The NBA Draft deadline came and went, so we know who's staying and who's gone. Also, Big Ten athletic directors talk early signing period. And what hat did one rock star wear at Penn State that drew some attention from his home state of New Jersey? Thursday's news digest is good to go.
Wednesday was the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their name from the 2016 NBA Draft. Head inside to see what Big Ten stars decided.
Big news at Wisconsin, as forward Nigel Hayes is returning to Madison for his senior season. What’s it mean? The Badgers are the favorite to win the Big Ten in 2016-17. Michigan State and Indiana will have something to say about that. But Hayes return to Madison stamps the Badgers as the team to beat in my book. Hayes will be the lynchpin of a Wisconsin lineup that returns every major contributor, including Bronson Koenig and Zak Showalter in the backcourt and Vitto Brown and Ethan Happ up front, and welcomes in a pair of heralded recruits. Koenig will be
Get ready, Big Ten basketball fans! The matchups for the 2016 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released to the public today.
Draymond Green is one of the most talked-about players in the NBA, but is the former Michigan State basketball star the best Big Ten NBA Draft steal ever?
BTN was on hand for Saturday's “Hoop 4 Water" Charity Basketball Event in Flint, MI.
Iowa senior guard Peter Jok announced Friday that he has removed his name from the NBA Draft and will return to the Hawkeye basketball program for the 2016-17 season. “The entire experience has been beneficial to Peter in assessing where he stands heading into his final college season,” Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said on Jok. “He has learned a great deal in regard to this process and his experience will prove valuable a year from now. We are excited that Peter will be a part of our team in the coming season and we anticipate his senior leadership playing
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany talks (a little) about the ongoing TV negotiations saying, "We're interested in having great partners with great platforms who are interested in marketing and promotion." Also, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes is stilling mulling over his NBA decision. And Jerry Kill has a new job at Kansas State. More in this post.
On Saturday, May 21, “Hoop 4 Water: A Charity Basketball Event,” will stream live on BTN2Go at 3 p.m. ET. The game will also air on BTN at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23. Former NBA star and NCAA Champion Morris Peterson, a native of Flint, Mich., is partnering with rapper Snoop Dogg to host the celebrity basketball game. Proceeds will benefit the Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation, which will provide water crisis-related donations to the community of Flint. The game will feature a star-studded guest list, including New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond,
Everyone in life—yes, even college basketball coaches--is always looking for a better situation. Why should college basketball players be any different? Maybe coaches need to do a better job of selling kids on remaining in their program.