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Podcast: Big Ten Rivalries; 2017 NBA Draft Talk

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The BTP podcast discusses the potential for protected Big Ten rivalry games and some of the league’s upcoming 2017 NBA Draft decisions.

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The BTP Podcast returns to breakdown recent reports that the conference will begin to protect rivalry games starting in the 2018-’19 season and some of the league’s upcoming 2017 NBA Draft decisions. To help facilitate discussion, BTPowerhouse Editor-in-Chief Thomas Beindit hosts the podcast.

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In this episode, we discuss:

* The Big Ten’s current scheduling model

* The advantages of protecting rivalry games

* Whether protecting rivalry games is feasible

* What Miles Bridges’ decision to return means for the league

* If Caleb Swanigan will return to Purdue

* How much rides on Justin Jackson for the Terps

And more!