Basketball LiveBlog and B1G Q&A

Written November 3rd, 2011 by Eric

Basketball season is rapidly approaching, and I’m sure you’re wondering what we’re planning to do about it here at the BBC. The answer is, getting totally pumped!

Buford's ready to get back to his high flying act!

With the Buckeyes taking on the Walsh Cavaliers for an exhibition matchup this weekend (Sunday, November 6th, 2 PM) it is the perfect time to run the first Buckeye Basketball LiveBlog of the season!

But, you point out, the game is not on television? You’re correct, it’s on the BigTenNetwork.com – behind a paywall no less. But you didn’t think I’d leave you hanging without a solution, did you?

If you go to The Big Ten Network “Net Only” section (just click the link) and scroll to the middle of the page, you’ll see a “Subscribe Now” button. But you don’t have to pay $15 to see the game! Just enter “BTDN3FR33” in the coupon code box and you’ll be signed up for a free month of the BigTenNetwork online! Just remember to cancel before the end of the month if you don’t want to continue using the service.

Viola! Basketball LiveBlog here we come! They start 30 minutes before the game, so feel free to be late!

We were also approached a couple of days ago by the Minnesota basketball blog From The Barn to answer some questions regarding the upcoming basketball season for them. Joe Dexter and I were more than happy to oblige. We offer the questions and answers here for our viewers to read and enjoy!
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B1G Basketball Preview: Minnesota

Written October 21st, 2011 by Eric

This is Trevor Mbakwe's team now.

Tubby Smith’s troops took one in the chin last year, but you can bet that they’re ready to go this time around.  Unfortunately, they’re a little light in experienced ball players this year around, and are missing a couple of key players from last season.  Al Nolen, Blake Hoffarber and Colton Iverson (transfer to Colorado State) are all gone from what could have been a very successful team last season.

Take this as a compliment, but I for one am fervently thankful that Hoffarber has graduated and moved on from Minnesota.  Easily one of the most dangerous sharp-shooters in the Big Ten last year – and considering the company that puts him with, that’s saying something – Hoffarber drove defenders, and me, nuts with his devastating three-balls.  Every time he would spot up for a trey you simply knew it was going down, and it was honestly a surprise when it didn’t.

Well, ok, that only really ever happened against the Buckeyes, but it was still very annoying.

We continue our preseason Big Ten conference previews with the Hoffarber-less Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Last Season:

Minnesota fans, we’ll wait while you avert your eyes.  I’m sure you don’t want to relive this crime against your basketball team again, and I can’t say I blame you. Read More