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Beware of the Badgers: Wisconsin basketball is rising

Wisoconsin's head coach Greg Gard watches his team from the sidelines during the game against Illinois at the State Farm Center on Sunday, January 31. The Illini lost 63-55.

By Dan Escalona

February 16, 2016

Tweet: The Wisconsin Badgers are back in the March Madness mix, and opposing teams don't want them in their bracket, writes columnist @danescalona77Five weeks ago, casual observers of the Big Ten could have been forgiven for turning their full attention away from Wisconsin. The Badgers were 1-4 in the Bi...

You think Illinois’ losing season is bad? Rutgers does this every year

By Alex Roux

February 15, 2016

Where is Rutgers?It’s a question I’m often asked, and it’s a fair one. Nothing about Rutgers’ name suggests that it’s The State University of New Jersey, but Rutgers indeed is the flagship institution of the Garden State.And the school’s location is hardly the only unknown among Big Ten fans when it comes to one of th...