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Your Big Ten tournament travel guide

Your Big Ten tournament travel guide

Call it the mini-thunderstorm before the full-blown tempest.

The Big Ten men’s basketball tournament begins Wednesday in Indianapolis, and if the regular season is any indication, the event is bound to be unpredictable and heart-stopping. As for the host city itself, Indy often draws rave reviews for its hospitality and how it pulls out all the stops for the tournament.

You also never know whom you’ll run into.

“I’ll never forget seeing a college coach I know across the restaurant [St. Elmo Steak House] at a Final Four a number of years ago,” said Dave Revsine, a Big Ten Network studio host and Northwestern graduate. “He was dining...