It looked like New Year's Day was going to be another underwhelming one for the Big Ten. Then came the Rose Bowl.
Defense wins championships.
Don't believe it? Just ask the Michigan State Spartans and the Stanford Cardinal.
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.
Much like the holiday season it takes place during, it sometimes feels like bowl season can drag on forever. But, like the holiday season, it’s all worth it at the end.
The Big Ten season is coming.