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Bardo breaks down Big Ten's top draft prospects

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Adreian Payne Preps for 2014 NBA Draft

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It’s that time of year when analysis, anticipation, and a few surprises rule the day. That’s right, it’s NBA Draft time, the 2014 version. The Big Ten figures to be well-represented in the June 26 draft, with as many as five players listed as first-rounders in most mock drafts.

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Bardo: Top returning Big Ten basketball players

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Stephen Bardo's Top Returning Big Ten Basketball Players

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Big Ten Network college hoops analyst Stephen Bardo was a guest on today’s edition of #BTNLive, where he announced his picks for the top five returning Big Ten basketball players. Sure, it’s a little early, but after another outstanding Big Ten hoops season, we always love the chance to look ahead.

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Bardo's Breakdown: Big Ten tourney title game

Welcome to championship day! It’ll be No. 1 seed Michigan vs. No. 3 seed Michigan State battling for the Big Ten tourney title Sunday at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Believe it or not, this is the first time the two rivals have ever met in event history. Michigan swept the season series en route to claiming its first outright Big Ten crown since 1986. Get Stephen Bardo’s video preview in this post.

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Bardo's Breakdowns: Previewing Day 1 matchups

Ready for today’s four opening games of the Big Ten tourney? If not, don’t worry, former Flyin’ Illini and BTN analyst Stephen Bardo is posting quick preview clips to his YouTube channel throughout the tournament. Check out Bardo’s previews for No. 8 Indiana-No. 9 Illinois, No. 5 Ohio State-No. 12 Purdue, No. 7 Minnesota-No. 10 Penn State and No. 6 Iowa-No. 11 Northwestern in this post.

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Bardo: Michigan, Nebraska top final Power Rankings

Mike Peltz

Ohio State Senior Day Ceremony

The regular season is in the books, and what a year it was! Michigan won its first outright Big Ten crown since 1986, however no team may be hotter than Nebraska. Yes, Nebraska. The Huskers jumped up to No. 2 in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. See where your Big Ten team lands in this post.

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Bardo: Michigan remains No. 1 in Power Rankings

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Shon Morris' All-B1G Team & Rankings

After completing a season sweep of Michigan State, the Wolverines maintain the top spot in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Wisconsin continues to rise up the rankings, as well, taking the No. 2 spot from Michigan State. See where your team lands on my latest list in this post.

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Bardo: It's still Michigan, Michigan State atop my poll

Keith Appling

B1G Rewind - Feb. 16, 2014

Even after a week that saw Big Ten co-leaders Michigan and Michigan State suffer Sunday home losses, the top of my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, remains the same. The biggest change is at No. 3, where Wisconsin has surpassed Iowa. See where you team lands on my latest list in this post.

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Bardo: Badgers make big move in Power Rankings

Sam Dekker

B1G Rewind - Monday, Jan 9th, 2014

Maybe all of those concerns about Ohio State and Wisconsin were all for naught. The two teams both went 2-0 this past week, including a statement win for each, and have combined to tally five straight victories. That being the case, the top five of my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, has returned to normalcy. See where you team lands on my latest list in this post.

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Bardo: Wildcats soar in latest B1G Power Rankings

Tre Demps

Stephen Bardo on his Power Rankings

Just when you thought the Big Ten couldn’t get any wilder, it does. Every day, it seemed, there was a thrilling upset. Like, Northwestern over Wisconsin. Or, Penn State over Ohio State. Or, Indiana over Michigan. Naturally, the unexpected results were felt in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Find out where your team lands in this post.

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Bardo: B1G more balanced than ever. Is that a good thing?

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Terran Petteway One-on-One

The Big Ten is more balanced than ever right now. I love it because every game is an adventure. Is this good for the conference? Will the teams eat each other up and bring down the number of teams that get into the NCAA tournament?

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Bardo: Michigan owns top spot in Power Rankings

John Beilein

Nik Stauskas Blows Kisses to the Crowd

This was quite the week in Big Ten basketball action. With all the shakeups that took place, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, certainly look a little different. As expected, there’s a new No. 1 following Michigan’s impressive win over Michigan State. This week, the Wolverines get to stake claim to the top stop. Find out where your team lands in this post.

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Bardo: Spartans seize top spot in Power Rankings

Denzel Valentine

Stephen Bardo B1G Rankings - Jan. 20, 2014

With all the upsets we saw this past week, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, look a lot different. As expected, there’s a new No. 1 following Wisconsin’s back-to-back losses. This week, it’s Michigan State that stakes claim to the top stop. Find out where your team lands in this post.

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Bardo: My top memory from Assembly Hall

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Stephen Bardo Recalls Memories in Indiana

Assembly Hall is one of the nation’s most recognizable arenas, and former Flyin’ Illini star and current BTN analyst Stephen Bardo has many fond memories of the Hoosiers’ sacred home. Watch Bardo discuss his favorite Assembly Hall memory in this post.

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Bardo: Most surprising players in the Big Ten

Andre Hollins

Nigel Hayes Dunk

It would be tough to find anyone with knowledge of college basketball who would argue against the Big Ten being among the top conferences in the country this year. We are in early January, and already, the conference features nine teams with double-digit wins, five of which are currently ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.

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Mailbag: Bardo on ejections, new rules & more

Keith Appling

Fran McCaffery Post-game Press Conference

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of talk about college basketball’s new hand-checking rules and officiating, in general. Fans are passionate about it, naturally, and that’s very evident from the latest emails I’ve received. Read my Big Ten Mailbag in this post. Have a question for me? Enter it in the form at the bottom of the post, and I’ll answer the best ones.

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Bardo: Purdue jumps up in Power Rankings

A.J. Hammons

Woodbury Behind-the-Back Pass to White for the Dunk

Big Ten play is less than a week away, can you feel it? That means it’s time for my latest and greatest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. This week, Purdue made a big jump after an impressive win over West Virginia, while Indiana and Michigan fell in the rankings.

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