Around the Hall: Conference foes kick off exhibition play

  • 11/02/2011 12:59 pm in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. In today’s case, it’s a sampling of what’s going on around the Big Ten. So go ahead, get your read on. 

+ In Champaign, a Meyers Leonard-led Illinois overcame a slow start to beat Wayne State in an exhibition. In West Lafayette, Robbie Hummel scored 18 points in 15 minutes to lead Purdue in an exhibition win over Northern State. And in Minneapolis, Trevor Mbakwe’s double-double helped the Golden Gophers get past Bemidji State in another exhibition contest.

+ Illinois sophomore guard Crandall Head has been suspended four games for a violation of team rules.

+ With an announcement scheduled for tomorrow, looks at the potential impact of a Mitch McGary commitment for Michigan.

+ Ohio State beat writer Bob Baptist shares his thoughts on the Buckeyes after getting a chance to watch practice on Monday.

+ Michigan State junior forward Derrick Nix approached Tom Izzo after Sunday’s practice and offered to give up his starting spot for sophomore Adrien Payne.

+ Bill Carmody enjoys playing Mortal Kombat.

+ First-year Penn State coach Patrick Chambers has introduced the “attitude club” to the Nittany Lion program.

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  • Anonymous

    “Bill Carmody enjoys playing Mortal Kombat.”

    Ground-breaking journalism!!

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I hope Hummel doesn’t average 18 pts per 15 mins against us.  Zeller will have his hands full.

  • IU78

    ” Bill Carmody enjoys playing Mortal Combat”                                                        Sounds like something blurted out during a conversation about “Bill Brasky”

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  • 888

    Glad McGarys stayn in the BIG 10. Just to bad it wasnt for the home team. My personal nightmare would have been McGary and Harris to UK. That would have been the last straw.

  • indianamorris

    weird about Nix willing to give up his starting spot for AP, i’ve heard those two don’t get along. 

  • Anonymous

    I was thinking the same thing.

    Also, an interesting debate: If you’re Izzo do you admire the player’s selflessness or think it is a sign of lack of competitiveness. 

    Obviously, it’s an oversimplification either way and depends on the specifics of the team, etc., but I can still see either side being legitimate.

  • Interesting article. Keep up the good work.

  • IUball

    I bet Sheehey can shut him down. And Pritchard shut down Jon Luer from Wisconsin last year, so I can see Tom keeping Hummel quiet too.

  • stonaroni

    I come home one night and there Brasky was making love to my wife in our bed, it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. To Bill Brasky!