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.
The Big Ten lost the first 10 editions of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. So maybe 2013's 6-6 split shouldn't have Big Ten fans too down in the dumps.