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  1. We Went There: Wisconsin-Duke at the Kohl Center

    Mark Titus

    The most anticipated game of the college basketball season was played in Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday night. I was there for it. Here's what I saw. I could've done without the played-out "Coach K swallows&rdqu...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. College Football Clip Show: No. 4 Ohio State’s Path to the ...

    Holly Anderson

    And then there were four! We've come at last to our first College Football Playoff, and not one team in this inaugural cluster made it through to the semis without giving its fans occasional vapors. Here, we trace each squad's jou...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  8. 2014 College Football Demerits: The Year’s Worst Underachie...

    Matt Hinton

    Last week, we toasted the best of college football's regular season. Today, we're supplying the yang to that yin: the very worst of the year. The Gamecocks began the season right where they'd ended each of the previous three: in the ...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Finally, Four: Ohio State’s B1G Bliss, Baylor and TCU&rsquo...

    Matt Hinton

    Before we say anything else about Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State, the four teams selected for college football's inaugural playoff, let's dispense with any notion that the process for filling out the field should h...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  10. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: College Football Championship Week Awa...

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  11. On Wisconsin: Melvin Gordon and His Madison Proving Ground

    Holly Anderson

    Wisconsin's marching band is a highly ritualized outfit, famed for its postgame celebrations that keep thousands of fans in Camp Randall Stadium for close to an hour after home games. There's also a lesser-known tradition, one you...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  12. Championship Weekend Preview: TCU vs. Baylor, FSU vs. America, an...

    Matt Hinton

    Less than 72 hours remain in college football's regular season, which means we know most of what we're going to know before the playoff selection committee reveals its final hand on Sunday. But if the past 15 years have t...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  13. The Pelini Paradox: Why Consistency Doomed the Embattled Nebraska...

    Matt Hinton

    Nebraska fired Bo Pelini on Sunday, bringing a supremely mismatched marriage to a sudden yet inevitable finish before the situation began to really deteriorate. By pulling the plug when he did, athletic director Shawn Eichorst spared Nebraskans both...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  14. How Tom Izzo Turned Michigan State Into a Rebounding Factory

    Brett Koremenos

    College basketball seems to attract the ideologues, coaches who pin their teams' identities on sustained excellence in one particular facet of the game. Some focus unremittingly on defense, like former Wisconsin and Washington State coach D...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  15. Mississippi State’s Poached Dreams: Your Weekly College Foo...

    Matt Hinton

    To the outside world, no. 19 Ole Miss's 31-17 win over no. 4 Mississippi State on Saturday represented a much-needed thinning of the playoff field: Following the Bulldogs' expulsion from the ranks of upper-echelon contenders, the...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  16. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 14 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | December 01, 2014