How Big Ten basketball coaches are adjusting to their streaming reality

In the middle of a mud-soaked field in nowhere Connecticut, three men with big dreams and no blueprint met to hammer out a deal that would alter the landscape of college athletics. At the time, Michael Tranghese and Bill Duffy, representing the audacious upstart Big East Conference, needed a bullhorn to declare their nascent league’s … Read more

Former Badgers’ standout Rashard Griffith picked as Middleton girls basketball coach Girls basketball

Before watching college football on TV Saturday, Rashard Griffith spent time breaking down Middleton girls basketball game action from last season. Griffith, the former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball standout, plans to study plenty more Cardinals’ games after being named the Middleton girls basketball coach Friday. “I’m very excited,” Griffith, 47, said. “It’s a new … Read more

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge’s future, great expectations at UCLA and more

I opened up my summertime mailbag last week, and the bag got filled so fast that I’m back to answer a second batch. Before I get to your questions, however, I’d like to start with one of my own: Should UCLA raise banners for its teams that reached the Final Four but failed to win … Read more