Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan basketball gets commitment from Grand Rapids Christian 4-star Kobe Bufkin for 2021

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball just added another recruit to the 2021 class. Grand Rapids Christian guard Kobe Bufkin, a four-star prospect, announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Friday, becoming the second prospect to pick U-M this week after three-star forward Will..." July 11

  • Michigan State basketball lands 5-star guard Max Christie for 2021 recruiting class

    Detroit Free Press "Tom Izzo continued his recent recruiting run with another five-star commitment Tuesday. Max Christie announced his pledge to play for Michigan State in 2021. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Rolling Meadows High in suburban Chicago is rated the No. 1 shooting guard in..." July 07

  • Tom Izzo's Recruiting Renaissance is Coming Fast and Furious

    The Big Lead "Michigan State fans have long inured themselves to the inevitable pain of losing a recruiting battle at the Eleventh Hour. So much so that they've convinced themselves it doesn't matter. And there's some truth to that, as Tom Izzo has made a Hall of Fame career out of projects and..." July 07

  • Noose comment by Penn State basketball coach points to larger NCAA problem

    The Undefeated "It began as a normal conversation. Rasir Bolton, the freshman starting point guard for Penn State’s basketball team, was working out with the shooting machine on an off day. The gym was mostly empty. Head coach Pat Chambers called Bolton over to talk. It was January 2019, and..." July 06

  • Iowa State's Rasir Bolton accuses Penn State coach Chambers of racism

    The Score "Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton leveled allegations of racism against his former coach, Penn State bench boss Patrick Chambers. "A 'noose' around my neck is why I left Penn State," Bolton wrote in a tweet on Monday. "Head coach..." July 06

  • Dick Vitale Calls for Kentucky and Indiana to Put 'Egos' Aside and Schedule Series

    12 Up "Getting top programs to play each other is not always easy in college sports, especially in a non-conference matchup during the regular season. Indiana and Kentucky have a rivalry in college basketball that stretches back to the 1920s. However, the two teams have..." July 02

  • Will star prospect Emoni Bates ever play at Michigan State?

    Yahoo! Sports "Emoni Bates is a 6-foot-9 16-year-old and is the best high school basketball player in the country regardless of class. He’s been hailed as “the next LeBron” because of his skill level and the way he dominates so easily while being built more like Kevin..." July 02

  • Michigan's Juwan Howard and Jim Harbaugh Accept 10% Salary Cuts Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh and men's basketball head coach Juwan Howard have each accepted 10 percent salary cuts for the 2021 fiscal year to help compensate for the athletic department's projected $26.1 million budget deficit due mostly to the COVID-19..." June 30

  • Emoni Bates, 2022 top recruit, commits to Michigan State

    ESPN "Emoni Bates, widely considered the best high school prospect in more than a decade, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Monday. Bates also announced his plans for his final two years of high school; he will attend a new prep school that his father, Elgin, is..." June 29

  • How Emoni Bates' commitment to Michigan State will help the Spartans

    CBS Sports "With nearly all of the top prospects from the Class of 2020 off the board and the Class of 2021 recruiting cycle in a holding pattern due to a prolonged recruiting dead period amid the cancellation of summer showcase events, Emoni Bates' commitment to Michigan..." June 29

  • Seven programs thriving without signing five-star talent

    CBS Sports "College basketball recruiting and the scandals that come along with the pursuit of five-star players keep the sport in the news year-round. But there are some programs that have found success with a model that does not require chasing elite prospects. Programs like Gonzaga are..." June 24

  • Tom Izzo Says He Was 'Ignorant' To Oppose Anthem Protest, 'I'm Still Learning'

    TMZ "Michigan State legend Tom Izzo is admitting he was WRONG to be mad about Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest ... saying George Floyd's death helped him understand what the movement was all about. "Listen, I learn lessons too. And, I’m..." June 23

  • Iowa's Luka Garza weighing NBA decision

    CBS Sports "Luka Garza is back on campus now, spending time with his Iowa teammates, getting shots up in the gym and participating in voluntary workouts during these unusual times thrust upon us by a global pandemic that's ravaged our country and economy while killing more than 116,000..." June 21

  • Gophers land former Austin star Both Gach in transfer from Utah

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After taking a break from his workout routine Monday, Both Gach picked up his phone to make an announcement Gophers fans were hoping for. The pride of Austin, Minn., was “excited to be back home.” A transfer from Utah, Gach committed to his home state Gophers over Auburn,..." June 18

  • NCAA rules D.J. Carton can play for Marquette right away

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Marquette men's basketball team will have guard D.J. Carton on the court next season. Carton, who transferred to MU in April after one season at Ohio State, had his waiver for immediate eligibility approved by the NCAA on Wednesday. He will have three seasons of..." June 17

  • Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern no longer heading to Michigan

    CBS Sports "Former Purdue guard Nojel Eastern, who announced in May that he was transferring to Michigan, will not be heading to the play for the Wolverines after all. On Wednesday, Eastern revealed in a Twitter post that his recruitment would be opening back up after he was denied..." June 17

  • Four-star Ike Cornish commits to Maryland men’s basketball

    Testudo Times "Maryland men’s basketball picked up its second recruit in the 2021 class, as four-star shooting guard Ike Cornish announced his commitment Wednesday. Cornish plays at Legacy Charter in Greenville, South Carolina. He previously listed the Terps in a..." June 10

  • Green Bay hires Will Ryan, son of former Wisconsin coach

    National Post "Green Bay on Sunday announced it has hired Will Ryan, son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, to lead its basketball program. Will Ryan, 41, coached Division II Wheeling (W.Va.) University to a 14-13 record last season in his lone campaign as a head coach. He also has been an assistant..." June 08

  • Luka Garza unsure if he'll stay in NBA draft or return to Iowa because of 'unknown'

    ESPN "The "unknowns" for current NBA prospects could result in another year of college basketball for Iowa star Luka Garza, the projected preseason national player of the year in 2020-21. Garza, who has entered the 2020 NBA draft while retaining his eligibility,..." June 01

  • Ohio State’s Seth Towns speaks out after being detained during protest: ‘We have to be heard’

    USA Today "A little more than a day removed from having been detained by Columbus Police for his role in a peaceful protest, Ohio State basketball player Seth Towns had a message for a national television audience early Sunday morning. He’s going to speak his truth, and..." May 31

  • Ohio State Buckeyes' Seth Towns Detained By Police At Columbus Protest

    Total Pro Sports "On Friday night, protests took place all over the country in numerous major cities like Atlanta, New York, Houston, and Dallas following George Floyd’s death while in police custody. Smaller communities, like Columbus, also took part in demonstrations and things got a bit crazy..." May 30

  • Omar Jimenez Averaged 0.3 Points Per Game as a Northwestern Basketball Walk-On

    The Big Lead "CNN's Omar Jimenez, who was arrested on-air while reporting on the civil unrest in Minneapolis this morning, was an accomplished high school basketball player and earned a spot as a walk-on at Northwestern. Jimenez, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 16 points and six assists as..." May 29

  • Justin Smith's Transfer Opens Up Opportunities for Indiana

    The Big Lead "Indiana has announced senior-to-be Justin Smith has graduated and will transfer. Smith was the team's third-leading scorer last season, averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Despite his outstanding athleticism and defensive prowess, Smith was maddeningly inconsistent at times for..." May 23

  • Key Indiana forward Justin Smith leaving Hoosiers program as graduate transfer

    CBS Sports "Indiana will now be replacing two of its top three scorers after the program announced Friday that Justin Smith is leaving as a graduate transfer following his junior season. The 6-foot 7- forward averaged 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while starting all 32 games for the Hoosiers..." May 22

  • Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan’s late push for Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown has paid off. Brown announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday that he’ll be heading to Ann Arbor to finish his career with the Wolverines. The 6-foot-5, 220-guard added Michigan as a possible..." May 19

  • Kentucky-Michigan basketball game in London postponed until December 2022

    Yardbarker "The Kentucky Wildcats and Michigan Wolverines won't be doing any Christmas shopping in London later this year, after all.   On Tuesday, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe tweeted that a game between the two universities scheduled for the O2 Arena in London on..." May 19

  • 5-star Indiana commit Khristian Lander reclassifying to 2020

    The Score "Five-star Indiana commit Khristian Lander is reclassifying into the 2020 class and will play this fall, he told ESPN's Jeff Borzello. The 6-foot-1 point guard, who committed to the Hoosiers in February, was the top-rated player at his position and ranked 12th..." May 18

  • Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern headed to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball's roller-coaster offseason continues. The Wolverines made a significant addition to their roster Thursdaywith a commitment from Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern.  Eastern, a two-year starter at Purdue who is coming off an up-and-down..." May 14

  • Maryland basketball adds forward Galin Smith, transfer from Alabama

    Baltimore Sun "Former Alabama forward Galin Smith has committed to Maryland men’s basketball, he announced Tuesday, providing the Terps with much-needed frontcourt depth after a string of departures. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Smith is immediately eligible and will have a year of eligbility..." May 12

  • Iowa basketball: Jordan Bohannon, Jack Nunge each granted extra year of eligibility

    Hawk Central "Jordan Bohannon has received approval from the Big Ten Conference for a fifth season of eligibility, a ruling that clears the way for Iowa’s all-time leader in 3-pointers to continue an already-legendary college basketball career after December hip surgery. Bohannon..." May 12