Disciplined Offense Opens Doors for Wisconsin Badgers

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This is the same Bo Ryan that you’ve seen patrolling the sidelines in Madison, WI for the past decade. He runs the same offensive sets, uses the same drills and emphasizes the same defensive principles that he’s always run. Somehow, […]

Hilton Magic Means Big 12 Conference belongs to Iowa State — If Cyclones Want It

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Ames, Iowa  harnesses some truly mystical energy in the winter. The locals call it “Hilton Magic.” The Baylor Bears experienced Hilton Magic tonight. They came into Ames with a 12-1 record and a No. 7 ranking, but they left mesmerized […]

Iowa Hawkeyes: Fran McCaffery’s Whirling Dervish Routine Is Nothing New

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The video of Iowa Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery receiving a double technical in Sunday night’s loss at No. 4 Wisconsin has already made its rounds. It’s the early frontrunner for “Best Coaching Meltdown of 2014″ even though the year is not […]

Iowa Hawkeyes Coach Fran McCaffery Loses Composure in Loss

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Fran McCaffery may be the only person in the world that knows why he went berserk at the officials in the No. 22 Iowa Hawkeyes‘ 75-71 loss in Madison, WI against the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers. As you can see […]

Freshmen Are Key to Wisconsin Badgers’ Big 10 Conference Title Hopes

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They were the first two players off the bench tonight for coach Bo Ryan, and they’re the first two players you’ll hear him talk about in any postgame interview. Everyone associated with the Wisconsin Badgers knows that the play of true freshmen Nigel Hayes and Bronson […]

Predicting The Middle Of The Big Ten Conference Standings

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If the past few seasons are indicative of future success, the teams that finish fifth through eighth in the Big Ten standings will likely make the NCAA Tournament, but their order of finish in the league could have ramifications on […]

John Groce Making Illinois Fighting Illini Tougher

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How good are the Illinois Fighting Illini? They stand at 12-2 after beating the Indiana Hoosiers 83-80 in overtime earlier this week to open conference play, but Illinois has played this part before, so no one knows if this team […]

Northwestern Is Wasting Drew Crawford’s Senior Year

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Help wanted. Must have basketball skills. Drew Crawford must be sick of taping those signs all around campus in his mind. He’s fought back from an injury that crushed the Northwestern Wildcats‘ chances to make the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and […]

Predicting the Big Ten Conference’s Top Four Teams

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It’s not the land of milk and honey, but it’s close. The Big Ten Conference season kicked off last night, and the games reinforced the notion that this league will reprise its status as the nation’s best college basketball conference. […]

Andre Hollins is Big Ten Conference’s Most Underrated Player

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Point guards are the most important players on the basketball court. They have the ball in their hand more than any other player and their decision-making skills — or lack thereof — often determine whether or not a team has […]

Tim Miles Making the Right Moves for Nebraska Cornhuskers

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Basketball has never been the apple of Nebraska’s eye. According to two of my friends who are Nebraska natives, the state’s rooting interests are very defined: Nebraska Football Creighton Bluejays Basketball Nebraska Women’s Volleyball Nebraska Women’s Basketball The Bubonic Plague […]

Johnson Brothers Make Purdue Boilermakers Dangerous in Big Ten

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People in West Lafayette have been spoiled. They’ve become accustomed to watching native son Matt Painter lead the Purdue Boilermakers to the NCAA Tournament every year, even as roster turnover and injuries tried their hardest to derail Painter’s teams. Last season […]