- 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings (Nov. 24)
MSU up to #5/6 in the polls with UCLA’s loss.
- Early signing period conference breakdown
Rivals ranks MSU’s 2009 class (Garrick Sherman/Derrick Nix) #6 in the conference. Indiana/Illinois/Minnesota ranked in top 25 nationally. (Hat tip: UMHoops)
- Big Ten Announces 2008 Football All-Conference Teams And Individual Honors
Javon Ringer, Greg Jones, and Otis Wiley make coaches’ first team. When was the last time MSU had three football players make the all-conference team? (Serious question; I don’t know the answer.)
- Thoughts on the All-Big Ten teams
I know I’ll take a ton of heat for this, and I respect the man immensely, but Joe Paterno shouldn’t have been named Big Ten Coach of the Year. If there was an award to give an entire coaching staff, than Penn State’s staff should get it. But it’s a single award, and one that should have gone to Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio or Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald. You can’t tell me Paterno had as much influence in shaping his team as Dantonio or Fitzgerald. This vote was based on sentimentality, not by looking at what each man actually accomplished. Penn State overachieved. Michigan State and Northwestern really overachieved.
Working on the most comprehensive statistical preview of the Old Spice Classic in the known universe. Should be up tomorrow.