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Congrats to Coach Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans for winning the Big Ten tournament! IU Soul Revue will spend their spring break working with students in Memphis, Tenn. What is it like to be an international student at Ohio State? A new student documentary explores the topic. The Wisconsin Energy Institute published a unique look back at the impact they made in 2013. Penn State’s Centre Stage will make their international debut performance in June. The Women’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently $2 million to create a new therapeutics fellowship program. Finally, did you catch our exclusive interview

Tourney rewind: Watch 2013 NCAA games on BTN

BTN gets fans ready for March Madness with a 2013 Tournament Rewind next Monday through Wednesday, featuring replays of last season’s most exciting NCAA Tournament games involving Big Ten teams. Four Big Ten men’s basketball teams reached the Sweet 16, two advanced to the Elite Eight, and after an incredible run, Michigan came up just shy of winning the National Championship. All six 2013 Big Ten opponents – Arizona, Kansas, Wichita State, Florida, Syracuse and Louisville – are likely to make deep tournament runs again this year. Monday, 7 p.m. ET: Watch Ohio State’s Sweet 16 victory over Arizona Monday,

BTN show goes inside NCAA tourney selection process

BTN will give fans an exclusive look at the NCAA men’s basketball selection process with the 60-minute special, Inside the Selection Process, airing at 7 PM ET on Monday, including an entire 68-team mock bracket toward the end of the show. Host Dave Revsine will be joined by Greg Shaheen, former NCAA executive vice president of Championships and Alliances, Mike DeCourcy, columnist for Sporting News, and’s bracketology expert, Jerry Palm.  All will also share their thoughts on how the Big Ten matches up and offer their opinions on the potential bracket. Shaheen, who spent 12 years with the NCAA

Six B1G teams in latest ESPN tournament bracket

With so many Big Ten programs constantly beating up on each other this season, how many teams from the conference will receive bids in this year’s NCAA Tournament? That has been one of the most popular questions among Big Ten hoops fans this season. ESPN Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi projects the Big Ten to get six teams into the dance, according to his latest NCAA tournament projections. Here is a breakdown of the Big Ten teams Lundari lists in his bracket, as well as where they are seeded and what region they would be playing in. EAST Wisconsin (18-5, 5-5)-

Dienhart: 'Paint this season a success'

Michigan’s trip to the national championship game was further validation of the Big Ten’s greatness this season. But, without this journey to the summit of college basketball, I don’t think that would have been true. For a while, it looked like the Big Ten was going to dominate this NCAA tourney. The Big Ten got seven schools in the Big Dance on Selection Sunday. Then, the conference went 10-3 over the opening three rounds, advancing four teams—more than any other league–to the Sweet 16. That’s when some dared to pose the question: Could the Big Ten advance, ahem, four teams

Quick Hit: Michigan denied first title since 1989

With Trey Burke saddled with foul trouble, Michigan was fueled in the first half by none other than Spike Albrecht, who had 17 points. Yes, 17 points. That helped the Wolverines hold a 38-37 halftime cushion, although it could have been more as they led by as many as 12 points. But Louisville turned up the heat in the second half, outscoring Michigan, 45-38, and holding Albrecht scoreless to win its third national championship (1980 and 1986). What it means: Rick Pitino became the first coach ever to win national titles at two different schools. The Big Ten is still

Twitter: Spike Albrecht this, Spike Albrecht that

America, Spike Albrecht. Spike Albrecht, America. The Michigan freshman introduced himself to the nation with an out-of-this-world first half, in which the guard hit 6-of-7 shots and scored a career-high 17 points. His previous best entering the night: Seven. Check out the entertaining Twitter reaction to Albrecht’s unexpected first-half performance. See all the tweets below and hear Trey Burke talk about Albrecht at the end of the video above. Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. I'm on the way to the M den for a #2 jersey. — Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) April 9, 2013 BREAKING: Spike Albrecht declares for the NBA draft at halftime —

Louisville clips Michigan, 82-76, in NCAA title game

Luke Hancock made all five of his 3-pointers and led Louisville to its first NCAA men’s basketball championship since 1986 with a 82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night. Coach Rick Pitino added this title to the one he won at Kentucky in 1996 and is the first coach to win a championship at two schools. Earlier in the day, Pitino was elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. Hancock scored 22 points and Peyton Siva had 18 for the Cardinals (35-5), who trailed by 12 late in the first half. Trey Burke had 24 points for Michigan (31-8),

Gallery: 2013 NCAA national title game

Throughout tonight’s Michigan-Louisville NCAA title game, we posted all the best photos from the Georgia Dome in this post. Whether it was a shot of fans or celebrities, or of the action on the floor, you can find it in this photo gallery, courtesy USA Today Sports. Click on an image to see a larger version of it and to enter the gallery.

Video: Pregame NCAA championship game interviews

On tonight’s “BTN at the Final Four” prior to the NCAA title game, BTN host Dave Revsine and analyst Jim Jackson sat down with former “Fab Five” member Jimmy King, Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson and former Wolverine Zack Novak. Watch the King interview here and check out the other three in this post. ** **