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  • April 11,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every Big Ten Basketball Team

The Big Ten sent eight teams to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, one year after only four teams from the conference made the Big Dance, and seven of them won at least one game in the tournament. Here are Stadium’s postseason grades for every team in the Big Ten, which take into account the unofficial preseason […]

  • March 17,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Here’s What You Hear When You Sit Courtside at the Big Ten Tournament

CHICAGO – The Big Ten Tournament provided an up-close look at all 14 teams in the conference as Stadium sat courtside in press row all week, right behind the “away” team’s (read: lower-seeded team’s) bench. It provided an unfiltered look at the communication between coaches, players, officials and fans in an intense win-or-go-home setting. Over […]

  • March 9,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Picking a Potential NCAA Tournament Bid Stealer for College Basketball’s Top Conferences

Eight of college basketball’s 32 conferences are projected to send multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament, according to Stadium’s latest tournament projections. For any conference with at least one at-large team, but especially those eight conferences, if a school that isn’t projected to earn an at-large bid wins the conference tournament, that will qualify as […]

  • February 18,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Virginia, Wisconsin & K-State

We’re officially less than a month away from Selection Sunday, and we’re about 2.5 weeks from the start of conference tournament play. That means time is running out for schools to climb onto the right side of the projected NCAA Tournament bubble, improve their projected seed or contend for a No. 1 seed. The latest […]

  • February 13,2019
  • Nate Jacobson

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the Big Ten

After predicting the 2019 over/under win totals for the ACC and SEC,  let’s turn to the Big Ten — a conference with its own unique scheduling format. While the ACC and SEC both utilize an eight-game conference schedule, the Big Ten deploys a nine-game format. In theory, this makes the regular season for all their teams […]

  • February 6,2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Big Ten Football National Championship Odds: Favorite, Dark Horse & More

It has been three years since a Big Ten team has been in the College Football Playoff. It’s been even longer since a Big Ten team has scored in a College Football Playoff game, way back in 2014. Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014 as a No. 4 seed, upsetting No. […]

  • January 9,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Top College Football Transfers on the Market and in New Places Entering the Offseason

It’s officially the college football offseason, which means rosters across the country are in flux as players make stay-or-go NFL Draft decisions, schools work to finalize their 2019 recruiting classes and some student-athletes seek greener pastures through the transfer market. Here’s a look at some of the top transfers of the offseason, including those who […]

  • January 2,2019
  • Andy Wittry

An Examination of Midseason Coaching Changes in College Basketball

UCLA announced on New Year’s Eve that head coach Steve Alford had been fired in a rare December coaching change in college basketball. Since the 1999-2000 season, there have only been four coaching changes in the final month of the calendar by a school that’s currently in the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, […]

  • November 25,2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Kliff Kingsbury, Larry Fedora Fired; Lovie Smith & Clay Helton Survive

Texas Tech has fired coach Kliff Kingsbury, a source told Stadium. Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt will hold a 3 p.m. ET news conference on Sunday to discuss “the future of the football program.” Kingsbury, a former star quarterback with the Red Raiders, was 35-40 in six seasons at Texas Tech. Under Kingsbury, the […]

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