Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • James Blackmon Jr. declares for NBA draft, won’t hire agent

    Inside The Hall "In a Monday evening release, the Indiana men’s basketball program announced James Blackmon Jr. will declare for the NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent. From the release: “James is going to test the waters and see where he stands in the eyes of the NBA at this time,” Tom Crean said. “He..." April 26

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    Dartmouth is expected to hire Northeastern assistant Dave McLaughlin, sources told ESPN.

  • Ben Carter to visit Michigan State Spartans

    The Only Colors "The college basketball transfer market is once again turning the offseason into free agency thanks to the graduate transfer rule. We're once again seeing solid players like UNLV's Ben Carter able to transfer from programs in disarray and look to end their collegiate careers in a better..." April 24

  • Indiana's O.G. Anunoby to return for sophomore season

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana University freshman OG Anunoby is returning to Bloomington for his sophomore season. The school's men's basketball Twitter account sent out word early Friday morning. In the tweet, Anunoby says, "I will not be declaring for the NBA draft this year and will return to IU. I love my..." April 22

  • Leron Black pleads guilty to assault, remains suspended by Illinois

    The Daily Illini "Illinois basketball's Leron Black pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge, a Class A misdemeanor Thursday in Champaign County Circuit Court. He was ordered to 12 months of conditional discharge, meaning he will avoid jail time. He owes $587 in fines and court fees due Oct. 18. Black..." April 22

  • Report: Ex-Hoosier Holt to play at Providence

    CSN Chicago "Former Indiana Hoosier Emmitt Holt has reportedly found a new home at Providence. Holt spent the past season at a junior college following his dismissal from the Indiana program last summer. Holt was dismissed after he was cited for underage possession of alcohol last August, nearly a year..." April 20

  • Spartans' Marvin Clark Jr. transfers to St. John's

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr. has transferred to St. John's, the Red Storm announced this morning. Under NCAA rules, he will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility remaining. Clark announced his intention to transfer last month. “We are glad Marvin has..." April 20

  • Report: Bacari Alexander to be named Detroit Titans head coach

    UM Hoops "After being rumored as the frontrunner for weeks, Michigan assistant coach Bacari Alexander will be named the new head coach of the University of Detroit Jesuit Titans — according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Alexander had been an assistant coach at Michigan since since 2010. He..." April 20

  • Badgers Nigel Hayes to declare for NBA Draft, won't sign with agent

    Wisconsin State Journal "Nigel Hayes will enter the 2016 NBA draft while also leaving open the possibility of returning to the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team for his senior season. A UW source confirmed a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports Wednesday morning that said Hayes will enter the draft..." April 20

  • Wisconsin basketball offers Milwaukee Panthers transfer, forward Austin Arians

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "It appears a Madison area native has caught the attention of Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard. Milwaukee Panthers forward Austin Arians, granted his release from the men's basketball program last month, has been offered by the Wisconsin Badgers, per a report from Badger247's Evan Flood on Sunday...." April 17

  • Milwaukee transfer Akeem Springs heading to Minnesota

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino took another step toward revamping his roster for next season with a commitment from Wisconsin-Milwaukee transfer Akeem Springs. Springs, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound wing, visited Minnesota’s campus last week. He also took an official trip to Mississippi, where..." April 15

  • Maryland's Trimble, Stone to declare for NBA draft

    The Score "Diamond Stone is gone, and Melo Trimble has one foot out the door. Maryland announced Monday that both Trimble and Stone will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft. Trimble, the Terrapins' star guard, will not sign with an agent, while Stone will hire representation and turn pro. Trimble, a..." April 13

  • Deyonta Davis to leave Michigan State, enter draft after one season

    ESPN "The 6-foot-10 Davis, who averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season and set a freshman school record with 64 blocks, will sign with an agent. According to several NBA executives, Davis has a chance to be selected in the lottery during the NBA draft on June 23. Tom Izzo's previous..." April 12

  • Indiana’s Troy Williams declare for the NBA Draft

    College Basketball Talk "Indiana forward Troy Williams announced on Monday that he will be declaring for the NBA Draft. He will not be hiring an agent, which will allow him to return to school after the NBA combine. “After much thought and family discussion, I’ve decided to declare for this year’s NBA Draft but will..." April 11

  • Thomas Bryant returning to IU for sophomore season

    Indianapolis Star "Perhaps the biggest question of Indiana's offseason got its answer Thursday. Thomas Bryant, a third-team All-Big Ten selection as a freshman this winter, will return to Indiana for his sophomore season, putting off the NBA for at least one more year. Bringing Bryant back gives the Hoosiers..." April 07

  • Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr. will declare for NBA draft, plans to sign with an agent

    Washington Post "Maryland forward Robert Carter Jr. will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NBA draft, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Carter is expected to sign with an agent, thus ending his short career in College Park. Carter, a Thomasville, Ga., native who..." April 07

  • Michigan's Aubrey Dawkins transfers to Central Florida

    The Score "Michigan's Aubrey Dawkins has been granted his release from the program and will transfer to Central Florida to play for his father Johnny, who was recently hired by the Knights. "This was not an easy decision, however, the chance to play for my father is a special opportunity for me and my..." April 06

  • Purdue’s Vince Edwards to test NBA draft process

    The Exponent "Purdue sophomore Vince Edwards has announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, maintaining his amateurism. Edwards will put his name into the NBA Draft, making him eligible to be drafted on draft night on June 23, 2016. He will be able to start..." April 05

  • Diamond Stone’s father denies report that Maryland freshman center is entering NBA draft

    Washington Post "The father of Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone refuted a report Monday night that his son will declare for the NBA draft but retain the possibility to return to school by not hiring an agent. The report, from Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes, cites NBA sources. CBS Sports national college..." April 05

  • Tom Izzo makes Basketball Hall of Fame

    Detroit News "The official announcement comes on Monday morning, but it appears Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will be part of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. According to posts on Twitter from Tim Brando and John Feinstein, Izzo made the cut. Izzo is among 14 finalists and the..." April 04

  • Michigan removing transfer restrictions for Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has heard the backlash - and has reacted accordingly. He will remove his transfer restrictions from his departing players. Graduating Spike Albrecht and junior-to-be Ricky Doyle announced they were leaving Michigan earlier this week, and both families..." April 01

  • Rutgers forward D.J. Foreman to transfer, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "For a program that hasn't sniffed an NCAA Tournament in 25 years, the Rutgers men's basketball team sure is making a lot of noise heading into Final Four weekend. Just this week, Rutgers secured its first commitment from a New Jersey recruit in five years, saw its star player declare for the..." April 01

  • Rutgers guard Corey Sanders enters name in 2016 NBA Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "Corey Sanders, the star freshman guard for the Rutgers men's basketball team, has entered his name for this year's NBA Draft, according to his Twitter account. In a statement posted at 1:37 p.m. Thursday, Sanders noted that he had not hired an agent — which is a key distinction since players..." March 31

  • Buckeyes announce that freshman guard A.J. Harris will also transfer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Three transfers in one day. Ohio State coach Thad Matta announced via a university statement on Tuesday night that freshman guard A.J. Harris has been given permission to transfer from the Buckeyes basketball program. Harris is the third player to transfer from Ohio State in the last 24..." March 30

  • Jake Hammond to transfer from Nebraska; pair of walk-ons leave team

    Omaha World-Herald "The only Nebraska men’s basketball player taller than 6-foot-8 is leaving. Reserve center Jake Hammond, a 6-10 sophomore from Comanche, Oklahoma, will transfer at the end of the semester, NU coach Tim Miles said Tuesday afternoon. In two seasons, Hammond played in 40 games with eight starts...." March 30

  • Suspended Gophers Nate Mason, Kevin Dorsey, Dupree McBrayer returning

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino has lifted the suspensions of Nate Mason, Kevin Dorsey and Dupree McBrayer, who will return to play next season, the school said. The players were suspended for the last four games of the season after a sexually explicit video was posted on Dorsey’s..." March 30

  • Are things falling apart for Thad Matta and Ohio State?

    The Comeback "In 2015-16, for the first time in eight years, Ohio State basketball made it through an entire season without appearing in the AP Top 25 at any point. The Buckeyes missed the NCAA Tournament (and lost in the NIT), and suddenly it’s been three years since the once ascendant program reached the..." March 30

  • Tom Izzo calls Marvin Clark, Javon Bess transfers an 'amicable divorce'

    Michigan Live "The pair of transfers Michigan State announced on Monday night amount to an "amicable divorce", according to Tom Izzo. Forwards Marvin Clark and Javon Bess will both transfer from Michigan State at the end of the semester, the school announced on Monday night. Speaking Tuesday morning on..." March 29

  • Daniel Giddens asks for his release from Ohio State basketball team, expected to transfer per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State freshman center Daniel Giddens has asked for his release from the team, and intends to transfer according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Borzello. An Ohio State spokesperson confirmed to cleveland.com that Giddens has asked for his release, but the team has offered no other information..." March 29

  • Wolverines' Spike Albrecht transferring to finish on 'own terms'

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan guard Spike Albrecht will transfer and spend his fifth year at another school, according to multiple reports. After Michigan's basketball season ended in the first round of NCAA tournament, Spike Albrecht thought ahead. He texted his father and told him that he needed to continue..." March 29

  • Ricky Doyle granted scholarship release, will transfer from Michigan

    Michigan Live "The question of the odd man out has been answered. Michigan announced Tuesday that rising junior forward Ricky Doyle has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer for his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility. Doyle averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in a..." March 29

  • MSU's Denzel Valentine named NABC Player of the Year

    Lansing State Journal "Add another major award for Denzel Valentine. The Michigan State senior from Lansing was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Player of the Year on Tuesday morning. Valentine already has been named the nation's best player by Basketball Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and..." March 29

  • Report: Ohio State's Trevor Thompson declares for NBA draft

    The Score "Ohio State center Trevor Thompson has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. The sophomore is testing the draft waters after a season in which he averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes." March 27

  • Former Indiana Head Coach Bob Knight Once Brought a Gun to Practice

    Complex "According to one of his former players, head coach Bob Knight once brought a gun into an Indiana Hoosiers' practice. While on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast, host Big Cat asked Dan Dakich to reveal the craziest thing Knight did to motivate his guys and his answer didn't disappoint...." March 27

  • UNC uses size to advance past Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- There's a reason that North Carolina was the No. 1 team in all the preseason polls. Six regular-season losses--by a grand total of 22 points--had many doubting Roy Williams' Tar Heels entering the postseason, but those doubters are quieted now. Once again, they look..." March 26

  • Jackson steals show, lifts Notre Dame to victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With a foul to give and less than 20 seconds remaining, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told his team to play aggressive defense and see what happened. As soon as Wisconsin inbounded the ball, Fighting Irish junior Demetrius Jackson and sophomore forward Bonzie Colson surrounded..." March 25

  • Ellis, Kansas overpower Maryland in South semis

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kansas forward Perry Ellis seems intent on ending his college career with the loudest of bangs. Ellis set a personal NCAA Tournament career high Thursday night with a game-high 27 points, helping the top-seeded Jayhawks pull away from fifth-seeded Maryland in the second..." March 25

  • Peter Jok to explore NBA chances; could return to Iowa

    Des Moines Register "Iowa junior Peter Jok, a second-team all-Big Ten Conference guard, plans to take advantage of a new NCAA rule that allows underclassmen to explore the NBA without jeopardizing college eligibility. Jok averaged 16.1 points per game for the Hawkeyes, whose 22-11 season ended Sunday with a..." March 24

  • Terps confident heading into Sweet 16 matchup vs. Kansas: 'We look at ourselves as the top team in the country'

    Baltimore Sun "With four losses in six games, many questioned whether the Terps would reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Given the way Mark Turgeon's team has played against some of its tougher opponents this season, the fifth-seeded Terps believe they have a decent chance to beat top-seeded Kansas in..." March 24

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. to undergo foot surgery

    The Score "Michigan State guard Tum Tum Nairn Jr. will undergo surgery to repair a foot injury he's dealt with throughout the season, head coach Tom Izzo announced Tuesday. Nairn missed seven games earlier in the campaign with plantar fasciitis, and returned for the Spartans' stretch run. " March 22

  • Oklahoma’s Akolda Manyang returned to Minnesota following brother’s suicide

    College Basketball Talk "Akolda Manyang, a reserve center for Oklahoma, missed Sunday’s second round game against VCU as he returned to Minnesota following a death in the family. According to multiple reports, that family member was Akolda’s brother, Ater Manyang, a former high school basketball star in the state. He..." March 22

  • Koenig's buzzer-beater leads Wisconsin past Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Bronson Koenig had a simple instruction for teammate Ethan Happ as Wisconsin broke its huddle following a timeout with two seconds left Sunday night in a tie game. "If I'm open, pass me the ball," the Badgers junior guard said. Like any good freshman, Happ listened. Koenig..." March 21

  • Maryland dances past Hawaii, into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- Melo Trimble doesn't consider himself the celebrating type ... or the dancing type. That changed Sunday night in Maryland's 73-60 win over Hawaii in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, punching the Terrapins' first ticket to the Sweet 16 since 2003. Battling with..." March 20

  • Villanova back in Sweet 16 after rout of Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Villanova coach Jay Wright is finally over his NCAA Tournament sniffles. With a dominating 87-68 win over seventh-seeded Iowa in the South Regional on Sunday at the Barclays Center, second-seeded Villanova made it out of the second round of the tournament for the first time..." March 20

  • Florida 74, Ohio State 66

    The Sports Xchange "Florida started the second half on a 14-2 run to break open a close game and defeat Ohio State 74-66 in a second-round NIT game on Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Gators (21-14) started the game on a 9-0 run and came out in the second half just as hot as they increased..." March 20

  • 2016 Naismith Trophy: Full List of Finalists Announced

    Bleacher Report "The four finalists for the 2016 Naismith Trophy, given to the top player in men's college basketball, were announced Sunday, courtesy of NCAA.com's Brian Mull. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon were selected out of a..." March 20

  • Rutgers to hire Stony Brook's Steve Pikiell as new coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Steve Pikiell, who took over a four-win Stony Brook team and led it into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this season, has been hired as the new Rutgers head basketball coach, a source told NJ Advance Media. Pikiell will replace Eddie Jordan, the former Rutgers star whose three-year run..." March 19

  • Illinois' Kendrick Nunn pleads not guilty to domestic battery

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn pleaded not guilty Friday in Champaign County Court to two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery, his attorney told the Associated Press. Nunn was arrested Thursday after an incident Wednesday evening in which police allege he struck a woman at her apartment..." March 19

  • Beachem sparks Notre Dame past Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A year ago Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem hardly played in the Fighting Irish's deep run in the NCAA Tournament. On Friday in the second round of the East Region at the Barclays Center, Beachem was the key contributor in Notre Dame's 70-63 win over Michigan. The junior forward..." March 19

  • Wisconsin gets past Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Wisconsin found just enough offense in the nick of time. Vitto Brown's 3-pointer with 2:34 left gave the Badgers the lead for good as they held off Pittsburgh 47-43 Friday in a first-round matchup of the NCAA Tournament's East Region at Scottrade Center. Both teams are..." March 18

  • Maryland holds off South Dakota State

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- For 36 minutes it looked like fifth-seeded Maryland was ready to make quick work of 12th-seeded South Dakota State. And then, with their 18-point lead was trimmed to five with a little more than a minute left, sophomore point guard and leading scorer Melo Trimble fouled..." March 18

  • Middle Tennessee posts stunning Michigan State 81

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS - They blew up social media and busted brackets over two hours on Friday. And then Middle Tennessee acted like pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history was no big deal. But the Blue Raiders were a big deal, leading wire-to-wire and stunning Michigan..." March 18

  • Illinois Star Kendrick Nunn Arrested, Charged With Domestic Battery

    The News-Gazette "University of Illinois basketball player Kendrick Nunn has been charged with domestic battery for allegedly striking a woman in her apartment Wednesday evening. Champaign police arrested the junior guard at 5:10 p.m. Thursday after a judge issued a warrant earlier in the day on the misdemeanor..." March 18

  • Indiana advances to possible matchup with Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- Consider the picnic portion of the NCAA Tournament a wrap for Yogi Ferrell and fifth-seeded Indiana. The Hoosiers (26-7) crushed Chattanooga (29-6) in the first-round game at Wells Fargo Center 99-74 on Thursday to advance to the round of 32, where a possible matchup with..." March 17

  • Little Rock stuns Purdue in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With its season on the line, Little Rock turned to its senior guard to lead the way. Josh Hagins came through and the Trojans joined the growing list of Cinderella teams who took down a big program. Hagins scored 29 of his career-high 31 points after halftime, including six..." March 17

  • Michigan advances past Tulsa

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- Michigan guard Zak Irvin had run a similar play to set up his game-winning shot against Northwestern in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. So, when the junior's number was called again Wednesday night, he had extra confidence in his shot. Irvin's go-ahead 3-pointer..." March 17

  • Report: Rutgers interviewed Jay Williams for head coaching vacancy

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Rutgers Athletics Director Pat Hobbs enters the first full week in his search to replace Eddie Jordan as men's basketball coach, an outside-the-box candidate has entered the mix. Jay Williams, a Plainfield, N.J., native who starred at St. Joseph-Metuchen and Duke before his promising NBA..." March 16

  • Former Michigan State Standout Mateen Cleaves Charged With Sexual Assault

    The Big Lead "Mateen Cleaves, a former Michigan State standout and NBA player, has been charged with a number of crimes tied to an alleged sexual assault. Officials claim Cleaves sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman he met at a charity golf event in 2015. The 39-year-old former three-time All-American took..." March 16

  • Ohio State 72, Akron 63 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "The last time Ohio State didn't make the NCAA Tournament was 2008, and the Buckeyes went on to win the NIT championship. The Buckeyes still have a chance to repeat history, but it won't be easy after struggling to beat Akron 72-63 in overtime on Tuesday night in an NIT opener at Value City..." March 15

  • Michigan State tops Purdue for Big Ten title

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As a child, Denzel Valentine fantasized about making game-winning plays and shots when he played basketball in his driveway. The Big Ten Player of the Year hit the game's most important shot again Sunday. Valentine had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and No. 2..." March 13

  • Michigan State does it with defense

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- There is a primary reason why second-ranked Michigan State will enter the NCAA tournament as one of a handful of teams that have championship components. The No. 2 seed Spartans struggled all afternoon offensively but limited No. 18 and third-seeded Maryland to one field goal..." March 12

  • Beating Purdue too big a task for Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- A.J. Hammons was ready for whatever Michigan decided to throw at him on Saturday in the Big Ten tournament's first semifinal. The Wolverines gambled on one-on-one coverage against No. 13 Purdue's 7-foot senior center. While that strategy worked well in Michigan's February..." March 12

  • Illinois guard Jaylon Tate arrested on domestic battery charge

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois point guard Jaylon Tate is being held at the Champaign County Jail after a domestic battery arrest early Saturday morning, according to the Champaign police department. Illinois coach John Groce and athletic director Josh Whitman released a joint statement announcing Tate’s indefinite..." March 12

  • Maryland just too powerful for Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With three losses in its final five regular-season games, No. 18 Maryland entered the Big Ten tournament with something to prove. It took only 40 minutes and 97 points on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals for the No. 3 seed Terrapins to make believers of..." March 12

  • No. 2 Michigan State runs over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, No. 2 Michigan State is playing like an angry basketball team. That anger was on full display Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and..." March 11

  • No. 13 Purdue steamrolls Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS - When No. 13 Purdue lost in January at Illinois, the first five minutes of the second half spelled doom in an 84-70 Fighting Illini victory. A 19-2 Purdue run to begin the second half of Friday's 89-58 Big Ten tournament quarterfinal victory removed any chance that the No. 12..." March 11

  • Late 3 lifts Michigan past No. 10 Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Entering Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against No. 10 Indiana, Michigan's Kameron Chatman had made seven total 3-pointers in the 25 contests in which had played. No. 8 sent the Wolverines into Saturday's semifinals. Chatman's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds..." March 11

  • Nebraska 70, Wisconsin 58

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Shavon Shields had 20 points and nine rebounds to help Nebraska post a stunning 70-58 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament at Indianapolis. Freshman guard Glynn Watson Jr. added 16 points and senior guard Benny Parker had 12 for the..." March 11

  • Ohio State 79, Penn State 75

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Marc Loving made 13 of 15 free throws while scoring 24 points to help Ohio State deliver a 79-75 victory over Penn State on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament at Indianapolis. Freshman guard JaQuan Lyle contributed 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for..." March 10

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus showed at Big Ten tournament she's just another nervous basketball mom

    USA Today "Seinfeld and Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a multiple Emmy-winner and one of the funniest people on the planet. But on Thursday, she was just like every other Northwestern basketball fan at the Big Ten tournament: She looked like a nervous die-hard. " March 10

  • Big 10 coach blasts refs over preferential treatment to Michigan

    Yahoo! Sports "Chris Collins was shot. He was sweaty, he was teary, he was hoarse to the verge of muteness. His Northwestern team had lost to Michigan 72-70 in overtime in the Big Ten Conference tournament, but he would not go quietly. Not without croaking out a final few words of protest. For a brief moment..." March 10

  • Illinois delivers shocking upset of No. 20 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Illinois came to the Big Ten tournament with what coach John Groce calls a clean slate after finishing the regular season 13-18 overall and 5-13 in the conference. The Fighting Illini appear to have taken that clean slate approach to heart, winning their first two tournament..." March 10

  • Michigan 72, Northwestern 70 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Duncan Robinson scored 21 points and Zak Irvin hit a go-ahead jumper with three seconds left in overtime to help Michigan keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a 72-70 win over Northwestern on Thursday in Big Ten Tournament play in Indianapolis. The Wolverines (21-11) began the day..." March 10

  • Rutgers Has Fired Men’s Basketball Coach Eddie Jordan

    College Spun "After a 7-25 season, and dismal 1-17 Big Ten campaign, Rutgers has fired head coach Eddie Jordan, according to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Jordan, a Rutgers alumnus and member of the school’s 1976 Final Four team, coached the team to a 29-68 record in three seasons, winning just..." March 10

  • Nebraska 89, Rutgers 72

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Shavon Shields had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Nebraska to an 89-72 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Junior guard Tai Webster scored 18 points and Andrew White III added 16 for the 11th-seeded Cornhuskers..." March 09

  • Illinois 85, Minnesota 52

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Michael Finke made a season-high five 3-pointers while scoring 17 points as Illinois rolled to an 85-52 victory over short-handed Minnesota on Wednesday in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Junior guard Kendrick Nunn scored 15 points and junior..." March 09

  • Richard Pitino's job appears to be safe despite troubles on and off the court

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Despite another blast of embarrassment last week to the Gophers men’s basketball team, coach Richard Pitino likely will be given the opportunity to turn the program around. The 33-year-old has lost some fans and boosters in this season of historically bad basketball and troubling off-court..." March 08

  • Badgers men's basketball: Greg Gard will be introduced as UW's coach on Tuesday

    Madison.com "Greg Gard will be officially introduced as University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, sources said Monday. Exactly 12 weeks after being promoted following the abrupt retirement of Bo Ryan, Gard officially will have the interim label removed from his title by athletic director..." March 08

  • Swanigan, Thompson lead No. 15 Purdue past Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman Caleb Swanigan and sophomore P.J. Thompson entered No. 15 Purdue's Senior Day game against Wisconsin averaging a combined 15.2 points. For outgoing seniors A.J. Hammons, Rapheal Davis, Johnny Hill and Stephen Toyra, Swanigan and Thompson each picked the..." March 06

  • Big Ten champ Indiana pulls away from Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Yogi Ferrell stood at the microphone in Indiana's Senior Day Festivities and pointed at the Big Ten championship trophy that was on the floor in front of him. "This is the reason I came back this season," the Hoosiers senior point guard said. "I wanted my legacy to be..." March 06

  • Northwestern 65, Nebraska 54

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Tre Demps sparked a first-half flurry and Northwestern stymied a late Nebraska run as the Wildcats waltzed to a 65-54 win over the Cornhuskers on Sunday in Big Ten play at Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Demps, who torched the Cornhuskers for 17 points in the teams' first meeting..." March 06

  • Penn State 86, Illinois 79 (2OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State went 12-for-12 from the free-throw line in the second overtime and defeated Illinois 86-79 on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Guard Shep Garner led the Nittany Lions (16-15, 7-11 Big Ten) with 22 points and forward Brandon Taylor added 21 points and 11..." March 06

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