Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Top 100 forward Justin Smith commits to IU basketball

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's 2017 recruiting class gained its first frontcourt player Monday night, when Lincolnshire (Ill.) Adlai Stevenson forward Justin Smith picked the Hoosiers. He had narrowed his recruitment down to IU and defending champion Villanova. "I am humbled by the opportunities I was given to..." September 27

  • Bobby Knight Reportedly Helped Donald Trump Prepare For Tonight’s Debate

    College Spun "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apparently received some coaching from a famous name before tonight’s first debate: Bobby Knight. According to CNN’s Dana Bash, Knight helped Trump prepare for his initial face-off with Hillary Clinton, which will kick off shortly." September 27

  • Gophers: Center Reggie Lynch has knee surgery

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers center Reggie Lynch had knee surgery Friday and will be sidelined for a month, coach Richard Pitino said. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Pitino said Lynch, a redshirt junior from Edina who sat out last season after transferring from Illinois State, “underwent a surgical..." September 24

  • Jaren Jackson to Michigan State: Spartans Land 5-Star PF Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Michigan State has secured one of the top players in the 2017 class with the addition of power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Paul Biancardi of ESPN provided the news of the big man's decision. "I didn't plan it this way," Jackson said to Biancardi. "I have done all my homework on each school..." September 15

  • Wisconsin basketball tickets sell out in record three minutes

    Today's U "The University of Wisconsin announced on Thursday that tickets in the student section of the Kohl Center sold out within a record three minutes of going on sale. This means that the “Grateful Red” section of the arena for men’s basketball has sold out in 12 of the last 15 seasons. The school..." September 15

  • Whitnall's Tyler Herro commits to UW

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As he evaluated his college choices, Tyler Herro reached the conclusion that Wisconsin’s men’s basketball program offered everything he desired. The touted combo guard from Whitnall High School saw a program capable of winning a national title, a rabid fan base that embraced him during a trip..." September 13

  • Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig will join Dakota Pipeline protest

    College Basketball Talk "Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig, perhaps the most famous and outspoken Native American athlete in the United States, made the decision this week to join forces with the Standing Rock Sioux in protest an oil pipeline that would cut across the tribe’s sacred lands. Koenig has spent much of the..." September 13

  • Minnesota lands 4-star guard Isaiah Washington

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Four-star senior point guard Isaiah Washington from St. Raymond's High School (N.Y.) announced Sunday on Twitter that he committed to the Gophers. Washington, a 6-foot, 160-pound elite playmaker in the nation, was on a official visit to Minnesota over the weekend. He becomes the first recruit..." September 12

  • Center Reggie Lynch reinstated to Gophers basketball team

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers junior center Reggie Lynch has been reinstated and cleared for all team activities, team sources told the Star Tribune on Thursday. Lynch, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound Edina native, was suspended by the university in May after being arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. University..." September 08

  • Darius Bazley, Justin Ahrens -- pair of 2018 Ohio prospects -- commit to Ohio State basketball

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "That jump Ohio State basketball was trying to get on its 2018 recruiting class? Consider it a done deal. The Buckeyes on Saturday picked a pair of verbal commitments from Ohio prospects Darius Bazley and Justin Ahrens. Those commitments bring the 2018 class up to three prospects, and there's..." August 30

  • Syracuse lands Nebraska transfer Andrew White

    CBS Sports "Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he said Sunday. Since he's already a college graduate, White will be immediately eligible to play next season." August 28

  • Matt Painter and Purdue have come a long way, will stick together longer

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It is not quite three years removed from the day Matt Painter stood before the assembled reporters in a hotel near the Chicago airport on Big Ten media day and vowed he would run the Purdue basketball program like the Purdue basketball program. Now, he is contracted to run it well into the next..." August 26

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • Rutgers lands 7-foot graduate transfer C.J. Gettys

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the biggest questions facing new Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell when he took the job in March was how he would rebuild a depleted Scarlet Knight roster. The latest pieces of the puzzle came into focus on Monday in the form of a graduate transfer. C.J. Gettys, a 7-foot, 245-pound center..." August 23

  • Illinois basketball strengthens recruiting class, adds Trent Frazier

    Today's U "The University of Illinois men’s basketball team added to a strong 2017 recruiting class on Sunday after securing a commitment from four-star point guard Trent Frazier, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. 247Sports grades Frazier as the 20th ranked point guard in the nation, the eighth..." August 21

  • Former Gophers guard Kevin Dorsey transfers to Colorado State

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Gophers guard Kevin Dorsey, who was embroiled in the release of a sexually explicit video posted on social media in February, has committed to transfer to Colorado State, according to CBS Sports. Dorsey, who averaged 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the 2015-16 season, was..." August 15

  • Michigan State adds 4-star C Thomas Kithier to 2018 class

    Michigan Live "When Thomas Kithier took the trip from Macomb to East Lansing on Tuesday, a simple recruiting visit to Michigan State was the only matter of business. Tour around. Watch some practice. Talk to coaches. The norm. Looking around, though, Kithier realized that he was where he wanted to..." August 05

  • Charges will not be filed against Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sexual assault charges will not be filed against Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch, the University of Minnesota police and Hennepin County Attorney's office said Monday. Lynch was arrested May 8 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a campus apartment and was released..." August 03