Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kofi Cockburn Returning to Illinois After Considering Kentucky, FSU Transfers

    Bleacher Report "Kofi Cockburn announced Friday he's returning to Illinois after entering the transfer portal ahead of the 2021-22 season. Cockburn told Joe Tipton of On3Sports about his decision to stay with the Illini after considering a move to Kentucky or Florida..." July 16

  • Kofi Cockburn is considering return to Illinois or Florida State with Kentucky out of the picture

    The Athletic "Despite a deep connection with Kentucky’s two new assistant coaches and a great deal of recent buzz that the Wildcats would top off their talent-gobbling binge by pulling Illinois star Kofi Cockburn from the transfer portal, multiple sources now say the 7-foot All-American is..." July 14

  • 5-Star Center Jalen Washington Commits to UNC over MSU, Indiana, More

    Bleacher Report "Power forward Jalen Washington committed to the University of North Carolina on Friday.  Washington told On 3 Recruits about his decision: In addition to the Tar Heels, Washington had offers from Michigan State, Indiana and Stanford, among..." July 09

  • Hunter Dickinson Is Returning To Michigan

    SI "After weeks of speculation about his future, it now appears that the decision has been made - Hunter Dickinson is returning to Michigan. College Basketball insider Jon Rothstein announced on Tuesday that Dickinson would be withdrawing his name from the 2021 NBA Draft and returning to..." July 06

  • Ohio State's E.J. Liddell to return for junior season

    The Score "Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell will withdraw from the 2021 NBA draft and return to the Buckeyes for his junior year, he told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. "This was a pretty difficult decision," he said. "No one in my family has ever been this close..." July 03

  • Illinois Star Kofi Cockburn Reportedly Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

    Bleacher Report "Illinois center Kofi Cockburn has reportedly entered the transfer portal, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Andrew Slater of Pro Insight first reported the news, noting that Cockburn will also keep his name in the NBA draft. Cockburn initially declared for..." July 01

  • Minnesota's Marcus Carr withdraws from draft, considering transfer

    The Score "Minnesota star Marcus Carr is withdrawing from this year's NBA draft and will consider a transfer, sources told ESPN's Jeff Borzello. The Canadian entered the transfer portal in March before declaring for the draft. He recently participated in the NBA G..." July 01

  • Five NCAA basketball teams poised to bounce back in 2021-22

    CBS Sports "Years from now, the 2020-21 men's college basketball season will be remembered for three things. No. 1: Baylor winning the national championship. No. 2: Gonzaga going 31-0, then getting rolled by Baylor in the NCAA title game, thus failing to become the first men's..." June 24

  • Wisconsin Seniors Confronted Greg Gard in Recorded Meeting: 'We're Not Here to Build Your Resume'

    SI "Wisconsin men's basketball's seven seniors aired a list of grievances to head coach Greg Gard during a team meeting last February, according to the Wisconsin State Journal's Jim Polzin. The meeting between Gard, the Badgers' seniors and three assistant..." June 22

  • Wisconsin coach Greg Gard 'incredibly disappointed' over leaked recording

    The Athletic "Wisconsin men's basketball coach Greg Gard said he is "incredibly disappointed" about a leaked audio recording of a meeting between him, his coaching staff and the team's seniors from last season, as revealed by the Wisconsin State Journal. "It shows a complete..." June 22

  • A sweaty summer of improvement could help Purdue make a big splash

    The Athletic "The summer’s second practice is roughly 35 minutes away when Eric Hunter Jr. leaves the floor, grabs a disposable cup, fills it and deposits his rather sweaty self on a folding chair along the wall. The Purdue senior has been at it for a while. Drills officially kick off at 2 p.m. but his..." June 22

  • Dug McDaniel Commits to Michigan

    Yardbarker "It was pretty late on the east coast, but that didn't stop Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI Catholic point guard Dug McDaniel from pulling the trigger and committing to Michigan. Breakdown At 5-9, 145 pounds, McDaniel is obviously undersized, but from a..." June 18

  • Ex-Heat Player Juwan Howard Makes Final Decision on Coaching Future

    Heavy "Juwan Howard isn’t ready to leave his alma mater, even if it means passing up a head-coaching job in the NBA. The long-time assistant coach for the Miami Heat will return for his third season at the University of Michigan, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojanoraowski. Howard, a..." June 13

  • Juwan Howard 'not interested' in NBA coaching jobs

    247 Sports "As coaching vacancies begin to open up in the NBA, coaches at the college level will inevitably get calls about filling those spots. While Michigan head coach Juwan Howard’s phone might ring, he will reportedly stay put. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, NBA teams..." June 10

  • Michigan State Basketball's Tom Izzo on Retirement: 'When I do it, I’m just leaving'

    Yardbarker "If you are a fan of Michigan State basketball and Tom Izzo, prepare for the opposite of a farewell tour.  He doesn't plan on giving anyone a fair warning.  "When I do it, I'm just leaving," Izzo said on Wednesday.  The 66-year old..." June 10

  • Former MSU basketball star Keith Appling charged with first-degree murder

    Detroit News "Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a May 22 shooting in Detroit, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Monday. Appling, 29, of Detroit is charged in the fatal shooting of Clyde Edmonds, 66,..." June 07