Big Ten basketball media day will start in about an hour here in Chicago.
The league has already announced the preseason projections compiled by a 22-member media panel. That esteemed group picked Purdue as the favorite to win the league and named Boilermakers star Robbie Hummel the preseason player of the year.
Joining him on the All-Big Ten team are his teammate E’Twaun Moore, Michigan State’s Raymar Morgan, Wisconsin’s Marcus Landry and Michigan’s Manny Harris.
The full release from the Big Ten appears after the jump . . .
Thanks to Chris Howell for these.
Here’s what The New York Times has today. Let’s just say there’s some intrigue to the story.
Several reports out of Westchester County indicate that police were called to the home of former Indiana star Isiah Thomas â€” who came to campus earlier this week to serve as a guest speaker in a basketball class his son is taking â€” to assist with a man who had apparently overdosed on sleeping pills.
Here’s the best reporting on the incident I’ve been able to find, coming from The Journal News. They are reporting that a police source told them the man who overdosed was, in fact, Thomas.
Here’s a well-reported piece by intern Jared Poertner that we couldn’t fit in the paper this week.
Also, it mentions Sylvester Stalone. Always a plus. Cheers to Jared.
Itâ€™s not often a player is unable to respond to the first question of an interview. Itâ€™s even less frequent that the player grips onto your shoulder as if he were Sylvester Stalone in Cliffhanger holding onto the edge of a rocky mountain.
But thatâ€™s just what offensive guard Mike Reiter did on Tuesday following practice.
â€œIâ€™m not going to lie, this is my first interview,â€ Reiter said. â€œAnd Iâ€™m at little nervous and stiff.â€
Check out Jared Poertner’s preview of this week’s football game, by clicking here.