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Big Ten's freshman ineligibility is not bad in concept, but is anybody on board?

The Big Ten had an idea that was not received particularly well, but in good old Big Ten fashion the conference is moving forward in stubborn fashion. 336 more words

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Couch: By the numbers, Big Ten is best modern basketball conference

It could have been perfect for Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, if he wanted to retire. The horse and sunset were waiting outside Lucas Oil Stadium. 39 more words

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College Football Playoff will keep weekly rankings

INDIANAPOLIS — It appears only the calendar will produce a noticeable tweak to the College Football Playoff’s ranking and selection process.

After meetings Wednesday and Thursday to review the 2014 season and consider possible changes, selection committee chairman Jeff Long said the committee would produce one fewer Top 25 ranking in 2015 — but “it’s a function of the calendar,” because the season begins one week later, he said, not a desire to make changes. 796 more words


Big Ten shines bright with Final Four in own backyard

MILWAUKEE – After Michigan State clinched a spot in the Final Four over the weekend, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker wrote a short but pointed note on Twitter that packed as much of a punch as one of his slam dunks. 748 more words


SEC's Mike Slive cautious on freshman eligibility conversation

The two most powerful men in college athletics continue to be on opposite sides of a divisive topic, like Republicans and Democrats on just about anything. 179 more words

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Michigan State to celebrate the BTN

EAST LANSING – Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis called Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman last month with an idea — a basketball halftime tribute from MSU to the BTN, marking the 10-year anniversary of league commissioner Jim Delany first floating the idea. 277 more words