Matt Painter made it official Tuesday afternoon, announcing that Texas-Arlington guard Johnny Hill has joined the Purdue program. A resident of Glendale Heights, Illinois, Hill will be eligible to play immediately via the NCAA’s Graduate Student Transfer rule. He will graduate this spring with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. “We are excited to have Johnny join our program and he will give us experience and leadership in our backcourt,” head coach Matt Painter said. “We feel Johnny can give us a long, veteran point guard that will have success in the Big Ten. He will be a welcome addition to
Indiana sophomore basketball player Devin Davis has been suspended from all team activities after being cited for marijuana possession.
When you score 28 runs in a game, you need to do something special to commemorate it. The Illinois baseball team did just that with this video.
We’re in the thick of NBA and NHL postseasons and baseball season is starting to hit its stride, however sports fan can never get enough football. It’s true, no matter the time of the year. The latest proof: Jim Harbaugh is featured on a regional Sports Illustrated cover this week. The cover includes a close-up shot of Harbaugh, wearing his Bo-inspired Michigan hat, a quote of his about enemies and the following text: “Michigan’s Coach Comes Home.” Harbaugh, of course, played quarterback at Michigan before enjoying a long NFL career and going on to become a coach. He’s been a
Kevin Wilson enters his fifth season at Indiana with perhaps his most talented team yet. And that has some thinking the Hoosiers may break through to their first bowl since 2007.
It looks like the shot clock in college hoops likely will move from 35 to 30 seconds. The men’s basketball rules committee will meet this week to discuss, among other changes, shortening the shot clock. Committee chairman Rick Byrd, the head coach at Belmont, told ESPN recently that he believes the shorter clock will be approved. “Anything that brings more speed to the game has to be evaluated and given serious consideration,” IU coach Tom Crean said. “This would be a great step in that direction.” *** Many people felt Maryland was the favorite to win the Big Ten next
With only one series left for Big Ten baseball teams, the 2015 Big Ten tournament bracket is starting to come into focus. [ MORE: View Big Ten baseball tiebreaker rules ] Illinois (19-1), Iowa (18-3), Ohio State (13-8), Maryland (13-8), Michigan State (13-8) and Michigan (14-10) have clinched Big Ten tourney berths, meaning we know six of the eight teams in the double-elimination bracket. The other two teams will come from the group of Indiana (9-10), Nebraska (9-11), Minnesota (7-14) and Penn State (6-14). The Hoosiers, who host Ohio State, and the Cornhuskers, who play at Illinois, each only has to
Illinois is the hottest team in the nation, and it's finally a top 5 team, according to the latest USA Today Sports Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday.
Rasheed Sulaimon will join the Maryland men’s basketball team this fall, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday. Sulaimon will have one year of eligibility with the Terrapins and is expected to play immediately. He is scheduled to graduate from Duke this summer with a degree in sociology in just three years. “I’ve known Rasheed and his family since he was in the seventh grade, first meeting him when he attended our basketball camp at Texas A&M,” Turgeon said. “He was a very polite and poised young man and I recruited him while I was at Texas A&M because of his
Tim Beckman enjoyed a breakthrough of sorts in this third season at Illinois in 2014, guiding Illinois to its first bowl since 2011 during a 6-7 campaign.