Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    Jesse Temple @jessetemple

    Traevon Jackson says he's playing tomorrow. No limitations. Buckle up. #Badgers

  • 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

  • Top recruit Thon Maker says he's 'on track' to graduate, reclassification likely

    USA Today "Basketball phenom and Kentucky and Indiana recruiting target Thon Maker, a top player in the Class of 2016, appears set to make official what has seemed inevitable, tweeting Wednesday that he is on track to graduate this year. It positions him to move to the 2015 class and play college basketball..." February 18

  • UM's LeVert still first-round prospect, despite injury

    Detroit News "Michigan has been without leading scorer Caris LeVert since he suffered a season-ending foot fracture on Jan. 17 in a win over Northwestern. It's still unclear if that will be LeVert's final game in a Michigan uniform, as the junior guard still is projected as a first-round NBA draft pick. In..." February 18

  • Badgers have point guard conundrum once Jackson returns

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Penn State coach Patrick Chambers waxed poetic this week about Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson, calling him "a Nittany Lion killer over his career" and suggesting his leadership in the Big Ten simply was unmatched by anybody. Chambers certainly would know, having watched Jackson bury a..." February 17

  • Buckeyes' Marc Loving to return from suspension Saturday

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State Buckeyes coach Thad Matta told reporters Thursday forward Marc Loving will play in Saturday's game at Michigan State, reports WBNS-TV. However, Matta was not sure how much playing time Loving would receive." February 12

  • Indiana TE Jordan Fuchs joins basketball team

    Sporting News - NCAAB "We've heard of basketball players transitioning to football (Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham), but now we've got a player going the other way. Jordan Fuchs, a tight end for the Indiana football team, has been added to the IU basketball roster, the team announced Wednesday. He will..." February 11

  • Injury ends Purdue freshman Taylor's season

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "A stress reaction in his left shin has kept Purdue freshman Jacquil Taylor out of games since December and out of practice for weeks. But classmate P.J. Thompson is never surprised to see Taylor in the gym, doing what little he can to stay sharp. "If there's one thing I know about Quil, it's..." February 11

  • Redshirt freshman Happ improving self, Badgers behind the scenes

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The most improved player on Wisconsin's basketball team won't see the court for any meaningful time at all this season. The days in which he scores on a flurry of impressive post moves or snags 10 offensive rebounds in a 5-on-5 scrimmage session are charted by student managers in front of no..." February 10

  • Ohio State’s Marc Loving expected to miss third straight game

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State head coach Thad Matta still hasn’t offered up any details into why he suspended forward Marc Loving, but it does appear to have an end date. On Tuesday, Matta told Cleveland.com that Loving could “maybe” back in the lineup or Saturday’s game against Michigan State." February 10

  • MSU's Izzo: Javon Bess may be done for year

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo said today that swingman Javon Bess might be done for the season because he has pain in the right foot he broke before the season. Bess said Saturday that he was awaiting tests. Izzo said that Bess definitely will miss MSU's game Tuesday at Northwestern..." February 10

  • Illini coach Groce remains mum on suspension timeline for Rice, Cosby

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois coach John Groce remained elusive about the status of suspended guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby. Both players have missed the previous two games due to suspension, and Groce declined on a Friday teleconference to reveal whether either will play Saturday at Michigan..." February 09

  • Good news for U-M: No break in Derrick Walton's foot

    Detroit Free Press "It was vague and ominous when Derrick Walton Jr. appeared at Michigan State on crutches and Michigan coach John Beilein ruled him out for the "foreseeable future" with a foot injury. Without a timetable, the possibilities were endless, especially after seeing teammate Caris LeVert's season end..." February 09

  • OSU forward Marc Loving will be held out again Sunday

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State coach Thad Matta said Friday sophomore forward Marc Loving will miss a second straight game Sunday at Rutgers, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Loving was suspended for Wednesday's loss at Purdue for an "off-court" issue, per Matta." February 07

  • Indiana's James Blackmon Jr. out Tuesday with ankle injury

    CBSSports.com "Indiana freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against No. 5 Wisconsin. Head coach Tom Crean indicated that Blackmon suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's win against Rutgers, WDRB Sports reports. Blackmon played 32 minutes Saturday, scoring 20..." February 03

  • U-M's Derrick Walton Jr. out for 'foreseeable future'

    Detroit Free Press "The sight of Derrick Walton Jr. on crutches and in a walking boot before the game was enough of an indictment. When the sophomore missed the Nebraska game Tuesday with a sore foot and sprained toe, he was hobbling, but still upright and walking unassisted. This was far more severe. It kept..." February 02

  • Illini guards Rayvonte Rice, Aaron Cosby suspended indefinitely

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby are suspended indefinitely from the team, coach John Groce said in a statement Saturday. The two players were both expected to possibly return from injuries in Saturday's noon game against Penn State. Groce said the players violated team rules..." February 01

  • Status of U-M's Walton vs. MSU and beyond in doubt

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's basketball team will be shorthanded entering the Breslin Center on Sunday. Just how much will be determined Sunday and it may have a long-term effect. Point guard Derrick Walton's playing status remains in doubt as he has barely practiced this week because of a right foot injury...." January 31

  • Ohio State basketball gets commitment from prep school guard JaQuan Lyle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Ohio State basketball team picked up a commitment from 2015 prep school guard JaQuan Lyle after Thursday night's win over Maryland. A source close to the situation confirmed the news to cleveland.com. Lyle was in Columbus on a visit and attended the Buckeyes' game on Thursday. Once an..." January 30

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Derrick Walton Jr.'s status unknown for Michigan-Michigan St., injured foot to be examined further

    Michigan Live "Michigan survived a home game Tuesday night without the services of starting point guard Derrick Walton Jr. Now, following a 58-44 win over visiting Nebraska, the Wolverines might have to try to do the same on the road at Michigan State on Sunday. According to U-M coach John Beilein, Walton's..." January 28

  • D'Angelo Russell's success surprising everyone but himself

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The recruiting process had been going on for a while, and it had long been established that D’Angelo Russell and Ohio State were going to have a future together. He was heading back to prep school in Florida from his home in Louisville, and Buckeyes coach Thad Matta asked Russell to let him know..." January 28

  • Junior point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. commits to Maryland

    Baltimore Sun "Anthony Cowan Jr.'s roots at Maryland run deep. Growing up in Bowie, he attended Gary Williams' summer camp in College Park several times. His father, Anthony Sr., received his master's from the school. His grandmother works in the university's African-American Studies program. So it made..." January 27

  • IU's Devin Davis won't return this year

    Indianapolis Star "Appearing on a podcast with ESPN's Andy Katz, IU coach Tom Crean confirmed Monday that sophomore forward and Warren Central alum Devin Davis will not return to the court this season. "The doctors say he's making progress and his attitude is great," Crean said on the podcast. "There's certainly..." January 26

  • How Tom Crean and Indiana went from no-hope losers to Big Ten contenders

    Yahoo! Sports "Wait, what happened? What happened to the horrible Hoosiers? The program in disrepair? The coach who had lost control? The fan base that was forming into a lynch mob? Where did that Indiana go? Maybe, despite an autumn of knee-jerk outrage, that Indiana never existed. The Indiana team..." January 23

  • Illinois' Aaron Cosby latest guard knocked out by injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "Less than two minutes into Sunday’s game here against Indiana, Aaron Cosby felt a hand rake across his face. The Illinois guard didn’t know it at the time, but he’d sustained a torn retina in his left eye. No wonder he shot 0-for-5 from the three-point line in the Illini’s hard-fought 80-74..." January 22

  • Caris LeVert's injury more severe than previous one

    Detroit Free Press "Caris LeVert's broken left foot is a more severe version of the injury he suffered last spring. Michigan's junior co-captain will undergo another surgery this week. He suffered the new injury at the end of Saturday's 56-54 win over Northwestern, ending his season. "Same foot, same bone,..." January 20

  • Rochester's Michael Hurt commits to UMN

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Rochester John Marshall junior Michael Hurt tried to be patient, tried to let the recruiting process play out a little, but he had known since the summer that he wanted to play for University of Minnesota coach Richard Pitino. So the 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward made it official by committing to..." January 19

  • U-M's LeVert out for rest of season due to foot injury

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan has battled injuries, illness and youth challenges all season, remaining just outside the NCAA tournament bubble. But the biggest blow came Sunday. Junior co-captain Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season with a left foot injury, U-M announced. He will have surgery this..." January 19

  • Iowa freshman guard to redshirt due to foot issue

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa freshman guard Brady Ellingson hasn’t seen much in the way of playing time, appearing in just seven games thanks in large part to a foot injury suffered before the season began. With the recovery process taking as long as it has, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery stated during a press conference..." January 17

  • Frank Kaminsky set for Thursday's game after sitting out with concussion

    Madison.com "It was a frustrating feeling for Frank Kaminsky as the senior center for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team sat on the bench Sunday night and watched the Badgers lose their first Big Ten Conference game of the season. The good news for Kaminsky — and UW — is he once again will be..." January 14

  • IU's Mosquera-Perea out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's already thin frontcourt took a body blow Monday, losing Hanner Mosquera-Perea to a knee injury that will keep him out for at least the next couple of weeks. A source familiar with the situation confirmed that Mosquera-Perea, a 6-9 junior forward who has started all of IU's games to this..." January 13

  • Traevon Jackson to have foot surgery Thursday; return date unknown

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin will be without senior point guard Traevon Jackson for the remainder of January and likely longer. Jackson, who suffered a right-foot injury in the second half of UW’s 67-62 loss to Rutgers on Sunday, is to undergo surgery on Thursday. According to UW officials, his initial..." January 13

  • Penn State Basketball suspends John Johnson from team

    Black Shoe Diaries "Penn State guard John Johnson has been suspended due to "conduct inconsistent with team standards" according to an email sent by the school this afternoon. The full email reads: Jan. 12, 2015 PSU MBB | John Johnson Suspended from Penn State Basketball Team John Johnson has been..." January 12

  • Maryland announces addition of 6-foot-9 Croatian forward

    College Basketball Talk "No. 11 Maryland has managed to win 14 of its first 16 games despite having to navigate depth issues in its front court. Evan Smotrycz has struggled with health issues for a significant portion of the season, which at times has left head coach Mark Turgeon to rely on sophomore Damonte Dodd and..." January 09

  • Nebraska lands an Australian wing in 2015 class

    College Basketball Talk "The recruitment of high school basketball prospects from Australia has picked up in recent years as college coaches try to bring over the next big international recruiting prize. LSU won the commitment of the biggest fish from the island continent when Ben Simmons committed in late 2013, but the..." January 06

  • Illinois' Rayvonte Rice suffers serious injury in practice

    CBSSports.com "Illinois star Rayvonte Rice has suffered what is believed to be a broken left wrist or left hand that is expected to require surgery and sideline him for five-to-six weeks, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday morning. A formal announcement is expected soon. Surgery could come as early as..." January 06

  • Cal Poly men's basketball team expected to add Minnesota transfer

    San Luis Obispo "The Cal Poly men’s basketball team is welcoming another high-major Division I transfer from the Pacific Northwest to campus. Minnesota freshman forward Josh Martin — a top prospect who Mustangs head coach Joe Callero once recruited out of Bothell (Wash.) High — appears poised to join Cal Poly..." January 03

  • Michigan basketball ticket prices surge in anticipation of potential Jim Harbaugh head coaching announcement

    College Basketball Talk "Michigan’s basketball team has struggled at home this season, falling in three consecutive games at one point to N.J.I.T., Eastern Michigan and SMU in the midst of a four-game losing streak. But ticket prices have skyrocketed for the Wolverines’ Big Ten opener against Illinois on Tuesday night as..." December 29

  • Survivor of 2 plane crashes scores 1st point

    ESPN.com "Michigan freshman Austin Hatch, a survivor of two plane crashes, scored his first regular-season collegiate point Monday night. Hatch netted a free throw in the closing minutes of the Wolverines' 72-56 win against Coppin State and exited to a standing ovation. "He's one of the hardest..." December 23

  • Adidas sends Wisconsin warm ups with Cincinnati's logo

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are a lot of college basketball teams that wear red, but you would think their equipment sponsors can tell the difference between them. " December 20

  • Devin Davis to return to Indiana in spring

    Indianapolis Star "Devin Davis will return to Indiana for classes next semester. A concurrent return to the basketball court remains uncertain. Speaking about his sophomore forward Friday, IU coach Tom Crean confirmed what he'd suggested the previous day on Indianapolis radio: that Davis will enroll in classes in..." December 20

  • U hoops recruit Diedhiou eligible after English exam

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Gophers men’s basketball team’s young season has been headlined by turmoil and attrition, with the roster shrinking by four players before the third week of December. Thursday, however, was a day to build back up. The Gophers announced two new additions in international freshman big man..." December 19

  • Branden Dawson will miss at least two games with fractured wrist

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Considering the pain Branden Dawson appeared to be in after his hard fall Wednesday night against Eastern Michigan, the diagnosis doesn't seem as dire as it could have been. Tests revealed the Michigan State senior suffered a stable, non-displaced fracture to his left wrist, the school..." December 19

  • Nebraska big man out a few weeks with a broken metacarpal

    College Basketball Talk "Nebraska will be without senior reserve big man Moses Abraham for a few weeks as the Georgetown transfer has a broken metacarpal. Abraham suffered the injury in practice on Dec. 9 and will be out until late December, according to head coach Tim Miles. The 6-foot-9 Abraham was putting up some..." December 14

  • U-M's Spike Albrecht: I'll deal with injury all season

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan guard Spike Albrecht doesn't want to talk about it, but with a significant injury limiting his game -- one that won't be going away this season -- it offers some explanation for his unusual four-turnover game in Tuesday's loss to Eastern Michigan. "It's something that I've been dealing..." December 13

  • Iowa senior Olaseni is playing through grief after the death of his father

    Quad City Times "Iowa guard Mike Gesell was being interviewed following Saturday’s win over Maryland Baltimore-County when one of his teammates slipped behind the battery of reporters, attempting to blend in. “The play of Gabriel Olaseni …’’ Gesell's teammate tossed out from behind the cameras and notepads...." December 09

  • Top recruit Jaylen Brown plans official visits to Michigan, North Carolina

    SB Nation "Jaylen Brown, one of the top recruits in the 2015 class, according to ESPN, was watched by Kentucky head coach John Calipari and coaches from Kansas, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech on Saturday, as reported by Adam Zagoria. Brown scored 34 points and added 12 rebounds in a win in front of those..." December 08

  • Honest mistake? Reports of Crean's Indiana demise may be premature

    Fox Sports "If I’m being honest, and I plan to be, I expected to come into Assembly Hall on Tuesday night and see a mediocre-at-best Indiana Hoosiers team drudge along against an undermanned Pittsburgh team. Sure, I still expected the Hoosiers would win, but I didn’t think it would be pretty. It was a home..." December 03

  • MSU's Alvin Ellis (ankle): I'll be ready vs. Notre Dame

    Detroit Free Press "He went down in the first three minutes of the first game in his first season as a starter, so forgive Michigan State sophomore guard Alvin Ellis III for being eager. "I'll be able to play, I'll be able to play Wednesday," Ellis said of No. 19 MSU's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Notre Dame,..." December 03

  • Badgers' Dukan playing relaxed, confident as role expands

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Duje Dukan is a fifth-year senior now, which means he's learned his share of tricks about how to please head coach Bo Ryan. Limit mistakes. Work hard. Play defense. Make the extra pass. Take the open shot with confidence. "As long as you show the effort, I think coach will respect that," Dukan..." December 02

  • Gophers' McNeil appears in court on assault charges

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Suspended Gophers men's basketball guard Daquein McNeil’s maroon-and-gold uniform was replaced by an orange jail jumpsuit for his first Hennepin County District Court appearance Monday, and it wasn’t clear if he’ll be back in street clothes soon. Judge Gina Brandt set McNeil’s bail at $30,000..." December 02

  • Gophers' backcourt situation complicated during McNeil's absence

    Fox Sports North "The Gophers men's basketball team has had to play its last two games without guard Daquein McNeil after the sophomore was arrested and charged with two counts of felony assault. Minnesota's players have not only had to cope with the situation mentally, but physically as well. Without McNeil,..." December 01

  • Evan Smotrycz suffers another injury setback vs. VMI

    CSN Baltimore "In his second game back since recovering from foot surgery in October, Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz suffered a setback in Sunday’s 95-77 Terrapin win over VMI. The senior played just eight minutes and did not enter the game in the second half, going without a point on 0-for-2 shooting from..." December 01

  • Terps' Dez Wells to miss four weeks with broken bone in right wrist

    Baltimore Sun "Terps senior Dez Wells broke a bone in his right wrist Tuesday night and is expected to miss four weeks, coach Mark Turgeon announced today. The guard/forward suffered the injury during Maryland's 72-63 win over No. 13 Iowa State at the CBE Classic. He had surgery this morning in..." November 28

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    Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein

    Big loss for Maryland RT @AaronKazreports: #Terps guard Dez Wells fractured his wrist in the win over Iowa State and will miss four weeks.

  • Michigan’s John Beilein rips ESPN for late tip time during Tuesday’s loss

    College Basketball Talk "The final of the Legends Classic was already scheduled to be a late tip on Tuesday night. If all had gone according to plan, the game was supposed to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET and to be aired on ESPN2. All did not go according to plan, however, as the football game between Ohio and Miami (OH) —..." November 26

  • Minnesota suspends Daquein McNeil after domestic assault arrest

    SI.com "Minnesota suspended men's basketball player Daquein McNeil from all team activities after he was arrested on probable cause for domestic assault, reports Amelia Rayno of the Star Tribune. McNeil, a sophomore guard from Baltimore, remained in a Minneapolis jail, held without bail, as of Tuesday..." November 25

  • 2015, 2016 Maui fields set: UNC, UCLA, UConn, Kansas, Indiana involved

    CBSSports.com "As is custom, the Maui Invitational has announced its future fields on the day its event begins. One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big..." November 24

  • IU's Robinson, Williams apologetic following suspensions

    ESPN.com "Embarrassed and conciliatory, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams said they are ready to return to the Indiana Hoosiers' lineup Thursday night but that they know they need to earn back the respect of both their teammates and fans. The sophomores were suspended for four games -- two exhibition..." November 20

  • Michigan State's Alvin Ellis sprains ankle, thinning rotation with Duke on tap

    Michigan Live "One game into the season, Michigan State already has significant injury issues heading into its biggest game of the non-conference season against No. 4 Duke on Tuesday. At the 9:20 mark in the first half of a victory over Navy, Alvin Ellis went down grasping his ankle after feeding Branden..." November 15

  • Two Wisconsin guards decide to sit out 2014-15 season as redshirts

    College Basketball Talk "Despite losing their best three-point shooter from last year’s Final Four team in Ben Brust, the Wisconsin Badgers won’t lack for depth on the perimeter in 2014-15. Starters Josh Gasser and Traevon Jackson are back in Madison, as is sophomore Bronson Koenig, and both Zak Showalter and Riley..." November 13