Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • After 'little punch in the mouth,' Maryland is playing like a legit contender in the Big Ten

    USA Today "The difference between receiving recognition and earning it is slim but significant. And that's something the Maryland men's basketball team has learned firsthand over the past few months. In preseason rankings, the Terrapins were annointed a top-10 team, a group capable of..." January 08

  • Rutgers' Geo Baker out indefinitely because of thumb injury

    ESPN "Rutgers starting point guard Geo Baker missed Friday night's 79-62 win over Nebraska on Friday night in Lincoln and is out indefinitely with a left thumb injury he suffered in practice. Coach Steve Pikiell made the announcement before the game, which marked the Scarlet..." January 05

  • Tom Izzo’s son Steven Izzo receives loud cheers at end of blowout win over Michigan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Michigan State Spartans beat up on arch-rival Michigan on Sunday, and things were so one-sided that the Spartans’ human equivalent of a victory cigar made an appearance. " January 05

  • Juwan Howard Runs on Floor during Play, gets technical foul

    Yardbarker "Michigan head coach Juwan Howard got his first taste of the school’s rivalry with Michigan State from a coaching perspective on Sunday, and it didn’t go so great. " January 05

  • Michigan adds another ESPN 100 prospect in No. 77 Terrance Williams

    ESPN "ESPN 100 forward Terrance Williams committed to Michigan on Wednesday night, giving Juwan Howard his fourth top-100 commitment in his first full recruiting class with the Wolverines. Michigan emerged as the favorite for Williams after his recent decommitment..." January 02

  • Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey is Freshman of the Week; Pac-12 places four in Frosh Watch

    CBS Sports "TYRESE MAXEY, KENTUCKY: A simple choice to close out 2019, given Maxey was outstanding and crucial in Kentucky's home victory over then-No. 3 Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' 78-70 overtime win was witness to Maxey's career high, a 27-point showing --..." January 01

  • Cassius Winston out with bone bruise

    247 Sports "Cassius Winston will not be in Michigan State’s starting lineup for just the second time in 87 games Sunday night when the Spartans host Western Michigan. Winston is dealing with a bone bruise on his knee, MSU head coach Tom Izzo said on his pre-game radio show, and is..." December 30

  • Michigan Isaiah Livers out indefinitely with groin injury

    Michigan Daily "With its Big Ten schedule set to resume next weekend, it appears the Michigan men’s basketball may be without its leading scorer for a significant stretch. After suffering a groin injury in the 11th-ranked Wolverines’ 42-point win over Presbyterian, junior forward Isaiah..." December 29

  • College Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings: Gonzaga or Ohio State at No. 1?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "A new college basketball top 25 this week features another new No. 1 team in the country. Gonzaga is the team that takes their turn at the top of the rankings after Kansas fell at Villanova on Saturday. There are also three new teams in this week’s power rankings. Here..." December 23

  • Ohio State might be nation's best

    CBS Sports "Ohio State had been in control the entire second half. But Kentuckywas hanging around. And then a bad thing happened for the Buckeyes with 3:30 remaining. The ref blew his whistle. He pointed at Kaleb Wesson. And everybody here inside T-Mobile Arena..." December 22

  • Michigan State senior Josh Langford will miss the entire season after undergoing foot surgery

    CBS Sports "Michigan State is going to be without Josh Langford for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. Spartans coach Tom Izzo made the announcement on Thursday afternoon after Spartans practice.  Langford had surgery recently on his left foot to help repair an injury that has lingered..." December 19

  • Husker basketball guard Jervay Green suspended indefinitely

    Lincoln Journal Star "Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Friday afternoon that junior guard Jervay Green has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. Green started Nebraska's first nine games of the season, averaging 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. The..." December 13

  • Illinois' Kofi Cockburn accidentally clobbers official while celebrating bucket

    ESPN "Lewis Garrison, a college basketball official, left a matchup between Illinois and No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday night after he was accidentally hit by Kofi Cockburn as the freshman center celebrated a key play in the Illini's 71-62 victory in..." December 12

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11

  • Which of the five remaining undefeated college basketball teams will lose last?

    CBS Sports "College basketball's fraternity of undefeateds is shrinking.  There were 31 such squads as of Nov. 28. By Dec. 1, that number got chopped to 20. This past Saturday still had 16 lucky clubs yet to take an L. But after Tuesday night, wherein three more bagels got knocked out of..." December 11

  • Film Room: How Ohio State handed North Carolina their worst loss in nearly two decades

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "At this point, no one should be surprised when Chris Holtmann does something smart as a head coach, and I certainly was not surprised to see him find a way to smother North Carolina on the defensive side of the ball on Wednesday night. In a 74-49 win in the Dean Dome, the worst home..." December 07

  • Chris Webber Open to Reconcile with Michigan Basketball After 26-Year Beef

    TMZ "Chris Webber says he hasn't been back to the Crisler Center at the Univ. of Michigan in 26 YEARS -- but he's finally down to bury the hatchet ... thanks to Juwan Howard. Webber was a key member of the legendary Fab Five team in '92 and '93 ... but got caught..." December 07

  • For years he stayed away, but pieces coming together for Bob Knight's return to Assembly Hall

    USA Today "The pieces to the puzzle Bob Knight seemingly never wanted finished are coming together. A move from Texas back to Bloomington this summer, into a $600,000 house three miles from Assembly Hall. A trip with longtime friend Bob Hammel to Indiana University for a..." December 05

  • Kentucky and Michigan will play a game in London next season to begin a three-year series

    CBS Sports "Kentucky and Michigan have agreed to a unique three-game scheduling series beginning with a 2020 game in London followed by a home game for each school. The first game of the series is tentatively set for December 2020 at The O2 Arena in London. The game in 2021 will be played..." December 05

  • Archie Miller and Indiana Look Like They're For Real

    The Big Lead "Indiana and head coach Archie Miller made a pretty big statement Tuesday night during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Despite missing their presumed starting point guard, the Hoosiers hammered No. 17 Florida State in Bloomington. The win proved that Indiana's 7-0 start wasn't a fluke and..." December 04

  • Chris Webber defends Jim Harbaugh after OSU debacle: Don't Fire Him!

    TMZ "Chris Webber is going to bat for Jim Harbaugh ... telling TMZ Sports Michigan should NOT fire the head coach -- this despite his FIFTH STRAIGHT loss to Ohio State on Saturday. "To throw the baby out with the bathwater or to blow it up just because of that..." December 04

  • 'This is why you come to Michigan State': Draymond Green has No. 23 retired

    USA Today "Draymond Green promised himself he wouldn't get emotional. Then his voice cracked. He was staring out into the packed white-out crowd at the Breslin Center during a Michigan State basketball game, except this time, he was wearing a suit and not a jersey. A replica of the No...." December 04

  • 5 college basketball teams that could win it all

    The Score "A national champion won't be crowned until April, but contenders are already beginning to emerge during early-season tournaments and out-of-conference battles. Based on the first month of play, here are five teams that could be cutting down the nets in..." December 02

  • Undefeated DI men's college basketball teams in 2019-20

    NCAA "Each college basketball season begins with a clean slate for all 353 teams. Through Nov. 30, there are 20 undefeated DI men's college basketball teams. We'll continue to track them all season to see if anyone can keep that slate clean for an entire campaign. No team has..." December 01

  • Michigan Has Best Resume in College Basketball Right Now and Juwan Howard is the Difference

    12 Up "When John Beilein left Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, faced with the departure of a number of the team's top scorers, it wasn't surprising when the Preseason AP Poll, or even the first several ballots of the regular season, left the Wolverines out of the top 25. Yet,..." November 29

  • Michigan State's loss to Virginia Tech was vexing, but it seems the Hokies nailed it by hiring Mike Young

    CBS Sports "Michigan State is the first team in 23 years to start the season as the No. 1-ranked team in men's college basketball but nevertheless lose at least two of its first five games.  The last time it happened was 1996, when Bob Huggins' Cincinnati..." November 28

  • Nostalgia & Healing On The Court: Penny Hardaway & Juwan Howard Cross Generational Divide

    Real GM Basketball "“Obviously they didn’t see me play, but when we start talking, they start looking me up on YouTube and they start to give me more respect about what I do and what I’ve done,” said Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway of his team. For those who grew up on..." November 26

  • Tom Izzo apologizes for Michigan State's upset loss

    ESPN "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo took ownership for the third-ranked Spartans' five-point upset loss in the Maui Invitational. "I publicly want to apologize to maybe the greatest fan group that was here," Izzo said after Monday's loss in Hawai'i. "I feel..." November 26

  • Anthony Edwards Going off vs MSU Proves He's One of John Calipari's Greatest Recruiting Failures

    12 Up "Anthony Edwards is being wasted on a Georgia team that, while intriguing, is likely lacking the firepower to make a Final Four run despite his services. On Tuesday, the freshman single-handedly almost led a 20-point comeback vs the No. 3 team in the country thanks to 33 second-half..." November 26

  • College basketball rankings: Coaches Poll has Duke, Louisville and Michigan State at No. 1, 2 and 3

    CBS Sports "Duke is once again the top team in college basketball in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Blue Devils are one of 12 teams that are 6-0 headed into Monday's action.  With none of the top six teams losing in the past week, 1-6 remain static in this week's..." November 26

  • Michigan State, Kansas headline strong Maui field

    The Score "Michigan State opened the season with a loss to Kentucky at Madison Square Garden. Kansas had a similar start on the same bill, losing to Duke. Three weeks later, the third-ranked Spartans and four-ranked Jayhawks are in paradise, headlining another strong Maui Invitational field in a..." November 24