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Aaron Cosby and Ravyonte Rice Still Indefinitely Suspended For Illinois

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In what is gradually becoming a longer and longer saga, John Groce stated that Aaron Cosby and Ravyonte Rice are still indefinitely suspended from the team. Due to this, it appears unlikely that they will play on Thursday when Illinois matches up with Michigan at home. The game could be pivotal to Illinois' NCAA Tournament chances this year.

Will low Big East TV Ratings Scare The Big Ten Away From Fox Sports 1?

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Awful Announcing wonders if poor Big East ratings on Fox Sports 1 could keep the Big Ten away in the future. There was once speculation that the Big Ten could knock out a deal with Fox for some of their games (replacing ESPN), but that now seems somewhat less likely.

Former Michigan State Player Adreian Payne Traded By Atlanta Hawks To Minnesota Timberwolves

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In big NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks have announced that they have traded former Spartan Adreian Payne to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a future 1st Round pick. Payne played for the Spartans from 2010 to 2014. He was drafted in the 1st Round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

Nate Taphorn Out For Northwestern Against Michigan State

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According to various reports, Northwestern sophomore Nate Taphorn will be out for the Wildcats when they face Michigan State. Taphorn has played in 16 games this season, but has not played in the last 6 games for Northwestern.

JerShon Cobb Not Warming Up With Northwestern For Matchup With Michigan State

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According to InsideNU, Northwestern senior JerShon Cobb is not currently warming up with the team as they prepare to face off against Michigan State. Cobb has played in 18 games this season for the Wildcats including a season high of 30 minutes against Maryland. He played 16 minutes against Wisconsin in Northwestern's last game.

Indiana & Louisville Series to Begin?

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On Coach Pitino's radio show last night, he filled all of us in on current negotiations with Indiana on plans for the two schools to play each other the next three years.

The plan would have the two schools playing in Lucas Oil next year in Indianapolis where each would split 35,000 tickets. The series would then move to The Assembly Hall the following year and then to the Yum! Center the year after that.

This appears to accomplish Indiana's goal of getting a home and home out of the deal, so it would seem likely this ends up getting accepted by Indiana. Hoosier fans have been looking for a series like this since Kentucky pulled out a few seasons ago. Can you imagine 35,000 Indiana fans and 35,000 Louisville fans in Lucas Oil? Would be a great atmosphere.

3 Big Ten Teams Ranked In Week 14 USA Today Coaches' Poll

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A total of 3 teams from the Big Ten were ranked in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll. These teams were #4 Wisconsin, #19 Maryland, and #21 Ohio State. Indiana and Iowa also received votes.

Ohio State Makes Top 8 For 2016 5-Star Power Forward Harry Giles

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The Buckeyes have made the Top 8 for an elite 2016 recruit in the form of Harry Giles. He is a prospect out of North Carolina and is rated as the #1 player in the nation according to the 247Composite rating. The other schools listed were Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Syracuse, UNLV, and Wake Forest.

2015 Small Forward Khalil Iverson To Visit Ohio State

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The Buckeyes will be getting a key in-state visitor on campus in the near future in the form of Khalil Iverson. He is a 2015 prospect out of Delaware, Ohio and is also being targeted by Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin among others. Iverson is the #11 rated prospect in the state of Ohio according to 247Sports.

D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State) Named Week 13 Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week

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D'Angelo Russell of the Ohio State Buckeyes has been named the Week 13 Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week. He averaged 21.5 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists this week. This is the second time this season that Russell has swept both awards in a single week.