No worries if you missed the first week of conference play in Big Ten basketball, which sneaked in during the most wonderful, crowded time of the year. I’ve got you covered.

It was very enlightening and very entertaining, that first week. Based on the initial ups and downs, I would advise you to catch it when you can.  This should be a very interesting league—much more so than we would have expected before the Midwestern behemoths started elbowing each other.

The biggest point to emerge from the opening week. . . Reports of Michigan State’s demise are greatly exaggerated. And Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa have a chance to be much better than advertised. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.