Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, February 27, 2012

A busy weekend in the Big Ten saw Michigan State clinch a share of Tom Izzo?s seventh Big Ten title without even playing on Sunday. Thanks, Badgers! Here?s some other news you need to know on this Monday, including Steve Greenberg of the Sporting News and his 12 burning questions as spring drills approach. More Monday links below in this post.

Assembly Hall is closing in on 50-and a lot has gone on in the ol? lady, says the Champaign News-Gazette. Also, check out this photo collage of Assembly Hall over the years from the Champaign News-Gazette.

Finally! Meyers Leonard and Brandon Paul helped end the losing streak, writes Mark Tupper of the Decatur Herald-Review.

Even with Cody Zeller experiencing an off day, the Hoosiers are able to post an impressive win, writes Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star.

Aaron White looks at his biggest critic in the mirror, writes Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register.

The Hawkeyes? recent rocket ride loses some steam, says Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Fran McCaffery empathizes with Bruce Weber, says Aaron Brenner of the Quad City Times.

DJK takes blame for end of his career, says Don Doxsie of the Quad City Times.

Michigan State?s Jerel Worthy says times are changing in the Michigan rivalry, writes Kyle Meinke of

Spoiled senior night isn?t a concern for Zack Novak and Stu Douglass, writes Nick Baumgardner of

Junior Hemingway says Denard Robinson is destined to be a receiver in the NFL, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Michigan State
The Spartans win the Big Ten with unselfishness, writes Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press.

The Spartans claim a share of the league title, says Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal.

The Gophers look lost in loss to Indiana, writes Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Huskers? embarrassing hoops loss is no surprise, writes Steven Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star. And Sipple adds that football may be at a critical time in its history.

This booster?s criticism in an open letter is nothing original, writes Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald.

Ohio State
A promising season is slipping away, writes Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch.

If Sunday was Jared Sullinger?s home finale at Ohio State, he did not fare well, writes Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Late-game decisions were telling for the Buckeyes, says Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Penn State
Recruiting expert Tom Lemming says Penn State?s name is popping up, writes

The Boilermakers play inspired in the post-Kelsey Barlow era, writes Ken Thompson of the Lafayette Journal-Courier.

Given a second chance, Robbie Hummel doesn?t miss, says Jeff Washburn of the Lafayette Journal-Courier.

Pete DiPrimio of the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel wonders: Purdue is now an NCAA tourney lock?

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