Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Big Ten review

Want to know which of the upcoming week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who's as happy as an American snowboarder after a 7-3 week:

Rossow: No surprise Iowa coach seeing red

CHAMPAIGN – He dressed mainly in gold, sipped from a cup that read "Iowa Hawkeyes" and not once yelled "C'mon Hoosiers, hustle!" when the game was slipping away in the second half.

So why is it so hard to believe Steve Alford will be back at Iowa next season?

Big Ten review

Want to know which of the upcoming week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who's as happy as a Nebraska ham processor after a 7-3 week:

Randle more soar than sore

CHAMPAIGN – It's not like Brian Randle needed any inspiration.

When it comes to creative dunking, the Illinois forward has been doing just fine on his own, thank you very much.

Giddyup all gone for Davis

CHAMPAIGN – No one would have blinked an eye had Mike Davis gone totally bonkers Sunday.

Maybe grab a ref's whistle. Swan dive into the Orange Krush. Take a bag of groceries and run it up to C Section himself. Or come dressed in an XXXL red sweater and swear a lot.

Ten questions for Jerry Colangelo

It seems everything Jerry Colangelo touches turns to gold. The former Illinois basketball captain turned the Phoenix Suns into a model NBA franchise, helped the Arizona Diamondbacks win a World Series and in the process gained some serious clout. Named the most influential sports figure in the state of Arizona for the 20th century, Colangelo now is in charge of selecting the players to win back Olympic gold for U.S. basketball in Beijing in 2008. He took time from his duties as managing director of USA Basketball Men's Senior National Program to chat with Sports Editor Jim Rossow:

Big Ten basketball review

Want to know which of the upcoming week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who's checking into flights to Las Vegas after a 7-3 week:

Big Ten preview

Want to know which of the upcoming week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who's thinking of betting on the Super Bowl after a 7-4 week:

Jim's random thoughts

Sports editor Jim Rossow's thoughts on the Big Ten after another wacky Wednesday:

Rossow: Strategic plan perfect idea for basketball

CHAMPAIGN – Excuse us if we missed something, but the strategic plan the University of Illinois unveiled this week is about basketball, isn't it?

How to make Bruce Weber's program even better? How to keep fans dressed in orange, players in line and coaches from jumping to Kansas?