Rutgers 19-20 Season Preview

Since Steve Pikiell took the job in 2016, two things have remained constant—every year, Rutgers gets better, and every offseason, Rutgers loses one of its best players early. First it was Nigel Johnson, who transferred to Virginia. Then Corey Sanders turned pro. This past offseason, Eugene Omoruyi opted to »

Purdue 19-20 Season Preview

Have you been paying attention? Matt Painter has won at least 25 games in each of the past four seasons. This isn't without precedent—he also did this from 2008-2011 with the Baby Boilers. But this is different, there is no transformational recruiting class that was the catalyst for success. »

Penn State 19-20 Season Preview

Every year it seems like Pat Chambers is just a player or two short. Last year's team went 7-13 in Big Ten play, but the efficiency margin (-0.02) suggested this was more like a 9-11 team. Even if the Nittany Lions had not been so unlucky in conference play, »

Ohio State 19-20 Season Preview

The last time Chris Holtmann won fewer than 20 games in a season, Jim Calhoun was still at UConn. He's one of the more successful coaches in the Barry Collier tree, which is saying something because that's a tree that includes Brad Stevens and Thad Matta. Last year's Ohio State »

Northwestern 19-20 Season Preview

It's beginning to occur to me that I keep trashing every team. Even Michigan State, the preseason #1 team in the country had a whiff of yeah, but in its preview. Is this really a reflection of the basketball we can expect this season? Or is it something about me? »