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So…you want to coach in the Big Ten?

In Big Ten by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger In a week and a half, thousands of young, aspiring college basketball coaches will make the trek to Phoenix, Arizona- the site of the NCAA Final Four. Each one will have a different background and different credentials, but one goal-to find their next employer. As they eagerly arrive, resume in hand, they will seek out every hotel …

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Big Ten Hoops: Three in Sweet 16 offers statement

In Big Ten by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger There was once a comparison made that the Big Ten was like a National Geographic show where animals eat their young. Not only is this a graphic depiction of the ruthless nature of the Big Ten, it could not be any more accurate this season as the conference was filled with parity and an any team can …

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Big Ten Tournament: Let’s get ready to rumble

In Big Ten by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger It has been a wild and unpredictable season in the Big Ten. With thirteen games remaining over the next five days, it should be an exciting conclusion to what has been an exhilarating season. As we approach Wednesday’s first round, let’s take a closer look at what should be an intriguing tournament. Team with the most to …

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Nervous time for Northwestern as the NCAA Tournament could elude Evanston

In Big Ten, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger “History”, “They’re in”, “Fans can finally breathe easy as the Wildcats will make the tournament” are all quotes we have heard about Northwestern basketball and what was supposed to be their first NCAA Tournament berth. It seemed like a foregone conclusion a few weeks ago that not only would the Wildcats be in the tournament, but they …

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Big disappointment ending Big Ten season

In Big Ten by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger February 11th 2017, “a day that will live in infamy” for many Big Ten fans is starting to look very accurate. Two weeks ago, the NCAA selection committee revealed their first-ever in-season bracket. The bracket included what the committee felt were the top sixteen teams in the country. Missing from the initial reveal were any teams from …

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Maryland’s Trimble Named Big Ten Player of the Week

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By Ken Cross Maryland’s Melo Trimble averaged 29.5 points per game last week as the Terrapins took down Northwestern, but fell at Wisconsin in a game that they potentially needed to win the Big Ten regular season title.  He shot 61.8 percent and he shot 21-of-34 from the field and 66.7 percent, 8-of-12, from three-point range Trimble notched a career-high …

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Fantastic February Finishes for the Big Ten and Big 12

In Big 12, Big Ten by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger Following another wild weekend, the Big Ten and Big 12 conference races are taking shape. For the Big 12, it is status quo at the top. For the Big Ten, it is going to be a wild finish to the season. “So Close” for Baylor, but The Big 12 Championship still runs through Lawrence, Kansas The Baylor …

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Wolverines’ slashing of Badgers moves them closer to NCAA candidacy

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By Aaron Ettinger It has been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Michigan basketball this year. The Wolverines have struggled to a 1-6 road record, earning their first road win of the season Sunday at Indiana. Meanwhile, Michigan has thrived in their home confines of The Crisler Center beginning the year 13-3 including a 29-point thrashing of rival Michigan State …

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A not so Happy Valley for ranked opponents

In Big Ten by Ken Cross

By Aaron Ettinger “Another One Bites the Dust”, a song made famous by Queen in 1980 has become the theme song as ranked teams travel to State College to battle the Penn State Nittany Lions. Prior to last night’s showdown with Maryland, Penn State had defeated three consecutive ranked opponents in front of the Nittany Lion faithful. Even with that …