The Big Ten in the NCAA Title game of college basketball is starting to get like the Big Ten in bowl games versus the SEC in college football. Since Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans won the NCAA Title in 2000, the Big Ten has finished runner-up in the NCAA Title game five times: Hoosiers in 2002, Illini in 2005, Buckeyes in 2007, Spartans in 2009, and now the … [Read more...] about Michigan makes it 5 consecutive NCAA Title game losses for Big Ten
Is The NCAA Basketball Champion in The Big Ten?
If there is a time for the Big Ten to exert their dominance in basketball, this is it! The conference has just suffered another poor football season, has been hit by scandal, and its teams continue to lose bowl games (2-5 in bowls this season). It is time for Big Ten basketball to rise to new heights; it’s time for the Big Ten to produce a national champion. … [Read more...] about Is The NCAA Basketball Champion in The Big Ten?
The NBA’s Opportunity to Fix Pro & College Basketball
A few weeks ago, during an episode of "The B.S. Report," Bill Simmons and Chuck Klosterman discussed (half-heartedly) ideas in which to make college basketball players stay in school longer than just one season. That discussion triggered a memory of a conversation I had in a dimly lit ice fishing shack a little more than a year ago with a buddy of mine. The finer points of … [Read more...] about The NBA’s Opportunity to Fix Pro & College Basketball
Where Does Butler Go From Here?
by Peter Christian The Butler Bulldogs accomplished a boatload in 2010. They had the longest winning streak of the season. They knocked off the heavily favored Syracuse Orange in the Sweet 16. They plowed their way through their bracket all the way to the National Championship and gave Duke a serious run for their money. They came within an inch or two of hitting a game … [Read more...] about Where Does Butler Go From Here?
The NCAA Thinks Academics Are Silly
by Peter Christian Remember back in the day when no one would admit that every decision the NCAA made was about money? Instead they would defend their choices by hiding behind cliche sayings like "protecting the integrity of the sport" or "academics come first" or "they are student-athletes and in that order." The NCAA still runs those ridiculous tv ads showing how most NCAA … [Read more...] about The NCAA Thinks Academics Are Silly