• Purdue coach on injured Isaac Haas: 'Don't see him playing'

    ESPN "Purdue center Isaac Haas didn't practice the past two days and is unlikely to play in the Boilermakers' Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday due to a fractured elbow, coach Matt Painter said. "I don't see him playing until he can practice and show me he can shoot a right-handed free..." March 22

  • Purdue reportedly asks engineers to design NCAA-approved brace for Isaac Haas

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Purdue Boilermakers are in the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA Tournament, but they are in serious danger of playing another game without star center Isaac Haas. Haas, a 7-2 senior, suffered a fractured elbow in the first game of the tournament on Friday when going for a rebound. He tried to..." March 20

  • Max Kellerman Believes Michigan State Deserves NCAA Death Penalty and Tom Izzo Should Leave

    Complex "On Monday, ESPN's Max Kellerman came out with some strong words for Michigan State, saying specifically that their basketball coach of the past 23 years (Tom Izzo) should leave the program, and also that the school should undoubtedly receive the NCAA death penalty, presumably for their..." March 20

  • Michigan State's Tom Izzo says he'll return: 'I've never run from anything'

    Detroit Free Press "A lot of decisions are ahead in Michigan State’s program. Neither Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. nor Nick Ward would say if they plan to return next season or turn pro. Tom Izzo already has made his mind up. “I don't plan on going anywhere. I got a job to do,” Izzo said after MSU’s..." March 19

  • Purdue's Haas sits; NCAA doesn't clear elbow brace

    CBS Sports "No. 2 seed Purdue won its first round game on Friday, but lost center Isaac Haas, who suffered a fractured elbow. Haas practiced with the team on Saturday with a brace and was labeled as a game time decision leading up to the Boilermakers' second round game against Butler, however he will not..." March 18

  • Haas will try to find NCAA approved brace for next round

    Indianapolis Star "Isaac Haas had a bulky brace on his right arm during warmups Sunday before Purdue played Butler in the NCAA tournament. It might have held his broken elbow steady, but it didn't meet NCAA standards enough to clear him to play — though Boilermakers coach Matt Painter poured cold water on that..." March 18

  • Isaac Haas injury update: Purdue center practices with brace after being ruled out

    CBS Sports "No. 2 seed Purdue got a bit of good news Saturday: The Boilermakers might not be losing Isaac Haas, their starting center, after all. Purdue advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday, but Haas, a senior, broke his right elbow during the..." March 17

  • Report: Isaac Haas wants to play despite fractured elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "Star Purdue center Isaac Haas was ruled out of the NCAA Tournament after fracturing his elbow in Friday’s win, but he’s refusing to accept that diagnosis. According to CBS’s Allie LaForce, Haas practiced Saturday with a brace on his elbow and is pushing for NCAA clearance in order to possibly..." March 17

  • Purdue basketball's Isaac Haas out for remainder of season with fractured elbow

    Journal & Courier "Purdue announced after Friday's 74-48 victory over Cal State Fullerton that Isaac Haas will miss the remainder of the NCAA Tournament with a fractured right elbow. Haas suffered the injury in the second half but returned to the game. He posted nine points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes." March 16

  • Report: Thad Matta will not take Georgia basketball job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A day after receiving an offer to fill the Georgia basketball coaching vacancy, former Ohio State coach Thad Matta has decided not to accept the job, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. After spending a second straight day in Athens, Thad Matta is back home in Indianapolis contemplating a..." March 14

  • Thad Matta a reported candidate at Georgia, and the fine print in his Ohio State buyout

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thad Matta's name has come up in another college basketball coaching search. First, the former Ohio State coach reportedly met with Ole Miss officials about that job. Matta's name was a popular one on the list of candidates to potentially replace the recently-fired Kevin Stallings at Pitt. Now,..." March 11

  • Why Michigan's week off before the NCAA tournament isn't a bad thing

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball did exactly what it wanted to last week in New York. It won four games in four days and brought home another Big Ten tournament title while bolstering its NCAA tournament resume and avoiding a longer than necessary layoff. Now, the Wolverines will take the week to both..." March 06

  • Mark Smith to transfer from Illinois after disappointing freshman season

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois freshman guard Mark Smith, the state’s Mr. Basketball winner in 2017, confirmed to the Tribune on Monday that he has decided to transfer from the program. Smith, from Edwardsville, made a splash when he signed with Illinois last April after winning the prestigious Mr. Basketball award..." March 05

  • Iowa forward Tyler Cook ends Missouri transfer rumors

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Iowa forward Tyler Cook has been the focus of transfer rumors in recent weeks, but the sophomore ended speculation of at least one team on Friday. Cook, a St. Louis native, averaged 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season with the Hawkeyes. But a thread on the Rivals Missouri message..." March 02

  • Iowa point guard intentionally misses free throw with slim lead to preserve fallen Hawkeye legend record

    New York Daily News "Intentionally missing a free throw when your team is holding on to a slim lead with just over two minutes to go wouldn't normally seem like a good idea, but in Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon's mind, it was, without a doubt, the correct decision Sunday night. Bohannon stepped up to the..." February 26

  • Why MSU's Miles Bridges was ruled ineligible, then reinstated by NCAA

    USA Today "Michigan State declared Miles Bridges ineligible Friday after an internal investigation revealed his family members had dinner with an agent, which is an NCAA violation. A statement from the university Monday clarified that it discovered during its probe Bridges did not know his family members..." February 26

  • Izzo confident Bridges will be eligible for remainder of season

    ESPN "Michigan State Spartans star Miles Bridges is confident that he'll get to play out the rest of the season for the No. 2-ranked Spartans after he was cleared by the NCAA to play in his team's regular-season finale Sunday afternoon. Bridges said he was nervous that he could miss Sunday's game..." February 25

  • MSU AD: Miles Bridges 'cleared for competition' after allegations

    Detroit Free Press "Miles Bridges will play for No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday at Wisconsin. In a statement on Saturday, interim athletic director Bill Beekman said the university consulted with the NCAA before clearing the MSU star. “After learning of the allegations in yesterday’s Yahoo! Sports article, our..." February 24

  • Report: MSU Basketball Player Under Investigation For Possible Criminal Sexual Conduct

    Deadspin "ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported tonight that a member of the Michigan State basketball team, Brock Washington, is under investigation for possible criminal sexual conduct. Campus police took a report back in August from a woman who said Washington “forcibly groped her without her permission,”..." February 16

  • Reggie Lynch drops appeals of sexual misconduct rulings, accepts expulsion

    ESPN "Minnesota center Reggie Lynch announced Thursday that he will drop his appeals in a pair of sexual misconduct rulings that have sidelined him for the past month. He will accept an expulsion from the university. Lynch said during a news conference that he maintains his innocence after a school..." February 15

  • Michigan State scandal: Tom Izzo choosing to stay silent doesn't help the issue

    CBS Sports "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is still refusing to enlighten the public on the details surrounding his university's handling of previous allegations of sexual and physical assault. The embroiled Hall of Famer was asked for the third time in five days Wednesday about the scandal ensnaring his..." February 01

  • Michigan State's Tom Izzo under microscope amid program allegations

    Detroit Free Press "Tom Izzo stepped to the podium. His sentences, minutes after an emotional road victory, were atypically terse and somber. “We all know it’s been a time when there’s been a lot of distractions,” Izzo said Sunday. “I think sometimes guys just have to focus in on their job and then deal with the..." January 30

  • Travis Walton denies MSU assault allegations from 2010

    ESPN "Former Michigan State basketball player and assistant coach Travis Walton issued a statement Tuesday, denying reports that he had sexually assaulted a woman in April 2010 and that just a few months earlier he had punched a woman in a bar. In Friday's Outside the Lines story about sexual..." January 30

  • Report: Startling Detail Emerges About Tom Izzo's Relationship With Disgraced Former Player

    12 Up "​Tom Izzo can't escape his past, as much as he may try. We're by no means indicating Izzo is guilty of shoving sexual assault allegations against Michigan State basketball players under the rug, but this is not a good look for him. After MSU's road win over Maryland, Izzo ​faced questions..." January 29

  • Magic Johnson: Anyone Who Turned Blind Eye To MSU Sexual Assault ‘Should Be Fired’

    SLAM Online "Magic Johnson expressed his support for the victims of the Michigan State sexual assault scandal and their families on Monday. Johnson, a former Spartan, tweeted that anyone who turned a blind eye to disgraced Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar’s decades of sexual abuse “should be..." January 29

  • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo shoots down rumors: 'I'm definitely not retiring'

    CBS Sports "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Friday night that he has no plans to retire. He said so rather matter-of-factly following his team's 76-61 home win over Wisconsin, "I'm not going anywhere, in my mind," he said. "I'm definitely not retiring. There's a lot of things that happened today that..." January 27

  • Ex-MSU assistant, 2 players faced sexual assault allegations

    ESPN "MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY administrators have long claimed, to the federal government and public, that they have handled sexual assault, violence, and gender discrimination complaints properly. But an Outside the Lines investigation has found a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and..." January 26

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