Big Ten Offseason Rundown

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Most of the schedules haven't been released yet, but we've got you covered with the top non-conference games. Staff changes? We've got those as well. Transfers, tournaments and preseason foreign trips? Right here. We continue our conference-by-conference Offseason Rundowns today with the Big Ten.

Also, here's the link to the preseason events so you can see the participants for each.


ILLINOIS

Staff changes: New coach John Groce (Ohio) brought Jamall Walker and Dustin Ford with him, and he has hired Brandon Miller as an assistant to the head coach and Mark Morris (Ohio) as the director of basketball operations.

Preseason tournament: Maui Invitational

Non-conference games: 11-28 vs. Georgia Tech (ACC-Big Ten); 12-8 at Gonzaga; 12-22 vs. Missouri in St. Louis; 12-29 vs. Auburn at the United Center

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- Sam McLaurin (Coastal Carolina -- eligible immediately); Rayvonte Rice (Drake); OUT -- None

Sat out: None

Early departure: Meyers Leonard


INDIANA

Staff changes: Kenny Johnson (Towson) replaces assistant Bennie Seltzer (head coach at Samford)

Preseason tournament: Legends Classic

Non-conference games: 11-27 vs. North Carolina (ACC-Big Ten); 12-15 vs. Butler in Indianapolis

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- None

Sat out: Maurice Creek (injury)

Early departure: None


IOWA

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Cancun Challenge

Non-conference games: vs. Northern Iowa (12-15) in the Big Four Classic in Des Moines; 12-7 vs. Iowa State; 11-27 at Virginia Tech

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- Jared Uthoff (Wisconsin); OUT -- Branden Stubbs (walk-on)

Sat out: None

Early departure: None


MICHIGAN

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Preseason NIT

Non-conference games: 11-27 vs. N.C. State (ACC-Big Ten); 12-15 vs. West Virginia in the Brooklyn Hoop Festival (Barclays); 12-8 vs. Arkansas

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Evan Smotrycz (Maryland); Carlton Brundidge (Detroit); Colton Christian (Florida International); Sai Tummala (walk-on)

Sat out: Jon Horford (injury redshirt)

Early departure: None


MICHIGAN STATE

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: 11-13 vs. Kansas in Atlanta (Champions Classic)

Non-conference games: 12-22 vs. Texas; 11-28 at Miami (ACC-Big Ten)

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- None

Sat out: None

Early departure: None


MINNESOTA

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Battle of Atlantis

Non-conference games: 11-27 at Florida State (ACC-Big Ten); 11-18 vs. Richmond; 12-8 at USC

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Chip Armelin (Southern Mississippi)

Sat out: Trevor Mbakwe (injury), Maurice Walker (injury)

Early departure: None


NEBRASKA

Staff changes: New coach Tim Miles (Colorado State) brought assistant coach Craig Smith, director of player development Ronald Coleman and director of operations Jayden Olson with him from Colorado State. He also hired assistant Ben Johnson (Northern Iowa) and Chris Harriman (St. Louis).

Preseason tournament: Hosting the Nebraska Classic (11-15, 18, 21, 24) -- teams to be determined

Non-conference games: 11-27 at Wake Forest (ACC-Big Ten); 12-3 at USC; 12-6 vs. Creighton

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- Terran Petteway (Texas Tech); Walter Pitchford (Florida); OUT -- Jorge Brian Diaz (pro); Josiah Moore (Tennessee Tech)

Sat out: None

Early departure: None


NORTHWESTERN

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: South Padre Invitational

Non-conference games: 11-27 vs. Maryland (ACC-Big Ten); 12-4 at Baylor; 12-21 vs. Stanford; 12-8 vs. Butler

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- Jared Swopshire (Louisville - eligible immediately); OUT -- None

Sat out: Nikola Cerina (TCU)

Early departure: None


OHIO STATE

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Non-conference games: 11-28 at Duke (ACC-Big Ten); 11-9 vs. Marquette in Carrier Classic in Charleston; 12-22 vs. Kansas

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Jordan Sibert (Dayton); J.D. Weatherspoon (Toledo)

Sat out: None

Early departure: Jared Sullinger


PENN STATE

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Non-conference games: 11-28 vs. Boston College (ACC-Big Ten); 12-29 vs. Duquesne; TBD vs. La Salle (at the Palestra)

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Matt Glover (San Francisco); Trey Lewis (Cleveland State); Peter Alexis (Philadelphia University)

Sat out: D.J. Newbill (Southern Mississippi)

Early departure: None


PURDUE

Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: 2K Sports Classic/Wounded Warrior (NYC)

Non-conference games: 11-28 at Clemson (ACC-Big Ten); 12-15 vs. Notre Dame in Indianapolis: 12-1 vs. Xavier; 1-19 vs. West Virginia

Trips: Italy (Aug. 7-17)

Transfers: IN -- None; Kelsey Barlow; John Hart (IUPUI - eligible immediately)

Sat out: Donnie Hale (redshirt)

Early departure: None


WISCONSIN

Staff changes: Sharif Chambliss (video) to Milwaukee as an assistant coach

Preseason tournament: Las Vegas Invitational

Non-conference games: 12-8 at Marquette; 11-28 vs. Virginia (ACC-Big Ten); 12-2 vs. California; at Florida (11-14)Trips: None

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Jared Uthoff (Iowa)

Sat out: George Marshall (redshirt); Zach Bohannon (Air Force)

Early departure: None

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