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.
No quarterback in NFL history has more Super Bowl wins than Tom Brady. And no quarterback has a larger Super Bowl ring than the former Michigan star. Brady and the New England Patriots received their mammoth Super Bowl XLIX rings at a dinner Sunday night. The ring, which the Patriots claim is the “largest Super Bowl ring ever made,” features 205 diamonds, 81 more than the team’s Super Bowl XXXIX ring. Consequently, it’s easy to spot the newest bling on Brady’s fingers in the photo above. It’s the one on his right middle finger, if you’re struggling to find it.
The NBA Finals tip Thursday night in Oakland, California. If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors in what should be a memorable series. Superstars LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the biggest names in the matchup, but it’s a former Michigan State star who could be the wild card. Draymond Green, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year and a member of the 2014-15 NBA All-Defensive First Team, has developed into one of the game’s premier all-around players. In Golden State’s 12-3 postseason run to the Finals, Green is averaging a
It's been an emotional last few days for former Penn State defensive lineman Devon Still. On Monday, he learned he and his daughter will win a prestigious award.
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
There are several players in this weekend’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament who will likely be playing in the majors in a few years down the line. [ MORE: View our 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament page ] In fact, the Big Ten has produced a number of outstanding players over the past couple of years who are currently enjoying a massive amount of success at the MLB level. Who are these players and where did they play their college ball, you ask? We have that answer for you right here. Here’s a look at our top 10 players who played