Big Ten Media Days are here and while Tom Izzo has been lighting up social media with strong quotes regarding allegations of sexual assault cover-ups, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston were named to the preseason all-conference team.
Cowan was a Third Team All-Big Ten honoree a year ago, averaging a team-best 15.8 points and 5.1 assists while leading the Big Ten in minutes per game (37.0).
Freshman Romeo Langford answers a question on how he's enjoying being on campus so far during IU media day on September 26. What happened in a league that featured four teams in the Associated Press preseason top-25 - three others received votes - but failed to follow its postseason trend of success on Selection Sunday?
Big Ten media day is scheduled for Thursday in Rosemont.
IU and Michigan State were the only two schools with multiple players named to the team.
Edwards and Happ were the only players unanimously named to the team.
Illinois, coming off a 14-18 season that included a 4-14 mark in the Big Ten and a first-round Big Ten tournament loss during Brad Underwood's first season in charge of the Illini, is only projected to finish higher than Rutgers in the Big Ten, with Michigan State the favorite to win the conference.