Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, February 9, 2014

Watch a conference enough, and you can't help but notice that every team has a common theme that gets mentioned in every broadcast. Chances are, you know your team's topic of conversation. But what about the rest of the Big Ten teams? Here's my recurring subject for every Big Ten team.

Illinois. Bruce Weber didn't recruit Champaign native Rayvonte Rice.

Indiana. Yogi Ferrell has a new role now that Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are in the NBA.

Iowa. Depth!

Michigan. Tie: Nik Stauskas isn't just a shooter. And, the Wolverines are without preseason All-America Mitch McGary.

Michigan State. Injuries!

Minnesota. Richard Pitino is only 31.

Nebraska. Tim Miles tweets at halftime.

Northwestern. Drew Crawford could have gone anywhere, but he decided to stay.

Ohio State. Aaron Craft! Aaron Craft! Aaron Craft!

Penn State. What a backcourt!

Purdue. A.J. Hammons' inconsistencies/foul trouble/potential.

Wisconsin. Bo Ryan never finishes worse than fourth in the Big Ten.

About Brent Yarina senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.