If every college football head coaching job became available tomorrow, which would be the most desirable? ESPN.com’s Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) recently headed a project, which ranked each of the 65 college football jobs at the Power 5 level. He released them in three categories: Bottom of the barrel jobs, middle of the road jobs, and top 24 jobs. According to the article, the list includes factors such as location, administrative stability, support from those bosses, facilities, recruiting base, path to conference titles/playoff, sense of tradition, fervor of fan base, too much fervor from a fan base, etc. Our friends over
We recently asked Big Ten beat writers covering NCAA bubble teams for their respective team's most important player in search of an NCAA tourney berth. See their answers inside.
In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
Two seasons, four wins. That’s it. No one said Darrell Hazell had an easy job, but it’s time to show a pulse after getting one Big Ten win in two seasons. This is Year Three. The roster is improving, but there still are glaring needs—especially from a speed standpoint. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other Big Ten spring previews ] Here are three key areas Purdue needs to focus on this spring. 1. Find playmakers. This offense lacked significant, steady explosion with speedy running backs Akeem Hunt and Raheem Mostert—two go-the-distance talents. Now, both are gone. Who will stretch defenses
Big Ten faculty, administrators and student-athlete representatives met this week to further discuss the importance of keeping education central to the mission of intercollegiate athletics.
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles to release his latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See who makes his top 10 in this post.
Bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com each has eight Big Ten teams in the field. For what it's worth, no conference has more than that.
The Big Ten announced its Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See the latest honorees inside.
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
This week, my "Three Takes" touch on Purdue's dominant bigs, Michigan State freshman "Tum Tum" Nairn and the much-talk-about freshman ineligibility discussion.