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
  • March 23, 2017

John Thompson III Out At Georgetown

Georgetown released a statement Thursday that head coach John Thompson III will not return next season. Thompson spent 13 seasons with the Hoyas, reaching eight NCAA Tournaments and a Final Four.

  • College Basketball
  • March 23, 2017

Duke Announces Chase Jeter Will Transfer

Duke sophomore big man Chase Jeter intends to transfer following the spring semester. Jeter is a former 5-star high school prospect and will have to sit out one season per NCAA transfer rules.

  • College Basketball
  • March 22, 2017

Tom Crean Deserved Better From Indiana

Tom Crean rebuilt the Indiana program, then became a victim of his own success. The school's administration - and the Hoosiers' fan base - owed him more than an undeserved dismissal.

  • College Basketball
  • March 21, 2017

Xavier Overcame Adversity To Reach Sweet 16

Xavier is still alive after sneaking into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed. Guard Malcolm Bernard spoke with Campus Insiders ahead of the Musketeers' Sweet 16 showdown with No. 2 Arizona.

  • College Basketball
  • March 20, 2017

Illinois Gets It Right With Brad Underwood Hire

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman pulled off a stunner and lured Brad Underwood away from Oklahoma State, a hire that finally breathes life into the Fighting Illini basketball program.

  • College Basketball
  • March 20, 2017

Livin’ B1G: How Sweet (16) It Is

So the Big Ten is having a down year, you say? The conference responded to the criticism in the NCAA Tournament and will send three teams to the Sweet 16. We break it down in Livin' B1G

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