Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan State's Tom Izzo has top recruit, Vernon Carey Jr., in sights

    Detroit Free Press "It was a seemingly innocuous question for Tom Izzo on Thursday, ostensibly about playing Florida Gulf Coast: “What are your priorities for Sunday, Tom?” a young scribe asked. Izzo paused for a second. And he danced around the topic like an expert. There..." November 14

  • Chris Webber reflects on 'love' he felt in Michigan return

    Detroit News "Chris Webber, the centerpiece of Michigan’s Fab Five basketball team, said he was overwhelmed by the reception he received when he was introduced at Michigan Stadium last Saturday as an honorary captain. Webber appeared Monday on the Rich Eisen Show and described the..." November 06

  • Four-star forward Malik Hall picks Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State added another piece to its 2019 recruiting class on Thursday when four-star forward Malik Hall of Sunrise Christian in Wichita, Kan., announced he was committing. The 6-foot-7 Hall chose the Spartans ahead of his other finalists, Purdue and Oregon. Michigan..." November 01

  • Izzo, Spartans to plunge right into tough non-league schedule

    Detroit News "There was no easing into the basketball season for Michigan State over the weekend. Typically, the Spartans will play two exhibition games against Division II teams before embarking on a schedule that is often as tough as any team's in the country. But this season, coach Tom Izzo..." October 30

  • How Michigan's Jordan Poole handled celebrity status after game-winner

    Detroit Free Press "First came the shot. Then the fame, and with it, tens of thousands of followers on social media. What did Jordan Poole do? He deleted his Twitter and Snapchat, and temporarily deactivated his Instagram. “We just wanted to buckle down and stay locked in..." October 23

  • John Beilein wants college basketball cheaters 'out of the game'

    Michigan Live "John Beilein has, at times, been "confused" about certain high school basketball players who didn't consider Michigan among their finalists when it came time to choose a college. Without mentioning a particular year or recruit, Beilein, Michigan's head men's..." October 16

  • Tom Izzo breaks his silence on how he handled sexual assault allegations against former Michigan State players

    CBS Sports "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo staunchly defended his handling of sexual assault allegations made against former players in an Outside the Lines report published in February during his appearance at Big Ten media days on Thursday, pushing back forcefully on the notion that he wouldn't handle..." October 12

  • Can Rocket Watts become an Izzo point guard?

    Detroit Free Press "Mark (Rocket) Watts has entrusted his future into the hands of Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo. That means he better be ready to become a point guard and get yelled at a lot. The prolific scorer at Detroit Old Redford and on the NIKE Elite Youth Basketball League..." September 25

  • Former Old Redford High guard Rocket Watts commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Four-star combo guard Mark "Rocket" Watts announced his commitment to Michigan State on social media  Saturday. Watts, who transferred to Spire Academy in suburban Cleveland from Old Redford High earlier this year, is ranked as the No. 1 player in Ohio..." September 23