Three Coaches Walk Into the Big Ten

Fair or not (and I don't see why not), the successes and failures of Archie Miller, Brad Underwood, and Chris Holtmann will be benchmarked against each other for as long as they remain in the Big Ten. Not only did they all enter the conference at the same time, but »

Josh

It's Broken, But Fixable

The two takeaways from Ohio State's shellacking of Wisconsin at the Kohl Center are Ohio State is probably better than you thought; and Wisconsin is not very good right now. On (1), I'm not completely surprised, given Chris Holtmann's track record. This post could have easily been about how well-prepared »

Josh

This Is Not Going to Go the Way You Think

Brad Underwood has forgotten more basketball than I'll ever know. But I think he's wrong about the defense. At the risk of retelling a tired story, Underwood ran a high-pressure defense at Stephen F. Austin with much success, leading to a 53-1 conference mark over three seasons. He brought that »

Josh

Slightly belated notes on the ACC-B1G Challenge

Ok, so it's only the biggest cross-conference event of the non-conference season (sorry, Dave Gavitt) and I've got nothing. There will be no grand prognostications (maybe some low-effort ones) or emphatic takes in this column. This is just going to be some random factoids, fresh spit in the cuspidor. The »

Joe

Scheduling hijinks, or, Is the B1G garbage?

Pretty interesting past week for the conference, if by "interesting" you mean "seemingly losing every game of any import". Hot takes are spilling in from all over Twitter, Reddit and the like. The only conference taking on more water, from these opinions, is the Pac 12. »

Joe