Wisch: Big Ten Must Remember Roots While Branching Out EastIf you add schools out East, you need to embrace the region. And the Big Ten has already.
Doyel: Players Union Won't Ruin College SportsDon't give in to the scare tactics of the leaders of college sports.
Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final ForlornThe Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.
Wisch: Who Are Chicago’s Most Powerful Sports Figures?Wins often equate to power in sports, but that's not all.
Bernstein: Why Is Beckman Not Fired?The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.
Wisch: Sold-Out Big Ten Tourney Shows Chicago Should Stay In MixIn 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.
Wisch: Does College Football Need A 13-Game Regular Season?College football seems to just keep getting bigger.
Wisch: Big Ten Can’t Dump ‘Legends’, ‘Leaders’ Soon EnoughFrom the get-go, the names fit like a small-sized helmet on an XL-sized head. Awkwardly. And now, it’s time for the Big Ten to send “Legends” and “Leaders” on their way. Mercifully.
Delany: College Football Playoff Won't Start A Year EarlyBig Ten commissioner Jim Delany expects the new college football playoff to be finalized by Jan. 1, but he ruled out the possibility of the new four-team tournament starting next season.
Wisch: How Will Notre Dame’s Big Move Impact The Big Ten?It passed on the Big Ten’s TV millions. It passed on aligning itself with the familiarity of many of its most traditional rivals. And it passed on the region where its campus is based – although some Fighting Irish fans might tell you that, you know, Notre Dame doesn’t really reside here in the Midwest.
Wisch: Illinois’ Beckman Mishandled Penn State ‘Recruiting’ TripAt Big Ten Media Days this week, much discussion swirled around the controversial topic of recruiting current Penn State players, who were who were essentially declared “free agents” by NCAA president Mark Emmert as part of PSU’s sweeping sanctions.