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Big Ten Geeks: Wisconsin 2013-14 Preview

It’s gotten to the point of cliche. “As long as Bo Ryan is head coach at Wisconsin, put the Badgers in your top 25.” We Geeks take pride in scoffing at conventional wisdom, but don’t some things become cliche for a reason?

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Big Ten Geeks: Purdue 2013-14 Preview

It was a frustrating and disappointing season for Purdue basketball. For just the second time in the Matt Painter era, the Boilermakers missed the NCAA tournament, and they really weren’t even that close. Will things be better this time around?

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Big Ten Geeks: Penn State 2013-14 Preview

It was a lost season for Penn State after Tim Frazier went down with an injury. Can the Nittany Lions make up for lost time in Frazier’s final go-round?

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Big Ten Geeks: Ohio State 2013-14 Preview

Last season, the Ohio State basketball program just kept on rolling. Its run to the Elite 8 made it four straight seasons that the Buckeyes reached the Sweet Sixteen or beyond. Now, in the final go-round for Aaron Craft, will Ohio State be good enough to do it again?

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Big Ten Geeks: Northwestern 2013-14 Preview

Change is afoot in Evanston, as the Northwestern basketball program moves away from the Princeton offense and into a new era. Will that change bring immediate success?

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Big Ten Geeks: Nebraska 2013-14 Preview

Enthusiasm is running high as Nebraska basketball enters Year Two of the Tim Miles era. As our season previews roll on, let’s take a look at just how much improvement can be expected from the Huskers.

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Big Ten Geeks: Minnesota 2013-14 Preview

Last year, the Gophers started out strong but ended the season on a low note. Soon after Minnesota was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, Athletic Director Norwood Teague made a change at the top, dismissing Tubby Smith after 6 seasons at the helm.

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Big Ten Geeks: Michigan State 2013-14 Preview

Michigan State won 27 games last year, the 5th time in 6 years it’s won at least that many.

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Big Ten Geeks: Michigan 2013-14 Preview

Last year Michigan started and finished the season on a red-hot streak, going 18-1 against teams from other conferences.

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Big Ten Geeks: Iowa 2013-14 Preview

Last year Iowa returned to respectability, amassing 25 wins for the first time since Steve Alford was the coach.

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Big Ten Geeks: Indiana 2013-14 Preview

Last year, the Hoosiers moved on from a rebuilding job to regaining its place among the best teams in college basketball. But Indiana came up short against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone in the Sweet 16.

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Big Ten Geeks: Illinois 2013-14 Preview

The yo-yo continues. Since the Dee Brown Era, Illinois has reliably alternated good season with mediocre, missing the NCAA Tournament every other year. This past season did its part in an up year, as the Illini were only 5 points from reaching their first Sweet 16 since 2005.

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Big Ten Geeks: Our Michigan vs. Syracuse preview

After nearly five months of basketball, we’re now down to the Final Four, with Michigan the lone Big Ten representative. Needless to say, a national title for the Wolverines would provide a nice boost for the conference’s reputation, as banners carry more lasting relevance than computer ratings that have pegged the Big Ten as the nation’s best conference for three years running. Rightly or wrongly, postseason success trumps all else.

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Big Ten Geeks: Inside Thursday's Sweet 16 battles

As expected, four Big Ten teams have advanced to the Sweet 16, with play resuming Thursday night. Let’s take a close look at tomorrow’s matchups (Ohio State vs. Arizona; Indiana vs. Syracuse). On Thursday, we’ll preview Friday’s regional semifinals (Michigan State vs. Michigan vs. Kansas).

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2011-12 Season Preview: Ohio State

Now, it’s time to unveil the projected champs of the Big Ten. Look at us, out here on this limb, picking the Buckeyes.

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