1. Turning the Tide: Ohio Prep Linebacker Trey DePriest Headed To Alabama

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio-- The moment had arrived. The crowd had quieted. (No small feat, considering this downtown Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant had to have passed "suggested capacity" long, long ago...

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  2. Power Ranking The 2010 Strength Of Schedule For Big Ten Teams

    Not all schedules are created equal. And in the high-stakes world of major college football, strength of schedule can be a crucial factor in determining which teams are earning championship ...

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  3. Five Questions Facing the Purdue Boilermakers in 2010

    The Purdue Boilermakers enter the 2010 football season looking for their first bowl trip since December 2007...

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  4. NBA Finals 2010: Ten Things Los Angeles Must Do To Win Game 7

    When the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics tip off Game Seven Thursday night at Staples Center, the stakes will be incredibly high. A series victory is on the line. An NBA title goes to the winner...

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  5. Nebraska To Big Ten: 12 Burning Questions After Likely Addition of 12th Member

    With multiple news outlets reporting today that Nebraska is ready to exit the Big 12 Conference and become the newest member of the Big Ten (pending an official application, a vote ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 4 years ago 2,291 reads 47 comments

  6. Wisconsin Badgers Basketball: B/R Interview with Big Ten Recruit Ben Brust

    Ben Brust, a high school senior from Mundelein, Illinois, committed last week to play basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers...

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  7. Ernie Harwell Remembered: The Soundtrack of My Childhood

    Ernie Harwell's voice was the soundtrack of my childhood. Growing up as a sports fan in Michigan, how could it not be? With today's heart-wrenching news that Ernie has passed away, it's time for me to belatedly dig back through the wonderful memories...

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  8. 2010 NFL Draft: B/R Interview with Linebacker Matt Mayberry

    Matt Mayberry is a week away from one of the biggest events of his life to date: the 2010 NFL Draft. Mayberry, a middle linebacker from Indiana University, took a few minutes out of ...

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  9. How Many Non-Conference Football Games Will the Big Ten Win in 2010?

    44 games. Eleven schools multiplied by four games each. That's how many chances Big Ten member teams have to post non-conference wins during the 2010 football season...

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  10. Should I Stay or Should I Go?: An Open Letter to Purdue's JaJuan Johnson

    Dear JJ, (First of all, do you mind if I call you JJ? Seeing as how we've never officially met?) Okay, thanks. Glad that's settled. Well, JJ, there's a story out today that says you're planning to enter the 2010 NBA Draft...

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  11. Purdue Running Back Ralph Bolden Sidelined with Serious Knee Injury

    The Purdue Boilermakers' 2010 football season may have been derailed five months ahead of the opening kickoff with today's news that leading rusher Ralph Bolden has sustained a serious knee injury...

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  12. Purdue Boilermakers Eight Near Escapes: Elite Eight Destiny?

    No one expected the Purdue Boilermakers to be in this position. Absolutely no one. Think about it: a team with no Robbie Hummel, no frontcourt size, and no consistent offense is one ...

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  13. Big Ten Tourney: Semifinal Saturday an Epic Failure for Illini, Boilers

    INDIANAPOLIS— Honestly, I’m not sure which meltdown was worse. While the focus after Saturday’s Big Ten Tournament semifinals naturally shifted to the two winners ...

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  14. 2010 NBA Draft: Evan Turner and the Other Top Big Ten Prospects

    INDIANAPOLIS -- While the focus this weekend at Conseco Fieldhouse is on the chase for a Big Ten Tournament championship and a trip to the Big Dance next week, many of the players taking the floor here may stop for a moment to think about future visits...

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  15. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Why The Golden Gophers Think They Can Crash The Big Dance

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Minnesota basketball team showed up for this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the word “RESPECT...

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  16. Big Ten Tournament: Boilermakers Win, Wildcats Lose, Referees the Story

    INDIANAPOLIS—When Friday evening's quarterfinal game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Northwestern Wildcats ended, no one was talking about the final score. Purdue came from behind to win 69-61, in case you're interested...

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  17. Big Ten Tournament: Did Evan Turner's Buzzer-Beater End POTY Discussion?

    INDIANAPOLIS-- My first pregame Twitter post from Conseco Fieldhouse this morning went something like this. “I hear this Evan Turner kid’s pretty good...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 922 reads 6 comments

  18. Big Ten Tournament: How The Hoosiers Have Fallen (And Keep Falling)

    INDIANAPOLIS—So it’s come to this. Irrelevance. Another Indiana Hoosiers basketball season has ended. And no one really seems to care…or even notice. 10 wins...

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  19. Big Ten Tournament: Manny Harris, DeShawn Sims Too Much for Iowa Hawkeyes

    INDIANAPOLIS-- If it were just Manny Harris, maybe Iowa could find an answer. If it were only DeShawn Sims, maybe the Hawkeyes could slow him down...

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  20. Big Ten Tournament Bracket 2010: Game-By-Game Predictions

    When the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, eleven teams will be trying to win it all and secure an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament...

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  21. Seniors Stepping Up: Chris Kramer, Keaton Grant Propel Purdue To Title

    When people talk about Purdue basketball, the discussion usually begins and ends with the "Big Three:" juniors Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson, and E'Twaun Moore...

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  22. Glass Half Full: Encouraging Signs for Purdue Basketball in Defeat?

    Call me crazy. (I prefer "misguided optimist", but I've heard worse.) Look me in the eye and tell me the glass is half empty. (Although I still won't believe you.) Drop my favorite team in the rankings...

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  23. Five Adjustments Purdue Basketball Must Make After Robbie Hummel's Injury

    With the news today that Purdue forward Robbie Hummel is most likely lost for the year with a knee injury (Jeff Goodman of FoxSports...

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  24. Purdue's Chris Kramer vs. Ohio State's Evan Turner: When a Hardwood Rivalry Becomes Twitter-Worthy

    Over the years, the Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes have had a long and memorable rivalry on the basketball court...

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  25. Five Reasons Why the Purdue Boilermakers Will Win the Big Ten Title

    The Purdue Boilermakers are one of the nation's hottest basketball teams after posting their eighth straight conference win against the Ohio State Buckeyes, 60-57, on Wednesday night...

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