Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Indiana basketball adds F Emmitt Holt to Class of 2014

    Indianapolis Star "Emmitt Holt, a 6-8, 225-pound forward, tweeted that he will sign with Indiana and play this season. He originally had planned to attend Vermont Academy but took an official visit to Indiana this weekend, reclassified to 2014 and will fill the Hoosiers' final scholarship. "My parents always..." August 20

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Report: Maryland transfer target Andrew White picks Nebraska

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland transfer target Andrew White has committed to Nebraska, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. White had been considering a host of schools that included Maryland after announcing his intention to transfer away from Kansas in May. White played two seasons in Lawrence, Kan., and..." August 19

  • Michigan honors scholarship offer to plane crash survivor Austin Hatch

    SB Nation "Three years after a devastating plane crash killed his father and stepmother and left him in a coma, Austin Hatch is finally a member of the Michigan Wolverines. The road to joining the Michigan Wolverines was a difficult, complicated one, but for freshman forward Austin Hatch, being a member..." August 14

  • Caris LeVert reveals he played the close of last season with fractured foot

    Michigan Live "It turns out that off-season surgery performed on Caris LeVert's foot was a long time coming. Having undergone surgery on May 12, LeVert returned to the court last week for practice's leading up to Michigan basketball's upcoming 10-day Italian exhibition tour. The junior guard had been, in..." August 14

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Power forward Ahmad Wagner picks Iowa

    The Gazette "Three days after setting up his official visit to Iowa, forward Ahmad Wagner thought enough of the Hawkeyes to make a verbal commitment. The 6-foot-7 senior announced Sunday on Instagram that will attend Iowa. He will make his official visit on Sept. 6. “First off I would like to thank God..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former Indiana center Peter Jurkin transferring to East Tennessee State

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana center Peter Jurkin is headed south to continue his college career. The one-time member of IU's celebrated 2012 recruiting class tweeted Wednesday that he's transferring to East Tennessee State, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining." August 07

  • Forward Duncan Robinson decides to transfer to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Division III Williams College forward Duncan Robinson has decided to transfer to Michigan. Robinson, a 6-foot-7 wing who played prep school basketball at the elite Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy" August 07

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings

    ESPN.com "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Virginia Tech transfer's appeal to play for Ohio State immediately apparently has been denied

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Thad Matta added Virginia Tech big man transfer Trevor Thompson to Ohio State's roster in April, it was a move to solidify the Buckeyes' frontcourt in the future. But Thompson didn't want to wait until the future to help. He wanted to help as soon as next year, so he filed a hardship..." August 05

  • Tom Izzo makes it very clear: Kenny Kaminski was dismissed from Michigan State

    College Basketball Talk "Over the weekend, Michigan State redshirt sophomore Kenny Kaminski tweeted out that that he was leaving the program. On Monday, Tom Izzo put out a statement that in no uncertain terms made it clear that he was in fact dismissed from the program. “Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny..." August 05

  • Michigan State loses Kenny Kaminski to late offseason transfer

    CBSSports.com "By the time August gets here, most players have settled at their school for the upcoming season. Classes are a month away or less, in most places, and we don't often see the decision to transfer at this point on the calendar. But in the past few years there have been a handful of guys who've..." August 04

  • Trevor Thompson’s appeal for immediately eligiblity at Ohio State denied

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Thad Matta added Virginia Tech big man transfer Trevor Thompson to Ohio State's roster in April, it was a move to solidify the Buckeyes' frontcourt in the future. But Thompson didn't want to wait until the future to help. He wanted to help as soon as next year, so he filed a hardship..." August 04

  • Class of 2016 WR Cameron Chambers chooses Michigan State over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's Class of 2016 is off to a hot start with the addition of four-star receiver Cameron Chambers from Timber Creek High School in Erial, N.J. Chambers, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, picked the Spartans over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Florida, Iowa, Maryland and South..." August 03

  • Duncan Robinson, of D-III Williams College, considering transfer to Michigan, Davidson

    College Basketball Talk "In March, Williams College (Massachusetts) reached the Division III national championship game behind 30 points and six rebounds from first-year forward Duncan Robinson in a 98-69 national semifinal win over rival Amherst College. The next night, Robinson scored 17, but the Ephs came up short,..." July 30

  • John Groce gets one-year extension on his contract at Illinois

    CBSSports.com "Illinois coach John Groce had his contract officially extended through the 2018-19 season on Thursday. The new deal means Groce will now make $1.7 million per season, up $100,000 from his old deal. Illinois has gone 43-28 in Groce's two seasons in Champaign. No NCAA Tournament appearance yet,..." July 26

  • Pitino vs. Pitino series looming? 'Not really'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night said that Rick Pitino's University of Louisville was planning a future home-and-home basketball series with his son Richard's program at the University of Minnesota. But Rick Pitino, asked on Wednesday if he and his son were having such..." July 24

  • Josh Gasser finally near full strength 20-plus months after knee injury

    Madison.com "It’s been a long time since Josh Gasser stepped on a court and felt 100 percent, but the day when he can do so again appears to be getting closer for the fifth-year senior guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. For starters, Gasser has ditched the brace he wore last season..." July 20

  • Iowa suspends Peter Jok indefinitely following second arrest

    College Basketball Talk "Following his second arrest in a three-month span, Iowa rising sophomore guard Peter Jok was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities, the school announced on Tuesday evening. On April 27, Jok, 20, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicating after being stopped..." July 15

  • Iowa's Peter Jok involved in second incident while driving moped

    CBSSports.com "Iowa's Peter Jok has been arrested again for an incident involving a moped. Jok was pulled over in Iowa City on Monday night while driving said moped. The problem? He doesn't have a proper license, as his right to drive is under suspension. Jok's license was taken away in early May after he was..." July 15

  • Freshman Hammond prepared if plans change

    Lincoln Journal Star "Jake Hammond emphasizes that all of his new Nebraska basketball teammates have been helpful in backing the freshmen and taking care of the newcomers as they adjust to new surroundings and schedules. One player in particular, though, tops Hammond’s list of personal leaders. “Honestly, it was..." July 13

  • Minnesota gets first 2015 commitment in Kevin Dorsey

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The 2014-15 season still seems far away, but for Minnesota, the year after is already off to a strong start. Four-star point guard Kevin Dorsey became the program's first 2015 recruit after committing to the Gophers on Saturday. Dorsey confirmed the news -- which was first reported by Scout..." July 13

  • UI trustees may extend Groce's contract

    The News-Gazette "Basketball coach John Groce was rewarded with a $200,000 raise, and a $25,000 bonus, after his first Illini team made the NCAA tournament in 2013. This year's team failed to reach the tournament, with the Illini losing in the second round of the NIT. But University of Illinois trustees are..." July 09

  • NU's Leslee Smith will require surgery for torn ACL

    Omaha World-Herald "Senior forward Leslee Smith has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday. A 6-foot-8 forward, Smith suffered the injury July 3 playing for the British Virgin Islands at the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships...." July 08

  • IU basketball team adds Illinois State transfer Zeisloft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Indiana has added Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft for the 2014-15 season. The graduate student has two years of eligibility remaining and can play right away. A 6-4 guard originally from LaGrange, Ill., Zeisloft averaged 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Redbirds last season...." July 07

  • Ohio State Buckeyes earn verbal commitment from top-50 center Daniel Giddens

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A few months ago the biggest weakness on Ohio State's basketball roster was in the paint. Now the Buckeyes have a surplus at big man after earning a verbal commitment from four-star center Daniel Giddens of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 37 player in the 2015 class,..." July 05

  • Four-star center Daniel Giddens commits to Ohio State

    Eleven Warriors "The "Elite '15" nickname stuck to football's 2015 recruits, but it might be more appropriate for that year's basketball class. Daniel Giddens celebrated his and America's birthday by committing to the Buckeyes, and his addition to the 2015 class gives Ohio State a well-rounded group, filled..." July 04

  • Peter Jurkin obtained release, will transfer from Indiana

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Peter Jurkin hopes he's leaving his injuries behind in Hoosier territory. The 7-0 junior center was granted his release from Indiana and will transfer out of the program, the school confirmed on Sunday. "I want to thank coach Crean and everyone on the staff for helping me through my injuries..." July 02

  • Penn State picks up third 2015 commitment in Josh Reaves

    Onwardstate "We all know the guys across the street can recruit, but Penn State basketball and coach Patrick Chambers are assembling an impressive recruiting class of their own already in the early stages of the 2015 recruiting cycle. That now-three-member class got its highest-ranked prospect to date last..." July 02

  • Wally Ellenson transfers to Marquette; will his brother follow?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Minnesota forward Wally Ellenson of Rice Lake has transferred to Marquette and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season. Which raises the question: Will Wally's brother, Henry, follow him to Marquette? Henry Ellenson is a 6-foot-9 power forward going into..." July 02

  • Four-time defending Canadian champion Carleton will play Indiana and Memphis this August

    College Basketball Talk "The Carleton Ravens play north of College Basketball Talk‘s normal coverage area, but the Canadian basketball powerhouse is worth talking about. Simply put, Carleton is making a John Wooden-at-UCLA type of run right now in the CIS. The Ravens have won four consecutive CIS titles and have been..." June 29

  • Former Kansas guard Andrew White III to visit Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "After playing an average of 5.5 minutes per game in two seasons at Kansas, 6-foot-6 guard Andrew White III made the decision to leave the program with an eye towards earning more playing time at his new school. Wednesday afternoon White tweeted where he’ll be taking his first visit, with Nebraska..." June 26

  • Report: Providence transfer Josh Fortune visits LSU; Colorado, Minnesota in the mix

    College Basketball Talk "The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from plenty of schools, and has..." June 24

  • Samford transfer Tim Williams chooses New Mexico over Iowa

    The Daily Iowan "The Iowa men’s basketball team has lost out on yet another possible recruit. Former Samford University forward Tim Williams will play at New Mexico for the rest of his college career, he announced on Sunday. The 6-8 forward also considered Iowa and Nevada but ultimately chose to play for..." June 23

  • Purdue basketball duo take aim at 50,000-shot goal

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Bryson Scott no longer wanted to be known strictly for aggressively driving to the basket. Basil Smotherman desired to expanded his offensive reputation beyond occasional crowd-pleasing dunks. This spring, the Purdue men’s basketball sophomores decided they could only alter those identities..." June 23

  • Ohio State desperately needs D'Angelo Russell to be eligible

    SB Nation "The Big Ten produced four of the top 12 offenses in the country last season according to Ken Pom, but you never would have known it if you watched enough Ohio State basketball. In a way, the Buckeyes personified the worst stereotypes of what the rest of the country believes the conference to be...." June 20

  • Ohio State hoops recruit D'angelo Russell not cleared to enroll with other freshmen

    Columbus Dispatch "The highest-rated of the four incoming freshmen on the Ohio State men’s basketball team did not begin the summer semester with his teammates yesterday. Guard D’Angelo Russell, a McDonald’s All-American from Louisville, Ky., who is expected to challenge for a starting position next season, has..." June 17

  • Can Tom Crean and Indiana maximize a young roster?

    USA Today "Minutes before taking the podium at Indiana's recent booster dinner Starlight, Ind., IU coach Tom Crean likened the event to the unofficial start of the season. Held annually in early June, the trip comes just days before freshmen report to school. It's a chance for Crean to recap the season..." June 15

  • Illinois’ Aaron Cosby looking to step forward after sitting out last season as a transfer

    College Basketball Talk "The 2013-14 season didn’t provide the results the Illinois Fighting Illini hoped for, with John Groce’s team landing in the Postseason NIT and finishing the year with a 20-15 record. Illinois will return all five starters from that team, led by guards Rayvonte Rice (15.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg) and Tracy..." June 15

  • Bryn Forbes to join Spartans

    ESPN.com "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Friday that guard Bryn Forbes is transferring to become a Spartan after averaging 15.6 points for Cleveland State last season as a sophomore. Izzo was impressed that Forbes scored 22 points against Kentucky last season, a game in which he made seven..." June 14

  • Eron Harris transfers to Michigan St.

    ESPN.com "Michigan State has added West Virginia transfer Eron Harris. The 6-foot-3 sophomore wing and Indianapolis native, who averaged 17.2 points this past season for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers, chose the Spartans over Michigan and Purdue. Harris was slated to visit Michigan this past..." June 09

  • Ohio shooting guard Kyle Ahrens commits to Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Driving around Michigan State’s campus on a golf cart with Tom Izzo this week, Kyle Ahrens knew he was seeing the campus where he wanted to spend his college basketball career. “Non-stop, I was smiling at everything,” Ahrens said. “It made me feel like home. My parents knew right away, they..." June 06

  • Former Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney to make 'last stop' at Detroit Mercy

    Michigan Live "Brandan Kearney's third stop in his college basketball journey will be his last, he says. And it will be close to home. Kearney, the former Michigan State guard and Detroit native, announced Monday that he will transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy. "Crazy when your last stop is in..." June 03

  • Indiana to name ex-Marist coach Chuck Martin to assistant post

    CBSSports.com "Indiana's Tom Crean will hire former Marist head coach Chuck Martin as an assistant, sources told CBSSports.com. Martin will replace Kenny Johnson, who left after the season to take a similar position at Louisville. Martin served as head coach at Marist from 2008-2013, and was fired after..." June 03

  • Florida president questions ex-Michigan hoopster Jon Horford's transfer

    Detroit Free Press "Not everyone in Gainesville is happy to see forward Jon Horford be able to transfer to Florida and play immediately. The SEC eased its stance Friday on graduate student athlete transfers, allowing them to play immediately without going through a waiver process as long as the transfers meet..." June 03

  • Carmel guard Ryan Cline commits to Purdue

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "As the 3-pointers kept falling for Carmel senior-to-be Ryan Cline this summer, the college interest kept building. The 6-foot-5 guard could have waited out the July evaluation period to see which other programs would offer a scholarship. But Cline decided Sunday night that none of them could..." June 03

  • Michigan's Jordan Morgan receives letter from President Obama

    Michigan Live "Jordan Morgan shared a unique graduation present this weekend. The former Michigan forward tweeted a picture of a letter from the White House on Sunday. In it, President Obama congratulates Morgan on his graduation from U-M with a master's degree in manufacturing engineering. Morgan..." May 27

  • Nebraska a leader for Kansas transfer Andrew White

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school in the Class of 2012, but he just so happened to wind up at Kansas at the same time as a string of talented wing players. As a freshman, it was top ten pick Ben McLemore and seniors Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford that played the..." May 26

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    JMU transfer Charles Cooke is down to URI, Dayton, + Michigan State, source told @CBSSports. Already visited URI. Visits Dayton in June.

  • Ohio State’s Aaron Craft knows he’ll have to improve shot to stick in NBA

    Akron Beacon Journal "If Aaron Craft is going to make it in the NBA, he’s probably going to have to do it the hard way. Three talent evaluators all polled at the NBA’s predraft camp this week agreed the Ohio State star is likely to go undrafted next month. Craft’s shooting woes are evident to everyone. He averaged..." May 17

  • Michigan's Nik Stauskas, Stephen Curry almost staged 3-point competition

    Detroit Free Press "Nik Stauskas may be the best shooter in this NBA Draft. A year ago, he nearly got the chance to prove he was the best shooter in the world. According to Stauskas, he and Golden State's Stephen Curry had a shooting competition prepared for the court behind Stauskas' Mississauga, Ontario,..." May 17

  • Tom Izzo disappointed in rising number of college basketball transfers

    Michigan Live "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has often decried the rise of transfers in college basketball, a trend that’s shot upward in recent years. As of mid-April, 325 players had suited up for multiple Division 1 teams, according to the Associated Press, nearly three times as many as a decade ago. But..." May 16

  • Former U-M forward Glenn Robinson III out to show he's still an NBA first-round talent

    Detroit News "When the NBA basketball combine begins Wednesday in Chicago, former Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III feels certain he will turn heads. Robinson, accompanied by his mother, Shantelle, and grandmother Carolyn, was at the M Den Tuesday night signing posters, mugs, T-shirts and pictures, before..." May 14

  • Illinois basketball suspends Darius Paul for season

    Chicago Tribune "Citing “multiple transgressions,” Illinois basketball coach John Groce suspended Darius Paul for the 2014-15 season. Paul, 20, was arrested on April 21 for underage drinking and resisting a police officer after he ran from an officer who attempted to question him as he walked through a parking..." May 14

  • Report: Ex-Michigan forward Mitch McGary won't workout at NBA draft combine

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan forward Mitch McGary won't be showcasing his on-court skills for NBA teams this week after all. ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported Monday that McGary, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound former Michigan center. will not take part in workouts at this week's NBA draft combine in Chicago..." May 13

  • Michigan's Caris LeVert out 8-10 weeks after foot surgery

    CBSSports.com "After losing three players to the NBA Draft, Michigan was counting on rising junior Caris LeVert to take a major step forward and become a go-to-guy next season. And while that still could be the case, LeVert will have to wait until at least August to begin working on his game. The Wolverines..." May 13

  • Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson chooses Houston

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kelvin Sampson has landed his first major recruit at Houston. According to the Indianapolis Star, Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson decided to become a Cougar on Thursday while on a visit to Houston. "(Coach) Sampson is ready to get it rolling again at Houston with the rest of the coaching..." May 09

  • Report: Michigan courting West Virginia transfer Eron Harris

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein this week refused to say that next season’s roster is complete and mentioned that there is one scholarship still available. Apparently, he knew what was coming. West Virginia transfer Eron Harris is on U-M’s radar, according to a tweet from espn.com’s..." May 07

  • Craft graduating from Ohio State, aiming for NBA

    Fox Sports "The Big Ten's all-time steals leader and Ohio State's all-time assists leader, Aaron Craft graduates on Sunday with a 3.9 grade-point average. He got all of one B in his college career. Craft hopes his next stop is the NBA. In a radio interview last week with 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Craft..." May 06

  • Iowa wing Peter Jok pleads guilty to OWI, requests deferred judgement

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa freshman Peter Jok pleaded guilty to the charge of Operating While Intoxicated, and requested deferred judgment, after being arrested last weekend after police pulled over Jok on his moped, according to a report from Mitchell Schmidt of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The 20-year-old Jok..." May 03

  • Frank Kaminsky explains why the NBA can wait

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "No one should have been surprised to learn recently that Frank Kaminsky chose to return Wisconsin for his senior season rather than take a shot at making an NBA roster next season. Kaminsky, who was a first-team all-Big Ten pick and the most outstanding player in the NCAA West Regional as a..." May 01

  • Tom Izzo: Spartans over NBA

    ESPN.com "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit. "First of all I'm going to be at Michigan State,'' Izzo said Wednesday on ESPNU's College Basketball podcast. "I still listen to things..." April 30

  • Report: Three-star 2014 guard Aubrey Dawkins commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "As the spring grows longer, so to does Michigan's incoming 2014 recruiting class. New Hampton (N.H.) School guard Aubrey Dawkins committed to Michigan on Monday according to Matthew Schwade, who covers Dayton basketball for Rivals.com. Dawkins is the son of Stanford coach and former NBA..." April 28

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • Jon Horford transfers to Florida

    ESPN.com "Florida has added Michigan junior big man Jon Horford, a source close to the situation told ESPN. The 6-foot-9 Horford averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. He will be eligible to play this year for coach Billy Donovan and the Gators. Horford is the younger brother of..." April 26

  • Frank Kaminsky stays at Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky had second thoughts in recent weeks and was seriously considering leaving for the NBA, but the Badgers junior ultimately decided to remain in Madison for his final season. "It was a tough decision, but I think the best thing for me is to stay another year and..." April 25

  • McGary headed to NBA after testing positive for marijuana at Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "While many expected Mitch McGary’s Michigan career to end early, no one expected this. McGary is headed to the NBA but not because of his talent alone. He was left with little choice after failing a drug test during the NCAA tournament. Yahoo.com reported that he was facing a one-year NCAA..." April 25

  • Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan aims for NBA tryout

    Detroit News "Performing in front of large crowds is nothing new for Jordan Morgan. He’s played in a Final Four and in four NCAA Tournaments. On Wednesday night, he made a quick switch from basketball to baseball, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica..." April 24

  • Report: Richard Pitino lands fifth commitment first Minnesota class

    College Basketball Talk "Minnesota has landed their fifth commitment in the Class of 2014. Banary Konate, a 6-foot-11 center from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, KS, made his pledge on Wednesday afternoon." April 24

  • Former Georgetown forward Moses Ayegba will transfer to Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "While the exploits of players such as Terran Petteway, Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields was enough to get Nebraska to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998, one thing the Huskers lacked in 2013-14 was interior depth. Shields, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, was Nebraska’s leading..." April 24

  • Jeremy Hollowell transferring to Georgia State

    Inside The Hall "Former Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell will finish his collegiate career at Georgia State. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and a source close to Hollowell confirmed the report to Inside the Hall. Hollowell averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Hoosiers last..." April 22

  • Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for junior season

    College Basketball Talk "The 2013-14 season was a disappointing one for Purdue, with Matt Painter’s Boilermakers finishing 15-17 overall and 5-13 in Big Ten play. Among the players expected to lead the way next season for a group that hopes to turn things around is center A.J. Hammons, who on Wednesday announced that..." April 17

  • Ex-Valley prep Kale Abrahamson transferring to Drake

    Des Moines Register "Kale Abrahamson is leaving his family but coming home. The former West Des Moines Valley star and Northwestern sophomore said Wednesday he has transferred to Drake and will play basketball for the Bulldogs. Abrahamson, who announced in March that he was transferring from Northwestern, said..." April 17

  • Caris LeVert says he's '100 percent' returning to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III might be heading out the Michigan basketball door, but one sophomore garnering NBA attention is assuring he's staying put. Caris LeVert, a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2013-14 and rising prospect on many NBA draft boards, said Tuesday he's "obviously..." April 17

  • Branden Dawson to return to Michigan State for senior season

    College Basketball Talk "Branden Dawson will return to Michigan State for his senior year, the school announced on Tuesday evening. The Spartans will graduate point guard Keith Appling and center Adreian Payne this spring, and on Monday, sophomore guard Gary Harris declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Having Dawson back..." April 15

  • Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III leaving Michigan for NBA

    Detroit News "For the second straight season, Michigan is losing two of its top players — and maybe more — to the NBA draft. A year after Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. left early and became first-round draft picks, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are forgoing their final two years, they announced..." April 15

  • Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson heading to Ohio State

    CBSSports.com "Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson is heading to Ohio State, sources tell CBSSports.com. Thompson, a 6-foot-11 center from Indianapolis, played just one season in Blacksburg. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds, going for 15 points and six rebounds in a loss to Duke in late..." April 13

  • Michigan's Jon Horford transferring, should be eligible immediately

    CBSSports.com "Michigan is still awaiting NBA draft decisions on three key players, but the Wolverines are already losing one of their post players. The school announced on Thursday that redshirt junior forward Jon Horford is leaving Michigan and looking to play his final season of eligibility..." April 10

  • Source: Nik Stauskas to go pro

    ESPN.com "Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday. The source said the 6-foot-6, 205-pound shooting guard intends to make a public announcement soon. Stauskas told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has not yet made a final..." April 10

  • Penn State announces that guard Graham Woodward will transfer

    College Basketball Talk "With guard Tim Frazier out of eligibility, some playing time has opened up in the Penn State backcourt for the 2014-15 season. D.J. Newbill and John Johnson will both be seniors, and in Geno Thorpe head coach Patrick Chambers has an underclassman who will be asked to lead the way when Newbill and..." April 10

  • Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title

    Covers.com "The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and..." April 09

  • Family announces Lacey, young friend of MSU hoops program, has died

    Detroit Free Press "Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl from St. Johns who battled a rare form of cancer for several years and befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, apparently died last night. An Instagram account named missprincesslacey posted this message around 3 a.m.: “Princess Lacey has achieved the..." April 09

  • Pitino's first season with Gophers a success

    Fox Sports North "As Richard Pitino coached his Minnesota Golden Gophers to an NIT championship on Thursday, the TV cameras seemed to find his famous father, Rick, just as often as they focused on the son. When the younger Pitino left Florida International to take the Gophers coaching job last April, his well-known..." April 06

  • Wisconsin looks to build on Final Four run with returning core

    CBSSports.com "The Wisconsin locker room after Saturday night's Final Four loss to Kentucky was an emotional one, to say the least. Hugging, audible sobbing, very quiet. It was one of the most emotional locker rooms I've been in following a game. And then less than 30 minutes after leaving the locker room,..." April 06

  • Ohio hires NDSU's Saul Phillips

    CBSSports.com "North Dakota State's Saul Phillips has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Ohio, a source told CBSSports.com on Saturday. The school subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter." April 06

  • Kentucky tops Wisconsin 74-73 on Harrison's three

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Aaron Harrison is the hero again, John Calipari looks like a prophet and the University of Kentucky basketball team is playing for the NCAA championship on Monday night against Connecticut. The Wildcats won yet another wild one — their fourth thriller in a row — this time 74-73 over Wisconsin on..." April 06

  • Defense faces supreme test against Kentucky

    Wisconsin State Journal "Greg Gard was asked Friday afternoon if the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s defense has improved to the point where he’d consider labeling it a good one. The Badgers associate head coach paused for a second before nodding his head. “Yeah, I think we are,” he said. “But you’re..." April 05

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