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OTE's Aaron Yorke on ESPNU UNITE Friday Morning

The ESPN UNITE people talked with our prolific new basketball writer Aaron Yorke (apy5000) for a segment that aired Thursday night at midnight. Check it out on ESPNU Friday morning. My guide says it will replay at 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 AM ET.

Weekend Hoops Preview

Here's a quick preview post for this weekend's games. Use it to talk about all thing B1G basketball.

Bill O'Brien Staying at Penn State

Despite talking with NFL teams, Bill O'Brien will remain the coach at Penn State.

Why not the Heart of Dallas Bowl?

Let's talk about the Heart of Dallas Bowl from a Purdue perspective.


Shutdown Fullback Rose Bowl Video

If you have forty seconds to spend, I can't think of a better way to spend it than watching this video. It is animated perfection.

Darrell Hazell to Purdue

After narrowly missing out on a MAC Championship (and BCS bid), Darrell Hazell is headed to Purdue.

Arkansas Pig Lady sings "I'm a Believer" for Bret Bielema


Player and Beer of the Week

Robert Marve's gutty performance wins him the Player of the Week. Beer of the Week is decided by a taste test of Indiana beers.

Coaches and Buckets

For the second time in a row, the winning coach of the Old Oaken Bucket Game in West Lafayette was fired. In 2010, it was Indiana's Bill Lynch. This year it was Purdue's Danny Hope. Here are some thoughts about the game.

Watch JaJuan's D-League games on YouTube

All of the NBADL games are on the D-League's YouTube channel. JJ plays for the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants.

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Let's forget about conference expansion and the ugly national championship picture. Let's concentrate on yesterday's Big Ten games.

Sunday Morning Coming Down

A lot of things happened in the Big Ten yesterday. Here are some short recaps and a good place to discuss the games.

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Let's nurse our collective hangovers while discussing yesterday's games. For half of us this can be like a group therapy session. For the other half, please don't make fun of us too hard.

Sunday Morning Coming Down

A recap of Saturday's Big Ten action, which saw four blown fourth quarter leads and an unwatchable blowout. Please join us in the comment section; it's kind of like a support group.

Maybe Purdue won't be in the Championship Game?

I don't know guys, but I'm beginning to think that Purdue might not make it into the Big Ten Championship Game this season. I go in-depth to figure out if the last two games were bad for Purdue or not really that big of a deal.

Sunday Morning Coming Down

A quick recap of Saturday's action and a place to discuss the games.


School Specific Section Index

A MAC Field Trip: Ball St. vs South Florida

Watching Ball State vs. South Florida from a B1G fan's perspective. A fun road trip into MAC country on Purdue's bye week.

Closing Arguments: Purdue

Let's take a final look at Purdue before the season starts. It's time for Closing Arguments!

B1G in London 2012

The London Olympics are over. Now we can use the results to further our arguments about our favorite Big Ten Schools. This story has it all: some participant stats, medal counts, a listing of B1G medalists and some random thoughts.

ATS1996BTFT Championship - 2002 Iowa v. 2008 Penn State

It's finally here: the ATS1996BTFT Championship! 2002 Iowa vs 2008 Penn State! Revel in the glory of the ATS1996BTFT Championship Trophy!

ATS1996BTFT Consolation Game - 1996 Northwestern v. 1997 Michigan

As a prelude to the ATS1996BTFT, we give you the Bronze Medal match featuring 1996 Northwestern and 1997 Michigan.

ATS1996BTFT Game 10 - 2002 Iowa v. 1997 Michigan

ATS1996BTFT Game 10 - 2002 Iowa v. 1997 Michigan. After beating 1997 Co-National Champ Nebraska in the last round, can Iowa take care of Michigan, the other 1997 Co-Champs?


NBA Summer League: Schedule for Kramer, JJ and E'Twaun

The NBA Summer League is this week in Orlando. Kramer is on the Pacers and JJ and E'Twaun are on the Celtics. Here is when they are playing on NBA TV (times are Eastern): The Pacers play: Monday 5...

Not B1G 2012 // Oh Notre Dame, the hate, the hate is calling

"Oh Notre Dame, the hate, the hate is calling..."

Kara Patterson is headed to London

She got second in the trials with a 59.79 meter throw in the Javelin finals. Hopefully she can throw something closer to her American Record of 66.67 meters in London.

ATS1996BTFT Game 9 - 1996 Northwestern v. 2008 Penn State

The first semifinal game pits 1996 Northwestern against 2008 Penn State.

ATS1996BTFT Game 8 - 2000 Purdue v. 1997 Michigan

The final game of the second round is upon us. Who will advance? Will it be Drew Brees' 2000 Purdue team, or Charles Woodson's 1997 Michigan squad?

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