Tagged: Big Ten

The Big East and the Big Ten will play an eight game annual tip off series beginning in 2015-16. The event is set to be formally announced on Monday afternoon during a press conference at Madison Square Garden. Kevin McNamara first reported the news, which was confirmed by the Big Ten. Two of the most […]

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Dustin Johnston Single-play match-ups for the 2013-14 Big Ten season were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Here are three quick reactions to the draw. 1. Single-play problem needs to be fixed If you believe the school presidents, an 18 game schedule is here to stay and divisional splits in basketball aren’t coming anytime soon. That means […]

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With the Big Ten accounting for a quarter of the teams making it to the Sweet Sixteen, it’s safe to say the best conference in the country has lived up to its billing thus far — no matter what Charles Barkley says. But it will be a tough road for each Big Ten team to […]

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With Minnesota and Illinois each hanging on at the end of the season after some conference stumbles, the Big Ten has seven teams dancing in the NCAA Tournament this season. It’s an impressive number, but perhaps even more impressive is that five Big Ten teams hold top-5 seeds. After capturing the Big Ten Tournament championship […]

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The Only Colors started a tradition of plotting game-by-game efficiency numbers and applying third order polynomial regressions to track every Big Ten teams’ form throughout conference play. The third degree polynomial regression allows for two changes of direction and really starts to show the ups and downs of league play. These numbers are undoubtedly influenced by […]

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Dustin Johnston “You’re playing against men instead of boys,” Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker told ESPN. “As a freshman, it’s eye-opening. Watching on TV, you think you can go out there and do what you did in high school. You get there, and it’s not what it seems at first.” The transition from prep star to Big […]

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