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Archive | March, 2012

Shorthanded Gophers Roll Into NIT Finals

March 29, 2012

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Hiding within the massive shadow cast by the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have quietly worked their way thru an interesting mix of middling opponents and into the NIT Championship Game.   The Big Ten’s 9th place team has taken down LaSalle in Philly, ‘Da U’ in Miami, Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, […]

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John Groce Named Illinois Men’s Basketball Coach

March 29, 2012

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For Illini fans, the long national nightmare is over. After being spurned by Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens, enduring reported meddling by the Board of Trustees, and a twitter campaign launched by the players last night to name assistant Jerrance Howard head coach, AD Mike Thomas has finally landed a coach. Groce brought his Ohio […]

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Purdue Recruit Bryson Scott Left Off Core Team

March 22, 2012

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Today, the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association voted on the  the six person core team of juniors for the Indiana All-Star team. Inexplicably, 2013 Purdue recruit Bryson Scott was left off the team.  Scott is widely considered to be the best junior in the state of Indiana, so his exclusion from the core group is a […]

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Big Ten Hoops Has Their First Team In the Final Four

March 22, 2012

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the first of the remaining Big Ten basketball squads still active in postseason play that is formally headed to the Final Four.  Ok, so it’s the NIT Final Four. And it’s probably not even worth mentioning given the March landscape rightly dominated by the Big Dance and glut of NFL […]

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Purdue Basketball: Year(s) in Review

March 22, 2012

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Well, that was something. I realize that a lot of other fan sites post immediate reactions after sporting events, whether their team wins or loses.  In the 24 hour news cycle that we now enjoy in this day and age, that’s probably the smart thing to do.  Instant gratification, and all that. For me, sometimes […]

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Bill Carmody Isn’t Going Anywhere

March 22, 2012

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Twitter tells us that Bill Carmody will return to Evanston for his 13th season as head coach of Northwestern, which is a good thing. Carmody is by far the most successful coach Northwestern has had in the modern era, and there’s no sense in booting him on the back end of a solidly mediocre (by […]

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Wisconsin-Syracuse: Bruesewitz Talks Orange

March 22, 2012

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Wonder what Mike Bruesewitz thinks about tonight’s game against Syracuse? You’re in luck!

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Video: NCAA Final Four Court Being Built

March 21, 2012

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If you like time-lapse videos, the Final Four and basketball courts, you best watch this video – because it has a time-lapse video of the Final Four basketball court being created.

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Shaka Passes On Champaign

March 21, 2012

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Shaka Smart ops to stay in the commonwealth of Virginia: Illinois struck out on landing the coaching candidate that many in the basketball world called a “home run” option when Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart turned down a lucrative offer to replace Bruce Weber in Champaign. Athletic director Mike Thomas now will turn to his second-choice options, which […]

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Sweet 16: Latest Lines For Big Ten Games

March 21, 2012

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Here’s a look at the latest lines on the four Sweet 16 games involving Big Ten teams, along with our picks.. Wisconsin vs Syracuse Open: -3.5 Current: -3.5 Pick: Wisconsin Cincinnati vs Ohio State Open: Ohio State (-7.5) Current: Ohio State (-7.5) Pick: Ohio State Louisville vs Michigan State Open: Michigan State (-5) Current: Michigan […]

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Sweet 16: Wisconsin Vs Syracuse Preview

March 20, 2012

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Sweet 16: Tom Crean News Conference

March 20, 2012

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Get Rid Of Carmody? Seems Risky

March 20, 2012

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A third head coaching vacancy may be coming to a Big Ten town near you (especially if you live near Evanston, Illinois). From the Trib: Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips declined to speak publicly Monday, and a team spokesman said coach Bill Carmody was “unavailable” for interviews. Phillips is evaluating Carmody this week, trying to […]

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Shaka Watch 2012

March 19, 2012

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Illini fans have been in a breathless frenzy since VCU’s loss to Indiana in the second round (now the idiotically named third round) in the NCAA Tournament. Following the firing of Bruce Weber, it’s become increasingly obvious that any hire outside of VCU’s Shaka Smart will be seen as a letdown by Illini faithful. As […]

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Sweet 16 Tipoff Times

March 19, 2012

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Here are your Sweet 16 tipoff times: Thursday 7:15 p.m. Wisconsin vs Syracuse 7:47 p.m. Louisville vs Michigan State 9:45 p.m. Cincinnati vs Ohio State 10:17 p.m. Florida vs Marquette (which should make the Wisconsinites happy) Friday 7:15 p.m. Xavier vs Baylor 7:47 p.m. Ohio vs North Carolina (Bobcats players: Please be nice to the […]

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The Big Ten Revenue Sharing System Isn’t Working

March 19, 2012

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Note: This post is by David Mick, who is taking a break from all things Cubs at the Obstructed View blog to talk college football. You can follow him on Twitter at @dmick89 Enjoy. This past summer I came across this article that talked about the revenue sharing in the SEC. It changed the way I thought. […]

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