Twelve games dot the Big Ten menu this week, highlighted by two big ones: Purdue at Indiana on Thursday and Michigan State at Illinois on Sunday.
Patrick Chambers created a stir last weekend when he blasted officials after what he felt was a bad call at the end of a home loss to Maryland. Personally, I never think refs cost a team a game. It’s what I like to call an “excuse.” Worry about what you can control. After the bad call—and it was a bad call—Penn State still could have played defense and not let Maryland score on a layup. Was that the refs’ fault? And, how about this thought: Don’t put your team in a situation where it can be impacted negatively by a
We're rolling team-by-team Big Ten football stories over the next few weeks. Here's a look at Michigan's spring preview.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. That means we check in with bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com.
We're rolling team-by-team Big Ten football stories over the next few weeks. Here's a look at Maryland's spring preview.
The season has hit the home stretch, as teams jockey for postseason position. This week’s action features some intriguing matchups involving teams looking to buff their resumes for NCAA consideration.
Indiana is playing well, positioned for an NCAA berth. And the Hoosiers can thank junior Yogi Ferrell. IndyStar.com’s Zach Osterman had a recent mail bag question that asked: Will Yogi leave for the NBA after this season? If he is projected as a first-rounder, it may be difficult not to leave. Much may depend on how well IU finishes the season and how far Ferrell can carry the Hoosiers. *** Iowa? Iowa! That’s two losses in a row for the Hawkeyes, who fell in overtime at Northwestern on Sunday. Not long ago, I thought Iowa was primed to show it
Another week is in the books, and it was another opportunity for Wisconsin to prove its case as the Big Ten's runaway leader.
Penn State coach Pat Chambers continues to have issues with Big Ten officiating. Following Saturday night’s 76-73 loss vs. No. 19 Maryland, Chambers was irate about an offensive foul called with 1:50 left in a game. The Terrapins led, 70-68, when Penn State center Jordan Dickerson set a screen and appeared to be pulled down by Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz. However, officials whistled Dickerson for an offensive foul–his fifth of the game. Maryland subsequently scored on a layup to push its lead to four. “That was the worst call I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Chambers said after the
It’s already time to begin the build toward 2015 with spring football. And, all of the Big Ten dates are in.