For a second season in succession, Caleb Swanigan has declared for the NBA draft. No shocker. He did so last season, too. And, just like last season, Swanigan will not hire an agent. So, he still could return to Purdue for his junior season.
Three Big Ten teams advanced to the Sweet 16, and all three are ranked in the final Coaches Poll, released Monday, the day after North Carolina beat Gonzaga to claim its sixth national title. Big Ten regular-season champ Purdue paces the conference at No. 15.
The Big Ten watches and waits for its next basketball national championship. The league has come close to winning it all since Michigan State did it in 2000 in the now-demolished RCA Dome in Indianapolis vs. Billy Donovan and Florida; in fact, it’s played in six title games since (Indiana, 2002), (Illinois, 2005), (Ohio State, 2007), (Michigan State, 2009), (Michigan, 2013) & (Wisconsin, 2015). But on each occasion, the Big Ten team came up short. Since MSU’s Tom Izzo won his only national title in 2000, Duke and UConn have won three apiece, Florida and North Carolina have both won
With the 2016-17 season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to take a way-too-early look at the 2017-18 season. Today's topic: Breakout player.
With the 2016-17 season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to consider some of the best of the season that was. Last up, in a four-part series: Under-the-radar story.
The AP released its all-time Top 100 college basketball rankings Wednesday, rewarding consistency in appearances and elite programs who have occupied the No. 1 spot.
With the 2016-17 season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to consider some of the best of the season that was. Next up, in a four-part series: Favorite play.
The season isn’t officially over, as the Final Four is this weekend. But let’s go ahead and cast our eyes to 2017-18. Players still could turn pro and key recruits added in the spring signing period, but here is an early, early, early look at how the conference could stack up next season.
The 2017 AP All-America team was released Tuesday, and Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan earned first-team honors. The Purdue star is joined on the team by Kansas' Frank Mason, UCLA's Lonzo Ball, Villanova's Josh Hart and North Carolina's Justin Jackson.
Purdue was in a close game with Kansas Thursday, until it wasn't. The No. 1 Jayhawks turned on the afterburners in the second half and dusted the Boilers, 98-66.