It wasn't quite the week last week was, but we still got big news on basketball and got back to Pound the Talk, among other things.
Northwestern basketball conference schedule released
Here's the full schedule. The Wildcats get Rutgers twice! They'll also take on Illinois twice. It's pretty favorable overall.
Will Ragatz took a look each game and ranked them in terms of winnability. How many wins do you think NU will get?
After picking up four recruits last week, it was much quieter this week. Still, Martin Oppegaard talked to kicker commit Charlie Kuhbander and wrote about how important his commitment is to the program moving forward.
Northwestern struggled in the field position battle for the third year in a row. Zach Pereles delves into statistics, even if they are for losers.
Athlon Sports named Pat Fitzgerald Division I's 24th-best coach. Ben Goren does not agree.
Most Important Player rankings
We finished up the entire series this week:
- Josh Burton and Will Ragatz on No. 7, Garrett Dickerson
- Zach Wingrove and Ben Goren on No. 6, Solomon Vault
- Ian McCafferty and Tristan Jung on No. 5, Ifeadi Odenigbo
- Zach Pereles and Ian McCafferty on No. 4, Keith Watkins
- Zach Pereles and Tristan Jung on No. 3, Justin Jackson
- Tristan Jung and Ben Goren on No. 2, Anthony Walker
- Ian McCafferty and Martin Oppegaard on No 1, Clayton Thorson