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ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 27:  Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman #12 of the Michigan Wolverines passes the ball against Tai Webster #0 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first half of a Big Ten game at Crisler Arena on January 27, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Big Ten Gauging Interest In Making Freshmen Ineligible

The conference said Friday it has reached out to members to see if they are interested “in beginning a national discussion regarding a year of readiness for student-athletes.”

97.1 The Ticket–02/21/2015

Denzel Valentine. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Valentine (Yes, Really) Sinks Game-Winner For Michigan State

Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine celebrated Feb. 14 in style, sinking a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining to give Michigan State a 59-56 victory over No. 23 Ohio State.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2015

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 20: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the 1h against the Wofford Terriers during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 20, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Knocks Off Michigan In Overtime, 64-52

Down by three to Michigan late Thursday night, Illinois needed the ball and they needed a basket.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2015

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 24: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks to his team during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena January 24, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Illinois Holds On To Beat Michigan State, 59-54

The Spartans finished 7 of 18 at the line, showing why they entered the game 14th in the conference in free throws and 321st in the nation.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2015

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Ohio State Keeps Score In Recruiting Vs. Michigan, Too

The national champion Buckeyes were again, and predictably, the best in the Big Ten in this year’s recruiting class.

97.1 The Ticket–02/05/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 21:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Breslin Center on January 21, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Izzo Looks Forward To Brief Break In Schedule After OT Win

Tom Izzo sounded glad the game was over.

97.1 The Ticket–02/03/2015

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 24: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks to his team during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena January 24, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Michigan State Faces Quick Turnaround Before Michigan

Although neither team is ranked, Sunday’s game is still a big one with potential NCAA tournament implications.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 24:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers has the ball knocked loose by Aubrey Dawkins #24 of the Michigan Wolverines as Ricky Doyle #32 helps defend during overtime of a Big Ten game at Crisler Arena on January 24, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconsin defeated Michigan 69-64. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Undermanned Wolverines Facing Uphill Climb To Make NCAAs

When the clock expired at the end of Michigan’s overtime loss to Wisconsin over the weekend, a significant portion of the crowd at Crisler Center began applauding.

97.1 The Ticket–01/26/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 24:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers has the ball knocked loose by Aubrey Dawkins #24 of the Michigan Wolverines as Ricky Doyle #32 helps defend during overtime of a Big Ten game at Crisler Arena on January 24, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconsin defeated Michigan 69-64. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 6 Wisconsin Holds Off Michigan, 69-64, In Overtime

The Wolverines tied the game on Derrick Walton’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, but the Badgers went right back to their 7-footer, Kaminsky, in overtime.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2015

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Spartans Can’t Complete Comeback, Lose 79-77 To Huskers

MSU’s Travis Trice scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half, and Denzel Valentine finished with 21. Branden Dawson tied a career-high with 18 rebounds to go with his eight points.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2015

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