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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lot of top college teams have trouble finding one quality quarterback. No. 4 Ohio State has two.
This is one of those rare weeks when even Michigan fans might hope for an Ohio State victory. Minnesota wouldn’t mind a win by Wisconsin, either, as much as the Badgers are disliked across the state line. The best opportunity until bowl season for the Big Ten to make a statement as a national power conference will take place on Saturday, with four nonconference games against top-tier Pac-12 competition.
There isn’t a more polarizing player in all of college basketball right now than Aaron Craft.
Ohio State fans in particular love him for obvious reasons, but he garners plenty of hate as well. In fact, he was the only current player to make Grantland’s most hated college basketball players of the last 30 years bracket.
Jayme Thompson’s season looks to have come to an end before it even started, as he will miss a considerable amount of time due to a broken ankle. The talented 4-star safety from the 2013 recruiting class suffered the injury Wednesday during a practice session and will miss three months, according to Dave Briggs of the The Blade Toledo. This sadden news likely guarantees that Thompson will be redshirted his true-freshman season and will miss the remainder of the year. While this certainly isn’t the way any player would like to start his collegiate career, a redshirt was likely going to be the best option for the young man anyway. Thompson was part of a solid recruiting class that included several talented defensive players, including 5-star safety Vonn Bell. While Thompson has promise and should develop into a solid player in due time, Bell was the player who was expected to see reps early and make an immediate impact. Thompson was fighting
Nick Saban’s Southeastern Conference brethren should listen to him. Not just because he owns them on the field in the fall . Because he’s the smartest coach in the conference room, too. They should listen to the Alabama coach’s pitch for adding a ninth game to the league schedule. They should man up and embrace the challenge, instead of using the SEC’s legitimate power status as an excuse to schedule timidly.
The Big Ten widely has been considered the best conference in the nation this season, and it may be no surprise the league race has come down to the final day with four teams seeking at least a share of the championship. It’s not exactly a coincidence, either, that a matchup between those thought to be the conference’s top two teams ultimately will decide it. Second-ranked Indiana can win its first outright Big Ten title in 20 years with a victory Sunday over No. 7 Michigan, which looks to finish unbeaten at home for the first time in 36 seasons. The Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4) have been the favorites from the start, but they missed an opportunity to earn an outright league title for the first time since 1992-93 by falling at home to No. 14 Ohio State 67-58 on Tuesday. That defeat left the door open for the Wolverines (25-5, 12-5), who won at Purdue 80-75 on Wednesday. A Michigan win on Sunday would give it a second straight Big Ten championship after splitting it last season with No. 10 Michigan …
Indiana and Michigan left college basketball fans wanting more (The Dagger: College Basketball Blog)
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Everybody is chasing the elite recruits, and championships aren’t usually won unless there’s a pretty impressive constellation of four- and five-star athletes on a roster. But those guys also aren’t typically solely responsible for taking a program to the next level, and it can often come down to which coaching staffs properly identify and develop the players without as much buzz coming out of high school — or the ones intent on proving those doubts wrong at the next level.
When sizing up prospects for a new season, most people usually point first to one stat: the number of returning starters. That doesn’t always equate to success, but it’s a pretty good gauge of experience and talent. Last season, Indiana had the most returning starters in the Big Ten with 19, and improved its win total from one to four. Ohio State was second with 18 returning starters and went 12-0. On the flip side, Purdue was tied for third with the most returning starters (16) and went 6-7, while Northwestern won 10 games despite returning just 12 starters from the previous season.