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Team 99  

Caris LeVert named to Preseason All-Big Ten team

Michigan junior guard Caris Levert was selected to the Big Ten’s five-man preseason All-Big Ten squad this morning. LeVert averaged  12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game as a sophomore and will be […]

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Team 99  

Big Ten writers pick Michigan to finish fifth

The Big Ten conference won’t release an entire preseason poll at Thursday’s Big Ten Media Day, opting instead to just unveil the league’s top three teams. However, Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch, completed his […]

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Team 99  

Big East, Big Ten to announce season tip-off series

The Big East and the Big Ten will play an eight game annual tip off series beginning in 2015-16. The event is set to be formally announced on Monday afternoon during a press conference at […]

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2013-14 Season  

Three thoughts on Big Ten single-plays

Dustin Johnston Single-play match-ups for the 2013-14 Big Ten season were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Here are three quick reactions to the draw. 1. Single-play problem needs to be fixed If you believe the school […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Previewing the Big Ten’s Sweet Sixteen matchups

With the Big Ten accounting for a quarter of the teams making it to the Sweet Sixteen, it’s safe to say the best conference in the country has lived up to its billing thus far […]

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2012-2013 Season  

NCAA Tournament 2013: Previewing Big Ten Matchups

With Minnesota and Illinois each hanging on at the end of the season after some conference stumbles, the Big Ten has seven teams dancing in the NCAA Tournament this season. It’s an impressive number, but […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Graphing the Big Ten season to date

The Only Colors started a tradition of plotting game-by-game efficiency numbers and applying third order polynomial regressions to track every Big Ten teams’ form throughout conference play. The third degree polynomial regression allows for two changes […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Youth Movement: Making sense of Michigan’s freshmen

Dustin Johnston “You’re playing against men instead of boys,” Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker told ESPN. “As a freshman, it’s eye-opening. Watching on TV, you think you can go out there and do what you did in […]

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2011-2012 Season  

2012 All-Big Ten Teams Announced; Trey Burke shares Freshman of the Year

Photo: Dustin Johnston The Big Ten Conference released the annual All-Big Ten teams this evening live on the Big Ten Network and several Michigan players were among the honorees. Michigan freshman guard Trey Burke was […]

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2011-2012 Season  

Notebook: Big Ten hopes alive, point guard play, Illinois, more

Indiana handled Michigan State at home last night and preserved Michigan’s slim chances of earning a share of the Big Ten regular season championship. For now, the ball is in Michigan’s court once again. The […]

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2011-2012 Season  

Trending: A look at Michigan’s conference progression

KJ put together a collection of slick charts at The Only Colors by plotting conference-only efficiency numbers by game and applying polynomial trendlines (order of 2, meaning they can only bend once). It’s worth checking […]

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2011-2012 Season  

Notebook: Michigan rises in polls, Burke nabs fifth Big Ten freshman honor, Beilein on Big Ten call

John Beilein met with the media this morning for his weekly Big Ten Teleconference call. Among today’s news is that Michigan is now ranked 11th in the AP Poll and 13th in the USA Today […]

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