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Big Ten Geeks: Should every team play in tourney?

We’ve already argued for and against divisions in Big Ten basketball. Today, we discuss whether every member of a 14-team Big Ten should be allowed to play in the Big Ten tournament.

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Big Ten Geeks: Should basketball use divisions?

With the Big Ten expanding to 14 teams, there is an open question as to whether basketball should go to divisions. Here’s our take on it.

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Big Ten Geeks: Who lives in the basement?

On our final point/counterpoint, we’ll deal with the question that all Big Ten fans care the most about: who will finish in last place?

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Big Ten Geeks: Is Illinois rebuilding?

Today’s point/counterpoint: whether those 9th and 10th place predictions for Illinois are on the money.

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Will Carmody ever take Northwestern to the Dance?

Today’s point/counterpoint is more like point/point. Sorry, Northwestern fans.

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Was it the system, or was it JaJuan?

On today’s point/counterpoint, we debate whether Purdue’s defensive branding is deserved, or just the result of having a very talented defensive player for four seasons.

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Is Ohio State deep enough?

Next up in our point/counterpoint series is Ohio State, which comes off a Final Four appearance and has been atop the Big Ten standings for the past three seasons. Today we consider whether the Buckeyes have enough bodies to keep that up this season.

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Big Ten Geeks: Is Indiana No. 1?

In today’s Point/Counterpoint, we tackle a question that has already gotten some play in basketball circles across the nation – has Indiana really gone from an 11-7 Big Ten team to the best squad in the nation?

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Is Beilein still a great offensive coach?

It’s already been proclaimed that the preseason expectations for Michigan is this year’s Rorschach test. You can find out where we stand by reading our Big Ten chapter in this year’s College Basketball Prospectus. You can also read about things like “beware negative covariance come March” and about the Six Degrees of Big 12 Coaches. For now, a referendum on John Beilein in today’s Point/Counterpoint.

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Can Wisconsin survive without Jordan Taylor?

For today’s point/counterpoint, we’re debating how Wisconsin can move on without Jordan Taylor.

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Will Iowa dance this year?

Our point/counterpoint series takes on a special significance today, as we take on the question that Americans are debating over—whether Iowa will make the jump to the NCAA Tournament this season. 

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Big Ten Geeks: Is there life after Green?

We’re going to try something new this year. Instead of just previewing every team like we usually do, we’ll give the people what they really want—ammunition to win arguments. So for every team, we’ll have both sides of the debate covered. Today, we’ll look at what we can expect from Michigan State after it loses its leader, Draymond Green.

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Is it 2010 all over again for Minnesota?

We’re going to try something new this year. Instead just previewing every team like we usually do, we’ll give the people what they really want—ammunition to win arguments. So for every team, we’ll have both sides of the debate covered. First up, Minnesota.

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