>> Big Ten Division Races Unsettled
Nothing is settled in the Big Ten with two weeks left in the regular season.
Michigan State leads the Legends Division and Penn State tops the Leaders Division. They will meet in Indianapolis for the conference title if they win out.
The conference has been unpredictable all season. Wisconsin looked like a national title contender and was the Leaders Division favorite before losing to Michigan State and Ohio State. Penn State coach Joe Paterno is out, and now the Nittany Lions will have to hold off Wisconsin. Ohio State was positioned to make a move in the Leaders Division before losing at Purdue.
Nebraska controlled the Legends Division after beating Michigan State handily, but the Cornhuskers lost to Northwestern the next week and now need help to get to Indy.
>>Zook ends Press conference over Job Question
Illinois coach Ron Zook isn't interested in talking about job security.
Zook told reporters Tuesday that he would end his weekly news conference if anyone asked about his job following four straight losses and a weekend of off-field trouble for his players. He kept his promise, walking out after he was asked if had talked to his players about handling questions about his future.
The seventh-year Illini coach started the season with six wins, but has now watched his team lose four in a row.
Over the weekend, starting linebacker Trulon Henry was shot in the hand at a party where two other people were shot. In another incident, two other reserve players were arrested following a fight on campus. Zook suspended them.
>> 2 IL State Players Suspended
Illinois State basketball coach Tim Jankovich says 2 of his players have been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules.
Jankovich suspended Tyler Brown and Darious Clark on Monday.
The 21-year-old players were in McLean County court earlier Monday to face misdemeanor battery charges related to an alleged incident early Sunday in which a man says he was struck in the face while in downtown Bloomington. A judge scheduled a Dec. 23 hearing on the charges.
ISU doesn't play again until Thursday when the Redbirds host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
Illinois State lost its season opener Saturday at Fresno State, 55-47. Brown started that game and went scoreless in 15 minutes of action; Clark scored three points off the bench.