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*Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight wants to return to coaching, and he made news this week by saying he's interested in the opening at Georgia. Knight will probably return to coaching but I can't see him working at a high major program. He'll be 69 years old by the time next season rolls around and while Knight can transform any program into an instant winner, he comes with obvious baggage. Knight might be better suited for a job at a mid-major program at this point of his career. There won't be as much of a media glare and the hiring of a legend gives the program instant respectability.

*What's up with Wisconsin? A model of consistency over the years, the Badgers (13-9, 4-6 Big Ten) lost six in a row before Thursday's win against Illinois and have to play Penn State, Iowa and Ohio State over the next three games. At this rate, Wisconsin won't even make the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

*Is Penn State a legitimate NCAA contender? We'll find out over the next few games. After a home game Sunday against Wisconsin, the Nittany Lions (17-6, 6-4 Big Ten) play at Purdue, home against Minnesota and on the road against Illinois and Ohio State. Purdue, Minnesota and Illinois are all currently ranked in the Top 25. Guard Talor Battle and forward Jamelle Cornley are hard to contain, but Penn State is coming off a 20-point loss at Michigan.

-- Rodney McKissic

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