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College basketball: The Big Ten's best freshmen, transfers and more for 2013-14

Tim Frazier was an All-Big Ten performer before missing last season
Tim Frazier was an All-Big Ten performer before missing last season. He'll be one of the new faces in the Big Ten to make an impact in 2013-14.

A year after being the nation’s most competitive conference at the top, the Big Ten is counting on a handful of new faces to remain so in 2013-14.

Michigan State returns nearly intact, but most of the Big Ten wasn’t so lucky. Indiana is counting on freshmen and a transfer making his third Division I stop to replace NBA Draft lottery picks Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. Michigan also will look to a pair of rookies to take spots vacated by the National Player of the Year and another first-round draft pick.

Top 10 Worst BCS Bowl Performances

Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight</p>

With the 15th season of BCS bowl action just about ready to kickoff, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are those teams whose performances didn’t live up to the spotlight and prestige attached to the bowl they played in.

College basketball's early season conference review: Big Ten

College basketball league play is nearing. Here is where the Big Ten stands so far.
<p> The Big Ten looks to be the deepest league in the country as Illinois and Minnesota have joined Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State as top contenders.</p>

Entering the season, Athlon ranked the Big Ten the nation’s top conference.

Despite a loss by its top team Saturday, the league has done nothing to change that notion. If anything, the league looks more formidable than we projected.

College Football's Top 10 Non-Conference Games of September

The season is close, and these matchups belong on your must-see list.
<p> College Football's Top Ten Non-Conference Games of September</p>

The much-anticipated college football season is almost here, and we cannot wait for toe to meet leather on the gridiron. From Cowboys Stadium to the Rose Bowl to the Georgia Dome, here are the top intersectional games to put on your calendar for August and September.

Ranking the Big Ten's Basketball Coaches

Top half of league's coaches include some of the nation's best
<p> Ranking the Big Ten's Basketball Coaches</p>

The seventh-ranked coach in the Big Ten has a national title ring. That’s what kind of challenge ranking the Big Ten coaches presents.

College Basketball's Top 10 Coaching Hires for 2012

Our coundown of the top 10 college basketball coaching hires, plus other superlatives
<p> Summing up the college basketball coaching carousel</p>

Only in college basketball could 45 programs make coaching changes and only a handful of them be truly blockbuster. No moves at Arizona or Kentucky as in recent seasons.

The biggest name to move may be Frank Martin from Kansas State to South Carolina. The biggest vacancy was at Illinois, where the Illini struck out on their top candidates before hiring Ohio’s John Groce.

10 Worst BCS Bowl Performances

Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight</p>

— by Mark Ross

With the 14th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are those teams whose performances didn’t live up to the spotlight and prestige attached to the bowl they played in.

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