Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

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?

Second half sew-sew for Randle

EVANSTON – Brian Randle had an excuse for the airball he tossed up from three-point range in Saturday's second half.

The five stitches in his forehead.

Rossow: Just look at all the positives

EVANSTON – You can moan and groan about the second-half effort, all the missed free throws and, well, the second-half effort.

But, really, there was a lot of good that came out of Saturday's mess at Welsh-Ryan Arena. No matter what anyone said.

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 in line for a raise after an 8-2 week:

Big Ten review

Want to know which of the upcoming week's games at worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who went an abysmal 5-4 last week:

Big Ten basketball overview

Want to know which of the upcoming week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow: