Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brother of Michigan State star Cassius Winston dies after being hit by train

    CBS Sports "The brother of Michigan State star Cassius Winston died in a train accident on Saturday night in Albion, Michigan. According to the Detroit Free Press, Zachary Winston was struck and killed by an Amtrak train. Zachary Winston is a college basketball player for Division III Albion along..." November 11

  • Touching scenes as Michigan State honors Cassius Winston’s brother

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Cassius Winston suited up on Sunday night. He didn’t have to. He wasn’t expected to. After staying with the Winston family until 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo let Cassius know that it was up to him. If he wanted to play, his teammates had his..." November 11

  • After tragic car crash, Wisconsin basketball announces assistant coach Howard Moore's son as starter

    Yahoo! Sports "The family of Wisconsin basketball assistant coach Howard Moore suffered an unspeakable tragedy earlier this year, when the coach and his family were hit in their car by a drunk driver. Moore’s wife Jennifer and daughter Jaidyn, as well as the driver in the other car,..." November 09

  • Gene Keady calls it 'entitlement' for NCAA athletes to profit on name, image, likeness

    USA Today "Former Purdue men's basketball coach Gene Keady is adamantly against NCAA athletes getting paid for their name, image and likeness.  Keady was interviewed Thursday by Dan Dakich on "The Dan Dakich Show."  About 14 minutes into the..." November 08

  • Kentucky's John Calipari explains why NCAA basketball needs its own 'summer league'

    Sporting News "John Calipari believes college basketball needs spring football to prosper. Wait, let him explain. He makes more sense of it. "It would be good for college basketball if we start playing in August," Calipari told reporters following Kentucky's victory over..." November 08

  • Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard may have violated NCAA rules with small recruiting comment

    Fox Sports "Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard may have accidentally committed an NCAA violation when he slipped up during a news conference ahead of the team’s first game. Howard was asked about recruiting during a Monday press conference. He mentioned the offers the..." November 07

  • What we learned from the Champions Classic

    The Score "The basketball was rough, the offenses were rusty, and the results ultimately won't matter come the NCAA Tournament in March. But the top four teams in college hoops gathered on Tuesday at the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, and you really couldn't have asked for a..." November 06

  • This Champions Classic gives us the greatest opening night in the history of college basketball

    CBS Sports "The idea behind the Champions Classic was simple: get four of the nation's best and most consistently great college basketball programs, put them under one roof and conduct a doubleheader that will generate early interest in this sport that starts each November but is often overshadowed by..." November 05

  • Hoiberg sees untapped potential at long-suffering Nebraska

    The Score "Fred Hoiberg knows the track record of Nebraska basketball coaches isn't good. He wanted the job anyway. The curse of the Cornhuskers stretches back 70 years. That's how long it's been since they won their most recent conference championship. They own the distinction of..." November 02

  • Tip Ins: Tigers, Buffs, Wildcats all likely tourney hopefuls

    The Score "Memphis coach Penny Hardaway went 22-14 and led the Tigers to an NIT berth in his debut season. His biggest wins came on the recruiting trail. Hardaway added the nation's No. 1 recruiting class by signing five top-60 prospects and seven top-115 players as measured by composite..." October 31

  • Michigan State will retire Draymond Green’s No. 23 on Dec. 3

    Detroit Free Press " Tom Izzo said Michigan State basketball will retire Draymond Green's jersey on Dec. 3, when the top-ranked Spartans host No. 4 Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Green will be the 10th MSU player to have his number retired, with his No. 23 the ninth number that..." October 28

  • Last season's NCAA Tournament teams from power conferences who won't make it back to the Big Dance in 2020

    CBS Sports "Well, it's about that time, I suppose. Every NCAA Tournament field is unique. We've never had the same group of 64, 65 or 68 teams -- ever -- and it will be decades before that ever happens. Year over year, there's always significant change. Earlier this offseason, we scanned the..." October 26

  • Bracketology: Michigan State headlines opening Field of 68

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Every Selection Sunday journey begins somewhere.  This year, that somewhere is East Lansing. To no one’s surprise, Michigan State headlines our preseason edition of Bracketology.  The Spartans have the talent, experience and depth to reach another Final..." October 24

  • Michigan State's Joshua Langford is out indefinitely with foot injury

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, Michigan State was named the preseason No. 1 team in college basketball by AP voters for the first time in the program's history. A day later, there's a damper on those expectations: Joshua Langford, a senior guard projected to be..." October 23

  • Michigan's Franz Wagner out 4-6 weeks with fractured wrist

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball freshman Franz Wagner is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured right wrist, the team announced Monday afternoon. The injury does not require surgery. The Wolverines expect Wagner "to make a full recovery." " October 22

  • Five-star forward Isaiah Todd commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Juwan Howard has been swinging for the fences on the recruiting trail. After missing out on several top prospects to Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina, Howard finally connected. Isaiah Todd, a five-star forward from Raleigh, North Carolina, announced his..." October 18

  • Big Ten Season Preview: Power Rankings, Preseason Awards and Michigan State’s title run?

    NBC Sports "The Big Ten had another strong season last year as Michigan State made the Final Four and the league went an outstanding 7-1 in the first round. With the Spartans falling short of the national title, however, the Big Ten is still seeking its first championship in men’s..." October 17

  • Minnesota's Eric Curry loses another season to knee injury

    CBS Minnesota " University of Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Richard Pitino says redshirt junior forward Eric Curry has suffered a season-ending injury. According to Pitino, Curry suffered the season-ending knee injury in practice last week. The Memphis, Tennessee native has a..." October 17

  • College Basketball Hot Seat: Seven coaches whose jobs could be on the line in 2019-20

    CBS Sports "The coaching carousel in college basketball is a constant topic of conversation -- the type of thing industry folks discuss as much as which teams might be sleepers for the Final Four. It's a fascinating topic, most agree. But the unspoken downside is that people either have to voluntarily..." October 14

  • Tom Izzo is feeling 'greedy' as Michigan State enters season with championship aspirations

    Sporting News "When the NCAA Final Four convenes next April in Atlanta, Michigan State will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the championship claimed by Mateen, MoPete and the Spartans' coach, Tom Izzo. He wasn’t exactly a kid then. Izzo had served a long apprenticeship before..." October 04

  • Iowa F Cordell Pemsl suspended following OWI arrest

    ESPN "Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been indefinitely suspended from the team following his arrest Friday, according to the school. Pemsl, a 22-year-old junior, is facing a charge of operating while intoxicated in Iowa City, Iowa. " September 20