Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Juwan Howard set to interview for Michigan job

    Larry Brown Sports "Juwan Howard was one of the names that was mentioned in connection with the Michigan job the moment John Beilein announced he was leaving to take the Cleveland Cavaliers job. Apparently the Wolverines took note and are making Howard a candidate for the vacant position. Howard is set..." May 18

  • Strangely, ESPN’s Jay Williams wants Juwan Howard to fix Michigan’s ‘culture’

    Michigan Live "John Beilein was voted by his peers as the cleanest coach in college basketball. At Michigan, he won Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, made two trips to the national championship game and annually developed under-recruited prospects into potential NBA..." May 14

  • Sources: Juwan Howard to interview with Wolves

    ESPN "New Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas plans to interview candidates for the franchise's head-coaching job this week, including Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard and Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool, league..." May 14

  • Top Michigan signee Jalen Wilson 'in shock' over John Beilein's exit

    Detroit Free Press "Jalen Wilson woke up Monday morning to a phone call from a friend. Then he checked ESPN, and saw the news: John Beilein had accepted the head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The news was a surprise for Wilson, Michigan basketball's top..." May 14

  • Michigan Must First Make Billy Donovan Tell Them No

    The Big Lead "One assumes that Michigan was just about as blindsided as everyone else about John Beilein, at 66 years old and with no rumors that he was even interviewing for the gig, taking the Cavs’ head coaching job. While I listed five candidates to replace Beilein on the..." May 14

  • Chris Beard, Rick Pitino among favorites to become next Michigan head coach

    Sportsnaut "The vacancy left by John Beilein has opened up a prime opportunity for a coveted job as the next head coach of the Michigan men’s basketball program. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that some of the people oddsmakers favor to land the job are names you’ll..." May 14

  • Alabama’s Nate Oats shuts down Michigan speculation in statement

    Larry Brown Sports "Even coaches that recently took a new job will be subject to some speculation when a position like Michigan’s opens up, but Nate Oats won’t be heading to Ann Arbor. Oats, who was only hired by Alabama in March, shot down all speculation linking him to the newly-vacant..." May 13

  • 5 Candidates to Replace John Beilein at Michigan

    The Big Lead "John Beilein left Michigan for the Cavs in what is an absolutely stunning move, and it leaves the Wolverines vulnerable in the coaching carousel season. With so many people already having taken jobs — as Jeff Goodman pointed out, Nate Oats would’ve been a great option but he..." May 13

  • Point guard Ethan Morton, a top 50 recruit in the 2020 class, commits to Purdue basketball

    Journal & Courier "Ethan Morton's college decision came down to not one special moment but an accumulation of them. He took note of the impressive crowd support when he visited Mackey Arena for a non-conference game early in the 2017-18 season. He slowly developed a relationship with Purdue coach..." May 09

  • Chol Marial, a 7-foot-2 center, signs with Maryland basketball for 2019-20 season

    Washington Post "Chol Marial, a 7-foot-2 center, has signed on to join Maryland’s basketball team for the 2019-20 season, he and the school announced Monday. Marial, who has a 7-foot-11 wingspan, attends Compass Prep in Arizona. Marial played in fewer than 10 games at the prep school this..." May 06

  • Jalen Johnson announces final 4

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "The Kentucky Wildcats are still in the hunt for Jalen Johnson. The five-star small forward announced his final four on Saturday, and it includes Kentucky. Also making the cut were the Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. Though four schools..." May 05

  • Former Ohio State forward Jaedon LeDee transfers to TCU

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Ohio State forward Jaedon LeDee has announced his decision to transfer to TCU. LeDee saw in 26 games for the Buckeyes — including two starts — averaging three points per game. He scored a career-high 16 points in a loss to Purdue after replacing the suspended Kaleb..." April 30

  • Sign points to Michigan's Jordan Poole staying in NBA draft

    Detroit News "A week ago, Michigan sophomore guard Jordan Poole said he wasn't in a rush to decide whether he’d stay in the NBA draft. However, there’s an indication Poole may have made up his mind well before the May 29 deadline. Poole has recently created an account..." April 23

  • Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston returning for senior season

    Detroit Free Press "Coming off a Final Four run and Big Ten title, Mateen Cleaves announced he would return to Michigan State for his senior season on May 6, 1999. Eleven months later, he led the Spartans to Tom Izzo’s only NCAA title. Cassius Winston hopes to repeat the feat, making the same..." April 19

  • Four-star guard 'Rocket' Watts makes it official, signs with Michigan State

    Detroit News "The wait has ended for the Rocket to land at Michigan State. Mark “Rocket” Watts, the first commitment to Tom Izzo’s 2019 class, signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. The four-star Detroit native posted the..." April 17

  • Bruno Fernando, Anthony Cowan declare for NBA draft, but both keep door open for return to Maryland in 2019-20

    Capital Gazette "Sophomore center Bruno Fernando and junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. plan to make themselves eligible for the 2019 NBA draft, the team announced Monday. Both players have signed with agents, but under new league guidelines, they have until May 29 to either renounce their college..." April 15

  • The mystery surrounding Bob Knight: 'People just want to know about him'

    USA Today "Bob Knight's longtime friend and confidante says the former IU basketball coach's visit to the Bloomington campus for a baseball game over the weekend was nothing more than a day out to watch a sport Knight loves and a chance to get a look at the new..." April 10

  • Michigan's Charles Matthews, Ignas Brazdeikis, Jordan Poole declare for NBA draft

    Detroit News "Michigan’s top three scorers could all be moving on. Redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews, freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis and sophomore guard Jordan Poole will declare for the NBA draft and intend to sign with agents, the program announced Tuesday. This marks..." April 10

  • Minnesota, Pitino agree to two-year extension

    ESPN "The University of Minnesota and coach Richard Pitino agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Sunday. The agreement puts Pitino under contract through the 2023-24 season, according to the Star Tribune. The deal is subject to approval from the school's board of..." April 07

  • Bob Knight back on campus at Indiana

    247 Sports "For what is at the very least the first time in public since his firing in 2000, legendary Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight is back on campus at Indiana. Knight, 78, is at the Indiana baseball game with longtime friend and former sportswriter Bob Hammel. Knight had a..." April 06

  • 'It was sad to watch': Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight struggles with memory at talk

    Indianapolis Star "Sparks of the feisty, cursing college coach with a wicked sense of humor showed up Thursday as Bob Knight spoke to hundreds for 90 minutes at Center Grove High School. But there were also uncomfortable moments as the former IU basketball coach seemed to forget his wife had..." April 05

  • Michigan State basketball lands Flint Beecher guard Jalen Terry for 2020 class

    Detroit News " As Michigan State prepared to play in the Final Four this weekend, the Spartans received a pledge for the future. Guard Jalen Terry of Flint Beecher announced he was committing to Michigan State, giving the Spartans their first commitment for the 2020 class. The..." April 03

  • Edwards' 28 3s in 4 games a tournament record

    ESPN "Carsen Edwards was not able to carry Purdue into the Final Four on Saturday night, as his third-seeded Boilermakers fell to No. 1 seed Virginia 80-75 in overtime of the NCAA South Regional final in Louisville, Kentucky. He did, however, etch his name into the record..." March 31

  • Tom Izzo was asked who could defend Zion Williamson. His answer: 'Khalil Mack'

    USA Today "Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo will have his hands full in the Spartans' upcoming game against Duke, especially when it comes to defending Duke's standout forward, Zion Williamson. In an interview ahead of their Elite Eight game on Sunday (5:05 p.m. ET, CBS) Izzo was asked..." March 31

  • Hoiberg agrees to become head coach of Nebraska

    The Score "Former Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg has agreed in principle to become the head coach of Nebraska, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. Hoiberg's return to the collegiate level comes as no surprise after a disappointing four-year tenure with the Bulls. He was let go..." March 30

  • MSU’s Nick Ward says hand is ‘fine’ after injury vs. LSU

    Michigan Live "Nick Ward admitted to being scared when he banged his injured left hand on the hardwood on Friday night. But the hand injury he suffered in the second half of Michigan State's win over LSU doesn't appear to be serious and doesn't appear likely to keep him out of the..." March 30

  • Tom Izzo Blasting Aaron Henry Actually Made Michigan State Better

    12 Up "After sparking tons of controversy as the nation watched Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo absolutely rip into freshman Aaron Henry during the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the constructive criticism has done the Spartans and Henry well. They took down the..." March 30

  • Report: Discussions between Nebraska, Fred Hoiberg ‘ongoing’

    Yardbarker "The Nebraska Cornhuskers are in need of a new basketball coach, and they seem to have a clear name at the top of the list. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, negotiations between Nebraska and former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg are “ongoing.” It..." March 29

  • Fred Hoiberg, University Of Nebraska Nearing Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Fred Hoiberg is the heavy favorite to become the next men’s basketball coach at the University of Nebraska, reports Evan Daniels of 247 Sports. “This shouldn’t take long,” a source told Daniels. Hoiberg feels like the gig “just fits..." March 27

  • Nebraska parts ways with Miles, eyes Hoiberg

    ESPN "Nebraska has parted ways with coach Tim Miles after seven seasons, the team announced on Tuesday. The favorite to replace Miles is former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg, multiple sources told ESPN. Hoiberg was fired by the Bulls in..." March 26

  • Nick Ward got help from MSU engineering department in recovery from broken hand

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan State’s Nick Ward has some fellow undergraduates to thank as he tries to make his mark on this year’s NCAA Tournament. During the Spartans’ Round of 32 game against Minnesota on Saturday, CBS reporter Dana Jacobson told the story of how the junior forward,..." March 24

  • Tom Izzo Had To Be Restrained By His Players While He Screamed At Freshman Forward Aaron Henry

    Uproxx "Tensions run high during the NCAA Tournament, especially when a team with national title aspirations is at risk of getting bounced in the first or second round. That exact thing was happening in the second half of Michigan State’s first round game against Bradley, and in response, Spartan..." March 22