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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