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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

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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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Bardo: My top 5 Big Ten long-range shooters

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Nik Stauskas Puts on Shooting Display

The nonconference season is about to give way to the conference season, and I can’t wait. Conference play, of course, means the competition will stiffen up – a lot – on a nightly basis. Buckets and open looks will be harder to come by. With that in mind, I decided to rank my top five long-range shooters. Based on stats, these are the guys I want taking deep shots for me.

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Bardo: Gophers up, Hoosiers down this week

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Austin Hollins Scores 1,001th Point

Big Ten play is just around the corner, and that is great news. It’s going to be another fantastic Big Ten conference season. I promise. Anyway, it’s time for my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. This week, Minnesota is a huge riser, while Indiana is a significant dropper.

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Bardo's Mailbag: Zone, March surprises & more

Tracy Abrams

Rick Pitino Halftime Interview

It’s time to dig into my Mailbag. This week, Big Ten fans are curious about zone defenses, particularly Syracuse’s version, possible March surprises and consistency. Check out all my answers to your questions in this post. Oh, and feel free to use the form at the bottom of the post to send me your questions.

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Bardo: Ranking Big Ten's top men's hoops assistants

It’s no secret that the Big Ten is home to some of the best and most respected basketball coaches in the nation. But all of them, from Tom Izzo to Bo Ryan, have trusted sidekicks who make them better every night. Here’s my ranking of the conference’s top hoops assistants.

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Bardo: There's a new No. 1 in my Power Rankings

Sam Dekker

Marquette at Wisconsin - Men's Basketball Wrap-Up

Who’s the best team in the Big Ten? The latest polls say it’s Ohio State. Barely, though. The top of the Big Ten is loaded, to the point where the No. 1 team could be up for debate on a weekly basis. This week, I have undefeated and tested Wisconsin atop my latest Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.

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Bardo: Penn State makes move in Power Rankings

Tim Frazier

Newbill to Frazier to Newbill

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Power Rankings. This week, Penn State is the biggest mover, ascending two spots to No. 8 following a strong showing in the Barclays Center Classic. Before the highly anticipated Big Ten/ACC Challenge tips off tonight, check out where I have your team ranked.

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Bardo: Iowa up, Michigan down in power poll

Nov 27, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery reacts on sidelines during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

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Seven Big Ten men’s hoops teams remain undefeated. Three are ranked in the top 10 of the latest AP Poll, headlined by No. 1 Michigan State. Yep, it’s going to be a fun year! Here’s my latest look at how the Big Ten teams stack up.

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Bardo: My top 5 Big Ten dunkers are ...

Troy Williams

Best of Sam Thompson Dunk Montage

Victor Oladipo and Rodney Williams have moved on, but don’t think for a second that the Big Ten is lacking on highlight-reel dunkers. Sam Thompson is back, after all, as is Glenn Robinson III. Also, there’s plenty of new blood delighting Big Ten fans high above the rim. See Stephen Bardo’s top 5 dunkers in this post.

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Bardo on BTN: 'I'm ecstatic to be a part of the team'

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I Hit It To Win It: Nick Anderson

Stephen Bardo needs no introduction to Big Ten fans. A key cog to Illinois’ 1989 Final Four team, dubbed the “Flyin’ Illini,” and a respected broadcaster since his retirement, Bardo is about to become even more synonymous with Big Ten hoops. That’s because the Illini product is BTN’s newest hire, and he’ll serve as one of our basketball analysts. Read our Q&A with the Illini product in this post.

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One-on-One: ESPN's Stephen Bardo on Big Ten

The Big Ten race is starting to firm up—at least a little bit. Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Wisconsin look like they may be the best teams in the league. But it’s too early to count out Indiana and Illinois. It’s gonna be a fun title chase to watch unfold.

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