Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo 'sought out' witness in 2017 criminal investigation of player

    ESPN "Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo and two assistant coaches contacted a witness in a 2017 investigation of criminal sexual conduct involving a basketball player before the witness had discussed the incident with police or school investigators, records newly obtained by ESPN..." April 02

  • Former Boston College forward Jairus Hamilton commits to Maryland

    Washington Post "Boston College transfer Jairus Hamilton committed to Maryland, he announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 forward was a regular starter for the Eagles last season, averaging 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. Hamilton started eight games and averaged 20.8 minutes as a freshman who..." April 01

  • Naismith Coach of The Year Award winners to be announced Thursday on CBS Sports HQ

    CBS Sports "The finalists for the 2020 Naismith Men's and Women's Coach of The Year Awards will soon learn who will win the prestigious awards given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The winners will be announced live Thursday at noon ET on CBS Sports HQ. Each of the..." April 01

  • Rutgers gets commitment from four-star center Cliff Omoruyi, the program's highest rated commit since 2008

    The Spun "Rutgers basketball just picked up its highest-rated commitment since 2008. Local four-star center Cliff Omoruyi is a Scarlet Knight. Omoruyi, who played for powerhouse Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, is the 41st-overall recruit in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite..." March 30

  • NCAA won't grant winter sports athletes extra year of eligibility

    The Score "The NCAA decided not to grant athletes from winter sports - including basketball - an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee announcedMonday. "Winter sports were not included in the decision," the statement read.  " March 30

  • Michigan AG asked to investigate rape claim against MSU basketball player

    ESPN "A woman who told police that she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player asked the Michigan attorney general's office last week to investigate her case after local prosecutors declined to file charges. Michigan State University police told prosecutors that..." March 30

  • Dachon Burke transfers from Nebraska to South Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "Dachon Burke is on the move and has found a new home. Burke is leaving Nebraska as a graduate transfer and heading to South Alabama, where he will be eligible to play immediately. Burke averaged 12.2 points per game at Nebraska this season, which was his first..." March 29

  • Alonzo Gaffney will not return, likely to pursue pro options

    247 Sports "One of the top recruits for Ohio State in the class of 2019 was Alonzo Gaffney. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Gaffney picked the Buckeyes in April of his junior year, but his stay in Columbus will be a short one. According to numerous sources close to the situation, Gaffney will..." March 23

  • Seth Towns announces transfer to Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ohio State Buckeyes have landed a major transfer. Seth Towns announced on Saturday that he will be transferring from Harvard to Ohio State. Towns will be eligible to play immediately... " March 22

  • Ohio State freshman D.J. Carton enters transfer portal after stepping away for mental health reasons

    USA Today "Ohio State freshman guard D.J. Carton has announced his decision to leave the program and enter the transfer portal. “Buckeye Nation, I first want to say thank you to all the Ohio State fans who supported me during the difficult times I went through this year,” he said in..." March 20

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Indiana promotes Scott Dolson to athletic director, replacing the retiring Fred Glass

    CBS Sports "Indiana basketball coach Archie Miller has a new boss, and it's someone who knows the the Hoosiers basketball program quite well as the school announced the promotion of Scott Dolson to athletic director on Tuesday to replace the retiring Fred Glass. Dolson has been Indiana's..." March 18

  • 'It was never about me.' Ex-Wisconsin star's self-quarantine after his return from Italy provides a lesson

    USA Today "Ethan Happ was on a tear his rookie season in Italy. He was playing so well – averaging 18.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, all while boosting team Vanoli of Cremona into a playoff push – that he was getting mentioned in the five-man race for most..." March 16

  • 3 'Shining Moments' From Kentucky's 2019-20 College Basketball Season

    12 Up "The real start to the college basketball season was supposed to commence this week. However, the coronavirus pandemic canceled conference tournaments this past week before the NCAA opted to not hold the March Madness tourney this year. Yes, that means there won't be..." March 16

  • Lamar Stevens, on cusp of Penn State scoring record, devastated about NCAA tournament cancellation

    USA Today "Sunday was supposed to be a day of celebration for Lamar Stevens and his Penn State Nittany Lion teammates. Regardless of their finish in the Big Ten tournament, originally scheduled to wrap up this weekend, they were heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine..." March 14

  • Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg Tests Negative For Coronavirus After Scary Video

    TMZ "Fred Hoiberg does NOT have coronavirus ... Nebraska announced all he's got is a bad cold -- which is great news, considering the head coach looked awful on the team's bench Wednesday. The scene was scary as hell at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis ... Hoiberg was..." March 12

  • 1 of these 8 teams will win the NCAA Tournament

    The Score "For all of the perceived parity that exists in March Madness, the actual list of recent champions is short. Only 12 schools have won the NCAA Tournament over the last 22 years, and last season's champ (Virginia) had been a top seed in four of the previous six years. This season,..." March 11

  • Luka Garza named Big Ten Player of the Year

    The Score "Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year, the conference announced on Monday. “This is a dream come true. Being the first Hawkeye to win this award in 52 years means the world to me," Garza said. "You..." March 10

  • Two Nebraska football players joining Cornhuskers basketball team for 2020 Big Ten Tournament

    CBS Sports "Nebraska's men's basketball team will enter the 2020 Big Ten Tournament with the No. 14 seed, a 2-18 record in conference play and open with No. 11 seed Indiana on Wednesday night in the first round. When the Cornhuskers lace up the sneakers to battle the Hoosiers, they'll have..." March 10

  • Five NCAA tournament teams that could be Sweet 16 surprises during March Madness

    USA Today "When filling out an NCAA tournament bracket, picking top-three seeds is a safe bet in choosing the Final Four. But oftentimes winning your March Madness pool rests on which picks can make it to the tourney's second weekend.  Here's a look at five teams who could surprise..." March 07

  • Archie Miller defends Indiana with epic rant about bracketologists

    Larry Brown Sports "Have the Indiana Hoosiers done enough to qualify for the NCAA Tournament? Coach Archie Miller sure thinks so, and he’s not afraid to call out anyone who might disagree. As part of a lengthy defense of Indiana’s tournament resume, Miller hilariously compared bracketologists..." March 07

  • Dark Horse Contenders for Every Power 5 Conference Tournament

    12 Up "The end of the college basketball regular season is right on our doorstep, and conference tournaments are almost ready to begin. The Power 5 conference tournaments will be on everyone's radar as we enter the madness that is March college basketball. For these conferences, we..." March 02

  • Michigan State is most dangerous team in Big Ten

    CBS Sports "Maybe the most impressive feature about the sixth road victory of Michigan State's season-in-ascent was that, according to Spartans coach Tom Izzo, Saturday night didn't require a season's-best performance from anyone on his roster.  Michigan State won with..." March 01

  • Rutgers, Steve Pikiell agree to 2-year extension through 2025-26

    The Score "Rutgers has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell by two years, ensuring the 52-year-old's presence on the sideline through at least 2025-26, the program announced. After posting sub-.500 records in his first three years leading the program,..." February 29

  • Five-star junior PG Khristian Lander commits to Indiana

    Bleacher Report "Archie Miller's continued rebuild of the Indiana basketball program landed a major piece Tuesday, as 5-star guard Khristian Lander announced his commitment to the Hoosiers. Lander is a class of 2021 recruit but is considering reclassifying into the 2020 class, per Jeff..." February 26

  • Former Penn coach Jerome Allen gets 15-year penalty

    ESPN "The NCAA handed former Pennsylvania men's basketball coach Jerome Allen a 15-year show- cause penalty on Wednesday after he allegedly accepted at least $250,000 from a prospect's father to train, recruit and help ensure the player was admitted to the Ivy League..." February 26

  • Tom Izzo Surprised Fred Hoiberg By Starting His Son Jack Hoiberg Against Nebraska

    The Big Lead "MIchigan State beat Nebraska on Thursday night, 86-65. It was just Michigan State's second win of February. Tom Izzo's secret weapon? Sophomore Jack Hoiberg, the son of Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg. The elder Hoiberg was unprepared for the lineup change. For Jack it was the..." February 21

  • Juwan Howard Can Coach a Little Bit

    The Big Lead "Not long ago, Michigan was in free fall. Gone were the days of being the hottest, fastest-rising team in college basketball. The blistering 7-0 start and unprecedented poll ascension were in the rearview. Losers of nine of the last 13, the Wolverines were in serious jeopardy of missing the NCAA..." February 20

  • Spartan G Jack Hoiberg Looks To Facing Dad Fred & The Cornhuskers

    SI "The Michigan State Spartans hosted #9 Maryland and lost 67-60. The loss took the men in green’s season record and conference record to 17-9 (9-5).  The team will return to the hard-court Thursday, February 20, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Pinnacle Center. They will be..." February 19

  • Jalen Smith Has the Stomach For This

    The Big Lead "Maryland had seen its 15-point lead over Michigan State evaporate and morph into a 60-53 deficit with 3:08 left to play. Sole possession of first place in the Big Ten was in peril. Empty possessions had become routine for the Terrapins and another would further extinguish any flicker of..." February 16

  • Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling arrested after heroin is found in car

    USA Today "Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling is facing drug charges. The Detroit native, 28, was arrested Feb. 8 after being stopped by police in Warren, Michigan, according to Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. Appling was pulled over after..." February 15

  • MRI on Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu shows no structural damage after freak injury

    SI "Illinois sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu suffered a gruesome-looking leg injury on the final possession of Tuesday's 70-69 loss to Michigan State. But according to Illinois' release on Wednesday, an MRI revealed "no structural damage." "What happened with..." February 12

  • College Basketball Powerhouses That Won’t Make it Past First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    12 Up "This college basketball season is already among the most chaotic in recent memory, as Kansas and Louisville are the only traditional major conference powers in the top five of the AP Poll. In a season where the mightiest teams have struggled to string together wins, the NCAA Tournament is..." February 11

  • Bob Knight expected to attend Indiana game for first time since 2000

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Legendary Indiana head coach Bob Knight is expected to make a long-awaited return to Assembly Hall on Saturday as the Hoosiers host Purdue, according to multiple reports. He is expected to return along with members of Indiana’s 1979-80 team, who will be honored at halftime of..." February 08

  • Bob Knight returns to Indiana, Assembly Hall goes wild

    Larry Brown Sports "Bob Knight’s long-awaited return to Indiana was likely everything he hoped it would be. The former coach, who once vowed to never return to campus after his firing in 2000, went back on his pledge and attended a reunion for his 1980 Big Ten championship team on Saturday. The..." February 08

  • Erik Helland resigns as Badgers coach, says he used racial slur while telling story

    ESPN "A Wisconsin men's basketball staffer lost his job after using a racial slur. Erik Helland, the longtime Badgers strength and conditioning coach whom Wisconsin said resigned Thursday, told ESPN he used the N-word while he retold a story from his time in the NBA, as he..." February 07

  • Michigan’s Zavier Simpson was suspended after wrecking AD’s wife’s car

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan guard Zavier Simpson was suspended a game last month, and now we know why. MLive.com’s Samuel Dodge reported on Thursday that Simpson crashed a car registered to Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel’s wife into a utility pole. The incident took place..." February 06