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Dennis Dodd picks Ohio State to win BCS title

Nobody needs to reminded of the fact the SEC has won the last seven BCS titles. One national expert thinks that run ends this season, and at the hands of Big Ten favorite Ohio State. CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd made the bold prediction in his post-spring Top 25. [ RELATED: Jerry Palm has Ohio State in BCS title game ] Dodd likes the Buckeyes in 2013 for many reasons, all of which can be read below: The Buckeyes are favored for now mostly because of what they don’t have to do. They don’t have to play an SEC schedule — unlike

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Ranking 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games

It’s time to talk the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The event might be six-plus months away, but the 2013 matchups were released Wednesday afternoon. This year’s event is Dec. 3-4, with six games each night, and it features first-year ACC members Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. That last part, the addition of the three perennial Big East contenders, makes this event even more intriguing and far more daunting for the Big Ten. Not only does the ACC gain those three teams, but with 15 teams total, it gets to keep last year’s three-worst teams (Clemson, Virginia Tech & Wake Forest) out

Spartans surprise in SI.com's latest power rankings

Former BTN contributor and current SI.com writer Andy Staples released his post-spring power rankings Tuesday. Most interesting of note, perhaps, is Michigan State’s placement. Staples put the Spartans, who went 7-6 last season and lost star RB Le’Veon Bell and several others, at No. 14. That’s two spots higher than rival Michigan, if you were wondering. [ SI.com: Alabama, Texas A&M headline post-spring top 25 ] Staples, it seems, surprised himself with where he placed Mark Dantonio’s team. But, he wrote that a visit to East Lansing and a conversation with a respected assistant brightened his forecast. Here’s a portion

How many B1G stars made Athlon's top 50 RB's of BCS era?

Pick an era, and the Big Ten boasts a steep collection of standout running backs. The BCS era (since 1998) is no exception. There’s Ron Dayne, Chris Perry and Damien Anderson, to name a few. According to a recent AthlonSports.com countdown, the Big Ten is home to nine of college football’s top 50 running backs of the BCS era. [ AthlonSports.com: College football’s top 50 running backs of the BCS era ] Dayne leads the Big Ten’s nine representatives, at No. 3, behind only Adrian Peterson and Ricky Williams. Here’s what Athlon said about Dayne: (Ricky) Williams’ NCAA rushing record

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Like guards? You'll love the Big Ten in 2013-14

You can never underestimate the importance of strong guard play, and based on the names returning in 2013-14, the Big Ten will have plenty of it next season. To be honest, one could fill an All-Big Ten Team with guards alone. But the talent isn’t just at the top. It’s deep. Very deep. Check it out. I’ve divided the guards into tiers below, based on where I think they’ll land next season. The names are listed in alphabetical order. Note: Incoming freshmen are not included. ELITE Keith Appling, Michigan State Aaron Craft, Ohio State Tim Frazier, Penn State Gary Harris,

Meyer, Fitzgerald lead B1G in SN coach rankings

Sporting News’ Matt Hayes released his complete ranking of every college football coach Monday, and a pair of Big Ten coaches landed the top 10. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer came in at No. 2, behind only Alabama’s Nick Saban, while Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald checked in at No. 8. See where every Big Ten coach is ranked in this post. [ SportingNews.com: 2013 college football coach rankings ] BIG TEN COACHES 2. Urban Meyer – Ohio State 8. Pat Fitzgerald – Northwestern 13. Bill O’Brien – Penn State 23. Brady Hoke – Michigan 27. Mark Dantonio – Michigan State 31. Bo

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5 alive: Ranking top Big Ten duos still in action

Five Big Ten teams remain alive in the postseason. There’s Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tourney, and there’s Iowa in the NIT quarterfinals. All five teams – like most teams in action this time of year – boast terrific 1-2 punches. See how I rank the Big Ten’s remaining duos in this post. [ FACEBOOK POLL: Which B1G team still alive in the postseason has the best duo? ] 1. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo & Cody Zeller – Let’s see, this tandem includes two All-Big Ten first-teamers and one Naismith Award finalist

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Let's see these NCAA games: IU-MSU, please

Technically, the NCAA tourney tipped off Tuesday night. But with a pair of Big Ten teams set to open the Big Dance on Thursday, it’s time to consider the best Big Ten NCAA matchups we may see in this year’s tourney. See my top 10 potential battles in this post. [ RELATED: View the NCAA tourney bracket (PDF) ] 1. Indiana vs. Michigan State When: National title game Why: Indiana swept the season series, however each game was terrific and came down to the wire, with the Hoosiers rallying in the last minute to win the second meeting in East

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Video: Top 10 dunks of the 2012-13 season

Sam Thompson and Rodney Williams are the biggest names when it comes to Big Ten dunkers, but the conference has a deep pool of high-flyers. Even usually dunk-starved Wisconsin got in on the act, finishing the season with some of the most impressive slams. Check out my top 10 dunks from the 2012-13 season in this post. And here’s my non-dunk countdown. [ RELATED: Vote in our 2012-13 Big Ten Dunk of the Year bracket ] 10. Adreian Payne falls to floor, gets up for powerful putback vs. Nebraska 9. Jared Berggren spins and explodes for And-1 dunk vs. Penn

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Video: Top 10 plays (non-dunks) of 2012-13 season

What a season, huh? It might not even be hyperbole to say it was one of the best we’ve seen. From the Big Ten dominating the national polls to the countless upsets to the incredible finishes, the 2012-13 season is one we won’t soon forget. There also were more than our share of memorable plays. I rank the top ones (non-dunks) in this post. I’ll have an all-dunk post later this week. [ RELATED: Tom Dienhart ranks top 10 games of 2012-13 season ] 10. Jordan Hulls drains 30-foot 3-point jumper in flow of game at Michigan State 9. D.J.