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Joe Coleman granted release from scholarship

Minnesota junior-to-be Joe Coleman was granted a release from his scholarship, the Gophers announced Wednesday afternoon.  Coleman, who averaged 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in two seasons in Minneapolis, will seek a transfer. The guard will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. [ RELATED: Penn State’s Jermaine Marshall to pursue pro career ] “Joe Coleman has made the decision to leave the Golden Gopher basketball program,” Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said in a release. “We wish him the very best in the future. We appreciate the contributions he has given the program the last two

Photos: Early All-Big Ten most improved teams

When talking most improved player, the Big Ten boasts plenty of candidates. There are proven guys who have taken their game to another level, such as Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and there are previously unproven guys who have made the most of extra playing time, such as Ohio State’s Shannon Scott. See my All-Big Ten most improved teams in the photo gallery below. About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read

Big Ten hands out weekly hoops honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for Jan. 9-15 action. It was a crazy week of action that saw several upsets, including Northwestern handing Michigan State its first Big Ten loss and first loss in it last 16 games. See the conference’s latest weekly winners and find out what they did to earn the prestigious honors in this post. Player of the Week: Brandon Paul, Illinois, G – Jr. – 6-4 – Gurnee, Ill. – Warren Had a career night against No. 5/5 Ohio State, scoring 43 points and adding eight rebounds and four