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Poll: Who Helped Themselves the Most Friday?

March 13th, 2010

Big Ten Tournament: Predictions & Preview

March 11th, 2010
Kalin Lucas

With four clear-cut big-dancers, the Big Ten oozes front-end quality.  But with lower-seeded teams providing late season scares to perennial powers – see Michigan State barely escaping Penn State in East Lansing last week - look for some drama to unfold this Thursday thru Sunday in Indianapolis.


Poll: Who Will Win the Big Ten Tournament?

March 10th, 2010
Big Ten

Q&A with Minnesota Great Mychal Thompson

March 2nd, 2010
Minnesota great Mychal Thompson

In the latest installement of his interview series CHN's Jon Teitel interviewed Mychal Thompson, who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of the University of Minnesota program. Thompson also won a pair of NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Jon Teitel: You were born in the Bahamas, moved to Miami during high school, and decided to attend college at Minnesota. How did you first get into the sport of basketball while everyone around you was playing soccer, and how did you survive the move north for college?

Michigan St vs Minnesota: GameNight Preview

January 13th, 2010
Michigan St
Jan 13 2010 - 6:30pm
Preseason rankings don’t mean much. Every year, there are at least a few teams who don’t perform like they should. Other teams come out of nowhere and surprise by climbing into the top 25. For example, the team that has started the year ranked #9 has missed the NCAA Tournament four of the last ten years. It’s a crazy stat. This season, the Big Ten was full of top 25 ranked teams.

College Hoops Thursday: Your Commentary

November 25th, 2009
Gordon Hayward

There are just eleven games on the Thanksgiving Day schedule with tournaments beginning in both Orlando (Old Spice Classic) and Anaheim (76 Classic) while play continues at the Great Alaska Shootout. The showcase game: #16 Minnesota taking on #10 Butler in the third quarterfinal of the day. This is going to be the first test of the season for Tubby Smith's team, who hasn't won any of their three games by less than 25 points. Four Golden Gophers are averaging in double figures, led by guard Lawrence Westbrook's 18.5 ppg.

Big Ten Basketball Preview: 2009-10

November 17th, 2009
Big Ten

With six teams in CHN's preseason Top 25, and 3 more teams with NCAA Tournament hopes, no league has more depth than the Big Ten. And an improving Indiana into the mix, and this should be quite a season for Big Ten fans.


Big Ten Basketball: Top 25 Players

November 9th, 2009
Kalin Lucas
Ranking players is more art then science. How do you compare the potential of freshmen with seniors who have already peaked? How much does physical talent come into play versus intangibles and experience? How big a role do numbers play?


Big Ten Basketball: 5-Year Ranking

November 4th, 2009
Big Ten



CHN's annual 5-year ranking answers a simple question is in a simple manner: Who has been the best team in the Big Ten over the last five years?