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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: Keys to semifinal games

Ready for Saturday’s Big Ten tourney semifinals? First up, it’s No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 5 Ohio State. In the second game, it’s No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Michigan State. Both games are the second meeting between the teams, and the Buckeyes and Spartans will be eying revenge. Get my quick video previews in this post.

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Bardo's previews: Breaking down quarterfinal games

Former Flyin’ Illini and current BTN analyst Stephen Bardo is in Indianapolis for the Big Ten tourney, and he’s providing quick video previews. Get his thoughts on today’s quarterfinal games before the action tips off 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

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's Preview: Northwestern at Purdue

Before he called Sunday’s Northwestern-Purdue game on BTN/BTN2Go, BTN analyst Stephen Bardo filed a video preview from Mackey Arena. Watch Bardo’s thoughts about the game and see what matchup he’ll be watching on the final day of the regular season.

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Bardo: Nebraska jumps Iowa in latest power poll

After posting two more wins and clinching at least a share of the Big Ten title, the Wolverines maintain the top spot in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. See where your Big Ten team lands on my latest list in this post.

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Bardo: Michigan remains No. 1 in Power 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

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

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: Crawford made 'right' decision to return

Drew Crawford had a big decision to make. It was last April, and the season was finished. Crawford, who redshirted after having surgery to repair his injured right shoulder, was finishing his undergraduate work toward his degree at Northwestern.

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Bardo: Wildcats soar in latest B1G 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?

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

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

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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