This article http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8825875/big-ten-basketball-historic-year was really strange. The B1G has been very good for a few years now, was the elite conference last season, and this season. But the article is littered with comments such as:
The new B.I.G. 10: The NCAA basketball version of the football in the SEC.
(Minus the seven straight national championships, of course.)
Don't doubt but this is not the Big Ten we've been used to seeing of late. This is now the place where the players play every day all day.
What do you mean this isn't the Big Ten we've been seeing of late? What have you been watching? The overall tone was just that B1G basketball dominance is new and unexpected. I get the B1G football comments, and I agree with a lot of them. But this is rather condescending and rude to what has been a very good basketball conference.