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  1. Chris Collins and Northwestern continue the pursuit of that elusi...

    Myron Medcalf

    Chris Collins is the latest to give it a go at getting Northwestern, at long last, into the NCAA tournament. Why does he believe the time has finally come to get it done?

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  2. Looking at the bad head coaching jobs in college basketball

    Myron Medcalf

    Being a Division I college basketball coach is a good gig. But that doesn't mean that all the jobs are good jobs. There are some bad ones.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  3. Mid-Major Report: Power Rankings

    Myron Medcalf

    Here are's latest mid-major power rankings, as voted upon by our national panel. I also vote in this poll, which does not include any teams from the Atlantic 10, Conference USA or Mountain West. Another quick look at the panel: Rob De...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  4. Mid-Major Report: Power Rankings

    Myron Medcalf

    For the second year in a row, I'll be covering the mid-major scene for But unlike last year, we've switched up the format. One of the major changes is a new top-15 poll that will be compiled by a panel of folks (writers, SIDs) who are pl...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  5. Top 10: Coaches feeling pressure to win

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball is a multibillion-dollar sport. With so much money at stake -- along with the prestige and exposure that comes with consistent success -- there's always pressure on coaches to win. The following list doesn't necessarily include ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  6. Big Ten's most important players

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note:'s Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason story lines for each conference. For more on the Big Ten, click here. The most important player for each team in the conference ... Illinois: Brandon Paul Illino...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Northwestern isn't a tournament team

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- On Thursday night, the Northwestern Wildcats didn't talk like an NCAA tournament team. They didn't look like one, either. Somewhere within the vicinity of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NCAA selection committee will finalize its ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  8. Rapid Reax: Minnesota 75, N'western 68

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS - Reaction from Minnesota's 75-68 overtime victory over Northwestern: Overview: Northwestern entered its first-round matchup against Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament Thursday needing a win, maybe multiple victories, to earn its fir...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. Big Ten tournament primer - what to expect in Indianapolis

    Myron Medcalf

    The Big Ten regular season ended with a three-way tie at the top. Expect more surprises in the conference tournament in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    Finally, there's serious movement in the Big Ten Power Rankings. And it mostly centers on Ohio State's recent struggles and Iowa's ... surge? Without further ado, the new Big Ten Power Rankings: Michigan State: Tom Izzo is certainly in the national...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  11. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    The Big Ten proved to be the king of college basketball conferences this weekend with a variety of upsets, near-upsets and tough efforts by some of the league's bubble teams. Doesn't make it any easier to rank this league, though. 1. Michigan Stat...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    How many NCAA tourney bids will the Big Ten receive? Five seem safe at this point, but beyond that is anyone's guess -- especially after Illinois' home loss to Northwestern on Sunday. 1. Ohio State: The Buckeyes went to Madison and beat the Badger...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    It's ever-fluctuating, of course, but here is how I see the Big Ten Power Rankings as of Monday morning: 1. Ohio State: The Buckeyes can really separate themselves from the field with a victory at Wisconsin on Saturday. They've struggled on the ro...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  14. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    Here's my attempt at ranking the wacky Big Ten: 1. Michigan State: The Spartans hadn't lost since mid-November. And while it's somewhat surprising that their first L since those season-opening losses to Duke and North Carolina came against Northwe...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  15. What we learned from Saturday's games

    Myron Medcalf

    It didn't look like a great slate of games coming in, but Saturday turned out to be full of upsets and last-second thrillers. Here are some things we learned from all the action ... The Top Three Florida State 90, No. 3 North Carolina 57 What ...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  16. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    After a Sunday afternoon in which Indiana barely held off Penn State and Michigan handed Wisconsin yet another loss, here is my latest attempt to rank the Big Ten: Michigan State: The Spartans are undefeated in Big Ten play after pulling off a so...

    Blog | January 09, 2012