliver my answers. With hoops heating up, basketball is on the mind of many of you, but I continue to get several lingering questions from the bowl season. Keep them coming either via the submission box at the bottom of this post or on my mailbag page.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Bowl games bring lots of questions

Michigan fan

Nebraska at Ohio State - Men's Basketball Highlights

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It’s that time of the week when I reach into my mailbag and answer the best of your questions. This time of year, the bag is jammed with both football and hoops questions, and I have few of each this week. That includes one on Ohio State’s shooting struggles.

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Mailbag: How about no divisions for football?

Gary Andersen

Gary Andersen To Be Named New Wisconsin Coach

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It’s the busy holiday season, but that hasn’t stopped your flow of questions! Thanks! There is a lot going on in the Big Ten as we come to the end of 2012, with the bowl season starting, basketball picking up steam, Wisconsin hiring a coach and talk of Big Ten divisional realignment percolating. I look at all of that in my mail bag.

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Big Ten mailbag: Bielema, Hazell, & expansion

Bret Bielema

Gerry DiNardo on Bielema's Move to Arkansas


Time to open up the mail bag. And, as you would suspect, the bag was stuffed with questions about Bret Bielema’s shocking move from Wisconsin to Arkansas that still has the nation buzzing.

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Q&A: Let's talk bowls, hoops & Big Ten expansion

Rose Bowl

Dunks of the Week - Dec. 4th, 2012

Throughout the year senior writer Tom Dienhart answers the best of your questions in his weekly and informative mailbag posts. With football’s regular season over, we turn our attention to men’s basketball, bowl games, and the ongoing fan discussion around Big Ten expansion. We know there are strong opinions out there, so send Dienhart a note and tell him what’s on your mind.

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Mailbag: Huskers survive rough six-game stretch

Taylor Martinez & Gerald Hodges

Big Ten Football Report - Nov. 12, 2012

The season is winding down, but the questions continue to pour in. Questions about the bowl matchups are trending. And some wonder about who will be in the discussion to be Big Ten Coach of the Year. I tackle those questions—and others—in this week’s mailbag.

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Reader mail: On Gardner, Buckeyes & the refs

You have questions and, as usual, I have answers. Many of you are curious about Michigan and what it has to do to win the Legends. And how about Devin Gardner? Plus, some Michigan State fans are still riled up about the officiating in the Spartans’ loss to Nebraska. Let’s get started.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Danny O'Brien's struggles

Danny O'Brien

Cornhuskers stuff Montee Ball on 4th down

You have questions, and I have answers in this week’s mailbag. A good variety of queries populated my in-box this week, with fans wondering about Wisconsin quarterback Danny O’Brien and the stagnant Michigan offense, among other topics. Let’s get started!

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Big Ten Mailbag: What's wrong with Illinois?

Illinois Fans

Rex Burkhead Visits "BTN Live"

It’s that time of week again. You’ve been sending me your Big Ten questions all week, and now I offer my answers. On tap this week: What’s wrong with Illinois? How could I have two Big Ten teams headed to BCS bowls in my latest bowl projections? Find my answers inside.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Power Rankings stir debate

Braxton Miller

The Journey 2012: Big Ten Football - Michigan State

Are my weekly power rankings accurate or not in your eyes? You tell me every week, so let’s discuss it in my latest mailbag. Also, will Big Ten schools adapt to a team’s strength of schedule impacting the future college football playoff? What do I think about Purdue? And when will Big Ten teams start recruiting talent as the SEC teams do?

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