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B5Q Blogopean Union: never leave home if you’re a B1G men’s basketball team

Plus: volleyball is headed to the Final Four; Jonathan Taylor finished fifth in the Heisman; and UW-Whitewater is heading back to the Stagg Bowl

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Good morning! This is going to be a daily(ish) post that discusses the goings on of the rest of the Big Ten Conference, and the country as needed. Much like the European Union, the Big Ten is a loosely confederated group of entities that sometimes have the same goals (like free movement of people between countries or not winning national titles in football or basketball) and sometimes accept new members that they later regret (Estonia or Rutgers).

We hope that you will use this post to comment on things happening around the conference and also as a sort of daily open thread to discuss breaking news or argue about Spotted Cow.

  • It was a really good season for the Badgers women’s soccer team and they ended the year highly ranked in all of the major polls.
  • Dylan Holloway is keeping a journal on so we can see what it’s like being a top prospect leading up to the NHL Draft.
  • That’s not a fair question! It’s like asking Barry to pick his favorite grandkid that played for the Badgers. Did you know that Jake Fergu ::shock collar goes off:: Right, sorry, we’re back.
  • Dana Rettke is so good. It has also got to be fun to have your national team coach see you kick ass in the NCAA Tournament.
  • No prasins. Just titles.
  • Best finish ever for Jonathan Taylor in the Heisman, which is nice...I guess?
  • So, uh, Abby Roque is decidedly NOT Canadian, graphics person.
  • Hey! We know a guy who coaches on that team! Congrats Owen and congrats Whitewater!
  • This is an AGGRESSIVE finish.
  • I don’t know what to do with this information.

B1G basketball scoreboard from over the weekend (losses in bold because we are here to laugh at misfortune):

Nebraska 90 - Indiana 96 OT
No. 10 Oregon 71 - No. 5 Michigan 70 OT
No. 16 Michigan State 72 - Oakland 49
Alabama 71 - Penn State 73
No. 22 Seton Hall 48 - Rutgers 68
Old Dominion 55 - Illinois 69
Purdue 56 - Nebraska 70
SIU Edwardsville 54 - Northwestern 72
No. 3 Ohio State 71- Minnesota 84

So far in B1G play, a road team has yet to record a win.