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.
It wasn't a good weekend for the Big Ten.
If last week brought a Challenge, a true test in the form of annual match ups with the ACC, then this week brings the non-conference season's final exams.
There are only two teams in the top 25 with two losses.
And they just happen to be playing each other Tuesday night in the marquee game of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.