Jeff Bartl

Big Ten columnist and contributing editor. Michigan State Spartan. Thankful for the East Lansing-based clock operator who allowed me to witness Jeff Smoker’s TD pass to T.J. Duckett that beat Michigan in 2001. I drink Bacardi, watch Seinfeld, love my wife and write the Livin’ B1G column every Monday.

  • College Basketball
  • April 3, 2017

North Carolina Wins National Championship

North Carolina claimed the 2016-17 National Championship on Monday night, defeating Gonzaga, 71-65, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

  • College Basketball
  • April 2, 2017

Gonzaga Dancing Like Everybody’s Watching

The Zags have heard the doubters all season long, and they never cared. Now those naysayers get to watch Gonzaga play for the national championship Monday night.

  • College Basketball
  • March 27, 2017

Livin’ B1G: Sweet, But Not Quite Elite

Wisconsin, Purdue and Michigan made runs to the Sweet 16, but they lost in multiple heartbreaking ways before the Elite Eight. The Final Four will be Big Ten-less for the second straight year.

  • College Basketball
  • March 24, 2017

No. 1 Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Commits To Missouri

No. 1 2017 high school prospect Michael Porter Jr. has committed to Missouri after being granted his release from Washington. New Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin hired Porter's father as an assistant.

  • College Basketball
  • March 24, 2017

Cal Hires Wyking Jones As Head Coach

The California Golden Bears promoted assistant Wyking Jones to head coach Friday. Jones replaces Cuonzo Martin, who recently left to accept the head-coaching job at Missouri.

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