Roll this around your noggin: Is the Indiana job still “elite”? Colin Cowherd and Dan Dakich debated. My take: Yes, the job not only is elite—but it’s one of the top jobs across sports, along with gigs like coaching the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Notre Dame football, among other sweet jobs. *** More hoops: Brendan F. Quinn of Mlive.com has an offseason evaluation of Michigan wing Caris LeVert. Quinn says LeVert’s lost junior season sets up a crucial senior season. Thanks in part to LeVert missing the final 14 games and leaving his NBA draft stock up to assumptions
Former Virginia Tech forward Joey van Zegeren has signed with Northwestern and will be eligible for the 2015-16 season, his final year of eligibility. [ MORE: Read NUSports.com’s full release ] The 6-foot-10 native of The Netherlands appeared in 79 career games over the last four seasons at Virginia Tech. In 2014-15, he saw action in each of the team’s first 13 games — making three starts — while averaging 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and a team-high 1.4 blocks. “We’re really excited to add someone of Joey’s caliber to our program,” Northwestern head coach Chris Collins said in a team
John Beilein announced Friday the signing of 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner to a National Letter of Intent. Wagner will join the Wolverines for the 2015-16 academic year. “Moe is a long and versatile player,” Beilein said in a team release. “He has a great understanding of the game with a tremendous upside. As a product of Germany, he has always played against men five to even 10 years older than him, which has only helped his growth as a player.” A Berlin native, Wagner played 18 games in his second season with ALBA Berlin in 2014-15, averaging 16.8 points,
While many talking heads are busy debating LeBron James or Michael Jordan, we decided to consider the Big Ten's best basketball player ever. See our picks inside.
ESPN's John Goodman released his latest preseason men's college basketball poll, and six Big Ten teams land in the top 25. Maryland comes in at No. 1, a popular pick among experts.
Victor Oladipo spent the day Wednesday at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington D.C. [ MORE: Read washingtonpost.com’s feature on Oladipo’s day ] Oladipo’s older sister, Kendra, who became deaf in second grade, is a substitute teacher at the school, so the former Indiana star and current Orlando Magic guard paid the school a visit. According to the Washington Post link above, Oladipo talked to students for a half-hour, took questions from the kids and posed for photos. He also talked about post-NBA life, saying that he wanted to start a basketball camp for deaf youth. An
The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away. Will any of this year's Big Ten picks turn into a steal? BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at some of the conference's top value picks in recent history.
The Big Ten had spring meetings last week, where a number of topics were discussed. One looked at more balance in future football schedules. Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette says the athletics directors’ discussion highlighted the Big Ten’s challenges of scheduling with a larger conference and an odd number of games. “Just make sure we’re applying a common set of standards and maintain things like home-and-away balance and east-west balance and marquee matchups and that sort of thing,” Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass said. “I think the scheduling guys do a great job. We have to help give
Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell wears No. 0 because that’s how many people he feels can guard him. It has nothing to do with his golf handicap. [ MORE: Urban Meyer is up to more photoboming ] This much is clear after former Big Ten rival Dez Wells posted the Instagram video above of Russell taking a couple swings. Cue the inevitable Charles Barkley jokes. Russell is expected to be a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25. See where experts’ latest mock drafts have Russell going. h/t: For The Win
It’s been a long road back for Derrick Walton. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] The other Michigan guard who missed much of last season, along with preseason first All-Big Ten honoree Caris LeVert, is doing things he couldn’t do for the last several months. For example, cutting and dunking. Walton, who missed Michigan’s final 12 games with a right foot injury, proved just how healthy he is in the videos posted above and below. Looking good! Walton’s return, along with LeVert’s, will bolster an already deep and talented Michigan backcourt.