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No. 24 UNC knocks off No. 12 OSU in CBS Sports Classic

CHICAGO-- No. 24 North Carolina was desperate for a win on Saturday. The Tar Heels had lost three times already in its first ten games after entering the season as the No. 6 ranked team in the country. Saturday’s matchup against No. 12 Ohio State at the inaugural CBS Sports Classic was a must win game for the Tar Heels, even in December. As the old adage goes, pressure can burst pipes or make diamonds. Nort ...

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Players to Watch at the CBS Sports Classic

If you love college basketball, Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The CBS Sports Classic on Saturday at the United Center features four of the most prominent basketball programs in the country. The double-header begins with an intriguing matchup between No. 24 North Carolina and No. 12 Ohio State which tips off at noon CT. That ranked-on-ranked matchup is followed  by a monster meeting between No. 1 ...

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Shannon Scott Q & A

If you don't know who Shannon Scott is, he's that pesky, relentless defender on Ohio State that isn't Aaron Craft . Scott is entering his senior season with the Buckeyes and has already made consecutive Big Ten All-Defensive teams. With the aforementioned Craft now in the NBA, Scott finally has the chance to lead Ohio State as a starting point guard. I had the chance to sit down with the scrappy defender at ...

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Four Big Ten players on watch list for Ted Hendricks Award

The Big Ten announced today that four Big Ten players are on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks award. The award is given out at the end of the season to the nation's most outstanding defensive end. Only two times has the award been given to a Big Ten player, Michigan's Lamarr Woodley (2006) and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus (2011). This season Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun, Michigan's Frank Clark, Nebra ...

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10 Key Big Ten Players Heading Into 2014

With the college football season right around the corner and all Big Ten teams having started camp over the weekend, I decided to introduce you to the top 10 key big ten players heading into 2014. I put this list together not by who is the best athletes in the Big Ten but by who means the most to their teams for the chance at a Big Ten Title. Let's start with number 10 and work are way to the number one key ...

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Eight Big 10 Teams Received Votes in Preseason Amway Coaches’ Poll

The Preseason Amway Coaches' Poll came out the other day and eight of the 14 Big 10 schools received votes. Four schools  in the top 25 and two in the top 10. Back-to-back Big 10 conference champion Ohio State ranks sixth to start the season. Ohio State had a perfect season going last year with National Title hopes until they lost in the Big 10 Championship game to Michigan State. They then went on to lose ...

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Illinois officially ineligible for a bowl game after falling to Ohio State 60-35

When Illinois took on Ohio State at Memorial Stadium, the teams couldn’t share more contrasting narratives. The Buckeyes are the consensus No. 3 team in the nation, holding a 9-0 record and winners of 13 straight Big Ten games. On the other side of the field, Illinois is 3-6, losers of five straight games and 19 straight Big Ten games. With three games left on their schedule with Ohio State up, Illinois had ...

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Big Ten Media Day: 12 important quotes for the 12 teams

1. Michigan State “It’s an honor, but at the end of the day it’s not gonna be given to you. You wanna be recognized as the Big Ten player of the year at the end of the season not before you even play a game. Nothing’s gonna be given to me so I gotta go out there and play just like everybody else.”- Shooting guard Gary Harris on receiving Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year honors So wait a second, Gary Har ...

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Northwestern Preview: First True Test Comes Under National Spotlight vs. Ohio State

The first real test of the season comes under the national College Gameday spotlight Saturday in Evanston. The #16 Northwestern Wildcats open their conference schedule against Big Ten favorite, #4 Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams come into this game undefeated. Ohio State is 5-0 with a quality win over ranked Big Ten rival Wisconsin. The Wildcats haven't really taken on a serious competitor yet this year. Th ...

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Illini Redeem Themselves with Buckeye Crushing

  After recent losses to Missouri and Purdue, the #11 (AP) Illinois Fighting Illini put themselves back in national discussion as they defeated the #8 Ohio State Buckeyes handily by a score of 74-55. Brandon Paul led the Illini in scoring again with 19 points. Nnanna Egwu, Tracey Abrams, and Joseph Bertrand also scored double figures for Illinois.  Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 24 points. It wil ...

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