Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marquette beats Wisconsin on incredible tip-in at buzzer

    Larry Brown Sports "Marquette beat Wisconsin 67-65 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc. on Friday night on a fantastic tip-in at the buzzer. The teams were neck-and-neck for most of the contest, including over the final three minutes, where the score differential was never greater than two. Wisconsin took..." December 04

  • Ex-NCAA Hoops Star Keith Appling Gets Probation In Heroin Case

    TMZ "Ex-Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling -- who led the Spartans to the Elite Eight in 2014 -- was sentenced to 18 months probation, stemming from a heroin arrest back in February. Cops say the 28-year-old was stopped in Warren, Michigan on Feb. 8 after officers..." December 02

  • Tom Izzo Is Way Ahead of Schedule

    The Big Lead "A win at Cameron Indoor is a win at Cameron Indoor. Tom Izzo is not going to apologize for his Michigan State team flying down and taking care of business, raucous sweaty crowd or not. Nonconference road wins in Durham don't just happen with Real Housewives spinoff regularity...." December 02

  • James Graham, a four-star recruit, to graduate high school early, join Maryland men's basketball this season

    USA Today "The future is now for former high school basketball standout James Graham. Yes, former. The 6-foot-8 forward who signed with Maryland earlier this month announced Friday on Instagram he will graduate from Wisconsin's Nicolet High School early, enroll in college and..." November 28

  • Top 10 players to watch in college hoops in 2020-21: 5-1

    The Score "College basketball's back.  We're counting down the players to watch this season, and one day after presenting 10-6 on the list, here are the top 5: 5. Ayo Dosunmu, F, Illinois Ayo Dosunmu tested the NBA draft waters in the offseason,..." November 27

  • Archie Miller Faces a 'Prove-It' Season at Indiana

    The Big Lead "Despite a win on Wednesday night, Archie Miller looked dead serious in Indiana's postgame press conference. The Hoosiers won their opener, ripping undermanned Tennessee Tech 89-59, and there's a lot to like about how they played. But with the Maui Invitational starting on Monday..." November 26

  • Top 10 players to watch in college hoops in 2020-21: 10-6

    The Score "College basketball is officially returning after the original start date was pushed back a few weeks. Plenty of fresh faces and familiar names are eager to take the court and begin a journey that will hopefully take them to the Final Four. Here are a few of the players to..." November 25

  • NCAA suspends Nebraska Cornhuskers' Derrick Walker for 16 games over violation at Tennessee

    Omaha "For violations he committed while at Tennessee, Nebraska men's basketball forward Derrick Walker on Wednesday was suspended for 16 games by the NCAA, NU announced in a statement.  Walker sat out last season at Nebraska after transferring from UT, where he averaged 1.4 points..." November 25

  • Big Ten releases conference schedule featuring 4 games on Christmas

    The Score "The Big Ten unveiled its conference schedule for the 2020-21 men's basketball season on Wednesday. Conference play begins Dec. 13 with a tilt between Penn State and Michigan in Ann Arbor. Also of note, Christmas Day will feature four..." November 18

  • 2021 NCAA Tournament contender tiers

    CBS Sports "College basketball season starts next week, and the sport's top officials have already explained their intent to host the 2021 NCAA Tournament in a controlled environment. So all indications are that a champion will be crowned this season, unlike last season when the..." November 18

  • 5-Star Bryce McGowens Signs with Huskers

    Huskers "The Nebraska men's basketball added its highest-ranked recruit in the modern era on Friday, as Bryce McGowens signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend Nebraska next season. McGowens, a 6-foot-6, 170-pound guard from Pendleton, S.C., is a consensus top-35 national recruit,..." November 13

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler lead 2020-21 AP preseason All-America team

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks until the college hoops season gets underway in earnest, the Associated Press on released its First Team All-America squad on Wednesday, led by Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler and Gonzaga's Corey Kispert, the..." November 12

  • Ranking the five toughest games for Duke this season

    CBS Sports "Duke lost 70% of its total scoring, 66% of its rebounding and 65% of its total assists from last season's 25-win team. So replacing that production -- and specifically, replacing the star players who led that production -- is as tall a task for any program in the ACC this..." November 11

  • Juwan Howard and Tom Izzo against the college basketball world in 2021

    USA Today "It’s on. That's indisputable now, at least in recruiting: History is just a couple of reclassifications away.   Over the summer, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo put together one of the best recruiting hauls of his tenure. Michigan coach Juwan Howard..." November 11

  • Michigan gets surprise commitment from five-star big Moussa Diabate

    Maize N Brew "The Michigan Wolverines have added to the No. 1 recruiting class in college basketball in 2021, landing the services of five-star big man Moussa Diabate. This is a stunning announcement and there was no indication that this was coming, but here it is. Diabate is the No. 20..." November 09

  • NCAA says transfer Both Gach can play right away for Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Star Tribune "The last transfer the Gophers needed to add to their hopes of a turnaround season received good news Monday with Utah transfer Both Gach having his wavier approved by the NCAA to play immediately. Gach, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound Austin, Minn. native, is a projected starter in the..." November 09

  • Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo tests positive for COVID-19

    Detroit Free Press "Tom Izzo has COVID-19. The Michigan State athletic department announced the Hall of Fame men's basketball coach tested positive Monday morning with a daily antigen test. " November 09

  • Ohio State's Abel Porter won't play basketball due to medical issue

    ESPN "Ohio State point guard Abel Porter, a graduate transfer from Utah State, will not play for the school this season because of a medical condition, basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced Wednesday. Ohio State announced that the medical condition is not related to COVID-19. " November 05

  • 2020-21: Ranking college basketball's 10 most important freshmen

    CBS Sports "The advent of the new G League Pathway Program designed to give top basketball prospects a professional option directly out of high school had an impact on this year's freshman class. Top-10 prospects Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga chose to sign with the new program over playing college..." November 02

  • 2021 5-star recruit Caleb Houstan commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "After taking several swings for the fences in the 2021 recruiting cycle, Michigan has finally connected. Caleb Houstan, a five-star wing from Florida prep powerhouse Montverde Academy, committed to the Wolverines on Friday, picking Michigan over Alabama, Duke and..." October 30

  • Michigan guard Chaundee Brown granted immediate eligibility after transferring in from Wake Forest

    CBS Sports "The Michigan basketball program received a second dose of good news Friday when Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown received a waiver for immediate eligibility this season, Michigan announced Friday. Brown was a three-year starter for the Demon Deacons and figures..." October 30

  • Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State to play CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland on Dec. 19

    CBS Sports "The 2020 CBS Sports Classic will be held in Cleveland on Dec. 19, event organizers announced Thursday. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will host the blue blood-laden event for the first time. CBS Sports' annual December college basketball doubleheader..." October 29

  • Purdue Pete Was Wasted and Got Arrested at a McDonald's For Battery

    The Big Lead "A Purdue student was arrested at 2 a.m. on October 11 at a McDonald's in West Lafayette. Why is that a story on this website? Because that student, Joseph Desmond, performs as the school's mascot, the wildly creepy Purdue Pete. Police were called to the..." October 28

  • Conference games should be priority

    CBS Sports "The plan is to still have non-league games this college basketball season -- and that'll likely remain the plan unless this getting-worse-by-the-day pandemic makes it something close to impossible. But, that said, news on Monday that ESPN is pulling the plug on the NBA-like bubble it..." October 26

  • Who should Penn State basketball hire?

    CBS Sports "Just a little over eight months ago, Penn State basketball cracked the top 10 for the first time since 1996. The Nittany Lions were 20-5 and jockeying for a top spot in the Big Ten standings while ninth-year coach Pat Chambers received adulation for finally breaking through in a tough..." October 23

  • PSU HC Pat Chambers Out After Investigation

    CBS Sports "Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers has resigned from his position, Chambers and the school announced on Wednesday. Penn State confirmed that Chambers resigned following an internal investigation of new allegations of inappropriate conduct. "Today, I'm..." October 21

  • Wisconsin basketball; PG Lorne Bowman to take leave of absence from team

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "On Friday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team announced that freshman point guard Lorne Bowman (Detroit, Mich.) would be taking a leave of absence from the team to return home and attend to a personal, family matter. Bowman averaged over 25 points..." October 10