THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE THREAD

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    Ahmad Starks heads to Illini

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    Oregon State junior point guard Ahmad Starks said Tuesday he will transfer to Illinois.

    Starks, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard, decided to leave Oregon State to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Chicago. He will seek a family hardship waiver from the NCAA and could be eligible next season. He also considered transferring to Bradley.
     
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    D'Angelo Russell commits to Ohio St.

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    D'Angelo Russell, No. 24 in the ESPN 60, committed to Ohio State on Friday night.

    "I have been going through the recruiting process for a long time but never cut my list down. I know Ohio State is where I want to be, so I made my decision," he said.

    "I evaluated their situation and felt it was best for me."

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    Joey King transfers to Minnesota

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    The Gophers basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster.

    Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending.
     
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    Jermaine Marshall plans to transfer

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    Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, who left the program back in May to pursue a professional career overseas, received his release and intends to transfer to another school to play his final season in college.

    Marshall's father, Jerome, said Monday that his son has not signed with an agent, will graduate on Aug. 10 and is expected to be eligible to play next season.
     
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    Penn State adds Jordan Dickerson

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    Seven-foot center Jordan Dickerson has transferred to Penn State from SMU.

    Dickerson will have three years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2013-14 campaign in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. The team announced Thursday that Dickerson had enrolled at Penn State.
     
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    Malik Smith can play this season

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    Shooting guard Malik Smith will be able to play for Minnesota this season after coming from Florida International with coach Richard Pitino.

    The university announced Wednesday that the NCAA approved a transfer waiver for the 6-foot-2 Smith, who will be a senior. He averaged 14.7 points and 2.7 rebounds last season for FIU while setting a school record with 96 made 3-pointers. He shot 36.2 percent from behind the arc.
     
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    Huskers' Tai Webster cleared to play

    Talented Nebraska freshman Tai Webster has been cleared by the NCAA to play this season.

    Webster, a 6-foot-4 guard from New Zealand, will be a major part of Tim Miles' efforts to get the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament. Webster will almost certainly start at point guard for Nebraska this season and is likely the team's most talented player.
     
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    Calbert Cheaney leaving Indiana

    Indiana is losing former star Calbert Cheaney to Saint Louis, where he will be a full-time assistant coach for fellow former Hoosier Jim Crews.

    Cheaney has been the Hoosiers' director of basketball operations since June 2011. Cheaney was a sophomore in high school when Crews said he first met him, and he joins a school that's 54-16 the last two seasons.
     
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    NCAA denies Ahmad Starks' waiver

    The NCAA has denied Ahmad Starks' hardship waiver request to play this season at Illinois.

    Starks, an Illinois native who played the previous three seasons at Oregon State, will have to sit out the upcoming season.
     
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    Michigan's Mitch McGary day to day

    The season opener is six weeks away, and Michigan already has an injury concern.

    Mitch McGary, who was so instrumental in the Wolverines' Final Four run last season, is dealing with an unspecified lower back condition that is limiting him in practice. Coach John Beilein said Friday that McGary is day to day.
     
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    Spartans' Gary Harris improving

    Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris expects to be cleared to practice full-contact next week after missing the last five weeks with an ankle injury.
     
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    Stanford Robinson (knee) out for IU

    Indiana freshman guard Stanford Robinson will be out indefinitely after injuring his right knee during Friday night's practice at Assembly Hall.

    The team issued a statement Saturday saying he is beginning treatment for the undisclosed injury and will undergo daily evaluation. He did participate in the team activities before Saturday afternoon's football game, and the statement said he was dressed at Saturday's practice.
     
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    Mitch McGary: Just being cautious

    Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary remains out with a back injury, but he said over the weekend that he's not overly concerned and could play now if necessary.

    "We're just being cautious," said the 6-foot-10, 260-pound big man, who has been out since the start of practice with what has been deemed by the school as a lower back condition. "I'm hoping to get back on the court in the next couple of weeks, but we're not rushing anything."

    Despite optimism from both McGary and Michigan coach John Beilein, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com that McGary's injury has become worrisome and that it could wind up being an issue this season.

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    NCAA clears Minnesota's Joey King

    The NCAA has cleared transfer Joey King to play this season for Minnesota.
     
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    James Blackmon Jr. picks Indiana

    Five-star shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. (Marion, Ind./Marion) committed to the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday night over offers from Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and Kansas.
     
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    Melvin Ejim out until December

    Iowa State senior forward Melvin Ejim likely will be out until December after hyperextending his left knee in practice.

    The Cyclones say that Ejim, a preseason All-Big 12 pick and the league's top rebounder last season, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
     
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    Mitch McGary to miss opener

    Michigan big man Mitch McGary, who spurned the NBA after his breakout performance in the NCAA tournament, will miss the Wolverines' season opener because of a lower back injury.
     
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    Ray Gallegos suspended 2 games

    Starting guard Ray Gallegos has been suspended for Nebraska's first two games, and reserve Jordan Tyrance is leaving the team for personal reasons.

    Coach Tim Miles said Gallegos will sit out Friday's opener against Florida Gulf Coast and Tuesday's game against Western Illinois for a violation of team rules. Gallegos is a team captain who led the Big Ten in minutes played at 37.5 a game last season and he averaged 12.5 points.
     
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    No. 2 Michigan St. cruises past McNeese State in tuneup for Kentucky

    Gary Harris flourished, as expected, scoring 15 of his 20 points in the first half and finishing with a career-high 10 rebounds to help No. 2 Michigan State beat McNeese State 98-56 on Friday night in a tuneup for its next game against top-ranked Kentucky.
     
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    No. 20 Wisconsin opens with win over St. John's

    Josh Gasser, who missed last season with a knee injury, scored 19 points and No. 20 Wisconsin opened the season with an 86-75 victory over St. John's on Friday night.
     

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