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November 23, 2012; Iowa City, IA, USA;  Iowa Hawkeye tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (45) stiff arms Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Alonzo Whaley at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Monday's links: Picking up the pieces

Suffice it to say, 2012 wasn’t a banner year for Iowa. The 4-8 Hawkeyes are coming off the program’s worst season since 2000 and are riding a six-game losing skein. There will be no bowl for the first time since 2007. So, Iowa now points to winter conditioning and prep work for 2013. What’s next? Read about that and other juicy items in my daily links. The future looks better, perhaps. Hawkeyes will welcome back nine starters on offense, as Iowa’s top three rushers in 2012 will return but no signal-caller will have thrown a pass. But Pat Harty of

Ball State at Indiana

No. 1 Indiana dismantles Ball State, 101-53

Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help No. 1 Indiana defeat Ball State 101-53 on Sunday. Jordan Hulls scored 17 points, Cody Zeller added 15 and Christian Watford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-0). It was Indiana’s largest victory margin in a 21-game series that began in 1934. The Hoosiers’ previous largest victory margin against the Cardinals was 43 points in 1946 and 1983. It was Indiana’s first game since winning the Progressive Legends Classic with victories over Georgia and Georgetown in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Hoosiers already had been averaging 86 points per game before shooting

Danny Hope

Dienhart: Hope never got Purdue over proverbial hump

After four seasons, Purdue has seen enough of Danny Hope. He officially was fired Sunday. The school also announced wide receivers coach Patrick Higgins will serve as the interim coach for the team’s bowl game. Hope, who receives a $600,000 buyout, compiled a 22-27 overall record and 13-19 Big Ten mark, never getting the program over the proverbial hump after following the glorious Joe Tiller era. This was supposed to be the season that happened, as Hope said this was his best team yet with more starters returning than any other Big Ten squad. Alas, it didn’t happen. “I wish

Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Michigan Wolverines 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Final power rankings: Ohio State finishes No. 1

This is the final edition of the 2012 Big Ten power rankings. And it’s pretty clear who the two best teams in the Big Ten are: Ohio State and Nebraska. Alas, they can’t meet in the conference title game, as the Buckeyes are on probation. But Ohio State finished 12-0, including a 63-38 win over the Cornhuskers in Columbus earlier this season. So, the Buckeyes must be best, right? [RELATED: Big Ten Player Rankings] See the final power rankings in the photo gallery below. About Tom Dienhart senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big

John Groce

Griffey's late trey lifts Illinois past Gardner-Webb

Tyler Griffey buried a long 3-pointer with four seconds left and Illinois survived a scare Sunday by beating Gardner-Webb 63-62. After winning the Maui Invitational, the Illini (7-0) came home and needed to rally against Gardner-Webb. Griffey’s 3 followed a banked-in 3-pointer from Tashan Newsome with 12 seconds left that gave the Runnin’ Bulldogs (4-4) a 62-60 lead. Griffey was one of four Illinois players to finish with 13 points Sunday with D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul and Joseph Bertrand. Bertrand added six rebounds. The Illini overcame cold shooting. They hit just 33 percent of their first-half shots and led Gardner-Webb

November 24, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Charles Torwudzo (17) holds up a chain from the Old Oaken Bucket after the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-US PRESSWIRE

How did we do? Week 13 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis, it’s time to check out how fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 13 predictions. For the second straight week, it was a perfect showing for fans, who now stand two games ahead of Dienhart in the season standings. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as the former missed Michigan-Ohio State and latter Indiana-Purdue. SEASON RECORDS fans: 75-21; .781 Tom: 73-23; .760 Brent: 69-27; .719 Nebraska 13, Iowa 7 Tom’s pick: Nebraska, 35-13 – This will be like a de facto

Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats wide receiver Cameron Dickerson (19) celebrates a fumble recovery on a kickoff against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Three Big Ten teams ranked in latest BCS Standings

There’s a trio of Big Ten teams ranked in the latest BCS Standings, released Sunday night. No. 12 Nebraska paces the group, while No. 19 Michigan and No. 22 Northwestern round out the Big Ten contingent. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s latest Big Ten Power Rankings] Nebraska moved up two spots following its win at Iowa, Michigan stayed put despite a loss at Ohio State, and Northwestern moved back into the poll after dismantling rival Illinois. Perfect Ohio State (12-0, 8-0), which is ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll, is not eligible for the BCS Standings. Neither is 8-4 Penn State.

Nov 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio prays with Minnesota Golden Gophers players after the game at TCF Bank Stadium. Michigan State won 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Tom's top 10: Will Spartans ever make BCS bowl?

So much to talk about in the final regular-season weekend of the year. Has Braxton Miller sewn up Big Ten offensive player of the year honors? How hot is Le’Veon Bell? Has this been the Year of the Backup Quarterback? Check it all out in my weekly Top 10. 1. The best is yet to come for Ohio State. And that’s a frightening thought. The Buckeyes just capped a 12-0 season with a 26-21 win over Michigan, giving Ohio State eight wins in the last nine meetings with the Wolverines. This is a relatively young Buckeye squad that will return

Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State

No. 19 Michigan State nips upset-minded UL-Lafayette

Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 63-60 on Sunday. Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans (5-1). He also had help from several teammates. Branden Dawson scored 11 points and Brandan Kearney 10 off the bench. Adreian Payne had 10 rebounds. Elfrid Payton had 20 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-4).

Wisconsin at Penn State

Dienhart: What I learned in Week 13

There is an opportunity to learn each Saturday. And I took advantage of it. Among other things, I learned deciding who will be Big Ten coach of the year may be a difficult thing to figure out. Here’s what else I learned on the final Saturday of the regular season. 1. Ohio State capped a 12-0 season with a methodical 26-21 win over Michigan. And some wonder if the Buckeyes could stand toe-to-toe with the likes of national elite squads Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Oregon. I say “yes.” It’s true, Ohio State isn’t a dominant team, rarely blowing