The Most Wonderful Time of the Year….

I was working for BTN Sunday, at MSU's Selection Show, when the Spartans' opponent's name appeared: Valparaiso. Valpo. I remember them. And its current head coach. I was in college at Northwestern when Bryce Drew hit that game-winner in 1998, and dove to the floor in celebration. I watched with my basketball teammates at the time. I was so moved by the moment, I told my teammates, "I'm going to …

Time to Tipoff … streaming thoughts on Women’s B1G Hoops

B1G hoops media day has come and gone. Exhibition basketball season is now upon us. My first, few, quick thoughts about the upcoming women's B1G hoop season. Titles aren't won by how many words are written below, but by the record at the end of February. In alphabetical order: ILLINOIS: Could be the darkhorse of the conference. The Illini have always had athletes. Fits nicely into Matt Bollant's new …