• 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 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 "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 "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 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 "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 "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 "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 "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

  • Ex-Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady spent $600 per week on awful combover

    Sportress of Blogitude "Gene Keady’s basketball I.Q. has never been questioned. The former longtime men’s basketball coach of the Purdue Boilermakers had a lengthy run of considerable success during his 25 seasons overseeing the Purdue program, coaching the team to a 512-270 record from 1980-2005, which included six Big..." November 13

  • Huskers' Miles hopes to have PF Smith (ACL) back in mid-January "Nebraska power forward Leslee Smith is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn left ACL and could re-join the Cornhuskers in early January, Tim Miles told on Monday morning. "We're hoping to have him ready in mid-January, about a week or two into Big Ten play," Miles..." November 11

  • Rutgers basketball adds prep school guard Justin Goode to the 2015 recruit class

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2014-15 basketball season hasn't even tipped off yet but Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan is already well on his way to closing out his 2015 recruiting class. Sunday night, sources confirmed that prep school guard/forward Justin Goode had committed to Rutgers, joining Kejuan Johnson, who..." November 10

  • Devin Davis to leave hospital "Indiana University says basketball player Devin Davis is expected to be released Friday from a Bloomington hospital and rehabilitate from a head injury closer to his Indianapolis home. "I am happy to report that Devin is making rapid progress towards his recovery. He is advancing rapidly in..." November 08

  • Crean: Lack of great leadership at Indiana "Tom Crean sent a clear message to Indiana's basketball players Wednesday: It's time to shape up. "We're not doing a great job in leadership at all," he said. Two days after announcing three players had been suspended for four games each, Crean spent 45 minutes taking questions about the..." November 06

  • Duje Dukan will miss 1st 2 games, regains season of eligibility

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "As expected, Duje Dukan has regained his senior season of eligibility, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Dukan will, however, miss the first four "contests" of this season, beginning with last weekend's closed intrasquad and including Wednesday night's exhibition versus UW-Parkside. Dukan will also..." November 06

  • Tim Miles submits hilarious application to lead student cheering section

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Iron N, Nebraska's student cheering section, was searching for someone to take over the role of sports director when they stumbled upon an application with a familiar name. Huskers head basketball coach Tim Miles submitted his own application online, declaring his intention to lead the Iron..." November 05

  • IU's Yogi Ferrell: 'We are embarrassed by our actions'

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana University men's basketball's Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell spoke to the media Tuesday about the controversy surrounding the basketball team. The junior point guard Ferrell said he has taken responsibility for the recent actions of his teammates and demanded the other players do so as..." November 05

  • Okafor, Kaminsky headline AP preseason All-America team "The Associated Press released its preseason All-America team on Monday. The five players who made the team are Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Louisville's Montrezl Harrell. Okafor, a freshman center, was the..." November 04

  • Tom Crean’s career crossroads a result of losing, not his players’ off-court antics

    College Basketball Talk "The pressure on Tom Crean at Indiana has never been greater than it is right now. On Monday, news leaked that two sophomores on the team, Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson, were going to be suspended for two games, as well as both exhibition, for failing drug tests over the summer. That came..." November 04

  • Police report: Accident involving Indiana players due to ‘pedestrian action’

    College Basketball Talk "The Bloomington Police Department released the crash report on the accident over the weekend that left Devin Davis hospitalized and Emmitt Holt in trouble with the law. According to the report, which was obtained by the Indy Star, the primary cause for the collision was ‘pedestrian action’. No..." November 04

  • Indiana suspends Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson due to failed drug tests "Just days after a car accident left Indiana forward Devin Davis in the hospital, the Hoosiers program has taken another hit as Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson have been suspended for failed drug tests, sources told ESPN. Coach Tom Crean said on his radio show Monday night that Williams and..." November 04

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Indiana suspends Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson due to failed drug tests, sources told ESPN. Story coming.

  • IU's Davis improving, has use of extremities "Indiana forward Devin Davis has the use of all extremities and continues to improve after being involved in a accident early Saturday morning in which he was struck by a vehicle driven by teammate Emmitt Holt. "I am glad to report that Devin is doing better this morning and has benefited from..." November 03

  • Iowa secures fourth hoops commit in 2015 class

    Des Moines Register "Isaiah Moss tweeted a picture of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, his future basketball home, on Sunday night. Earlier in the day, the 6-foot-5 small forward from Simeon High School in Chicago, committed to the Hawkeyes and coach Fran McCaffery during his official visit. Moss also attended Iowa's 92-51..." November 03

  • Indiana's Devin Davis hit by car "Two Indiana basketball players were involved in a car accident early Saturday morning -- with one ending up in the hospital and the other being cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle under the influence. The school released a statement that sophomore forward Devin Davis was..." November 02

  • Minnesota transfer Zach Lofton dismissed from the Gophers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "New Minnesota transfer Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the team -- effective immediately -- for failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team per a press release issued on Wednesday evening. "While decisions like this are always difficult, we felt it was in the interest of..." October 30

  • Tech guard C.J. Walker commits to Purdue

    Indianapolis Star "Tech guard C.J. Walker committed to play his college basketball at Purdue, the junior guard tweeted Tuesday. Walker, a 6-foot point guard, had offers from Butler, Cincinnati, Ball State and Western Illinois. Xavier had also shown a high level of interest. "He had a couple real good talks..." October 28

  • Michigan State freshman Javon Bess to miss a month with right foot injury

    Michigan Live "Michigan State freshman guard Javon Bess will miss at least a month of action after injuring his right foot, the school announced Monday. Bess will undergo surgery Tuesday afternoon to repair his fifth metatarsal. Bess came to East Lansing during the summer as a three-star recruit, but had a..." October 28

  • Trial of former Terps recruit Trayvon Reed delayed

    Baltimore Sun "The trial of Trayvon Reed, who was dismissed from the Maryland basketball team after being charged in late July with theft under $100 and second-degree assault, has been postponed until Dec. 19, his attorney, David Putzi, said. Reed was scheduled to go on trial Friday in District Court in..." October 20

  • Terps' Evan Smotrycz out 4-6 weeks after breaking bone in left foot

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland senior Evan Smotrycz is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot in practice Friday, the Terps said Sunday. The fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone is considered less serious of a break in the same foot suffered last season by former Terps point guard..." October 20

  • Maryland nabs commitment from junior college guard Jaylen Brantley

    CSN Baltimore "Junior college guard Jaylen Brantley has committed to Maryland, Comcast SportsNet has confirmed. Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald was the first to report the news. The Massachusetts native becomes head coach Mark Turgeon's first commitment from the class of 2015." October 20

  • River Hill's Thomas commits to play men's basketball at Wisconsin

    Baltimore Sun "River Hill senior Charlie Thomas’ basketball dreams became a reality on Tuesday night. After a recruitment process that had picked up steam over the last four months, the 6-foot-7 forward made the announcement that he has committed to play collegiately at the University of..." October 15

  • Hoosiers land 2015 wing OG Anunoby

    Indianapolis Star "Ogugua Anunoby entered his final season of AAU basketball without fanfare. Playing high school basketball in Jefferson City, Mo., hadn't exposed him to the national recruiting scene, but joining up with Team Thad -- an outfit from Memphis -- meant he'd get a chance to generate some. "Not only..." October 15

  • NU lands 4-star forward Aaron Falzon

    Chicago Tribune "Northwestern's basketball program got a huge boost Monday when it secured an oral commitment from Aaron Falzon, a four-star forward from Newton, Mass. Falzon, who reportedly received scholarship offers from the likes of Notre Dame and Georgia, ultimately selected Northwestern over Harvard." October 14

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • Mark Turgeon pencils in Damonte Dodd as Maryland's starting center, for now

    Baltimore Sun "With the season starting a month from Tuesday, there’s still plenty of time for Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon to settle on a starting lineup. Not that Turgeon hasn’t been thinking about who will take the court at Xfinity Center for the opening tip against Wagner on Nov. 14. At a..." October 14

  • Groce expects Illinois perimeter shooting to improve

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "An Illini basketball team that wobbled along last season with 20 wins and a brief stay in the National Invitation Tournament was a study in contrasts. Defensively, Illinois was often a thing of beauty, finishing 11th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s defensive efficiency rating. At one point..." October 11

  • Nebraska loses freshman forward to season-ending knee injury

    College Basketball Talk "Having already lost senior Leslee Smith for the entire season after he suffered a knee injury during the summer, the Nebraska basketball program announced that it has taken another hit to its front court. 6-foot-5 freshman small forward B.J. Day suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during..." October 10

  • MSU coach Tom Izzo undergoes hernia surgery

    Detroit News "Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo underwent hernia surgery Wednesday morning, the school announced. The surgery was a success, MSU said." October 09

  • Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus commits to Purdue "Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus said that he has committed to Purdue and will be eligible immediately for the entire 2014-15 season. Octeus initially committed to UCLA after graduating from Colorado State but didn't get into the Bruins' graduate school program." October 09

  • Hit or miss, Illinois coach John Groce continues to pursue top prospects "It’s one of those well-worn, origin-story yarns that John Groce has spun probably dozens of times. But it’s applicable to how he's building the Illinois basketball program, so we can allow it: His father, Larry, often asked him one simple question when Groce was a hyper-competitive kid. Did you..." October 01

  • Four-star 2016 guard Eron Gordon's eligibility appeal filed with Department of Ed

    Indianapolis Star "Eron Gordon's eligibility appeal with the Department of Education's case review panel was filed today. Gordon, a 6-2 junior, was ruled ineligible by the Indiana High School Athletic Association after transferring from North Central to Cathedral. The IHSAA ruled that Gordon had transferred for..." September 30

  • Four-star guard Matt McQuaid commits to Michigan State "Four-star class of 2015 shooting guard Matt McQuaid has committed to Michigan State, McQuaid told McQuaid originally committed to SMU but decommitted in July, a week after five-star point guard and fellow SMU commit Emmanuel Mudiay announced he would play overseas instead of in..." September 25

  • Trevor Thompson officially not playing for Ohio State this season

    Columbus Dispatch "Center Trevor Thompson, who transferred to Ohio State from Virginia Tech in May, will not play this season, he said on his Twitter account tonight. Thompson, 6 feet 11 and 210 pounds, said in the spring that he planned to appeal to the NCAA to waive his transfer year on the grounds that he..." September 23

  • Illinois basketball lands Jalen Coleman commitment

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois finally landed a big name. After being in the news lately as a recruiting bridesmaid missing out on highly touted prospects, Illini basketball coach Jon Groce got 6-foot-3 guard Jalen Coleman to walk down the aisle. "Looking forward to adding banners and accomplishing my academic..." September 23

  • Source: Mitchell cleared to play for Georgia Tech "Charles Mitchell isn't leaving the ACC after departing Maryland following the season. Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility Friday to play this season at Georgia Tech, a source with direct knowledge said. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell, a native of Marietta, Georgia, was granted the waiver to be..." September 23

  • Forward Alex Illikainen commits to Wisconsin "The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program received an oral commitment from forward Alex Illikainen on Sunday morning. The 6-foot-9 Illikainen, who took his official visit to the UW campus over the weekend, becomes the second member of the Badgers’ 2015 recruiting class. He joins..." September 22

  • Four-star forward Ed Morrow becomes Nebraska’s third 2015 commitment

    Corn Nation "On Saturday evening, the University of Nebraska celebrated the 20th anniversary of the national championship team of 1994. On that team was a sophomore outside linebacker. He didn’t play much, but he was back this weekend, walked out of the tunnel and lined up to greet the team as they took the..." September 22

  • Illinois basketball's long, sorry history of recruiting misses

    SB Nation "Jalen Brunson didn't need to rub it in this time around to instill the same creeping feeling of dread and irrelevance around Champaign-Urbana that now seems like an annual rite of passage. The five-star point guard sat at a table on the campus of his north suburban Chicago high school on Wednesday..." September 16

  • Jalen Rose says Chris Webber needs to apologize over Michigan bad blood "There's a lot of bad blood between Chris Webber and the other members of the "Fab Five," his super-recruit teammates at the University of Michigan. There are a lot of complicated elements with it, but it reached the point where Webber didn't even speak to Rose when he saw him during the Finals,..." September 16

  • Tracy Abrams suffers knee injury; will miss 2014-15 season

    The Champaign Room "Illinois Basketball has received some devastating news. TCR learned late Monday night that senior Tracy Abrams suffered a torn ACL during a workout and is expected to miss the entire upcoming season. The Chicago-Mount Carmel product has been Illinois' starting Point Guard for the past three..." September 13

  • DeLaSalle's Jarvis Johnson, top Minnesota hoops recruit, to commit to Gophers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "DeLaSalle senior Jarvis Johnson, the state’s most highly touted 2014 basketball prospect and the Gophers’ top recruiting target, is expected to commit Friday to the University of Minnesota. In front of friends, family and classmates at the DeLaSalle gymnasium after school on Friday, the 6-1..." September 12

  • Mickey Mitchell recommits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State basketball got a boost from a familiar place. Former Ohio State decommit Mickey Mitchell has decided he wants to stay with his previous commitment and become a Buckeye. The 6'7, 210-pound small forward originally committed to the Buckeyes on Aug. 22 last year, but then rumors started..." September 12

  • Juwan Morgan makes the call for Indiana

    Indianapolis Star "Juwan Morgan committed to Indiana on Wednesday night, officially forming the Hoosiers' 2015 recruiting class. A 6-8 forward from Waynesville (Mo.) Senior, Morgan picked IU over Vanderbilt in a ceremony held in his hometown. Morgan also held offers from Missouri, Iowa, Washington, Stanford and..." September 10

  • Four-star point guard Glynn Watson commits to Nebraska "Four-star point guard Glynn Watson has committed to Nebraska, Watson announced on Twitter on Sunday night. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Watson picked the Cornhuskers over Creighton and Tennessee, among other offers. He went to Nebraska on an official visit this weekend and made his decision shortly..." September 03

  • Report: Gaston Diedhiou denied "Senegalese standout Gaston Diedhiou has been denied admission by the University of Minnesota because of inadequate marks on his English profiency exams, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday. Diedhiou, a 6-foot-9 forward who played in the Canary Islands last season, had been granted full qualifier..." September 01

  • Indiana confirms addition of Emmitt Holt

    Inside The Hall "Emmitt Holt, who committed to Indiana last Wednesday during an official visit, is in Bloomington and enrolled in classes for the fall semester, which began on Monday. Earlier this afternoon, IU media relations confirmed the addition of Holt to the 2014-2015 roster in a press release, which you..." August 28

  • Gophers basketball recruit Diedhiou denied entry to university

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One of two international recruits the Gophers men’s basketball team was counting on this season has been denied admission by the University of Minnesota. Gaston Diedhiou, a 6-9 forward and native of Senegal who played at a high school in the Canary Islands last year, passed the NCAA..." August 27

  • Nik Stauskas cautions Michigan fans expecting Zak Irvin to make similar sophomore leap

    Michigan Live "Standing in the corner of the grade school gym, Nik Stauskas surveyed a court filled with 130 campers who kept one eye on him and one on the drill in front of them. Though positioned in the shadows off to the side, Stauskas was the center of attention Tuesday at Liberty School. This is the..." August 27

  • Former Michigan State basketball player Kenny Kaminski lands at Ohio U

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  • Bryn Forbes granted NCAA waiver to play immediately for Michigan State basketball

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  • Indiana basketball adds F Emmitt Holt to Class of 2014

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  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

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