Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Iowa F Cordell Pemsl suspended following OWI arrest

    ESPN "Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been indefinitely suspended from the team following his arrest Friday, according to the school. Pemsl, a 22-year-old junior, is facing a charge of operating while intoxicated in Iowa City, Iowa. " September 20

  • Michigan State lands 4-star recruit Mady Sissoko

    The Score "Four-star recruit Mady Sissoko announced his commitment to Michigan State on Tuesday during a ceremony at his Utah high school. The 6-foot-8 center is the 36th-ranked prospect on the ESPN 100 for 2020 and the Spartans' second commitment from that list after point guard Jalen..." September 11

  • Former Indiana basketball player Joe Hillman linked to alleged sports gambling ring

    USA Today "Former Indiana University basketball player Joe Hillman has been named in a probable cause affidavit as part of an alleged extensive gambling ring run by New Palestine businessman Bret A. Wells.  Hillman, a 6-2 guard from Glendale, California, played for the Hoosiers from..." September 10

  • Daniil Kasatkin Leaves Penn State Basketball Program

    Black Shoe Diaries "Penn State hoops will be down a letterwinner when it takes the court to start the season later this year. The program released a statement saying that Russia native and rising sophomore Daniil Kasatkin would not be returning the program this year and will instead pursue a..." September 04

  • Chol Marial, Maryland basketball’s 7-2 freshman, will undergo surgery to repair stress fractures in legs

    Baltimore Sun "Chol Marial’s college basketball career will be delayed after Maryland announced Tuesday that the 7-foot-2 center from South Sudan will undergo surgery Sept. 4 to repair stress fractures in both legs. Marial is expected to be sidelined three to four months. Once considered a..." August 28

  • Jury acquits Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault

    Detroit Free Press " A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday on all charges in his rape case in Genesee County Circuit Court.  Cleaves is the Flint native who led Michigan State to the 2000 NCAA championship. He faced up to 15 years in..." August 20

  • Ohio State lands LeBron James’ ‘nephew’ Meechie Johnson

    New York Post "LeBron James will have yet another reason to watch Ohio State. The Buckeyes landed four-star point guard Demetrius “Meechie” Johnson Jr. for their 2021 class this week, a rising junior whom LeBron refers to as his “nephew.” Johnson’s father..." August 19

  • Michigan offers 2020 forward Jace Howard, son of Juwan Howard

    Detroit News "It’s not often a recruit gets the chance to play for his father at his alma mater. It appears Jace Howard will have that opportunity. Howard, a 2020 forward, announced on Twitter that he received an offer from his dad, Juwan, and the Wolverines on..." August 15

  • Driver in crash that killed Wisconsin coach's family had BAC more than 2.5 times legal limit

    Yahoo! Sports "The driver in a crash that killed Wisconsin assistant basketball coach Howard Moore’s wife and daughter in May was found to have been more than 2.5 times over the legal blood alcohol limit. Toxicology reports for Samantha Winchester, who also died in the Ann Arbor, Michigan,..." August 09

  • DePaul and Illinois are in the mix to land Young’s DJ Steward

    Chicago Sun-Times "Young’s DJ Steward, the state’s top-ranked player in the Class of 2020, cut his list to eight in a video released on Twitter on Thursday. Steward, a senior guard, is down to DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina and Texas. Kentucky and..." August 01

  • Basketball star Joe Bamisile flips from Northwestern to Virginia Tech

    The Roanoke Times "Virginia Tech's new men's basketball staff pulled off a major recruiting coup Thursday. Joe Bamisile, who is rated the No. 63 rising high school senior in the nation by ESPN, has flipped from Northwestern to the Hokies. Bamisile, a prolific guard for Monacan High..." July 25

  • Michigan makes top five for five-star guard Joshua Christopher

    Detroit News "The Wolverines continue to receive strong consideration from some of the top players in the country. Joshua Christopher, a five-star guard from Bellflower (Calif.) Mayfair, listed Michigan among his top five schools along with Missouri, Arizona State, UCLA and Kentucky, which he..." July 25