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Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables

Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables
Thursday was Big Ten basketball media day, and with it came a set of special quotes and soundbites. Sure, this day is all about college basketball message control. The Universities and SIDs trying to manipulate the information they want you to have, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting and articulate statements out there.... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball to Have a Down Year in 2011-12?

Big Ten Basketball to Have a Down Year in 2011-12?
Since 2009, we all saw this coming. Back then Big Ten basketball was dominated by a large group of sophomores that would only raise the conference profile higher to it’s peak in 2011. And we knew that once that group was gone (Kalin Lucas, Talor Battle, JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Durrell Summers, Demetri McCamey etc.)... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Media Day: Coaches Quote Highlights

Many college basketball experts believe the Big Ten will be the best conference in the nation this year. And on paper, it certainly looks that way, as they have a first team all conference squad of players who have ruled the Big Ten since they were sophomores. Now they have reached their prime. And when... Read more »
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Big 10 Basketball Media Day: Showtime is Already Here!

“Overture. Curtain lights. this is it, we’ll hit the heights.” Yes the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show opening is how I’ve acquired most of my knowledge of opera and musical theater. Woody Woodpecker and Tom & Jerry chipped in too. You may wonder where these pictures are from? “Tom Izzo Goes to Broadway,” a one... Read more »

Despite Media Day Reports, Joe Paterno Still not Dead Yet

As I went through my Big Ten Media Day audio and transcript of legendary Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno, I thought “wow, some of my media brethren are ghouls. There’s a lot in here about death and illness.” And this is very important because the 83-year-old Paterno is THE “get” of Big Ten Media... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings

1. Ohio State- Yes, it’s kind of boring that the 5 time consecutive conference champion is the overwhelming favorite yet again. But this is not a boring team, they’re a legitimate national title contender. Half their secondary is nominated for the Thorpe Award (nation’s best DB), half their DL should be taken in the first... Read more »
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2010 Big Ten QB Power Rankings

It’s Big Ten Media Day! The first of two actually!  You know what that means: football season will soon be here! So let’s talk shop. By Paul M. Banks 1. Terelle Pryor, Ohio State. No surprise here. You know all about this kid. But seriously, WHY DIDNT THEY BRING HIM TO MEDIA DAY??? 2. Scott... Read more »

Big 10 Media Day will be Sans Terrelle Pryor

Last year, I was pretty shocked when I saw the list of players coming to Big Ten media days. At least the Ohio State portion of the list. All that NFL level talent, and the reigning preseason offensive player of the year, Terrelle Pryor left in Columbus, and instead they brought their 7th, 15th, and... Read more »

Big Ten Conference Big Wigs: Notable Quotables

While the coaches were guilty of a lot of your typical coach-speak — interjected with humor and frivolity too, though — the heavy hitters at the first day of Media Day were certainly Bill Carollo (the Big Ten Coordinator of Officials), Mark Silverman (The Big Ten Network President) and Jim Delany (the Big Ten Conference... Read more »
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Ron Zook at Big 10 Media Day Podium: Greatest Hits Collection

Perhaps the fate of University of Illinois football coach Ron Zook DOES lie in this year’s performance. But he’s not feeling the pressure to win now. “No, I don’t, to be honest with you,” Zook said at Monday’s media day press conferences. “I think everyone that stands up here today has got pressure.  Obviously some... Read more »
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