1. Mega March Madness Marathon: Hour No. 2

    What happens when a sports fan takes in every minute of Friday’s NCAA first-round action with not one, but two full-size televisions in his living room? The answer is Mega March Madness ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 5 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  2. Mega March Madness Marathon: Hour No. 1

    What happens when a sports fan takes in every minute of Friday’s NCAA first-round action with not one, but two full-size televisions in his living room? The answer is Mega March Madness ...

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  3. Mega March Madness Marathon 2009: Your Dream, My Reality

    My favorite sports event...ever...has been the NCAA tournament...always. Specifically, the first weekend. Where else do you get the drama of 48 games in four days? The NBA playoffs? Two months long...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 5 years ago 110 reads 1 comments

  4. Three Reasons the Nation's Ugliest Conference Could Surprise in March

    It's time. Time for the Big Ten to put up or shut up. Time to find out how good (or bad) this league really is...

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  5. Purdue Rides Moore's Shooting, Home Crowd To Championship

    INDIANAPOLIS -- For E'Twaun Moore, this has to seem like deja vu all over again. After all, it's only been two years since Moore's high school team, East Chicago Central, beat current ...

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  6. Buckeyes Get Home-Court Advantage in Dayton

    INDIANAPOLIS—Ohio State suffered through a "neutral-site" tournament game in the wrong state Sunday afternoon, falling to Purdue 65-61 in front of a pro-Boilermaker crowd, barely an hour's drive away from West Lafayette...

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  7. A Healthy Robbie Hummel Is the Difference for Purdue

    INDIANAPOLIS—Purdue fans have wondered since December what the Boilermakers would look like with a full complement of healthy players. They’re finally finding out—and not a moment too soon...

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  8. Bucks Shock Top-Seeded Spartans, Advance To Big Ten Final

    INDIANAPOLIS-- Thad Matta had a simple message for his Ohio State basketball team before Saturday’s semifinal matchup with top-seeded Michigan State. Rebound...

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  9. Chris Kramer Quarterbacks Purdue Toward March Success

    INDIANAPOLIS-- When junior captain Chris Kramer's Purdue career is finally finished, what will Boilermaker fans most remember him for? Taking his team to the NCAA tournament every season? Setting ...

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  10. Boilers Shoot Lights Out, Advance To Meet Illini

    INDIANAPOLIS-- The buzz at Conseco Fieldhouse this week has been the possibility of the Pacers leaving town. Turns out the city’s NBA franchise has lost money in nine of the past ten ...

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  11. Injured Frazier Motivates Illini To Big Ten Semifinals

    INDIANAPOLIS—The media reports said that Illini guard Chester Frazier would be unable to participate in tonight’s quarterfinal against seventh-seeded Michigan. Then Frazier ended up participating after all...

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  12. Badgers Go Cold At Wrong Time, Fall To Buckeyes

    INDIANAPOLIS – With six minutes remaining in their quarterfinal against Ohio State, the Wisconsin Badgers felt good about their chances of victory—and their chances of ensuring an NCAA tournament invitation...

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  13. Travis Walton, Spartans Dunk Gophers in Big Ten Quarterfinal

    INDIANAPOLIS—Michigan State’s Travis Walton wasn’t happy with his team’s effort at halftime. Clinging to a three-point lead over Minnesota, Walton felt that his team wasn’t improving...

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  14. Stars Going Solo: How Big Ten Standouts Took Over In Day One

    INDIANAPOLIS-- You've heard it. I've heard it. The Big Ten has a bad rap. "Big Ten basketball? They don't play any offense!" Forget that whole "defense wins championships" mantra...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 5 years ago 126 reads 3 comments

  15. Taking Care of Business: Big Ten Bubble Teams Make Statement in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS—The biggest storyline at this weekend’s Big Ten tournament has been (and will be) the half dozen teams that think they have a legitimate shot at earning an at-large berth when the pairings are announced on Selection Sunday...

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  16. Tale Of Two Halves: Westbrook's Late Surge Keeps Gophers' Hopes Alive

    INDIANAPOLIS-- The experts called it an elimination game. Both Northwestern and Minnesota knew the stakes. A loss today in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament would extinguish whatever ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 5 years ago 235 reads 1 comments

  17. Big Ten Tournament Preview: Bubble Central

    As the opening round of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament tips off this afternoon, six of the league’s eleven teams begin the most important weekend of their 2008-2009 season...

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  18. Carrying On About Purdue Basketball (Feb. 25): The Return of Hummel & Jekyll

    The sound you heard on Friday was the moans and gasps of Purdue fans all over the Midwest when they found out that the Boilermakers' best player, Robbie Hummel, was unlikely to play again this year...

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  19. Carrying On About Purdue Basketball (Feb. 13): Back-Breaking Defeats?

    From the last edition of this column: "Purdue's upcoming two-game road trip to Ohio State and Illinois (both difficult venues) should tell us a lot about the Boilers' title chances...

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  20. Carrying On About Purdue Basketball (Feb. 2): Perhaps Helmets Are Necessary?

    As a born-and-bred Midwesterner, sometimes I think the only thing more smash-mouth and physical than Big Ten football is Big Ten basketball. Purdue's last two hoops games provide perfect examples...

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  21. Things You Might Have Overheard at Super Bowl Media Day

    I didn't get invited to Super Bowl Media Day...too bad. And since I wasn't there, I don't have a tape recorder full of amazing sound bites...or a notebook jammed with the funniest, craziest, and most newsworthy things that were said...

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  22. Carrying On About Purdue Basketball (Jan. 23): Movin' On Up

    My last edition of "Carrying On About Purdue Basketball," published two weeks ago, found the Boilermakers firmly entrenched in the Big Ten basement...

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  23. Carrying On About Purdue Basketball (Jan. 9): Boilers Battered and Beaten

    Where Things Stand When last we left the Purdue basketball team, they were easily disposing of opponents left and right en route to a six-game winning streak, most notably a thrashing of Davidson...

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  24. Carrying on About Purdue Basketball (Dec. 17): At Least We Beat the Bad Teams

    Since the last time we checked in on the Purdue Boilermakers, they have posted three wins in four tries. Sounds like a decent winning percentage to me—until you notice that the ...

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  25. Carrying On About Purdue Basketball (Nov. 30): Garden Hosed In The NIT

    Painfully close After winning a non-conference tilt with Coppin State last weekend by twenty points, 66-46, the Purdue basketball team traveled to New York City for the final four of the NIT Tipoff...

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