THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE THREAD

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    Tuesday, Nov. 27 Schedule

    MATCHUP START TIME (ET) NETWORK
    Iowa at Virginia Tech 7:15 p.m. ESPN U
    Minnesota at Florida State 7:15 p.m. ESPN 2
    NC State at Michigan 7:30 p.m. ESPN
    Nebraska at Wake Forest 9:15 p.m. ESPN U
    Maryland at Northwestern 9:15 p.m. ESPN 2
    North Carolina at Indiana 9:30 p.m. ESPN

    Wednesday, Nov. 28 Schedule

    MATCHUP START TIME (ET) NETWORK
    Virginia at Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. ESPN 2
    Purdue at Clemson 7:15 p.m. ESPN U
    Michigan State at Miami 7:30 p.m. ESPN
    Georgia Tech at Illinois 9:00 p.m. ESPN 2
    Boston College at Penn State 9:15 p.m. ESPN U
    Ohio State at Duke 9:30 p.m. ESPN

    All games will be streamed live on Watch ESPN.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...2012-tv-schedule-live-stream-bracket-and-more
     
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    Re: 2012 BIG TEN/ACC CHALLENGE

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    Virginia Tech 95-79 Iowa
    Minnesota 77-68 Florida State
    Michigan 79-72 NC State
    Nebraska 79-63 Wake Forest
    Maryland 77-57 Northwestern
    Indiana 83-59 North Carolina
    Virginia 60-54 Wisconsin
    Purdue 73-61 Clemson
    Miami 67-59 Michigan State
    Illinois 75-62 Georgia Tech
    Boston College 73-61 Penn State
    Duke 73-68 Ohio State

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACC–Big_Ten_Challenge#2012
     
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    John Groce gets raise, extension

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    Illinois announced a one-year contract extension and salary raise for men's basketball coach John Groce on Saturday.

    The contract, pending the school's board of trustees' approval, would keep Groce with the Illini through the 2017-18 season and raise his annual salary by $200,000 to $1.6 million.
     
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    Indiana's Remy Abell to transfer

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    Indiana guard Remy Abell will transfer so he can find more playing time.

    In two seasons in Bloomington, the Louisville native averaged 3.5 points and 10.7 minutes.
     
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    Anthony Johnson leaving Purdue

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    Guard Anthony Johnson will leave Purdue and transfer to another school.

    Coach Matt Painter made the announcement in a news release Monday afternoon.
     
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    Jon Ekey transferring to Illinois

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    Illinois State forward Jon Ekey said Tuesday he will transfer to Illinois for his final season.

    Ekey, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound redshirt junior forward, will be immediately eligible at Illinois as he will pursue a graduate degree unavailable at Illinois State. He also received interest from Boston College, Creighton, Nevada, Purdue, among others schools after recently announcing he was leaving Illinois State.
     
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    Michigan freshmen will return

    After losing two players to the NBA, Michigan will have its other two potential NBA players back.

    Forward Glenn Robinson III and center Mitch McGary both decided Wednesday to return to Michigan for their sophomore years instead of heading to the pros.
     
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    Gary Harris to return to Spartans

    Michigan State's hopes to contend for a Big Ten title next season got a boost Thursday when Gary Harris announced he's coming back for his sophomore season.

    "Playing in the NBA is definitely a goal of mine, and something that I've always dreamed of, but those dreams can wait for another day," Harris said in a statement released by the school. "I think additional experience and maturity will be huge in my development as a player. I have other dreams of things I want to accomplish, both as a player and as a team at Michigan State. I love college life, and I'm no hurry to move on."

    Adreian Payne has not announced whether he is entering the NBA draft or coming back for his senior season. If Payne returns, the Spartans likely would be regarded as one of the top teams in college basketball.

    Harris became the first player in program history to be named Big Ten freshman of the year and to be voted MVP by his teammates. He averaged nearly 13 points a game, ranking second on the team, despite playing through shoulder and back injuries.

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    Andre Roberson entering NBA draft

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    People within Michigan State's basketball program, including coach Tom Izzo, and those on the outside expected Adreian Payne to skip his senior season because teams in the league projected him to be a first-round pick.

    "Coach did think so," Payne said. "A lot of people did."
     
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    Darius Paul headed to Illinois

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    Western Michigan freshman forward Darius Paul announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will follow in his older brother Brandon's footsteps and transfer to Illinois.

    Darius Paul, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward, was the MAC Freshman of the Year averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds last season. He decided to transfer because of a coaching staff change and the desire to play at a higher level, according to his mother.
     
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    Report:
    Big Ten payouts will be largest in conference history
    Big Ten Network primetime schedule announced

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    Being a member of the Big Ten Conference continues to have its benefits.

    Among them, of course: loads and loads of cash.

    According to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, each Big Ten school will receive $25.7 million from the conference this year, the highest payout in the Big Ten’s 117-year history.

    What’s more: $7.6 million will come straight from the Big Ten Network, the conference’s delve into a Big Ten-only cable television channel that launched in August 2007. The schools also received $10.9 million apiece from the conference’s television deals with ABC and ESPN, according to the Post-Dispatch report.

    In 2012, the schools received a payout of $24.6 million, with $8.1 million coming from the Big Ten Network.


    http://www.indystar.com/article/201...g-Ten-payouts-will-largest-conference-history
     
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    Deandre Mathieu commits to Gophers

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    Minnesota has signed point guard Deandre Mathieu to a national letter of intent for next season.

    Mathieu averaged 17.1 points, 6.5 assists and 6.1 rebounds for Central Arizona College last season. He spent his first year of college as a walk-on at Morehead State.
     
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    Iowa's Patrick Ingram to transfer

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    Iowa guard Patrick Ingram plans to transfer after just one season with the Hawkeyes.

    Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says Ingram, a native of Indianapolis, has been granted a release from his scholarship after indicating he wants to play closer to home.
     
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    Evan Gordon transferring to Indiana

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    Evan Gordon is coming home.

    Indiana announced Thursday that the former Arizona State guard will transfer to Bloomington and enroll in graduate school so he can be eligible immediately next season. Gordon, an Indianapolis native, is the brother of former Indiana star and NBA guard Eric Gordon.
     
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    Joe Coleman will transfer

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    Minnesota sophomore guard Joe Coleman was granted his release from his scholarship on Wednesday, according to the university.

    Coleman, a former Mr. Basketball in Minnesota, averaged 8.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals last season, the final year for former coach Tubby Smith, who was fired in March.

    Coleman will have two years of eligibility remaining if he transfers to another Division I school.
     
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    Malik Smith transfers to Minnesota

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    Guard Malik Smith has signed his tender to transfer from Florida International to Minnesota.
     
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    2013-14 College Basketball Conference Snapshot:
    Big Ten Conference

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    The college basketball calendar is getting moved up with Midnight Madness shifting from mid-October into September. The look ahead to the 2013-14 season has also been moved up as Athlon starts to take stock for the upcoming year in college basketball.

    The Big Ten was the nation’s top conference in 2012-13 with four teams reaching the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Although the league couldn’t take home a title, Michigan reached the national title game.

    1. MICHIGAN STATE (27-9, 13-5, NCAA Sweet 16)
    Key players gone: Derrick Nix
    
Top returners: Keith Appling, Branden Dawson, Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Travis Trice, Denzel Valentine

    Nix is the only one of the top seven scorers gone from a team that went 27-9. Harris considered the draft, but the smooth-shooting guard returned after averaging 12.9 points per game and 45.6 shooting from the field. Payne took his decision down to the wire, but his return gives Tom Izzo a veteran team with Final Four potential.

    http://www.athlonsports.com/college-basketball/2013-14-college-basketball-big-ten-early-rankings
     
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    John Groce receives raise, extension

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    University trustees have signed off on a $200,000 annual raise and contract extension for Illinois basketball coach John Groce.

    Groce's salary will increase to $1.2 million a year. His contract now runs through April 2018. In Groce's first season, Illinois finished 23-13 and defeated Colorado in the NCAA tournament before falling to Miami.
     

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