University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced Wednesday that former Illinois basketball All-American Dee Brown will join his staff for the summer as Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics. “Dee brings an enthusiasm for the Fighting Illini that is second to none,” Thomas said in a school release. “His experiences as a student-athlete on campus and in the community, his successful pro career, and now his returning to campus to give back to the Fighitng Illini speaks volumes about the positive time that he had here. Brown, the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year and
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver takes the stage to announce the first pick in Brooklyn, it's time to take a look back at recent drafts.
Former Purdue quarterback and current NFL star Drew Brees has made a $1 million donation to the Purdue football program, it was announced Friday.
It isn't as easy as Kyle Schwarber is making it look. The former Indiana catcher went 4-for-5 in his first MLB start Wednesday night, and he followed that up by belting his first home run Thursday night.
With just under a month until the MLB All-Star Game, it's time to check in on how former Big Ten players are performing.
Several former Big Ten basketball players have their eyes set on the $1 million purse at the second annual The Basketball Tournament on July 10-Aug. 2.
One. That’s how many players are ahead of former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell on NFL.com’s ranking of the top 150 fantasy players for 2015, released Monday. Bell, fresh off a breakout season that culminated in AFC Offensive Player of the Year honors, trails just Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson on the preseason list. The former Michigan State workhorse ran for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns, to go along with a staggering 83 receptions for 854 yards and three more touchdowns, in 2014. Bell is suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s substance
Draymond Green is an NBA champion. The former Michigan State standout helped the Golden State Warriors close out the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 on Tuesday night.
Draymond Green had heard it all in this year’s NBA playoffs. He had been called everything from a rising superstar to an NBA villain. Tonight, Green has a new title to add to the list. NBA champion. The former Michigan State standout becomes the first Big Ten player to win an NBA championship since Juwan Howard did it with the Miami Heat in the 2012-13 season. He is the first Michigan State player to win an NBA title since Shannon Brown won one with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010. Perhaps the most impressive stat is that Green becomes the
That was fast! Nearly a year after being selected No. 4 in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, former Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber has been promoted to the Chicago Cubs.