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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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17-18 Season Preview

For the season preview, we'll have Josh, Joe, Mike, and Bart, the latter of T-Rank fame. Josh: Well, summer's over and winter is fast-approaching. And, as it happens, conference play—now kicking off on December 1st. It wasn't too long ago that conference games before the new year seemed weird. »

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17-18 Season Preview: Wisconsin

Success can be numbing. When a team or program is so good for so long, fans set new expectations, and it happens quickly. The first 50-degree day of the spring is a welcome heat wave and cause for celebration. The fifth one evokes impatience over the warm weather's seemingly tardy »

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