A reply was actually received from Pat Forde at ESPN.com. Go figure! Maybe the guy isn't so bad after all. While I don't appreciate the Jayhawk disrespect, I do appreciate actually getting an answer, which is more than I can say for the guys over at sportsline.com.
Thanks for writing. The Big Ten is lousy. See note on "Big Ten Network Programming" in the same column for my opinion on that league.