Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Aundre Hyatt transfers to Rutgers from LSU

    247 Sports "The newest addition to Rutgers basketball has become official as the school announced early this evening that Aundre Hyatt has been added to the program. Hyatt will have three years of eligibility remaining after spending the last three years at LSU, one of which was a redshirt..." May 07

  • Kentucky basketball hires Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, Ron Coleman to staff

    ESPN "After one of the worst seasons in Kentucky basketball history, John Calipari dipped into the transfer pool of coaches to sign two-thirds of Illinois' staff. Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, previously a key member of Calipari's staff, and Ron Coleman have..." May 06

  • Izaiah Brockington completes transfer from Penn State to Iowa State

    Yardbarker "Guard Izaiah Brockington was one of a handful of Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball players who reportedly entered the transfer portal less than 24 hours after news broke that Purdue Boilermakers assistant Micah Shrewsberry was becoming the new PSU head..." May 06

  • Ex-Iowa guard CJ Fredrick transferring to Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Kentucky recorded its worst 3-point shooting percentage as a team in seven years during its dreadful 2020-21 season, but coach John Calipari and his staff took a big step towards resolving that problem on Wednesday with the addition of Iowa transfer CJ..." May 05

  • What's next for Emoni Bates after Michigan State decommitment?

    ESPN "High school basketball phenom Emoni Bates, perceived within the industry as a strong candidate to become the top pick in the 2023 NBA draft, decommitted from Michigan State last week to raise questions about the future of the 17-year-old star. If Bates isn't attending..." May 04

  • Illinois transfer Adam Miller commits to LSU

    The Score "Illinois transfer Adam Miller is committing to LSU, he told Stadium's Jeff GoodmanSaturday. Miller averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Fighting Illini in 31 games as a freshman. " May 02

  • Breaking Down Jordan Geronimo's 2020-21 Season at Indiana

    Yardbarker "Jordan Geronimo was the one freshman not from the state of Indiana, but even more importantly, he was also the one without a long and successful basketball resume at the high school and AAU level. A work in progress was an apt description, and that's exactly what we saw play out..." April 30

  • No. 1 recruit Emoni Bates decommits from Michigan State

    The Score "Top-ranked 2022 recruit Emoni Bates has decommitted from Michigan State and is considering both college and pro routes, he announced Friday on social media. The 6-foot-8 forward initially committed to the Spartans in June and is among the most highly regarded prospects in..." April 30

  • Iowa's Jordan Bohannon returning for 6th season

    Hawk Central "Jordan Bohannon is the Iowa men’s basketball program’s all-time leader in assists (with 639), 3-pointers (364) and games played (143). Those record numbers, established over five seasons with the Hawkeyes, are now poised to climb even higher. Because..." April 27

  • Penn State Nittany Lions land point guard transfer Jalen Pickett

    ESPN "Siena transfer Jalen Pickett, a top-25 overall transfer and one of the best available point guards, committed to Penn State on Sunday. Pickett chose the Nittany Lions over Oregon State, although Michigan, Gonzaga and Baylor were all involved late into his..." April 26

  • Not yet a month into the job at Indiana, Mike Woodson is already turning heads

    The Athletic "Kenya Hunter is a wise man, which is another way of saying he doesn’t often tweet. The Indiana men’s basketball staffer averaged roughly one post per month from  September until the beginning of April. Frankly, he had a lot going on. There was the matter of settling in to..." April 23

  • Danny Manning to be Maryland Terrapins assistant

    ESPN "Former Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning is expected to join Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN. Manning and Turgeon played together at Kansas in the 1980s, including on the Jayhawks' 1986 Final Four team. Manning was..." April 21

  • Iowa's CJ Fredrick entering men's hoops transfer portal

    The Gazette "In a blow to the Iowa men’s basketball program, starting guard CJ Fredrick is leaving the Hawkeyes. Via Twitter Monday morning, the Iowa men’s basketball account merely said “Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery announced Monday that junior guard CJ Fredrick has submitted..." April 19

  • Mike Woodson and Indiana land coveted guard Tamar Bates

    247 Sports "When Shaka Smart made the move from Texas to Marquette, four-star shooting guard Tamar Bates opened up his recruitment. That move opened the door for Indiana and new coach Mike Woodson to make a run. Monday morning, Bates confirmed to 247Sports that he..." April 19

  • Former Hoosier Joey Brunk Commits to Ohio State

    SI "Former Indiana center Joey Brunk, who spent two years in Bloomington after transferring from Butler, announced late Saturday night that he has committed to Ohio State. Brunk is the third Indiana player from the 2020-21 Indiana team to transfer after Archie Miller was fired on March 15..." April 18

  • Indiana was ready to offer Brad Stevens $70 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Brad Stevens received interest from Indiana when the Hoosiers were looking for a new basketball coach. He declined the interest to remain with the Boston Celtics, and apparently he left big money on the table. Adrian Wojnarowski was talking on ABC ahead of Saturday’s..." April 18

  • Ohio State Senior Forward Kyle Young Returning For Extra Season Of Eligibility

    SI "Ohio State senior forward Kyle Young announced on Friday morning that he will take advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted to all student-athletes due to the coronavirus pandemic and return to the Buckeyes for the 2021-22 season. A former four-star prospect from..." April 17

  • Why Mike Woodson has the Indiana Hoosiers family excited

    The Athletic "If Mike Woodson knows anything, it’s about family. He grew up with 11 siblings in a small Indianapolis home; they didn’t always have a lot in the way of material things, and sometimes the refrigerator got a little bare, but they made do, finding happiness in one another and the fact..." April 12

  • Iowa's Luka Garza wins Wooden Award, consensus National Player of the Year

    Yahoo! Sports "Iowa center Luka Garza was named the John R. Wooden Award winner on Tuesday, securing his status as the consensus National Player of the Year.  The Hawkeyes senior previously secured the Naismith Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy and was named National Player of the Year by The..." April 06

  • Iowa's Luka Garza to become first college athlete to sell NFT

    Fox Business "Iowa hoops star Luka Garza has gone from the college player of the year to groundbreaking digital pioneer. Garza will become the first college athlete to auction a limited edition NFT or non-fungible token. It became available Tuesday night at OpenSea at 6 p.m...." April 06

  • Mike Woodson convinces key Indiana star to remain with Hoosiers

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Woodson’s hire as Indiana basketball coach was greeted with initial skepticism, but he now has one big success to his name already. Former five-star recruit Khristian Lander, who had announced last week that he would enter the transfer portal after one year at Indiana,..." April 05

  • Maryland adds Qudus Wahab, Fatts Russell as Terrapins pick up key pieces from transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Maryland fans are celebrating here on this Final Four Saturday as Mark Turgeon and his staff have landed commitments from two highly-coveted transfers in Fatts Russell from Rhode Island and Qudus Wahab and Georgetown.  Wahab, a 6-foot-11,..." April 03

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, UConn's Paige Bueckers named Naismith Trophy winners

    The Score "ARI 3:00 PM STAN Apr 4 Iowa's Garza, UConn's Bueckers named Naismith Trophy winners Josh Weinstein 55m ago Carmen Mandato / Getty Images Sport / Getty Iowa forward Luka..." April 03

  • Luka Garza Wins 2021 AP Player of Year Award over Ayo Dosunmu, Cade Cunningham

    Bleacher Report "Iowa center Luka Garza has been named the Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year after garnering 50 of a possible 63 first-place votes. Garza averaged 24.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes, who earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA..." April 01

  • Michigan's Juwan Howard named AP men’s college basketball coach of the year

    Yardbarker "The Michigan Wolverines fell one game short of the Final Four via Tuesday's narrow loss to the UCLA Bruins, but coach Juwan Howard was nevertheless honored on Thursday as the Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year.  Per John Marshall,..." April 01

  • Will top seeds Gonzaga and Michigan join Houston and Baylor in the Final Four?

    ESPN "Half the men's Final Four was set on Monday night, as the Houston Cougars and Baylor Bears kept their national championship hopes intact. Now it's on to Tuesday's NCAA tournament matchups, with the top overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs and an increasingly..." March 30

  • Michigan State guard Rocket Watts enters portal

    Sportsnaut "Michigan State sophomore guard Rockets Watts has entered the transfer portal, multiple outlets reported Monday. Watts becomes the second Spartans player to seek a transfer, joining Jack Hoiberg. Michigan State picked up a commitment in Northeastern transfer Tyson Walker over the..." March 29

  • Is basketball necessary? For Maryland women's coach Brenda Frese and her family, there's no doubt

    USA Today "As the coronavirus pandemic has circled the globe, undefeated in its quest to wreck havoc on communities, I've been wondering if we actually need sports. Should we really be focused on dunking basketballs and scoring touchdowns when more than 546,000 Americans have died,..." March 28

  • Deal between Mike Woodson and Indiana appears imminent

    ESPN "New York Knicks assistant Mike Woodson is in talks to become Indiana's next head coach, sources told ESPN. No deal is done yet, sources told ESPN, but the two sides are in discussions, and there is belief a deal will be agreed to. Woodson, 63, is an Indianapolis native..." March 28

  • Michigan women's basketball plane has emergency landing; team makes it home safely

    USA Today "The Michigan women's basketball team's run in the NCAA Tournament ended abruptly on Saturday.  But the road back home to Ann Arbor was just as bumpy and, quite honestly, way scarier. U-M women's basketball assistant coach Toyelle Wilson shared on..." March 28

  • Michigan State gets commitment from top transfer Tyson Walker

    The Score "Former Northeastern guard Tyson Walker, one of the top mid-major transfers in the country, committed to Michigan State on Saturday. Walker picked the Spartans over Kansas, Maryland, Miami, and Vanderbilt. The sophomore guard from Long..." March 27

  • Geo Baker says Rutgers players discussed delaying NCAA tournament opener vs. Clemson amid #NotNCAAProperty protest

    ESPN "Rutgers guard Geo Baker says the Scarlet Knights discussed delaying their NCAA tournament game last week against Clemson as part of an ongoing player protest of inequities in college sports. Baker, Michigan's Isaiah..." March 25

  • Illinois investigating racist post directed at Kofi Cockburn following NCAA tournament loss

    ESPN "Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn is the second player to say he faced racist comments on social media following a loss in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Cockburn shared on Instagram a racist social media post directed at him after the top-seeded Illini lost to..." March 23

  • Minnesota hires Xavier assistant Ben Johnson as next basketball coach to replace Richard Pitino

    CBS Sports "Minnesota announced Monday that it is hiring Xavier assistant Ben Johnson, a former Gophers player and assistant, to replace Richard Pitino as the program's basketball coach. Johnson joined the Xavier staff in 2018 after working as an assistant for Pitino from 2013-18.  CBS..." March 23

  • This was the cruelest of endings for Rutgers

    New York Post "The shot was a good one. Maybe that will come as a sliver of comfort across the next weeks and months when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights remember this game. Ron Harper Jr., a 40 percent shooter from 3-point range, had an open look. The Knights were down 3, 63-60, after being up by nine..." March 22

  • Luka Garza has emotional exit from final game at Iowa

    Larry Brown Sports "Luka Garza saw his collegiate career come to a disappointing end on Monday when No. 2 seed Iowa was upset by No. 7 seed Oregon, and the big man was understandably emotional after the loss. Garza had an outstanding game with 36 points on 14-of-20 shooting, but it wasn’t enough...." March 22

  • Picking Cinderella: A reason to root for each double-digit seed on Sunday

    The Score "fter an upset-filled opening day of the NCAA Tournament, the Round of 32 games are filled with double-digit seeds looking to extend their Cinderella runs. If you're searching for an underdog team to ride with through the rest of the tournament, here's the list of choices..." March 21

  • Ohio State star E.J. Liddell reveals sickening Instagram DMs sent to him after NCAA tournament upset

    Clutch Points "The Ohio State Buckeyes entered the NCAA Tournament as one of the favorites while armed with the second seed of the South division. To the surprise of many, they suffered a huge upset against the 15th seeded Oral Roberts in the first-round proceedings by way of a 75-72 defeat on Friday..." March 20

  • Ohio State calls police after E.J. Liddell got threatening messages following NCAA Tournament loss

    Yardbarker "Ohio State reached out to authorities after Buckeyes forward E.J. Liddell received threatening messages following the team's first-round NCAA Tournament loss on Friday, according to ESPN's Myron Medcalf: Liddell was the best player on the court for the Buckeyes on..." March 20

  • 5 best players to ever play for Ohio State, ranked

    Clutch Points "Whenever one hears of Ohio State sports, the first thing that comes to mind is football. After all, the Buckeyes have a dominant program and regularly produce All-Pro talent. However, the school has its fair share of pumping out NBA players.  Below are five of the best Ohio State..." March 20

  • Will Juwan Howard really leave Michigan Wolverines for NBA?

    Clutch Points "One name is popping back up on NBA coaching radars as we get set for the dance in March. That name, none other than Michigan Wolverines coach Juwan Howard. Howard has led the Michigan Wolverines to a 20-4 record this year and they were the regular season Big Ten champions after an..." March 20

  • Michigan coach Juwan Howard sounds off on rumors of potential NBA move

    Clutch Points "Juwan Howard has made quite the name for himself as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines. The 19-year NBA veteran was recently named the USBWA National Coach of the Year for leading the Wolverines to the no. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament just his second year as coach. With his..." March 20

  • Rutgers’ last March Madness coach sees chance for run this time

    New York Post "It has taken Rutgers 30 years to dance the March Madness dance again, and the last man to take the Scarlet Knights to the NCAA Tournament will be cheering them on from his Florida home. “Clemson’s a good team,” Bob Wenzel told The Post, “but Clemson..." March 19

  • Oral Roberts busted 5.1 million perfect brackets with upset win over Ohio State

    Yardbarker "The Oral Roberts upset win over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament on Friday busted millions of brackets just hours into the Big Dance's first day. Oral Roberts upset Ohio State, the No. 2 seed in the South Region, 75-72 in overtime. Many brackets were busted because 15 vs. 2..." March 19

  • Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Gabe Brown get into heated argument in NCAA Tournament vs. UCLA

    CBS Sports "After UCLA closed the first half of Thursday's final First Four game against Michigan State with a buzzer-beating jumper to cut Michigan State's lead to 11 going into halftime, Spartans coach Tom Izzo and junior forward Gabe Brown got into a heated exchange..." March 19

  • Juwan Howard likely to attract NBA interest

    Larry Brown Sports "Juwan Howard’s major success at Michigan is once again attracting the interest of NBA teams. According to Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz of ESPN, NBA executives expect Howard to be in “high demand” this offseason after leading the Wolverines to a Big Ten..." March 17

  • 9 Canadians to watch in NCAA men's basketball tournament

    Sportsnet "If you haven’t completed a bracket yet, consider this one of your final warnings. This is not a drill. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March Madness men’s NCAA basketball tournament is back. Of even more interest to those of us north of the..." March 16

  • 10 NBA Prospects You Need To Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    Complex "If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.  If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.  While college basketball die-hards..." March 16

  • Indiana basketball fires coach Archie Miller after four middling seasons

    Indy Star "After four years spent struggling to break into the top half of the Big Ten, IU has fired men’s basketball coach Archie Miller. Miller finishes his IU career with a 67-58 record. He went 33-44 in Big Ten play.  “As the Director of Athletics, I..." March 15

  • Five Candidates to Replace Archie Miller at Indiana

    The Big Lead "Indiana has fired Archie Miller, in a move that was expected but few thought would happen so quickly. After four years with no demonstrable growth or success, athletic director Scott Dolson called in donor favors and paid Miller's $10 million buyout. So who is next in..." March 15

  • Penn State basketball to hire Micah Shrewsberry as new head coach

    Black Shoe Diaries "Penn State has been on the hunt for a new head basketball coach ever since the resignation of Pat Chambers just prior to the 2020-21 season. According to Jeff Goodman as well as The Athletic’s Dana O’Neil, a Penn State alum, the Nittany Lions have found their man in the..." March 15

  • Gophers to 'part ways' with basketball coach Richard Pitino

    Bring Me The News "Richard Pitino is apparently moving on after eight years as head coach of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team.  According to Stadium.com basketball insider Jeff Goodman, the Gophers have decided to "part ways" with Pitino. Goodman did not use..." March 15

  • Maryland claims Juwan Howard threatened Mark Turgeon during altercation

    Yardbarker "The Maryland Terrapins alleged that Michigan coach Juwan Howard threatened Terps coach Mark Turgeon during Friday’s Big Ten Tournament game. Howard and Turgeon got into an altercation and had to be separated during the game (video here). Howard was ultimately ejected, while..." March 13

  • Michigan's Isaiah Livers out indefinitely with stress injury in foot

    The Score "Michigan forward Isaiah Livers suffered a stress injury to his right foot and will be out indefinitely, the school announced Saturday. An MRI revealed the injury following the Wolverines' 79-66 win over Maryland in Friday's Big Ten..." March 13

  • Michigan star forward Isaiah Livers out indefinitely with a stress injury in his right foot

    CBS Sports "Things may have just gotten tougher for Michigan. The Wolverines will be without Isaiah Livers indefinitely due to a "stress injury" to the star forward's right foot, the school announced on Saturday. The 6-foot-7 Livers is the Wolverines' most versatile..." March 13

  • Juwan Howard ejected after heated back-and-forth with Maryland coach Mark Turgeon

    Yahoo! Sports "Tempers flared during the second half of Michigan's game against Maryland on Friday. With a little over 10 minutes to go in the half, Michigan coach Juwan Howard was ejected after getting into a heated back-and-forth with Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. The incident occurred during a..." March 12

  • Iowa AD apologizes to son of basketball great upset with Luka Garza's jersey retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "Iowa athletic director Gary Barta apologized on Tuesday after the announcement of Luka Garza's jersey retirement sparked a rift with the son of a former Iowa great. Barta announced on Sunday that Garza's jersey No. 55 would be retired after the conclusion of this season...." March 10