Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina; will be played a week later

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina. The perennial most prestigious in-season tournament is now scheduled to be played from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, it was announced Friday.  The event will be held at Harrah's Cherokee Center.  This..." September 19

  • 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis moved to South Dakota

    The Score "This year's Battle 4 Atlantis, one of college basketball's marquee early season tournaments, will take place at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. A limited number of fans will be permitted, but all those in attendance must..." September 14

  • Michigan State basketball's Tom Izzo likes how his team sacrificed in unprecedented summer

    Detroit Free Press "It has been six months of uncertainty since Michigan State basketball and the rest of the college hoops  world slammed on the brakes in March. The pandemic and ensuing shutdown did not give Tom Izzo and his staff much of an opportunity to work hands-on with the..." September 12

  • Michigan Wolverines, Texas Longhorns eliminate jobs, cut salaries

    ESPN "The University of Michigan athletics department on Tuesday announced it has eliminated 21 positions as it faces a potential $100 million loss in revenue for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said the department will..." September 01

  • Michigan HC Juwan Howard not seeking NBA coaching opportunities

    CBS Sports "Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard shot down a report Monday that suggested he had emerged as a 'possible' NBA coaching candidate, saying in a statement posted to Twitter that he is "not exploring, seeking or listening" to NBA coaching opportunities. "There..." August 24

  • No. 1 recruit Jack Sawyer to skip final high school football season, seek early enrollment at Ohio State

    ABC News "With the status of high school football in Ohio still up in the air, the top-ranked prospect in the country has decided he will forgo his senior season and train for early enrollment at Ohio State. Jack Sawyer, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end at Pickerington North High..." August 14

  • Tom Izzo confident in 2020-21 season: 'I don't even think it's a question'

    The Score "Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo isn't sure how the upcoming college basketball season will unfold, but he has no doubt play will resume in 2020-21. "I know we're going to play," Izzo said Thursday, according to The Athletic's Brendan Quinn. "I..." August 14

  • Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern commits to Howard

    Draftkings Nation "The Howard Bison were an afterthought in one of the worst conferences in college basketball during the 2019-20 season. But that might not be the case for much longer as the historically black college now has two major feathers in their cap with the addition of Purdue senior..." August 07

  • Withdrawing from NBA Draft: Who will raise their stock most next season?

    CBS Sports "A plethora of top-tier college basketball players with NBA aspirations opted to withdraw from draft consideration last weekend in favor of returning to their schools for at least another season.  Those decisions will inevitably work out better for some than others...." August 07

  • Luka Garza Announces Iowa Return with NSFW Meme from 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

    Bleacher Report "Iowa star Luka Garza will return to school for the 2020-21 college basketball season after withdrawing from the NBA draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Garza confirmed the news with an edited video from The Wolf of Wall Street (warning: NSFW..." August 02

  • Kofi Cockburn going back to school giving the Illini a title-contending team

    CBS Sports "Dare to dream, Illinois fans, and dare to dream big.  That was the heart of Brad Underwood's message to Illini nation in his introductory press conference in March 2017 as he laid out a vision for the program he inherited. "I dream big,"..." August 02

  • Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu withdraws from NBA draft

    The Score "Ayo Dosunmu has some unfinished business. The Illinois star announced Friday that he has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season. " August 01

  • Gophers newcomer Both Gach pulls name from NBA Draft list

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers guard Both Gach had his name officially removed Thursday from the NBA draft’s early entry list, sources told the Star Tribune. Gach, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound Austin, Minn., native, transferred from Utah and joined his home state program earlier this..." July 31

  • Lou Henson, former Illinois, New Mexico State coach dies at 88

    ESPN "Lou Henson, the all-time wins leader as men's basketball coach at the University of Illinois and New Mexico State, died Saturday at his home in Champaign, Illinois, at age 88, his family announced Wednesday. He was buried Wednesday in a ceremony in Champaign, which..." July 29

  • Iowa stops men's basketball workouts for 14 days due to positive coronavirus tests

    Yardbarker "The Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball program halted workouts for 14 days following a pair of coronavirus test results among players. Per a school statement shared by ESPN's Myron Medcalf on Tuesday, Iowa announced. " July 28

  • Canadian Enoch Boakye commits to Michigan State

    SI "You can always tell by the feet. It’s a little trick George Aramide uses to scout young basketball players. He’ll go to middle school games and watch the boys to see who he thinks he can groom into future basketball stars. In sixth grade, there isn’t much to see in..." July 28