Nebraska's Shavon Shields is sporting a new hairdo, and he did it to support his assistant coach's sick son.
Illinois senior point guard Tracy Abrams suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a preseason skill workout and will be forced to miss the entire 2014-15 season, the school announced Thursday. Abrams will redshirt this year and return to action for his final year of eligibility in 2015-16. “Tracy worked hard in the offseason to put himself in great position heading into his senior year, so he’s obviously disappointed and we are for him as well,” Head Coach John Groce said. “But Tracy personifies toughness; he has the heart of a champion and I know that he will
There’s @LSUCoachMiles on Twitter, and there’s @CoachMiles. The former is LSU football coach Les Miles, the former Michigan player and assistant, and the latter is the entertaining Nebraska basketball coach. The latter didn’t expect this to be an issue, but it happened earlier this week, when a Louisiana paper was using his Twitter handle. Follow our live updates NOW during "Lunch with Les" as @CoachMiles chats about Saturday's Sam Houston game http://t.co/QiYPA8LPwg — Baton Rouge News (@brnola) September 2, 2014 Hey there @CoachMiles! Sorry about the mix-up! Please accept warm weather, good people and great food as our apology next
How long would it take you to hit 15 NBA 3-pointers? It took former Michigan star Nik Stauskas just 46 seconds. Oh, and he did it on 15 shots. Watch it in this post.
The new court at Welsh-Ryan Arena is down, and it looks great. The team's new videoboard also impresses.
You know Robbie Hummel as a basketball player who battled injury throughout his Purdue career. Did you know he's also a great jokester?
Surrounded by a group of young campers at halfcourt, Nik Stauskas made the shot you just knew he would make. Even better than the shot? That would be the reaction of the campers.
Creighton Drury was part of an inspiring basketball team at Rutgers 25 years ago. Now, he's leading a team that's changing the lives of at-risk kids in New York.
The Big Ten recently unveiled what its 2014 men’s basketball tourney bracket will look like going forward now that the conference has 14 teams. The format will feature a double-bye for the top four seeds. This has Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News wondering if some coaches should worry. [ Team schedules: Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Ohio State | Penn State | Purdue | Rutgers | Wisconsin ] It seems the extra time off isn’t always desirable for coaches. Instead of sitting for the first two
BTN Live released the new format for the Big Ten men’s and women’s tourneys on Thursday night. Now that the conference boasts 14 teams with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers, the events will start a day earlier and run Wednesday-Sunday. This year’s women’s tourney will be March 4-8, and the men’s March 11-15. See the brackets in this post. Wednesday will feature two games: No. 12 vs. No. 13 and No. 11 vs. No. 14. Also new: The top four teams will receive double-byes and open play Friday. [ Team schedules: Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Maryland |