Tom Crean announced Wednesday that sophomore guard Stanford Robinson has requested a release from his athletic scholarship to transfer to an institution closer to his home where he can earn more playing time. Robinson will continue to have use of the team’s facilities and academic support during his remaining time at IU. “I respect Stan’s desire to contribute more on the court and understand that the opportunity to play closer to your family is something he would like to have happen,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “I think he has grown a great deal and matured in the two years
In case you didn’t already have an inkling of Tom Izzo’s greatness in March, this story should seal the deal for you: He’s the best coach in modern NCAA tourney history. Period. And, it’s not even close. The story on FiveThirtyEight.com has some great numbers and data to back up the premise of Izzo’s March greatness. You should be impressed and feel the urge to get a “Tom Izzo Is Awesome” tattoo after reading it. *** There’s this: Yogi Ferrell recently said “Thank you” to Indiana fans on Instagram. Talk amongst yourselves. *** The gang at InsideNU.com recently discussed who
Just reaching the Final Four is a big accomplishment, given the rigors, perils and cruelty of the one-and-done NCAA tourney format. It's unforgiving. One bad night ... and you're gone.
This is cool: Wisconsin's "Frank the Tank" met Hollywood's "Frank the Tank" on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He even interviewed the actor for Access Hollywood.
The folks over at For The Win do an outstanding job of catching some of the hottest sports trends and moments on social media. [ MORE: NCAA tourney Q&A with Stephen Bardo ] This past week, they put together four impressive graphics, which measure the top mentioned players, teams, games and moments during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. According to Twitter, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Michigan State’s Travis Trice were the No. 2 and 3 most mentioned players during the first four days of the tourney. Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter owned the No. 1 sport, while Kentucky
Ballots for the Naismith Player and Coach of the Year went out recently. And, per usual, there are some difficult choices. The options for Player of the Year are: Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor The Coach of the Year choices are: Virginia’s Tony Bennett Kentucky’s John Calipari Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan Villanova’s Jay Wright I gave my Player of the Year vote to Kaminsky. Yes, cases can be made for the other options, but Kaminsky is the centerpiece on one of the best teams in
We've reached the Sweet 16, and three No. 1 seeds remain. According to the seeds, Wisconsin has the tougher road than fellow No. 1 seeds Duke and Kentucky.
Tom Izzo and Michigan State are off to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season and the seventh time in the last eight years. But, could this be Izzo's best coaching job?
D’Angelo Russell’s shot failed him at the wrong time in Ohio State’s loss to Arizona in the third-round of the NCAA tourney. Now, the world watches and wonders: Will the freshman sensation turn pro? Russell’s response: No comment. Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com says that though Russell won’t come out and admit it, it’s hard to envision a world where he would not declare for the NBA Draft considering he’s widely regarded as a top-five pick. But, maybe Russell will shock everyone and return. Maybe not. *** Indiana is out of the NCAA tourney after just one game. No big shock. Now,
Everyone loves a fun read, right? We have one here, as we look at the top player, top sign and top tweet, among other things, from the Big Ten's Round of 32 NCAA tourney games.