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Oden & Big Ten Recruiting

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What to make of the recent story that Greg Oden and Mike Conley had settled
on Ohio State - a story immediately refuted by Mike Conley's father (and AAU

Odds are this is what happened: someone close to them spilled the beans
prematurely, and they wanted to wait until their Wednesday press conference to
reveal the news. We're betting that it is Ohio State. That's a big
get for the Big Ten, which has not recruited well in recent years.

With Oden and Cincinnati's O.J. Mayo coming up in the next two years, the
Big Ten has a chance to change that perception.