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John Groce. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts About The Illini’s Basketball Schedule

Hey, anything to keep my mind off Illinois football, ya know?

670 The Score–08/29/2013

Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Il. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Champaign The ‘Worst Town’ In The Big Ten? I Say No

I was offended on Thursday.

670 The Score–08/23/2013

Jim Delany holds up a New York Yankees jersey after announcing a Big Ten bowl agreement with the Pinstripe Bowl in New York City. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten, ACC Set To Battle Over The Big Apple

The Big Ten and ACC are both looking to expand their reach to New York City.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Big Ten Releases 2015 Conference Football Schedule

The Big Ten today announced its conference football schedule for the 2015 season.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

The Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Big Ten To Sign Deal With Pinstripe Bowl

The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday a multiyear agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Big Ten will replace the Big 12 in the Pinstripe Bowl, starting in 2014.


Marian Hossa celebrates with Patrick Sharp. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: The Poop That Saved The Blackhawks

You probably didn’t know that actual sh** has been contributing to Hawks victories. And, no, I don’t mean Daniel Carcillo.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2013

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Sacks Legends & Leaders, Now Must Tackle Trophies

Over the weekend, the Big Ten pulled off a heady play when the league leaked word that it’s mercifully dumping the much-maligned Legends and Leaders divisional monikers in favor of geographical names.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2013

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Is Big Ten Expansion Over? ACC Media Deal Halts Exodus

The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have agreed for the league to retain media rights for a school that leaves the conference.


Trey Burke. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Michigan Fell Short, But The Big Ten Is Back

The state of Kentucky now has two more championships in the past two years than the entire Big Ten Conference has over the past 13.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

Chris Collins. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Collins Can’t Do It Alone And Northwestern Knows It

Chris Collins was introduced as Northwestern’s 24th head men’s basketball coach Tuesday. But that may have been the second most important development inside Welsh-Ryan Arena.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.


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No. 8 Michigan State Beats Iowa At B10 Tournament

CHICAGO (AP) — Adreian Payne had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a rugged 59-56 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday night. Keith Appling and Gary Harris […]


Bruce Weber. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: The One Thing I Don’t Want For Illinois This Postseason

Throughout all the brimstone, my mind kept sparking back to a thought that’s been in my head for weeks: The Fighting Illni and Weber’s Kansas State Wildcats have no business meeting in the NCAA Tournament this season. And here’s to hoping that they don’t.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Ryan Kelly (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.


Trey Burke steals the ball from Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Trey Burke Named Big Ten Player Of The Year

Michigan guard Trey Burke has been named the BIG Ten Player of the Year. Burke led the Big Ten ins coring and assists, averaging 20.2 points-per-game and 6.2 assists-per-game in Big Ten play.


Indiana celebrate a win over Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Bracket Revealed

The Big Ten has released the completed bracket for the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Thursday, March 14 at the United Center.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2013

Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Wisch: Sold-Out Big Ten Tourney Shows Chicago Should Stay In Mix

In 2006, when Indianapolis beat out Chicago for exclusive rights to host the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament from 2008-12, conference commissioner Jim Delany expressed his hope that a fixed location would help boost attendance for his league’s hoops extravaganza.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2013

Michigan State and Northwestern face off in the 2007 Big Ten Tournament at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Already Sold Out

The Big Ten Tournament’s return to Chicago is already a hit.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Examining The Floor/Ceiling For The Big Ten’s Eight Contenders

Let’s take a look at the floor and ceiling for each Big Ten contender as the regular season nears an end.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2013

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Does College Football Need A 13-Game Regular Season?

College football seems to just keep getting bigger.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2013