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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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Daily Big Ten Podcast: Talking Hoops

December 18, 2012

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The good people at Crimson Cast welcomed us on to their new Big Ten Special podcast this week to talk smart about Indiana hoops, the coming Big Ten season, Northwestern’s Big Dance hopes and the groundbreaking Red-Not Red divisional realignment. Click here for a listen: The-Big-Ten-Special. They do a great job over there.

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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March Madness Moments: A Big Ten Flavor

December 11, 2012

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The NCAA – in a bid for its highest traffic day in history – today released its 75 all-time March Madness players, 25 all-time March Madness teams and 35 all-time March Madness moments. There are a handful of Big Ten players, teams and moments on the list (along with the NCAA’s commentary): Top 75 Players Scott […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Big Ten Frosh Among Nation’s Best

December 7, 2012

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John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus has a post up at ESPN Insider (subscription) listing the top 25 freshmen in college basketball. Here are the Big Ten guys mentioned, along with a snippet of his comments: No. 3: Nik Stauskas, Michigan: “His numbers will correct downward, but the larger point is that for a second consecutive […]

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Bracketology: Offseason 2013 Edition

August 13, 2012

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It’s never too early for Bracketology from Joe Lunardi.

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Coaches Poll: Zeller Most Coveted Player

August 6, 2012

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CBS is asking college basketball a series of questions about players, coaches and programs – and today’s has a distinct Big Ten flavor. They asked 70 coaches, “If you could add any one player to your team for next season, who would it be?” Here are the results: Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller: 35 percent UCLA […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Lots And Lots Of Paterno

July 15, 2012

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Penn State running back Silas Redd says Joe Paterno is “the best college football coach ever of all time.” Not to mention in history. (Altoona Mirror) JoePa lost his creepy halo. (Daily Collegian) Sources say the Paterno statue will stay up outside Beaver Stadium. For now. (ESPN) Paterno got rich(er) during the Sandusky investigation. (NYT) […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Look Who’s Back, Keady’s Back

July 14, 2012

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A special Saturday edition of the Daily Big Tidbits … Gene Keady is coming back to the Purdue sideline! (NBC Sports) It looks like Indiana will get an official visit from BeeJay Anya. (Inside The Hall) Tom Dienhart ranks the biggest football games in the Big Ten this year. Michigan and Michigan State are involved in […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Purdue Pete’s Email & Beer!

July 13, 2012

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Bobby Bowden says Penn State should tear down the Joe Paterno statue. (StateCollege.com) Beer! Minnesota football games! But available only in one – or maybe two – spots, far from the student section. (KARE) A 92-year-old concrete baron (I just like the way that sounds) gives $2 million to Purdue’s football program. (Journal Courier) Recruiting […]

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Latest Lines On Big Ten NCAA Games

March 13, 2012

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Where‘s the money headed are the lines moving in second first-round games involving Big Ten games in the NCAA tournament? Mostly toward Big Ten teams. The line has gotten at least a half-point bigger in all but the Michigan-Ohio game, with the Michigan State line moving by 2.5 points: Game Open Current Indiana/New Mexico St IU-5.5 […]

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What You Need To Know: Ohio

March 12, 2012

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Here are the key facts about Michigan’s opponent Ohio in the first round of the NCAA tournament (we refuse to call them second-round games): Hometown: Athens, Ohio Conference: MAC Record: 27-7 (11-5) Nickname: Bobcats Tournament Record: 5-13 in 12 tournament appearances (extra game due to regional third place game in 1960), with an Elite Eight appearance in 1964. Most notable […]

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Early NCAA Tournament Lines: Big Ten

March 11, 2012

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Here are the early lines for games involving Big Ten games in this week’s first round tournament games: Ohio State (-17) over Loyola (Md.) Indiana (-7.5) over New Mexico State Wisconsin (-8.5) over Montana Michigan State (-17.5) over LIU Brooklyn Michigan (-6) over Ohio Purdue vs Saint Mary’s (Calif.) PK Bet wisely.

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NCAA Tournament Tipoff Times

March 11, 2012

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Thursday, 2:10 p.m.: Wisconsin vs Montana, TNT Thursday, 9:45 p.m.: Indiana vs New Mexico State, CBS Thursday, 9:55 p.m.: Ohio State vs Loyola (Maryland), TNT Friday, 7:20 p.m.: Michigan vs Ohio, TNT Friday, 7:27 p.m.: Purdue vs Saint Mary’s, truTV Friday, 9:30 p.m.: Michigan State vs LIU Brooklyn, TBS

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