Big Ten Conference Snapshot

College Basketball: 2013-14 Big Ten Preview

Payne, Spartans aim to make the Big Ten appointment viewing again
Payne, Spartans aim to make the Big Ten appointment viewing again

Derided for its low-scoring games and slow pace of play, Big Ten basketball enjoyed a long-awaited return to must-see college basketball TV last season.

While the sport as a whole fell into a scoring slump, two of the best offensive teams in the nation resided in the Big Ten in conference champion Indiana and national runner-up Michigan. Meanwhile, the Hoosiers, Ohio State and Michigan State all ended up in the top 10 of the RPI.

2013-14 College Basketball Conference Snapshot: Big Ten

Who's gone and who's back in the Big Ten for 2013-14
<p> Who's gone and who's back in the Big Ten for 2013-14</p>

The college basketball calendar is getting moved up with Midnight Madness shifting from mid-October into September. The look ahead to the 2013-14 season has also been moved up as Athlon starts to take stock for the upcoming year in college basketball.