Michigan Wolverines

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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Wisconsin Beats No. 3 Michigan 65-62 In OT

Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.

02/09/2013

Michigan Wolverines guard Tim Hardaway Jr. celebrates during the first half while playing the Ohio State Buckeyes at Crisler Center on February 5, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No. 3 Michigan Beats No. 10 Ohio State 76-74 In OT

Tim Hardaway Jr. kept Michigan in the game when the Wolverines weren’t playing a whole lot of defense. Then he ended it by smothering Ohio State’s final chance of overtime.

02/05/2013

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

Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats loses the ball between Jon Horford #15 and Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines during the first half at Crisler Center on January 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top-Ranked Michigan Rolls Past Northwestern 68-46

Northwestern needed a nearly flawless performance to have a chance of upsetting top-ranked Michigan. Instead, it was the Wolverines who opened up a comfortable lead with a stellar display of shooting at the outset.

01/30/2013

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke have Michigan No. 1 again. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan Tops AP Poll For First Time Since ’93

Michigan is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the first time since its Fab Five days 20 years ago.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2013

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

Illini Can’t Handle No. 2 Michigan At Home

Brandon Paul led Illinois (15-6, 2-5) with 15 points but had five of Illinois’ 15 costly turnovers.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2013

Wide receiver Damiere Byrd #10 of the South Carolina Gamecocks grabs a first quarter, 56 yard touchdown pass against the Michigan Wolverines in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Thompson’s Late TD Pass Gives S. Carolina Outback Win Over Michigan

Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving No. 11 South Carolina a 33-28 victory over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

01/01/2013

Corey Brown #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores a touchdown on a 14-yard pass reception in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State Beats Michigan 26-21 To Finish Undefeated

The only thing Urban Meyer lost during his first season at Ohio State was his cool — at the end of the last game. Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ defense shut out No. 20 Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 win on Saturday, completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.

11/24/2012

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Northwestern Falls To Michigan 38-31 In OT

Devin Gardner ran for a 1-yard touchdown in overtime and Michigan’s defense responded with a stop, giving the Wolverines a wild 38-31 win over Northwestern on Saturday.

11/10/2012

Tom Crean. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

IU Tops Hoops Coaches Poll; 5 Big Ten Teams, Notre Dame Ranked

Indiana is back on top of the college basketball world. At least to start the season.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a second quarter touchdown while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No. 25 Michigan Dominates Illini In 45-0 Win

Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois on Saturday.

10/13/2012

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Penn St. Vs. US Swimming Sex Scandals

Art Modell, the former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens owner, died Thursday at the age of 87. I’ve known of few men more vehemently hated by a fanbase—that of the Browns—than him.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Theo Riddick #6 of Notre Dame celebrates after scoring the first touchdown during the Notre Dame vs Navy game at Aviva Stadiu, on September 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Barry Cronin/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Ranked No. 22 In New AP Poll

Notre Dame’s 50-10 routing of Navy in Dublin, Ireland helped propel the Fighting Irish to No. 22 in the newest AP poll.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

T.J. Yeldon #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the ball against Jake Ryan #90 of the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

No. 2 Alabama Routs No. 8 Michigan 41-14

AJ McCarron threw two touchdown passes and Alabama’s retooled defense showed it could still dominate as the second-ranked Crimson Tide pounded No. 8 Michigan 41-14 on Saturday night.

09/01/2012

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Hoge: 2012 Big Ten Predictions

Predictions for every Big Ten team, including overall record, conference record and bowl game projection.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ohio State Fans Make Shirt Mocking Penn State Victims

There’s no denying the rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan.

670 The Score–08/29/2012

Denard Robinson. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Michigan Wolverines

Michigan may have the talent to be in the BCS National Championship conversation, but a tougher schedule will make it harder for Big Blue to top last season’s 11 wins.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Logan Tully-Tillman burns his recruiting letter from Ohio State. (Courtesy @LoganTillman's Twitter)

Michigan Recruit Burns Letter From Ohio State

Logan Tully-Tillman, a 6-7 offensive tackle recruit from Peoria, Illinois, made it pretty clear on Twitter that he’s headed to Michigan and wants nothing to do with Ohio State.

05/29/2012

Illinois hosted North Carolina in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule Released

The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule was released Monday, pitting all 12 ACC and Big Ten teams against each other in a two-day event Nov. 27-28.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

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