Northwestern has hired NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as its athletic director. He replaces Mike Polisky, who was promoted to the position in May, but stepped down amid backlash.
Our panel discusses whether the Big Ten's title issues are rooted in recruiting, and other finer points along the B1G trail.
- Northwestern hires NCAA exec Gragg as new AD
- Northwestern AD exits amid mounting criticism
- Northwestern officially promotes Polisky to AD
- Sources: Northwestern promoting Polisky to AD
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about the Big Ten schools that have the most and fewest recruiting advantages.
Mike Polisky is one of four defendants along with the university in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in January by a former Northwestern cheerleader.
Northwestern promoted longtime deputy athletic director Mike Polisky to replace Jim Phillips as athletic director on Monday.
Mike Polisky is being promoted to succeed Jim Phillips as Northwestern's athletic director, sources tell ESPN.
Mike Woodson continued building his roster for 2021-22, earning a commitment from Northwestern transfer Miller Kopp.
— Tre Williams scored 14 points and Jamal Mashburn Jr. 11 and Minnesota snapped a seven-game skid with a 51-46 win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Wednesday.
— Ryan Young's putback with 2.7 seconds left gave Northwestern a 79-78 win over Nebraska in a regular-season finale on Sunday.
— Boo Buie scored 15 points and Chase Audige added 14, and Northwestern scored the last six points of the game to beat Maryland 60-55 on Wednesday night, ending the Terrapins' five-game win streak.
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— Boo Buie scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, sparking Northwestern to rally past Minnesota 67-59 on Thursday night, bringing an end to a 13-game losing streak that stretches back to Dec. 29.
— Micah Potter scored 19 points, D'Mitrik Trice had 13 and No. 21 Wisconsin shut down lowly Northwestern for a 68-51 victory Sunday night.
— Kofi Cockburn had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ayo Dosunmu added 13 points and No. 5 Illinois beat Northwestern 73-66 on Tuesday.
— Ron Harper Jr. had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Myles Johnson controlled the paint with 12 points and 14 rebounds and No. 25 Rutgers beat Northwestern 64-50 on Saturday night.
— Aljami Durham scored a career-high 24 points, Armaan Franklin tied his best with 23 points and Indiana beat Northwestern 79-76 in double overtime on Wednesday night for the Wildcats' 10th straight loss.
— Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds Saturday, providing the energy No. 24 Purdue needed to get past pesky Northwestern 75-70.
— Jacob Young scored 19 points and Ron Harper Jr. scored all 13 of his in the second half and Rutgers held off Northwestern for a 64-56 win Sunday night.
— Izaiah Brockington scored 21 points including a pair of late free throws to help Penn State hold off Northwestern for an 81-78 victory on Saturday night.
— Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 10 Wisconsin pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
— Luka Garza had 17 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and No. 5 Iowa rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.
— Ohio State was not going to let Northwestern come from behind again.
Juwan Howard and the Wolverines are carrying the banner for the rugged Big Ten, while USC and UCLA had big weeks out west.
— Kofi Cockburn scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 12 Illinois rallied to beat Northwestern 81-56 on Thursday night.
— Hunter Dickinson scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 16 Michigan remained unbeaten with an 85-66 rout of No. 19 Northwestern on Sunday night.