Playing the Big Ten Field, Dan Dakich Style

There is RPI and now even BPI. But the final opinions on which Big Ten teams make the NCAA Tourney should be left to Dan Dakich and Seth Davis.

March Madness: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch – Who’s In? Who’s Out?

This is not an opinion of teams that I feel necessarily deserve to get into the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but whether such teams will actually get the call shortly after 6 PM Eastern Time today.

2012 Big Ten Tournament Preview: Bracket, TV Info, Tip Times, and Point Spreads for Thursday First Round Games

The Big Ten Tournament tips off today in Indianapolis with four games between eight teams while the conference’s top four teams sit and await their Friday competition. Here is a quick look at today’s Big Ten Tournament action.

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: February 29th

Andy Bottoms takes a look at over 35 teams in this week’s edition of Bubble Watch. Based on the sheer number of teams on the bubble this season and the general mediocrity of their profiles, conference tournament performances are going to be as important as ever.

Indiana-Northwestern Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Wednesday at 6:30 ET, the 20th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (19-6, 7-6) host the Northwestern Wildcats (15-9, 5-7), on the Big Ten Network.

Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch

March Madness can’t get here soon enough for me, although last Saturday’s action brought plenty of madness on its own. Interestingly enough though, Andy Bottoms has trouble finding teams for this week’s stock watch since so many teams appear to be locked into win-one, lose-one mode.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch: ‘Ron Hunter Rises’ Edition

Andy Bottoms hasn’t paid much attention to college football during the bowl season. Instead, he’s been watching college hoops and putting together this edition of the Bottoms Line Stock Watch, which starts off with someone hoops fans in the Hoosier state will be quite familiar with.

Big Ten Bracketology: An Early Look

A number of college basketball bracketologists released updated projections on Tuesday, prompting Andy Bottoms to break down where nine Big Ten teams are seeded.

Big Ten-ACC Challenge Preview: Matchups, TV Schedule, and Predictions

The 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge tips of on Tuesday, and after 10 years of disappointment, the Big Ten is looking to extend its own winning streak to three. For the first time, both leagues have the same number of teams, so there are 12 games on this year’s slate. Andy Bottoms previews them here.


Fittingly, in a city with more than enough one-way streets, Illinois and Northwestern will be playing one-way football this Saturday in a scenario never seen before in the NCAA.

Big 10 Breakdown: IU-Northwestern Preview and Prediction

The previous six “battles” between Indiana and Northwestern have been won by a total of 23 points. For you math wizards that is about a field goal difference per game. IU fan Wendell Willkie’s expectations are as follows.

Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament History and 2009 Preview

The 2009 Mens Big Ten Basketball Tournament takes place March 12-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Find out the game and TV schedule, how to buy tickets, and relive the 10-year history of the Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament results and past champions.

Missouri Tigers – Northwestern Wildcats to Meet At The Alamo

The Missouri Tigers have accepted an invite to play in the Alamo bowl against Northwestern on Dec. 29th. Coming into the season, Mizzou was a preseason NC favorite while Northwestern was just hoping to get to a bowl game.

Big Ten’s Big Matchup: Michigan State at Northwestern

The Wildcats and Spartans face off this weekend in Evanston and the battle of two of the best records in the Big-Ten really does mean something.