Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • 5-Star Forward Thon Maker Teases Kentucky, Indiana Decision With Jersey Photo

    College Spun "There aren’t too many uncommitted basketball recruits in the 2015 class, but one of the best prospects still on the market is five-star forward Thon Maker. It’s been reported that the enigmatic big man is down to four schools — Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana and Arizona State –and he teased a possible..." April 24

  • Report: James Blackmon, Jr. to return to Indiana for sophomore season

    CBSSports.com "Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals.com is reporting Indiana sophomore-to-be James Blackmon, Jr. will indeed be on campus next season in Bloomington. Blackmon's return to the Hoosiers ensures IU will be a preseason top 15 team next season. He was one of the most prolific offensive freshmen in college..." April 23

  • U-M's Caris LeVert relishes chance to lead while on court

    Detroit Free Press "Caris LeVert sat at the head of the table and did not flinch. After announcing his return for his senior year at Michigan on Tuesday, LeVert was confident, thoughtful and gave detailed answers. It was a flip from the shy figure his freshman year who was eager to avoid the spotlight, hiding..." April 23

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • Buckeyes freshman D'Angelo Russell declares for NBA draft

    ESPN.com "Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell has decided to go pro, declaring for the NBA draft Wednesday. "This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted..." April 22

  • Nigel Johnson picks Rutgers after leaving K-State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Nigel Johnson, who is transferring from Kansas State, has orally committed to continue his basketball career at Rutgers. Johnson, a sophomore guard, announced April 8 he was leaving K-State. He will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility at Rutgers, a member of the Big Ten..." April 21

  • After Micah Potter's commitment, how do future Buckeyes recruting classes set up?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Micah Potter announced his commitment to Ohio State on Monday using a method that's becoming increasingly popular among recruits. He posted the news on his personal Twitter feed, using a graphic designed for him by the Buckeyes. The graphic is a jigsaw puzzle that, when completed, is a picture..." April 21

  • Iowa lands a strong-shooting junior college forward

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa might have found some help replacing Aaron White’s production as the school announced the addition of junior college forward Dale Jones on Monday. The 6-foot-8 Jones was an NJCAA honorable mention All-American at Tyler Junior College as he averaged 16.9 points per game. Jones is also a..." April 21

  • LeVert passes on NBA; U-M looks like a contender

    Detroit Free Press "After a month of final assessment, Caris LeVert has made his decision. Michigan's co-captain is returning for his senior basketball season, the school announced today, postponing the NBA for a year. "Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my future," LeVert said..." April 21

  • Edina native Lynch transferring to Gophers from Illinois State

    Fox Sports North "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino has added another Division I transfer to his roster. Reggie Lynch, a 6-foot-10 center, announced Tuesday via Twitter that he will transfer from Illinois State to the Gophers. Lynch tweeted: "I WILL BE SIGNING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO CONTINUE..." April 21

  • Illini land Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne, Jr.: reports

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois has found a big man to fill avoid next season. Mike Thorne, Jr., a 6-foot-11 graduate student transfer from Charlotte, committed to Illinois, according to reports." April 19

  • Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern

    Chicago Tribune "Barrington junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas weighed his options and elected to stick with his closest suitor. During an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Saturday, the 6-foot-8 Ivanauskas orally committed to coach Chris Collins. "I just looked at it as Northwestern had everything I..." April 19

  • Purdue C A.J. Hammons will return for his senior season

    CBSSports.com "Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for his senior season, according to a release from the Purdue athletic department. “Earning my degree is one of the most important goals that I have for myself and returning to Purdue next year will enable me to reach that,” Hammons, who is on track to..." April 19

  • Terran Petteway to forgo senior season and enter NBA draft

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he will skip his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA draft. Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, spent the three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech. “I want to start off by..." April 16

  • LeVert might not wait for deadline to decide on next season

    Detroit News "Caris LeVert might be making a decision on his pro future sooner than he thought. After saying last month he would wait until the April 26 deadline for underclassmen to declare, LeVert said Wednesday before the team's year-end banquet it might "be pretty soon. It might not (go to the..." April 16

  • Two former college basketball players considering NFL route

    College Basketball Talk "Professional football franchises looking to college basketball for diamonds in the rough is something that’s occurred with greater frequency in recent years. Last year Erik Swoope, who played college basketball at Miami, spent the entire season in the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad and former..." April 16

  • Austin Colbert announces transfer from Illinois Basketball

    The Champaign Room "Illinois Basketball has announced that sophomore forward Austin Colbert will be leaving the program; he averaged 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game this year while playing just under 8 minutes per contest. Colbert is now the second player to transfer from Illinois this offseason, he joins junior..." April 16

  • Christian Williams signs with Iowa

    The Gazette "Christian Williams signed a letter of intent this morning to play basketball at Iowa this fall. Williams, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound combo guard, becomes the fifth player in the 2015 class to sign with the Hawkeyes. At Decatur (Ill.) St. Teresa High School, Williams became the school’s all-time..." April 15

  • Point Gaurd Bakari Evelyn Commits to Nebraska Basketball

    Corn Nation "Nebraska basketball got an unexpected "BOOM!" this morning with the news from Bakari Evelyn, a 6'2" 175 pound point guard hailing from Detroit, who plans to sign a letter of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. Evelyn appears to fill the roster spot that opened up with..." April 15

  • Tom Izzo has put together a monster recruiting class at Michigan State

    SB Nation "This past season was supposed a rebuilding year for the Michigan State Spartans after Gary Harris and Adreian Payne left for the NBA and four-year starting point guard Keith Appling graduated. Instead, Tom Izzo's group peaked at the perfect time, upsetting No. 2 Virginia in the NCAA Tournament on..." April 14

  • UM's Walton Jr. gets more time off as precaution

    Detroit News "Along with Caris LeVert, both of Michigan's top point guards will be coming off injuries entering next season. Derrick Walton Jr., who missed the last 12 games of the season because of foot injuries, still isn't 100 percent and the coaches are taking a conservative approach with his recovery...." April 13

  • Report: Maryland, Arizona “Making Strongest Push” For Coveted Graduate Transfer Damion Lee

    College Spun "Damion Lee is probably the most-coveted graduate transfer on the college basketball market. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard averaged 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds a game for Drexel last season. He’s set to graduate, transfer out of the Dragons’ program and is eligible to play for another..." April 13

  • D'Angelo Russell To Declare For Draft, Deciding Upon Representation

    Real GM Basketball "D'Angelo Russell plans to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft within the next two days, sources tell RealGM. Russell is deciding upon an agency" April 13

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan picks MSU

    Detroit News "Following its most recent Final Four appearance, Michigan State has kept the momentum rolling. With an already solid recruiting class signed for the upcoming season, the Spartans got the final coveted piece on Friday when five-star center Caleb Swanigan announced on Twitter he would attend..." April 11

  • Wisconsin's Sam Dekker headed to NBA draft

    USA Today "Sam Dekker announced Friday he will skip his final season for Wisconsin and enter the NBA draft. "These past three years have been the best, most memorable years of my life," the junior forward said in a statement. "Growing up in the state and being able to wear Wisconsin across my chest has..." April 10

  • Illinois graduate transfer guard Aaron Cosby headed to WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "One of Western Kentucky's primary goals in the spring was to add a sharpshooting guard who could make an immediate impact. The Hilltoppers have found their man in Illinois graduate transfer Aaron Cosby. Cosby - a 6-foot-3, 200-pound shooting guard originally from Louisville - confirmed to..." April 10

  • Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky wins 2015 John R. Wooden Award

    CBSSports.com "Frank Kaminsky on Friday morning was announced as the winner of the 2015 John R. Wooden Award, meaning the Wisconsin senior has now swept all significant POY awards. Nearly 1,000 "colllege basketball experts" voted for the award. Duke's Jahil Okafor finished second. UK's Willie Cauley-Stein..." April 10

  • Illinois transfer Aaron Cosby headed to Western Kentucky

    CBSSports.com "Illinois guard Aaron Cosby will transfer to Western Kentucky, he told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Cosby will be eligible immediately next season since he's already graduated. The 6-3 guard averaged 7.8 points last year for the Illini in 19 games." April 09

  • Forward Jake Layman's return solidifies Maryland's title contention next season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Junior forward Jake Layman, who averaged 12.5 points for Big Ten runner-up Maryland, will return for his final season with the Terps and helps establish them as a national championship contender for next season. The early Sporting News top 25 for the 2015-16 season has the Terps ranked No...." April 09

  • Indiana's Troy Williams returning to Hoosiers

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Indiana sophomore forward Troy Williams will not enter the NBA Draft and will return to school for his junior season. The 6-7 Hampton, Va., native was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season after averaging 13 points, 7.4 rebounds and two assists per game while helping the..." April 09

  • NCAA VP: Actually, Refs Did Have The Best Angle On Controversial Play

    ESPN.com "Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of the men's basketball championship, said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday that officials actually did see the same video replay that viewers at home saw on the questionable out-of-bounds call in the national title game, contradicting what John..." April 09

  • Mike Krzyzewski fires back at Bo Ryan's 'rent-a-player' dig

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski took exception to an apparent dig from Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, who in the aftermath of the Badgers' national championship game loss to the Blue Devils on Monday said, "We don't do rent-a-player." Ryan threw out that zinger after his team lost to Duke, which could..." April 08

  • U-M's Albrecht has right hip surgery, out 4-5 months

    Detroit Free Press "U-M basketball's off-season program will be without a key player. Michigan junior Spike Albrecht had successful right hip surgery this morning at U-M Hospital and will undergo a 4-5 month recovery and rehab process, coach John Beilein announced today. Though Albrecht and Beilein had..." April 08

  • Badgers will be challenged in retooling roster for 2015-16

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "During a quiet moment of reflection in the losing locker room Monday night, Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser assessed the team's future as he struggled to accept the present. UW had just lost to Duke, 68-63, in the national championship game, representing the final college game of his career. Still, he..." April 07

  • Duke-Wisconsin championship game draws largest TV rating in 18 years

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2015 national championship basketball game between Duke and Wisconsin on CBS Monday night drew the largest overnight rating in 18 years. The game attracted a 17.1 share in Nielsen metered markets, the biggest overnight rating for the championship game since Arizona beat Kentucky in the..." April 07

  • NCAA Officiating Head: Refs Never Saw Best Angle Of Controversial Play

    Deadspin.com "To most of America, it sure as hell looked like the Wisconsin Badgers got hosed by a blown out-of-bounds call in the final minutes of last night’s championship game. It was hard to imagine how the referees could have looked at the same replay angle that we all saw at home during their review and..." April 07

  • Wisconsin's Bo Ryan refers to one-and-dones as 'rent-a-players'

    CBSSports.com "Bo Ryan told CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson that it was a "shame" that the the 2015 NCAA tournament national championship game had to be played with so much body contact, adding that the loss to Duke had "more body contact than any game we played all year." But while Ryan appeared intent on pointing..." April 07

  • ‘Just a shame’: Bo Ryan blames refs for heartbreak to Duke

    New York Post "Bo Ryan sounded like a frustrated fan following Wisconsin’s heartbreaking 68-63 defeat to Duke in Monday night’s national championship game. After the Badgers blew a nine-point second-half lead, Ryan played the blame game, pointing to the officiating. “It’s just a shame that it had to be..." April 07

  • Duke pulls away late, beats Wisconsin for fifth national championship

    Fox Sports "The Duke Blue Devils pulled away late from the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night, winning the national championship in Indianapolis and giving head coach Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national title, second all time. With the title, his first since 2010, Krzyzewski breaks a tie with Kentucky legend..." April 07

  • Roy Williams left a championship game seat open for Bo Ryan's late father

    SB Nation "North Carolina head coach Roy Williams had a good seat for the national title game between Wisconsin and Duke. Instead of taking that spot, he decided to make a lovely tribute to the father of Badgers coach Bo Ryan." April 07

  • Nate Mason out eight weeks after thumb surgery, Pitino tweets

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers freshman Nate Mason, who finished the season as the team’s starting point guard, is out eight weeks after having surgery on a broken right thumb, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino tweeted Sunday. natemasonrussell Mason averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 26.1..." April 06

  • German forward Moritz Wagner to join U-M next season

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's basketball roster expanded today. German 6-10 forward Moritz Wagner committed to U-M today, announcing on Twitter for the 2015-16 season. "Proud that I gonna be a Wolverine and a part of 〽️ichigan next year. Damn grateful for what Alba did for me! This is my club &always will..." April 06

  • Kaminsky: 'Nothing needs to be made out of' Harrison's slur

    CBSSports.com "Wisconsin forward/national Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky quickly put an end on Sunday to the talk and controversy regarding Andrew Harrison's use of a racial slur toward Kaminsky after Kentucky's loss to the Badgers on Saturday night. Harrison was caught on a live microphone cursing and a..." April 06

  • Andrew Harrison drops explicit remark about Frank Kaminsky into live mic

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Someone needs to teach Kentucky star Andrew Harrison what a live microphone is. Quick. After the Wildcats had their perfect season ruined by Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky and Wisconsin, Kentucky had to face the music during a postgame podium appearance. Harrison, while his teammate was..." April 05

  • Wisconsin, Duke to play for national title

    CNN.com "38 and home. The Kentucky Wildcats' bid for perfection ended Saturday night at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers, which rallied for a tough 71-64 victory in the NCAA men's basketball Final Four at Indianapolis. National player of the year Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin with 20 points and 11..." April 05

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  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky chosen AP Player of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky picked up a major award Friday morning, as he was named winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy by the United States Basketball Writers Association. The 6-foot-11 Kaminsky, who was named Big Ten Player of the Year last month, has helped lead the Badgers to..." April 04

  • Source: ESPN will not renew contract of college hoops analyst Bob Knight

    SI.com "When Bob Knight took a job with ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 2008, the career shift reminded one of the Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him as a member. The Hall of Fame basketball coach joined the same group of people he once described as "one..." April 02

  • Ranking the starters in the Final Four from No. 1 to No. 20

    CBSSports.com "We ranked the starters in the Sweet 16 from No. 80 to No. 1, and noted that many of the nation's stars were still in play with 15 games remaining in the tournament. Well, that's still the case in the Final Four. The nation's four best big men are still playing (no coincidence on that), along..." April 01

  • Badgers' Hayes at odds with NCAA in its biggest money-making event

    CBSSports.com "Tucked into a corner of a Staples Center locker room is massive basketball history. "Oh yeah, obviously it's Kobe's locker," said Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes. The Badgers' forward referenced his surroundings last week at the West Regional in LA. What a seating assignment. Hayes just knew..." April 01

  • Melo Trimble will return to Maryland for sophomore year

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland point guard Melo Trimble will return for his sophomore year, Terps coach Mark Turgeon announced Wednesday. Trimble, who was named first team all-Big Ten by the media and was selected this week as a freshman first-team All-American by CBS Sports, had spent the past week assessing his..." April 01

  • Ohio State lands a top 50 Class of 2016 commitment

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State picked up a commitment on Wednesday morning as four-star, Class of 2016 forward Derek Funderburk Jr. committed to the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Funderburk announced his decision on Twitter. Funderburk is from Lakewood, Ohio and plays for the King James Shooting Stars..." April 01

  • Man could win $1M if MSU wins it all

    ESPN.com "Almost every day, Derek Stevens likes to stop at the sportsbook at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, located between the two properties he owns, to plunk down a bet. On Dec. 5, Stevens walked in and told sportsbook director Tony Miller that he wanted to make a bet on Michigan State to win it..." March 31

  • NU's Walter Pitchford to forego his senior season but stay in school

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford announced Monday that he is giving up his final season of eligibility with the Husker basketball program. Pitchford will remain at Nebraska and finish his undergraduate degree in ethnic studies. “I thank Coach Miles for giving me the opportunity when I..." March 31

  • Mark Emmert: Waiting on clarification

    ESPN.com "NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday that the organization is "surprised and disappointed" about a new Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians, adding that the NCAA is keeping a close eye on possible changes -- if not a total repeal -- before it is..." March 31

  • Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor highlights AP All-American team

    CBSSports.com "The Associated Press released its 2014-15 All-America team Monday with Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky the lone player to receive a unanimous selection. Kaminsky helped lead the Badgers to their second straight Final Four appearance and led the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Duke..." March 30

  • Perfection looming, Vegas rooting against UK

    ESPN.com "Kentucky heads into the Final Four as an odds-on favorite to cap an undefeated season with a national championship. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas made Kentucky a minus-120 favorite to win the national title, shortly after the Final Four was finalized with Duke's win over Gonzaga. The..." March 30

  • 5-star center Diamond Stone commits to Maryland

    SB Nation "Maryland is poised for a big season in 2016. Maryland is adding an impact freshman big man for next season. Diamond Stone, a 6'10, 250-pound center from Milwaukee, has committed to Mark Turgeon and the Terrapins. Stone is the No. 7 rated player in the class according to ESPN. He chose..." March 28

  • Max Hoetzel latest IU player to transfer

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's basketball program has lost its second player this week, as 6-8 freshman forward Max Hoetzel plans to transfer. The program confirmed Hoetzel's decision in a press release. Indiana is now at its scholarship limit for next season, with spots open for each of its two current..." March 27

  • Frank Kaminsky's unheralded rise typifies Wisconsin

    USA Today "The story of the Wisconsin men's basketball program's unlikely and sustained success is best illustrated by a skinny high school recruit who in the summer of 2009 rarely got off the bench for his AAU team. That is, when the team bothered to take him along. That kid was Frank Kaminsky, now a..." March 26

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  • Strength coach Erik Helland provides strong behind-the-scenes support

    Madison.com "A little more than an hour after the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team had opened the NCAA tournament with a victory over Coastal Carolina last Friday night, Frank Kaminsky was catching up with family and friends in the lobby of the Embassy Suites in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The..." March 25

  • Frank Kaminsky interviews original 'Frank the Tank'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Chants of "Frank the Tank" have followed Frank Kaminsky during his basketball career. In fact, that nickname was written across his Sports Illustrated cover this past week, with Kaminsky enduring 30-degree temperatures in his uniform for a photo shoot in front of a tank. That nickname became..." March 25

  • Michigan State's Bryn Forbes has 'rocket-shipped' forward on defensive end, Tom Izzo says

    Michigan Live "Bryn Forbes didn't just take a step forward in his defensive prowess on Sunday against Virginia. He didn't take a leap, either. "I think he rocket‑shipped off the ground compared to where he was," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. Forbes was part of a Michigan State defensive effort..." March 25

  • Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Mark Turgeon to meet regarding future

    Washington Post "Maryland freshman point guard Melo Trimble will meet with Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon regarding his future later this week, a source close to the situation said on Tuesday. It is widely assumed that Trimble will be back for his sophomore season at Maryland, which figures to be a national..." March 25

  • Stanford Robinson transferring from IU

    Indianapolis Star "Sophomore guard Stanford Robinson is transferring from the Indiana men's basketball program, according to an official release. Robinson spent two seasons in Bloomington. A program release Wednesday suggested Robinson plans "to transfer to an institution closer to his home where he can earn more..." March 25

  • Michigan State forward Matt Costello is dealing with knee tendinitis

    CBSSports.com "Michigan State junior forward Matt Costello has some tendinitis in his knee, but coach Tom Izzo said Tuesday that it is nothing serious, reports the Detroit Free Press. The issue is not expected to prevent Costello from playing in Friday's Sweet 16 game against the Sooners. The 6-foot-9,..." March 24

  • Daughter of Bob Huggins apologizes for rape jokes about Dez Wells

    Washington Post "Shortly after West Virginia’s 69-59 win over Maryland Sunday night in the NCAA tournament, two daughters of Mountaineers Coach Bob Huggins tweeted out rape-related jokes in regard to the Terps’ Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins subsequently deleted those tweets from her account, but here is a..." March 24

  • West Virginia coach's daughters taunt Maryland's Wells with rape remarks

    The Score "The daughters of West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins decided it was appropriate to attack Maryland guard Dez Wells on Twitter following the Mountaineers' 69-59 victory over the Terrapins on Sunday. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who later made her Twitter account private, made rape-related remarks..." March 23

  • Magic Johnson: Spartans 'beautiful'

    ESPN.com "Magic Johnson has operated in the stands and behind the scenes for the Michigan State Spartans as they have marched into the Sweet 16. On Sunday, speaking again at the behest of coach Tom Izzo, the team's biggest booster measured up its performance in the locker room, telling the Spartans they..." March 23

  • UIC to hire Indiana assistant Steve McClain as head coach

    College Basketball Talk "An Indiana basketball coach will leave Bloomington for a new head coaching job. Steve McClain, the IU associate head coach, will be announced as UIC’s next head coach, sources confirm to NBCSports.com Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report the news on Saturday morning. McClain will..." March 22

  • MSU discounts Georgia's NCAA inexperience as factor

    Detroit News "Michigan State is playing in its 18th straight NCAA Tournament and 29th overall. Georgia is playing in its 12th overall and it's the first appearance for the Bulldogs since 2011. So Michigan State has a decided edge in experience, but Tom Izzo isn't convinced that will matter when the teams..." March 20

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson cleared to play, returns to practice

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Traevon Jackson's senior year hasn't gone quite the way he planned, but the Wisconsin point guard could still have an opportunity to be part of one last NCAA Tournament run. Jackson returned to practice Tuesday after being cleared to play by UW's medical staff. He has missed the past 17 games..." March 18

  • Wisconsin senior point guard cleared to play, may return to practice next week

    College Basketball Talk "Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson has been cleared to play and could return to practice on Monday, he told NBCSports.com on Friday. The 6-foot-2 guard has been out since Jan. 12 with a fractured right foot, which Jackson suffered during the Badgers’ Big Ten loss to Rutgers. “I’m going..." March 14

  • LeVert torn between Michigan, NBA

    Detroit News "Michigan has been without junior Caris LeVert for almost two months, after he suffered a season-ending foot fracture on Jan. 17 against Northwestern. Whether they'll have him next season is still up in the air, but LeVert shed some light on his recovery and his decision process about whether..." March 13

  • Indiana earns bubble help but might have lost Mosquera-Perea to injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Indiana secured the victory it badly needed over Northwestern 71-56 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament Wednesday evening, but it might have lost Hanner Mosquera-Perea in the process. Midway through the second half with the Hoosiers holding a comfortable lead, freshman Robert Johnson..." March 13

  • UM antagonist Laettner offended by 'Fab Five'

    Detroit News "One-time Michigan basketball adversary Christian Laettner, the former Duke star, is not a big fan of the 2011 ESPN documentary "Fab Five." In that film, Juwan Howard called him a "pretty boy," Jimmy King said he was "soft," and Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson claimed his was "overrated." Those..." March 12

  • UM's LeVert still considered first-round talent

    Detroit News "Whether Caris LeVert has played his last game at Michigan is unclear. LeVert, a 6-foot-7 junior guard, has missed the last 13 games because of a foot fracture and is out for the remainder of the season. But if his NBA draft stock remains high, LeVert could forego his final season to enter..." March 10

  • Izzo endorses beleaguered IU coach Crean

    ESPN.com "Indiana coach Tom Crean came under heavy scrutiny this week. On Saturday, he might have gotten the biggest endorsement of all. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo used nearly 5 minutes of his news conference following the Spartans' 74-72 victory over the Hoosiers to explain why Crean should keep..." March 07

  • Jerome Allen out at Penn

    CBSSports.com "Jerome Allen will not return to coach Penn's men's basketball team next season, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Saturday. Penn's final regular-season game is Saturday night against Cornell." March 07

  • IU's Crean gets vote of confidence from AD

    ESPN.com "Tom Crean's job at Indiana is not in jeopardy, and athletic director Fred Glass told ESPN on Thursday that he fully supports the Hoosiers' coach. Glass felt he had to respond after a 77-63 home loss to Iowa on Tuesday dropped the Hoosiers to 9-8 in the Big Ten, 19-11 overall heading into..." March 05

  • Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson might not be back for Big Ten tournament

    Racine Journal-Times "Traevon Jackson put up a good front Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center, but University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan could tell the senior point guard was hurting on the inside. Jackson, who has missed 12 consecutive games since breaking his right foot in mid-January, wanted to..." March 03

  • Badgers seniors have persevered, produced immensely

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The stories of Wisconsin's four-man senior class differ, each one filled with moments of doubt that tested the limits of their basketball convictions. There was Josh Gasser missing an entire season because of a torn ACL, Duje Dukan sitting for a year after complications from mononucleosis, Traevon..." March 01

  • Michal Cekovsky suffers injury pregame vs. Michigan

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland freshman center Michal Cekovsky limped to the locker room with help from a trainer during warmups prior to Saturday's game against Michigan. According to a Maryland spokesman, he suffered a left knee injury and will not play against the Wolverines. It was unclear how exactly Cekovsky..." March 01

  • Beilein: Walton still bothered by foot in workout

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan sophomore point guard Derrick Walton Jr. got on the floor for a workout Thursday. But the results were disappointing. U-M basketball coach John Beilein had been hoping that there would be progress with his injured foot. "Yesterday's workout was a whole 15 minutes, and he was not..." March 01

  • Traevon Jackson not cleared to practice but discards boot

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Less than a week ago, Traevon Jackson insisted he would be ready to return to the Wisconsin lineup Sunday against visiting Michigan State. On Friday, UW officials announced the team’s medical staff hadn’t cleared the senior point guard to return to practice. " February 28

  • Sandy Barbour assures she's behind Patrick Chambers even if Penn State basketball loses out

    The Patriot News "When the world is caving in on you, a boss who sticks in your corner is a heck of an asset. Patrick Chambers has that sort of boss. I asked Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour by text this morning, just to make certain: Was Chambers secure for next season as the PSU basketball coach, no..." February 24

  • Break could buy time for Michigan's Derrick Walton

    Detroit News "Five days after falling to Michigan State and losing its fifth straight, Michigan had time to rest before its matchup against Ohio State. The extra time paid off for the Wolverines, who got their biggest win of the season, topping the No. 24 Buckeyes, 64-57 on Sunday. UM (14-13, 7-8 Big Ten)..." February 24

  • Iowa guard Trey Dickerson granted transfer release

    SI.com "Iowa sophomore guard Trey Dickerson has decided to transfer and has been granted his release, the school announced on Monday. Dickerson was in his first season with the Hawkeyes after spending last season in junior college at Williston State College in North Dakota. In 15 games this season,..." February 24

  • Report: Former Hokie Joey Van Zegeren headed to Northwestern

    The Score "Former Virginia Tech forward Joey Van Zegeren is expected to transfer to Northwestern, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. A 6-foot-10 forward, Van Zegeren is a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible to play next season." February 24

  • Is Ohio State asking too much of freshman sensation D’Angelo Russell?

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell has been one of the most fun players to track in college basketball this season. Between the highlight-reel passes, the effortless shooting or his flair for making difficult plays through traffic, Russell’s rise in stature has been fun to track. There’s..." February 23

  • Nebraska coach bans players from their own locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "The Nebraska men’s basketball team was ranked in the top 25 in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll before the 2014-2015 season began. It appears the Cornhuskers were extremely overrated. Losers of their last five games, the Huskers have dropped to below .500 (13-14) for the first time..." February 23

  • Aaron Cosby will transfer from Illinois

    The Champaign Room "Following an indefinite suspension for a violation of team rules, junior shooting guard Aaron Cosby will graduate and transfer out of Illinois this offseason. This was Cosby's second year with the program; he sat out the 2013-14 season after initially transferring from Seton Hall. Statement..." February 21