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  1. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Why Bret Bielema chose to leave a Wisconsin program that made thr...

    Jordan Conn

    Why Bret Bielema chose to leave a Big 10 program that made three straight Rose Bowls to coach a middle-of-the-pack SEC team.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  3. 5 NCAA Tournament Predictions, Day 2

    Mark Titus

    Before I offer up five predictions for Friday's games, let's look at how my predictions for Thursday turned out. Both Butler-Bucknell and Arizona-Belmont will be decided on the final play Butler won by 12 and Arizona won by 17. Then again, these ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Big Ten Road Trip: Michigan State and the Wolverine Massacre

    Shane Ryan

    I first met Keaton Gillogly, the radio voice of the Michigan State women's basketball team and a below-average pool player, at an East Lansing sports bar called Reno's. He had offered to be my tour guide, and proceeded to do an excellent job. He intr...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  5. How The Big East Became The Reclamation Conference

    Michael Weinreb

    For the first dozen years of its existence, the Big East was a basketball conference, and yea, it was a glorious thing to behold. At most Northeast schools (outside of Pennsylvania), football was a secondary concern, and the Big East established its ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  6. Maize Malaise: Michigan Mulls Another Year of Mediocrity Under Br...

    Matt Hinton

    One of the best parts about being a sports fan is arguing with other sports fans, and the best arguments usually center on the fans more than the sports. Arguments like: What does it mean to be a true fan? Say, for example, that one of the t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  7. A Defense to Match: Appreciating the Stingy Spartans in the Offen...

    Chris B. Brown

    Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have shared a sideline for more than a decade, first at Cincinnati and now at Michigan State, and in the process they've forged one of college football's great coaching pairings. In recent years the head coach...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. 2014 College Football Preview: The Group of Five and the Independ...

    Holly Anderson

    With the 2014 college football campaign looming and the preseason in full swing, let's take one last whip around the FBS to top off our talking points, shall we? Previously: the SEC, the ACC, the Pac-12, the Big Ten, and the Big 12...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. Does Braxton Miller's Season-Ending Injury Spell Doom for Na...

    Matt Hinton

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  10. 2014 College Football Preview: The Big Ten

    Holly Anderson

    With the 2014 college football campaign looming and the preseason in full swing, let's take one last whip around the FBS to top off our talking points, shall we? Previously: the SEC, the ACC, and the Pac-12. Next up: the Big Ten, growing ev...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  11. The NCAA Is a Wreck Now

    Charles P. Pierce

    The good stuff first. Late Friday afternoon, Judge Claudia Wilken up in Oakland, California, handed down her decision in O'Bannon v. NCAA, the case that former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and an exaltation of other plaintiffs...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. Division Zero: What the NCAA's 'Power Five' Autono...

    Matt Hinton

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  13. A B1G Prediction for the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers

    Ed Feng

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  14. Final Two ‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Negotiate for Eight...

    Zach Dionne

    If you've been taking that well-deserved/doctor-recommended Internet vacation over the last week, here's the 10-second catch-up: The cast members of CBS's The Big Bang Theory failed to show up for their first table read of the year, pr...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  15. The Absolute Least You Should Know From College Football Media Da...

    Holly Anderson

    Summer football news is like a summer movie slate: allowed all manner of leeway as long as it sells popcorn. Here, let us hand-feed you fluffy kernels of news, interspersed with unpopped seeds of rank absurdity. While we've all been off...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  16. Stand up and Cheer for Hoosier: Kyle Schwarber Is About to Be on ...

    Michael Baumann

    Have you ever asked a question and, a fraction of a second into hearing the answer, felt like an idiot for failing to figure it out on your own? If you ask Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber which major league hitters he admires, that's how his...

    Blog | May 27, 2014