Big Ten basketball postseason projections 1-6-14

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Note: projections will not include my predictions for the Big Ten basketball tournament, nor any March Madness predictions.

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Top 10 College Football and Basketball Rivalries

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College football season begins tomorrow night! The first full slate of full games follows two days later. In the spirit of the season, we present the ten best rivalries in the game, and give you the corresponding date to circle on your calendar.

This is a football centric list, but we have the best college basketball rivalries on here as well.

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2013 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Hip Hop MCs Edition

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Can’t leave Big Ten football alone the game needs me. Notorious B.I.G. once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s, I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.”

You write and talk what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. We’re still a ways away from Big Ten football media days. Well, less than two weeks now. The preseason is indeed here, time for some WAY TOO Early Big Ten football power rankings

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Video: Jadeveon Clowney hit on Michigan ball-carrier that everyone is talking about

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South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney came to SC as the #1 rated recruit in the nation. His college football career has not disappointed. Today, he began his 2013 Heisman campaign, and case to be the 2014 #1 NFL Draft pick. Everyone knows his name now, as Twitter exploded with GIFs, screen grabs and videos of his game-changing hit on Michigan Wolverines running back Vincent Smith.

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Single threat QB Denard Robinson pleads guilty to driving on a suspended license

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Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license but still remains eligible to play in U-M’s inevitable Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina. He paid a fine and faces no additional punishment from the university. The Wolverines suspended three players from this game earlier this week including their punter, who got the Big Ten punter of the year award, and starting corner J.T. Floyd.

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Michigan Wolverines football to be featured on 60 Minutes

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The University of Michigan football program will be featured in a 13-minute segment aired on CBS’ 60 Minutes this Sunday, Nov. 18, at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST, following the networks NFL doubleheader. The feature hosted by Armen Keteyian looks at the business of college football.

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For Mitt Romney, Badgers, Wolverines fight songs have political overtones (video)

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Mitt Romney is so humorless, he’s hilarious!

Now I’m not saying you need a Chris Rock type as your presidential candidate, I’m just saying Romney is so bland, he’s like a PR department disguised as a human being. In this video clip from the Colbert Report, Stephen references a Romney interview where he tries to be funny by telling a humorous story.

He fails.

But his process talks about how the Michigan Wolverines “Hail to the Victors” was used for political propaganda purposes by his Dad. And how the Wisconsin Badgers “On Wisconsin” had socioeconomic double meaning for his family’s campaign/record of governance.

Who says sports aren’t political?

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Michigan leading rusher suspended for opener vs Alabama

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For the Michigan Wolverines, tailback Fitz Toussaint will be a major player this season. He’ll be one of the top rushers in the Big Ten, but he won’t be playing in week one. Here’s what Michigan coach Brady Hoke had to say in a statement:

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Michigan Wolverines’ Taylor Lewan: next big OL NFL Prospect

The Big Ten has been great at producing offensive linemen prospects for he NFL lately. The Wisconsin Badgers are a factory, but there’s also been a bunch in the few year coming out from the Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines.

Who’s the next Jake Long? Maybe Michigan junior left tackle Taylor Lewan.

Part of what makes these o linemen from the league so tough is who they’re constantly facing off with- great defensive lines, Whether in practice scrimmaging or in game, so many linemen are practicing their craft vs strong defensive lines.

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2012 Big Ten Power Rankings: post media day edition

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These are highly subject to change. Brady Hoke remarked at Media Day that UM was picked fifth in their division a year ago; and just outside the top 25 in the year they won their last national title- 1997.

So maybe these rankings don’t really mean all that much? Of course, that won’t stop you from reading them and commenting, right?

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Michigan Wolverines announce 2014-16 nonconference schedules

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The Michigan Wolverines announced today (Wednesday, June 27) updates to the non-conference schedules for the 2014-16 football seasons and the future schedule with Notre Dame. The Wolverines will play a slate that includes teams from the Pac-12, Mountain West and Mid-American conferences as well as independent Notre Dame.

Michigan will play three of its four non-conference games at the Big House in 2014.

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Michigan Wolverines paint Twitter hash tag on field

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Technology moves at the speed of light. I remember the novelty of seeing a dotcom painted on a college football field. Ah yes, 2010- those were simpler times.

Now you can see social media on the gridiron. The University of Michigan will paint the field turf at Michigan Stadium with the hash tag, #GOBLUE, for the upcoming spring game.

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