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Stephen Bardo’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Preview

By |November 11th, 2014|College Basketball|

As we start headlong into the college basketball season, I wanted to give you my preview of every B1G Ten team. Enjoy! ILLINOIS Best Player: Rayvonte Rice. Doesn’t have to shoulder the scoring burden alone this season with Ahmad Starks and Aaron Cosby now eligible. Breakout Player: LeRon Black could be a force for the [...]

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My Big Ten Network/Fox Schedule

By |October 28th, 2014|College Basketball|

Hey everyone, The following is my current Big Ten Network and Fox schedule for the 2014-2015 Basketball season! Look forward to connecting online! 11/14 – Northern Kentucky v. Wisconsin 11/16 – BTN Studio 11/17 – BTN Studio 11/18 – Drake v. DePaul 11/19 – Green Bay v. Wisconsin 11/20 – BTN Studio 11/22 – Boise [...]

Bardo’s Breakdown – Big Ten Newcomers

By |October 3rd, 2014|College Basketball|

With college basketball’s official start just around the corner let’s take a look at some of the newcomers to the Big Ten that will impact their respective teams. ILLINOIS – Ahmad Starks and Aaron Cosby Starks becomes eligible and Illini fans hope he can shake off the rust quickly and have his 3-point shooting stroke [...]

Stephen Bardo Talks Jawun Evans’ Decision

By |October 1st, 2014|College Basketball|

Big Ten Network College Basketball Analysis Stephen Bardo speaks about today's decision by Jawun Evans choosing Oklahoma State over the Illini and how it impacts future recruitment by John Groce and his team.  

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Stephen Bardo take on Jalen Brunson and Illini’s overall recruiting efforts

By |September 11th, 2014|College Basketball|

When The Lights Come On…

By |August 25th, 2014|College Basketball|

It’s fun for me to see younger players, particularly freshman, when the light finally comes on.  Their game appears to the fans as though it’s blossomed out of nowhere when in fact it’s just starting to bloom. It takes each player a different amount of time to be successful.  There are a number of factors [...]

By |April 24th, 2014|College Basketball|

Big Ten Network college hoops analyst Stephen Bardo was a guest on today’s edition of #BTNLive, where he announced his picks for the top five returning Big Ten basketball players. Sure, it’s a little early, but after another outstanding Big Ten hoops season, we always love the chance to look ahead. Here’s a look at [...]

Big Ten – Weekly Power Rankings

By |March 4th, 2014|College Basketball|

1. Michigan 21-7 (13-3) – The young Wolverines found a way to win while both Stauskas and Levert were struggling with OT win at Purdue. Held off pesky Gophers in a win that puts them in the drivers seat for outright title. 2. Wisconsin 24-5 (11-5) – Impressive road win at Penn State, just 2 [...]

Big Ten – Weekly Power Rankings

By |February 24th, 2014|College Basketball|

Michigan 19-7 (11-3) – Season sweep of Michigan State gets the Wolverines the nod this week.  It’s time we start talking about Caris Levert as an MVP candidate.  Plays biggest when pressure is highest.  He touches every aspect of the game. Wisconsin 22-5 (9-5) – Seems like Frank Kaminsky had his manhood challenged by his [...]

Drew Crawford

By |February 8th, 2014|College Basketball|

Drew Crawford had a big decision to make. It was last April and the season was finished. Drew redshirted last year after having surgery to repair his injured right shoulder. He was finishing his undergraduate work towards his degree at Northwestern. He could choose to transfer to another school for his 5th year or return [...]