Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rutgers basketball lands big in-state commitment from Gill St. Bernard's star Paul Mulcahy

    Newark Star-Ledger "Steve Pikiell has been recruiting Paul Mulcahy for quite some time. The Rutgers coach got his man on Wednesday night. Mulcahy, a Bayonne resident and a 2018 First Team All-State selection for Gill St. Bernard’s as a junior, announced..." May 17

  • Gophers basketball lands graduate transfer Brock Stull from UW-Milwaukee

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The last piece of what the Gophers are hoping will be another turnaround season is in place after Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate transfer Brock Stull committed Tuesday to play for coach Richard Pitino. Stull, a 6-4, 195-pound guard, averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists for..." May 16

  • Michigan's John Beilein on contract extension: ‘Stay tuned’

    Detroit News "Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel doesn’t want basketball coach John Beilein to go anywhere. He said that last month, just a couple weeks after Beilein led the Wolverines to the national championship game for the second time in five seasons and on the heels of..." May 15

  • Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr transfers to Minnesota

    Land of 10 "Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced that former Pitt guard Marcus Carr is transferring to Minnesota. After playing one year with Pittsburgh in the 2017-18 college basketball season, Carr will join the Gophers with three years of on-court eligibility remaining. “Marcus..." May 13

  • Nigel Hayes says Wisconsin once considered boycott in protest of NCAA compensation rules

    College Basketball Talk "The topic of athlete compensation has been discussed in collegiate athletics for quite some time, with there being some who believe that the current scholarship setup is more than enough while others believe that athletes should at bare minimum be able to profit off of their own name, image(s) and..." May 02

  • 5-Star SG Romeo Langford Commits to Indiana over Vanderbilt and Kansas

    Bleacher Report "Guard Romeo Langford is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the class of 2018, and he announced his intention to play for the Indiana Hoosiers on Monday. Langord made his announcement at New Albany Senior High School, and the Indianapolis Star's Gregg Doyel showed how the anticipation..." April 30

  • How Maryland, Under Armour were roped into FBI investigation of Kansas recruit

    CBS Sports "The FBI's unprecedented investigation into corruption and bribery in college basketball recruiting has ensnared many people, universities and shoe companies. Tuesday's news crowded the room of interested parties, most notably Kansas, which it could be argued is the most prominent basketball..." April 12

  • Purdue basketball's Jacquil Taylor announces intent to transfer

    Journal & Courier "Jacquil Taylor knows what he wants to do with his life after college basketball. "I just want to make movies, long story short," Taylor said following his workout Wednesday night. A film based on Taylor's career at Purdue would include something for everyone. Triumph over adversity. Setbacks..." April 12

  • Michigan basketball player Brent Hibbitts to transfer

    Detroit News "A little over a week since Michigan’s season ended in the national title game, the Wolverines have experienced their first departure of the offseason. But it doesn’t involve the NBA or a scholarship player. Redshirt sophomore Brent Hibbitts, a walk-on forward, announced on Twitter Tuesday..." April 11

  • Purdue player Isaac Haas accused of infecting partner with STD, according to lawsuit

    USA Today "Former Purdue basketball standout Isaac Haas infected his former partner with an incurable STD, and she's not the first one he's infected, a civil lawsuit alleges. Alyssa Chambers filed a $1 million civil lawsuit in Tippecanoe Circuit Court Tuesday accusing Haas of lying to her about having a..." April 11

  • Ohio State lands commitment from five-star in-state prospect

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State and Chris Holtmann landed a key commitment on Tuesday morning, as five-star in-state prospect Alonzo Gaffney pledged to be a Buckeye. Gaffney is a top 20 prospect in the Class of 2019, a lanky, 6-foot-9 forward that had been targeted by some of the biggest programs in college..." April 10

  • CJ Walker, Florida State point guard, transfers to Ohio State

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Chris Holtmann missed out on CJ Walker the first time around. This time, Walker will join Holtmann as Ohio State's likely future starting point guard. Walker announced Sunday he would transfer from Florida State to Ohio State. He'll have to sit out the 2018-19 season under transfer rules, then..." April 09

  • MSU facing lawsuit alleging basketball players raped student

    ESPN "A female student says Michigan State subjected her to a "hostile educational environment," failed to advise her of her rights and did not offer adequate resources for help after she told counselors in 2015 that three Spartan basketball players had raped her. The allegations are made in a..." April 09

  • Michigan St. Basketball Player Brock Washington Charged with Assault

    Bleacher Report "Michigan State Spartans freshman guard Brock Washington was charged with misdemeanor assault in Ingham County, Michigan, ESPN's Paula Lavigne reported Friday. Lavigne first reported in February prosecutors were investigating Washington after a female student said he "groped her without her..." April 06

  • Report: UM-Villanova game a ratings disaster

    Detroit News "The NCAA championship game wasn’t much of a game. And it wasn’t much of a hit with viewers, either — drawing the worst overnight ratings ever, according to Sports Business Daily. According to reporter Austin Karper, Villanova’s 79-62 victory over Michigan on Monday night drew a 10.3..." April 03

  • Final Four viewership up substantially from last time event was on TBS

    Awful Announcing "Viewership for TBS’ Final Four coverage Saturday were always going to be down from last year, when the event aired on CBS. But in encouraging news for Turner Sports, the numbers were up 15 percent from the last time the national semifinals aired on TBS, in 2016. TBS announced Monday that both..." April 02

  • Transfer guard CJ Walker visiting Ohio State basketball this week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Chris Holtmann missed out on guard CJ Walker once. The transfer market is giving Ohio State's coach a second shot. Walker, a transfer from Florida State who would have to sit one year to have two years of eligibility after that, will visit the Buckeyes this weekend, cleveland.com has confirmed...." April 02

  • Michigan will honor 'Fab Five' eventually, coach John Beilein says

    Sporting News "Michigan coach John Beilein says he thinks the iconic "Fab Five" eventually will be honored by the school. The Fab Five, consisting of Ray Jackson, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber and Jimmy King, were a dominant force for Michigan in the early 1990s. However, controversy marred their..." April 02

  • Villanova, Michigan to play for NCAA Championship

    ESPN "No. 1 seed Villanova opened as a 6.5-point favorite over No. 3 seed Michigan in Monday's national championship game. The Wildcats are the largest favorites in the championship game since Duke was favored by seven over Butler in 2010. Villanova has been favored in every game this season. The..." April 01

  • Michigan coach John Beilein doesn't stake a claim to Louisville's vacated 2013 national title

    CBS Sports "An NCAA ruling in February came down hard on Louisville for the infamous escort scandal that retroactively deemed players ineligible, forcing its proud basketball program to yank down a title banner inside the KFC Yum! Center and simultaneously vacate the 2013 national championship it won by..." April 01

  • Why referee John Higgins won't work Final Four

    CBS Sports "After officiating in the past three Final Fours, official John Higgins will not be on the floor this year. Higgins and his crew were left out of the second weekend's games after after the crew mishandled a call in the Auburn vs. College of Charleston Round 1 match-up, and it will get the same..." March 26

  • Jalen Rose's 100-year-old grandma to Sister Jean: 'It's been a good ride, but it's over'

    Michigan Live "Jalen Rose's 100-year-old grandma has a message for Sister Jean. "It's been a good ride," said Mary Belle Hicks in a video posted to the former Michigan basketball star's Instagram account. "But it's over Saturday. Go Blue! 100." Jean Dolores-Schmidt, better known to America as Sister Jean,..." March 26

  • NCAA tweaks rule about braces to pave way for Isaac Haas return

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaac Haas still seems unlikely to play in Purdue’s Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday night, but an amendment the NCAA made this week to a rule regarding protective braces has made it possible. According to Andy Katz of NCAA.com, Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski worked with NCAA..." March 23