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Is Big Ten Expansion Over? ACC Media Deal Halts Exodus

The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have agreed for the league to retain media rights for a school that leaves the conference.

04/22/2013

Trey Burke. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Michigan Fell Short, But The Big Ten Is Back

The state of Kentucky now has two more championships in the past two years than the entire Big Ten Conference has over the past 13.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

Chris Collins. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Collins Can’t Do It Alone And Northwestern Knows It

Chris Collins was introduced as Northwestern’s 24th head men’s basketball coach Tuesday. But that may have been the second most important development inside Welsh-Ryan Arena.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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No. 8 Michigan State Beats Iowa At B10 Tournament

CHICAGO (AP) — Adreian Payne had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a rugged 59-56 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday night. Keith Appling and Gary Harris […]

03/15/2013

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Wisch: The One Thing I Don’t Want For Illinois This Postseason

Throughout all the brimstone, my mind kept sparking back to a thought that’s been in my head for weeks: The Fighting Illni and Weber’s Kansas State Wildcats have no business meeting in the NCAA Tournament this season. And here’s to hoping that they don’t.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

Trey Burke steals the ball from Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Trey Burke Named Big Ten Player Of The Year

Michigan guard Trey Burke has been named the BIG Ten Player of the Year. Burke led the Big Ten ins coring and assists, averaging 20.2 points-per-game and 6.2 assists-per-game in Big Ten play.

03/11/2013

Indiana celebrate a win over Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Bracket Revealed

The Big Ten has released the completed bracket for the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Thursday, March 14 at the United Center.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2013

Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Wisch: Sold-Out Big Ten Tourney Shows Chicago Should Stay In Mix

In 2006, when Indianapolis beat out Chicago for exclusive rights to host the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament from 2008-12, conference commissioner Jim Delany expressed his hope that a fixed location would help boost attendance for his league’s hoops extravaganza.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2013

Michigan State and Northwestern face off in the 2007 Big Ten Tournament at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Already Sold Out

The Big Ten Tournament’s return to Chicago is already a hit.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Examining The Floor/Ceiling For The Big Ten’s Eight Contenders

Let’s take a look at the floor and ceiling for each Big Ten contender as the regular season nears an end.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2013

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Does College Football Need A 13-Game Regular Season?

College football seems to just keep getting bigger.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2013

Keith Appling.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Forget Football, Big Ten Is Now A Basketball Conference

The 2012-13 college basketball season has been even better than most for the Big Ten. This is the year that the Big Ten is talented, powerful and deep.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

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Big Ten Coaches, ADs Balk At New Recruiting Policies

Big Ten coaches and athletic directors met Monday at the conference’s headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill. and expressed concerns regarding new recruiting rules recently announced by the NCAA.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

Cody Zeller. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Wisch: This Year’s Big Ten Success Doesn’t Match 1989… Yet

In 108 years of Big Ten basketball, the 1988-89 season still stands out as the conference’s gold standard.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are The Illini? We’re About To Find Out

Over the next three weeks, Illinois faces five opponents with a combined record of 78-15. Four of them are currently ranked among the Top 15 teams in the country.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

Jim Delany. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Can’t Dump ‘Legends’, ‘Leaders’ Soon Enough

From the get-go, the names fit like a small-sized helmet on an XL-sized head. Awkwardly. And now, it’s time for the Big Ten to send “Legends” and “Leaders” on their way. Mercifully.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Brandon Paul & D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Take Plunge In Rankings

In the wake of Illinois’ 23-point loss to unranked Wisconsin, the Fighting Illini took a major plunge in the rankings.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

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No. 5 Hoosiers Blow Past No. 8 Minnesota 88-81

Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 8 Minnesota’s late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday.

01/12/2013

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