Illinois head basketball coach John Groce announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Austin Colbert (Chesapeake, Va.) is no longer with the program. Colbert will transfer at the conclusion of UI spring semester classes. “After meeting with Austin, he and I agree that it is in his best interest to pursue a fresh start and continue his education and basketball career at another institution,” Groce said. “We are appreciative of the effort Austin gave during his time at Illinois, and we will fully support him and his family throughout the transfer process.” Colbert appeared in 25 games this past season, averaging 1.7
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
Fran and Margaret McCaffery presented a check for $34,044 to representatives from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Wednesday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa defensive end Drew Ott was asked about former teammate Jake Rudock’s transfer to Michigan on the Big Ten’s spring teleconference Wednesday, and he didn’t mince words. [ MORE: Listen to the full Big Ten West spring teleconference ] “Yeah (I was surprised),” Ott said. “I thought he had a little more fight in him. But, I guess maybe an opportunity (appeared) over there at Michigan. I don’t know too much about it.” Listen to Ott’s full response in the video player above. And read the mgolive.com story. Rudock, Iowa’s starting quarterback the last two seasons, fell behind C.J. Beathard
One of the top names in NASCAR will be racing in the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 with a car that features a Big Ten theme to it. [ MORE: Former Penn State forward Ross Travis enters name in NFL Draft ] Jeff Gordon spent Tuesday afternoon on Penn State’s campus and revealed his new Penn State-branded Axalta Chevy that he will be racing in this June. The race will take place on June 7 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, which is located approximately 140 miles from Penn State’s campus. The car is painted in Penn State blue,
In J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller, Ohio State has a trio of quarterbacks that is second to none. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] Let’s see, for starters, all three won a national championship ring last year. That’s impressive. There’s so much more. The trio has combined to go 36-3 (.923) the last three seasons, not including Kenny Guiton’s two starts in 2013, all while tossing 80 touchdowns, compared to 25 interceptions, and running for 38 scores. Want more? They’ve combined for three top 10 Heisman Trophy finishes (Miller No.
Prolific. There is no other way to describe Ohio State’s performance in the last 10 NFL drafts. It’s a proverbial football factory in Columbus. But, I think we already had an inkling of that.
Diamond Stone is a big deal. The 6-foot-10 dynamo has a game to match his name. Maryland and Wisconsin wanted the four-time Wisconsin state champion, but it was former that won out.
Ohio State baseball topped Louisville 2-0 on Tuesday night on a game on BTN/BTN2Go, and Buckeyes third baseman Nick Sergakis’ play in the second inning was an eye-catching part of the win. Watch Sergakis dive to snag the hot smash down the line and throw the runner out from one knee. Ohio State got its first win over a top five team since 2009. “They call it the ‘hot corner’ for a reason,” Sergakis said after the game. “Louisville is a team that has some pretty good wheels up and down the order so I knew I had to get rid
Should Wisconsin retire Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44? Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal thinks so. And, I agree. Kaminsky was a transcendental player who took this program to heights it hadn’t seen in generations.