All is quiet from Ben Brust since he learned that the Big Ten Conference wasn’t going to allow him to accept a scholarship offer from another conference school after Iowa released him from his commitment earlier this month.
Brust, a 6-2 guard from Mundelein, Ill., sought a waiver from the Big Ten, which prohibits student-athletes who sign a national letter of intent to play for a conference school to accept a scholarship to play at another Big Ten institution.
Speculation centers on a possible appeal of the Big Ten ruling by a member school. Big Ten schools that are interested in Brust include the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern and Minnesota. Iowa also is still interested in getting Brust to re-commit.
The Hawkeyes allowed Brust to walk away after the coach he committed to, Todd Lickliter, was fired.
Brust has other options if the Big Ten continues to thwart his moves to play for another conference school. Cal, USC, Clemson, Boston College, Nebraska and Colorado are some of the schools outside the Big Ten who have offered him a scholarship.