During Big Ten football Saturdays like this, how do you spin what happened? How do you put lipstick on these pigs? And even though Northwestern out-gained an AWFUL Western Michigan team by just 126 yards, they've still earned the second slot. You can argue that a different Big Ten football team deserves to be there. But my argument is pretty solid for NU. Also, Illinois gave … [Read more...] about Big Ten football power rankings: lipstick on a pig edition
Is Indiana basketball truly back to it's former glory? We'll find out this weekend. In 2003, Tom Crean led the Marquette Golden Eagles to a somewhat unexpected trip to the Final Four. Ten years later, Crean is looking for a return trip; this time as head coach of the Indiana Basketball. … [Read more...] about Tom Crean leading Indiana Basketball to the Final Four?
Update: Tom Crean apologized this morning for this incident on the Big Ten teleconference call. I think Indiana Hoosiers coach Tom Crean might have a reputation for being an ornery, self-absorbed sort. And now it's getting worse. On February 19th, he chewed out the moderator on the Big Ten conference call. On March 7th, he didn't talk toWalter Football.com A couple years … [Read more...] about Tom Crean apologizes for Michigan postgame comment
The Indiana Hoosiers Tom Crean proved me wrong today. I didn't think people actually cared about player of the week awards, mostly because any time I've written or posted about them it's equaled web traffic/social media death. But IU coach Tom Crean sure does. He was quite unhappy about the selection process, and he let the Big Ten office know it during the conference call … [Read more...] about Hoosiers Tom Crean lashes out at Big Ten over weekly awards
The No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers have become known for going on scoring tears -- particularly on fast breaks -- when they can create even the slightest cushion against opponents. In-state rival Butler never let Indiana have that chance Saturday. The Bulldogs (8-2) asserted themselves physically against the Hoosiers (9-1), per the custom of Brad Stevens-coached teams, and … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers get caught playing Butler’s game, fall to in-state foe
The Indiana Hoosiers Cody Zeller could end up achieving the same trifecta as Anthony Davis at Kentucky did last year. The Wildcats big man from Chicago won a national title, took home the college basketball player of the year award, and became the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Zeller may do the same this year. For those who do some online betting, the Hoosiers are the … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers Cody Zeller becoming a rock star
The Big Ten has been pretty weak in college football this season. That's obvious. But as down as football might be, Big Ten college basketball is up just as much, perhaps even more. The league has three of the top five in the coaches poll, and five teams in the top 25. The Hoosiers are number one in the poll, with the Buckeyes number four and the Wolverines number … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers, Cody Zeller lead strong Big Ten basketball outlook
Tom Crean's restoration project of Indiana University basketball has pretty much come full-circle. After being crippled by NCAA sanctions stemming from former coach Kelvin Sampson's violations, struggling through six-, 10- and 12-win seasons his first three years in Bloomington, and leading a remarkable turnaround in 2012-13 that resulted in a Sweet 16 appearance, Crean has … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers claim preseason No. 1 in USA Today Coaches Poll