It looked like New Year's Day was going to be another underwhelming one for the Big Ten. Then came the Rose Bowl.
Sometimes you wonder just how happy teams are to be playing in the less-than-marquee bowl games.
Happy New Year!
No, not the ushering in of 2014. Before the clock strikes midnight Wednesday morning, there's a different, brand-new year beginning: Big Ten basketball season.
The Big Ten season is coming.