Illinois head coach Lovie Smith announced that graduate transfer Hardy Nickerson, the son of Fighting Illini defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson, will join the program.
Illinois head basketball coach John Groce announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Austin Colbert (Chesapeake, Va.) is no longer with the program. Colbert will transfer at the conclusion of UI spring semester classes. “After meeting with Austin, he and I agree that it is in his best interest to pursue a fresh start and continue his education and basketball career at another institution,” Groce said. “We are appreciative of the effort Austin gave during his time at Illinois, and we will fully support him and his family throughout the transfer process.” Colbert appeared in 25 games this past season, averaging 1.7
Well, this comes as a surprise: Indiana QB Tre Roberson announced Wednesday that he will transfer. Roberson, who threw six touchdown passes in the 2013 finale vs. Purdue, and Nate Sudfeld were expected to share time again in 2014. Last fall, Roberson, the dual-threat option, threw for 1,128 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for 423 yards and five scores. [ MORE: Iowa senior safety Nico Law to transfer ] “I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and Indiana University for all of their support over the last three years,” Roberson said in a team release. “My time
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed Wednesday that defensive back Nico Law will transfer. Law, a native of Clinton, Maryland, has played three seasons for the Hawkeyes. He saw limited action in all 13 games in 2013, recording four solo tackles and one assist. “Nico has decided to transfer from the University of Iowa and complete his athletic and academic careers elsewhere,” Ferentz said in a school release. “We wish him the best with his decision.” Law was cited for disorderly conduct last weekend.
High-scoring guard Eron Harris is transferring to Michigan State from West Virginia. His father, Eric Harris, said Monday that offers were turned down from Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue and UCLA in part because of coach Tom Izzo’s recruiting pitch. “We just informed all of the coaches that were involved,” he said. “Coach Izzo seemed to be really down to earth. When we made the trip to Michigan State, he made us feel at home. He had his coaching staff and wife involved in the whole process.” Harris was the Mountaineers’ second-leading scorer at 17.2 points per game last season and averaged
Welcome to Ohio State, Trevor Thompson. A 6-11 forward from Indianapolis, Thompson, who played his freshman season at Virginia Tech, has announced he will transfer to Ohio State. He chose the Buckeyes over a pair of other Big Ten schools — Indiana and Purdue. [ MORE: OSU adds Temple transfer Anthony Lee ] Thompson averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in just over 16 minutes per game this past season at Virgina Tech. Thompson will likely sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, but there is a chance he could request a waiver from the NCAA, due to
According to a report, Temple’s Anthony Lee will transfer to Ohio State. This is a big get for the Buckeyes, as Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds last season for the Owls. Lee also was considering Louisville, Iowa State, Indiana and Notre Dame. Ohio State is coming off an up-and-down season that saw the Buckeyes go 25-10 overall and 10-8 in the Big Ten, losing in the first round of the NCAA tourney as a No. 6 seed to No. 11 Dayton. Ohio State got little from its big men last season. Amir Williams hasn’t developed as expected after
The college basketball season is coming to a close and the NBA draft is fast approaching. As is this case every year around this time, Big Ten players are busy announcing their future plans, whether it be a jump to the pros or a transfer. Get caught up on all the decisions in this post. GOING PRO Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh just told @CBSSports by phone that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Story coming … — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 24, 2014 [ MORE: Dienhart: Vonleh’s decision to go pro is no surprise ] Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross
What had been speculated soon after the final buzzer sounded on another disappointing season for Purdue has become reality: Ronnie Johnson will transfer. Official word came from Purdue coach Matt Painter on Saturday. “Ronnie has expressed his interest in transferring from our program and we have granted him his release,” Painter said in the team release. “We wish Ronnie the best of luck as he continues to pursue his education and basketball career.” Honestly, this is not a huge loss. With Johnson the past two seasons, Purdue compiled consecutive 15-17 records. Johnson remained a work-in-progress who never really developed into a
With news of former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson transferring to future Big Ten member Rutgers, we decided to take a look back at some of the conference’s other Big Ten-to-Big Ten transfers. Check out our list in this post. Are we missing someone? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the post. FOOTBALL Philip Nelson – Minnesota to Rutgers Miles Shuler – Rutgers to Northwestern Brian Bobek – Ohio State to Minnesota Ryan Nowicki – Penn State to Illinois Justin Boren – Michigan to Ohio State Kim Royston – Wisconsin to Minnesota John Kerr – Indiana