Latest Big Ten Conference men's basketball News

Nebraska adds former Tennessee forward Derrick Walker

May. 15, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Tennessee forward Derrick Walker is transferring to Nebraska. Nebraska announced Wednesday it has added Walker to its roster. Nebraska officials said Walker would sit out the 2019-20 season before playing for the Cornhuskers. Walker has two seasons of eligibility remaining....

John Beilein brought success, pride to Michigan

May. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein called it a heck of a ride. That felt like a typical understatement from Michigan's outgoing coach. Beyond all the wins, the conference titles and the NCAA Tournament runs, Beilein's basketball team became an embodiment of the way so many Michigan fans like to feel...

AP Source: Michigan coach John Beilein taking Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching job

May. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — AP Source: Michigan coach John Beilein taking Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching job .

Big Ten grants waiver, Iowa's Cordell Pemsl to return

May. 10, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl will return next season with two years of eligibility after the Big Ten Conference approved his hardship waiver. The Hawkeyes announced the decision Friday for Pemsl, who played just 29 minutes last season after complications involving hardware from a knee...

Penn State riding high heading to lacrosse postseason

May. 9, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

Penn State lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni has his Nittany Lions in rarefied air on the eve of the NCAA Tournament but in uncharted waters for a rising program. The Nittany Lions (14-1) are the unanimous No. 1 ranked team and the top seed, yet they've never won a tournament game (0-4) and their conference, the Big...

Indiana joins list of states legalizing sports betting

May. 8, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting will become legal in Indiana and construction of two new casinos will be allowed in the state under a bill signed by the governor on Wednesday. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb endorsed the bill on his final day to act on the measure approved by lawmakers after they reached a...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

May. 8, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The...

Saab plans Air Force jet facility near Purdue campus

May. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Swedish manufacturer Saab plans to open an Indiana manufacturing site as part of its production of a new Air Force training jet, bringing a major aviation project to Purdue University's research and business district. Company officials announced Wednesday it would spend $37...

Syrian ground troops capture rebel enclave

May. 8, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government Central...

Minnesota adds ex-Drexel forward Demir as grad transfer

May. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has added former Drexel forward Alihan Demir as a graduate transfer for the 2019-20 season. The Gophers announced Tuesday that Demir, a 6-foot-9 native of Turkey, will join their roster in the fall. He played two years for Drexel, finishing second on the team in points (14.8...