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Big Ten links: Indiana's title tops Wednesday's headlines recap

Mar 1, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean and the Hoosiers bench react during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Indiana won 81-78.

Tom Crean talks to his team after the win

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Indiana clinching the men’s basketball title means Tom Crean should be Coach of the Year. Iowa’s lost four in a row, so what is going on? Michigan’s Caris LeVert is shut down for the season, and Nebraska agreed to a home-and-home with a Big 12 powerhouse. Those are a few of the basketball and football headlines in today’s news digest.

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Audio: Big Ten men's coaches talk before final week of the season

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Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.

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Video: Tom Crean hosts special guest at postgame press conference

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Watch the touching postgame moment

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After Indiana beat Minnesota on Sunday night, Indiana coach Tom Crean met with reporters as he usually does. But this time he had a special friend attend the session with him. Bloomington native Brian Jones is an Indiana Hoosiers basketball fan and suffers from ALS. He is on a ventilator and in hospice care.

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Indiana's Tom Crean: 'You have to be able to rebound'

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Crean talks to reporters

This is a big year for Indiana. The Hoosiers need to rebound from a sub-par season that saw them go 17-15 overall and 7-11 in the Big Ten. Back in 2013, IU won the Big Ten and was one of the top teams in the nation. A key to any return to the form expected from IU fans will be the play on the interior.

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Video: Tom Crean throws out first pitch

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Tom Crean Throws First Pitch

Tom Crean threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota-Indiana baseball game Thursday night. The Hoosiers, who were looking to clinch their second consecutive outright Big Ten title, lost a 2-1 decision in extra innings. Indiana can wrap up the outright crown with a win Friday or Saturday. It could also do it with a Nebraska loss in one of its final two games. Watch Indiana host Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Indiana clinches share of first B1G title since 2002

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Two seasons removed from a 12-20 record, including a 3-15 Big Ten clip, the Indiana Hoosiers are Big Ten champions. On Sunday, Indiana clinched a share of its first Big Ten crown since 2002, thanks to No. 10 Michigan State’s loss at No. 4 Michigan and No. 16 Wisconsin’s loss to Purdue.

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Crean curious about Big Ten Player of the Week process

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Indiana sits atop the national polls and the Big Ten standings – it’s currently tied with No. 4/5 Michigan State – and yet the Hoosiers have picked up just three Big Ten Player of the Week honors and one Big Ten Freshman of the Week laurel all season. That doesn’t seem to sit right with the head Hoosier, Tom Crean. And the coach vented his frustration during Monday’s weekly teleconference.

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Did You See This? Crean, Painter star in commercial

Here’s something well worth your time. It’s a new Infiniti commercial that features ESPN’s Bill Raftery, Indiana’s Tom Crean, Purdue’s Matt Painter and Butler’s Brad Stephens as teammates in a Best Ball Scramble. Thing is, the rivals on the hardwood have a hard time understanding that they’re on the same team. It’s all in good fun, of course.

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Tom Crean, Bo Ryan share hurried handshake

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Tom Crean and Bo Ryan Handshake

Tom Crean and Bo Ryan have long been bitter rivals. The rivalry goes back to Crean’s Marquette days, when the two coaches faced off once a season. Nowadays, they typically play twice a year. And since Crean came to Indiana, in 2008, Ryan has owned the rivalry, to the tune of a 9-0 record. The latest win came in Tuesday’s upset at Assembly Hall, and neither coach seemed overly excited about greeting the other in the postgame handshake line. Watch the ultra-quick handshake now.

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Indiana's Crean follows 5-second rule

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Tom Crean Obeys the 5-Second Rule

By all accounts, few things went wrong for No. 1 Indiana during its blowout win over Sam Houston State on Thursday night. In Tom Crean’s postgame interview with BTN’s Jim Jackson, the Indiana coach stressed how his team him with the sustained effort from his team for the entire game. That’s why we hope his players didn’t give their coach a hard time about one specific mishandling of the gum near the end of the win.

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ESPN ranks Big Ten basketball coaching jobs

Many experts have Indiana atop their way-too-early 2012-13 men’s basketball polls. Here’s another accolade for the Hoosiers: ESPN.com ranks the Indiana job as the top position in the Big Ten (see the complete rankings). It’s amazing how fast a program can reclaim its status, isn’t it? What do you think is the best job in the Big Ten? Cast your vote on the poll inside or leave your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

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