5 Big Ten men’s basketball teams earn AP Top 25 preseason ranking

The dawning of a new era of Penn State basketball is nearly upon us as the Nittany Lions begin building a new identity this season under Micah Shrewsberry. On Monday, we got our first look at...

Michigan basketball’s freshmen, in search of nickname, already have big roles on team

As he settled in behind a microphone for what would be a 30-minute news conference as Michigan basketball hosted its annual media day event, coach Juwan Howard identified his team’s most important storyline of the 2021-22...

3 big Knicks questions heading into 2021 NBA preseason finale

Mitchell Robinson treated image, blue uniform with blurred fans in background The Knicks finish the preseason on Friday against the Washington Wizards. Here are a few questions that remain as they wrap up their exhibition schedule…...

Dribble Handoff: 2021 NCAA Tournament teams poised to miss out on return trip to Big Dance

With historic powers like Kentucky and Duke missing out on the 2021 NCAA Tournament and others such as Michigan State, UCLA, Syracuse and North Carolina barely making it in, last season was a reminder that a...

Knicks takeaways from Wednesday’s 108-100 preseason win over Pistons, including Julius Randle’s big third quarter

Julius Randle running up the floor looking toward camera white uniform Pistons visible The Knicks shook off a slow first half to come back and beat the Detroit Pistons 108-100 on Wednesday night at The Garden....

NBA top 15 big men rankings for 2021-22: Giannis Antetokounmpo seizes No. 1 ahead of Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid

1 When Giannis signed his extension to stay with the Bucks last year, he did so with the express goal of winning a championship in Milwaukee. And that’s just what he did, leading the Bucks to...

Conference moves aren’t just limited to the Big 12 and SEC

In golf, conference championships can be a gateway to the postseason. Win the conference title, and a team gets an Automatic Qualifying spot in an NCAA Regional. It’s one reason so much conference movement of late...

Ex-NBA players arrested in $4M healthcare scam: Big Baby, Sebastian Telfair among those involved

Getty Images Eighteen former NBA players have been charged in New York federal court for an alleged multi-million-dollar health insurance fraud scheme that aimed to rip off the league’s health and wellness benefit plan for retired...

Big Ten Media Days strive for improved gender equality

Kevin Warren introduced Michigan women’s basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico to lead off the Big Ten’s basketball media days on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It’s a purposeful choice by the Big Ten commissioner...

Big Ten basketball media poll has Ohio State as contender, E.J. Liddell honored

We might be deep in the throws of Ohio State football season, but it’ll be basketball season on the banks of the Olentangy before you know it. The hoops season in Columbus always seems to sneak...