Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rutgers to play Maryland at Yankee Stadium in 2017

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers will move a home game against Maryland in the 2017 season to Yankee Stadium, according to a person familiar with the situation. The news of the location change was first reported by CSN Mid-Atlantic. Former Rutgers athletic Julie Hermann and the Yankees came to an agreement two years..." May 27

  • Michigan RB Drake Johnson was run over by forklift

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan running back Drake Johnson's accident last month was caused by a forklift driver's error, according to a traffic report obtained today via a public-records request. The driver, Matt Johnson, stated he was moving a large cabinet that was at eye level at the U-M indoor track building..." May 25

  • Alabama joins pursuit of Husker graduate transfer target Stevie Tu'ikolovatu

    Omaha World-Herald "Utah graduate transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu — who is considering a spot on Nebraska's roster — is also looking at Alabama, according to his Twitter profile. Tu'ikolovatu posted a photo of himself and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on Wednesday morning. The photo is from his visit to Alabama's..." May 25

  • Rutgers safety Davon Jacobs to transfer, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers coach Chris Ash said recently that he expects transfers between the end of the spring semester and the start of the summer. It appears that Ash's intuition was correct. Fifth-year senior safety Davon Jacobs will transfer, according to a person familiar with the situation. Jacobs is the..." May 25

  • Former Nebraska Star On Player Transferring: “Doesn’t Get What It Takes To Be A Blackshirt”

    College Spun "Kevin Williams battled through injuries to play in 23 games for Nebraska from 2011-2015. Next year, the sixth-year senior will use his final season of eligibility at Michigan State. Last night, former Nebraska star Adam Carriker took a swipe at Williams for his decision to leave, saying the..." May 19

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s Father Praises Urban Meyer After Son Signs Deal With Dallas Cowboys

    College Spun "Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is now a member of the Dallas Cowboys – and as-of Wednesday afternoon, he’s a very wealthy man. Elliott, who was drafted No. 4 overall, signed a nearly-$25 million deal ahead of the summer – which includes almost a $17 million signing bonus. After..." May 19

  • Ex-Minnesota coach Jerry Kill joins Kansas State, just not as a coach

    CBS Sports "It didn't take long for former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill to get back into college football. It just won't be in the same role. Kill, who retired from coaching late last October over medical concerns stemming from his epilepsy, has joined Kansas State as the program's associate athletics director..." May 17

  • Michigan State expected to land Nebraska grad transfer Kevin Williams

    Detroit Sports Nation "According to multiple reports, Michigan State will be receiving a boost in depth on their defensive line. 247sports.com is reporting that Nebraska graduate transfer DT Kevin Williams will play his final season in East Lansing with the Spartans. Williams will be joining a defensive line that..." May 15

  • MSU defensive tackle Damon Knox won’t return for 6th year

    Lansing State Journal "Defensive tackle Damon Knox will not return to Michigan State for a sixth year, the school released Friday afternoon. MSU coach Mark Dantonio said in a release that Knox, who graduated in December, will instead be pursuing a career in law enforcement. An athletic department spokesman said MSU..." May 14

  • Schmidt leaving OSU program, Felder's arrival delayed

    Columbus Dispatch "The Ohio State football program announced this morning that offensive lineman Grant Schmidt will transfer and cornerback Kareem Felder will not enroll this summer or fall. Those omissions from the roster leave the Buckeyes at 84 scholarship players, one under the limit required by the..." May 14

  • Michigan to hold satellite camp in Australia

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's next recruit just may come from Down Under. Michigan will be holding a satellite camp in Australia on June 3, as Harbaugh continues to add to his massive number of clinics after the NCAA rescinded its ban." May 11

  • Syracuse loses AD to Minnesota after less than a year on the job

    CBS Sports "Minnesota announced on Wednesday morning that it would be hiring Mark Coyle as its new athletic director. The decision comes less than a year after Coyle accepted the same position at Syracuse. According to an announcement from Syracuse, Coyle made the decision to leave for Minnesota for..." May 11

  • Rutgers opens as heavy underdogs for season opener at Washington

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers' season opener is four months away, but coach Chris Ash already has some bulletin board material. The Scarlet Knights aren't getting much respect from oddsmakers, as they have opened as 20.5-point underdogs for the season opener at Washington on Sept. 3, according to the 5Dimes..." May 09

  • Penn State: Sandusky settlement payments included victims from 1971

    CBS Sports "Penn State University has paid out millions of dollars to settle civil claims involving disgraced former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, now in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 children. While the allegations of the trial only date back to the mid-1990s, new information in the legal..." May 09

  • Jay Paterno blasts 'clickbait media' for latest reports on Penn State scandal and his father's knowledge

    Awful Announcing "The Penn State scandal reared its ugly head again this week when details from a multi-million dollar case between the university and its insurers were made public. It was reported that an insurer claimed that former head coach Joe Paterno was told about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual assaults all the..." May 09

  • Penn State president 'appalled' by media frenzy over Joe Paterno

    ESPN "Penn State president Eric Barron said in an open letter Sunday morning that he was "appalled" by the recent "rush to judgment" on Joe Paterno, whom recent reports allege knew about the abuse of convicted child-molester Jerry Sandusky as far back as the 1970s. The letter, which was published on..." May 08

  • Penn State: Unable to evaluate latest claims against Joe Paterno

    ESPN "Penn State says it doesn't have records from 40 years ago to help evaluate a claim that former football coach Joe Paterno was told by a boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him. In a statement issued Friday, Penn State said a claim attributed to an insurance company in a..." May 07

  • 6 Penn State Assistants Reportedly Saw Sandusky’s "Inappropriate Behavior" With Boys

    Complex "More news is developing in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal: NBC News is reporting as many as six assistant coaches on Joe Paterno’s Penn State football staff witnessed Sandusky’s "inappropriate behavior" with boys. The scandal broke in 2011, and Sandusky was convicted for crimes starting..." May 06

  • Joe Paterno's son defends late father after new Sandusky reports

    The Score "Joe Paterno's family continues to defend the late Penn State coach from accusations that he hid his knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's child abuse for decades. Court filings revealed Thursday included allegations that a child told Paterno in 1976 that Paterno's then-linebackers coach had molested..." May 06

  • Child told Paterno of sex abuse in 1976, court papers allege

    Penn Live "A new bombshell dropped in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal Thursday. It came in the form of a single line in a court order on a related insurance coverage case involving Penn State, and its full ramifications can't immediately be gauged. But that line was eye-popping in..." May 06

  • Recruit says he decommitted from Ohio State because Urban Meyer did not recognize him

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer is recognized as perhaps the greatest recruiter in all of college football, but in just a short amount of time, his reputation has taken a bit of a hit. The latest story comes from a once-committed recruit who says he decommitted from Ohio State after realizing Meyer didn’t know who..." May 06

  • Ohio State Quarterback Stephen Collier Has Torn ACL, Out for 2016 Season

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State's quarterback depth has taken a shot without the Buckeyes even playing a game that counted. Stephen Collier suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and is out for the 2016 football season, according to Eleven Warriors sources. He had surgery Wednesday morning and is expected to make a..." May 04

  • Jabrill Peppers Is Already the 2017 NFL Draft's Most Intriguing Prospect

    Bleacher Report "With the 2016 NFL draft having officially passed, fans and prognosticators alike have already turned their attention toward next year's selection show. And if you've looked at any one of the many "way-too-early" 2017 mock drafts that seem to flood the market this time of year, you may have..." May 04

  • Jerry Sandusky seeking new trial four years after being convicted

    The Comeback "Everybody deserves a fair trial. Even Jerry Sandusky. It’s the basic premise of our nation’s judicial system, and nobody should be prevented from having due justice in the court of law. Jerry Sandusky had his day in court, but he wants a new trial. Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant..." May 04

  • Putting Ohio State's historic draft showing in perspective

    Fox Sports "The NFL Draft offers a unique perspective on college football. Here are some notes, nuggets and numbers from the 2016 draft. * You can find all sorts of ways in which Nick Saban has transformed the Alabama program since his arrival in 2007. One of the biggest has been just how much tougher and..." May 02

  • Mark Dantonio ‘disappointed’ watching Connor Cook’s draft free fall

    College Football Talk "Every year a player falls unexpectedly in the draft, and this year’s poster boy, aside from Laremy Tunsil‘s gas mask bong and Confederate flag imbroglio, on that front was Connor Cook. The former Michigan State quarterback was thought by some to have a chance at landing toward the end of the..." May 02

  • Four-star DE Joshua Kaindoh commits to Maryland

    SI "Maryland landed a commitment Saturday from 2017 four-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh. Scout.com rates Kaindoh, who is originally from Maryland attends the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. as the 90th overall player in the class. He announced his commitment on Twitter." April 30

  • Penn State dismisses tight end Brent Wilkerson

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penn State officially dismissed a tight end from the football team today after State College police charged him on March 8 with misdemeanor indecent assault and a summary count of harassment. The team had suspended Brent Wilkerson, 21, of Clinton, Md., indefinitely March 15. The redshirt senior..." April 28

  • Paul Chryst hasn't decided on Wisconsin's starting quarterback

    The Score "Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst hasn't settled on whether it'll be Alex Hornibrook or Bart Houston taking snaps this season for the Badgers. ''I told them the other day we're not where we want to be, but I don't think they're behind schedule,'' Chryst said. Houston is more experienced, but..." April 24

  • Cal's Hardy Nickerson transferring to Illinois to play for father

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal's football team lost a key defensive player Thursday when senior linebacker Hardy Nickerson announced he will graduate this summer and transfer to Illinois to play for his father, the Illini's new defensive coordinator. Nickerson, who led the team in tackles last season, said the decision..." April 22

  • Christian Hackenberg denies blaming James Franklin to NFL teams

    CBS Sports "Former Penn State standout quarterback Christian Hackenberg took a lot of heat recently when he reportedly threw his former coach James Franklin under the bus. Hackenberg thrived under Bill O'Brien in his freshman year at Penn State but struggled after Franklin took over the next two years. He..." April 21

  • Illinois RB Dre Brown to miss second straight season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Illinois running back Dre Brown will miss his second straight season. The redshirt freshman announced Tuesday night that he suffered a torn ACL during practice on Monday and will miss the 2016 season. Brown missed all of 2015 after tearing the ACL in his right knee last spring and indicated in..." April 20

  • IU football player arrested during Little 500

    Indianapolis Star "Jacob Robinson, a defensive lineman for Indiana University, was one of the nearly 150 minors cited or arrested on suspicion of alcohol-related offenses during Little 500 weekend. Officials with the Indiana State Excise Police confirmed Robinson's arrest Tuesday. A police report says that an..." April 20

  • Maurice Fleming to take grad transfer route out of Iowa

    College Football Talk "Another day, another FBS player has hopped on the grad transfer train out of town. In a press release, Iowa announced Tuesday afternoon that Maurice Fleming has decided to transfer out of the Hawkeyes football program. No reason was given for the decision, although the school noted in its..." April 19

  • Rutgers lands N.J.'s No. 2 recruit Micah Clark and brother Jamaal Beaty

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tuesday, Rutgers made two major additions as they landed commitments from juniors Micah Clark, offensive tackle and the No. 2 player in the NJ.com Top 50, and his stepbrother Jamaal Beaty, a three-star offensive guard, both from St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.). A 6-4, 275-pounder, Clark is a..." April 19

  • All-American 4-Star Running Back Eno Benjamin Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa is coming off of one of its best seasons under Kirk Ferentz, and it appears to be having an impact on the recruiting trail. The Hawkeyes just picked up a huge commitment from running back Eno Benjamin, a four-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American." April 19

  • Chase Hounshell says he'll transfer from Notre Dame to Ohio State

    Chicago Tribune "In 2010, Urban Meyer, then the Florida coach, made Chase Hounshell a scholarship offer he couldn’t refuse. But Hounshell decided he wouldn’t take it after Meyer left the program after that season for what he said were health-related issues, leaving Hounshell to pledge to Notre Dame instead." April 19

  • Urban Meyer: Cardale Jones 'wasn't necessarily very good at school'

    CBS Sports "Cardale Jones is an intriguing prospect in this year's NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 253-pound quarterback has a rocket for an arm and tons of physical gifts, but he has issues with accuracy and consistency. Jones' college coach Urban Meyer spoke about his former quarterback with the Akron Beacon..." April 19

  • Ohio State's Torrance Gibson Looks Like College Football's Next Superstar

    Bleacher Report "When Torrance Gibson found himself scoring not one, but two touchdowns during Ohio State's spring game on Saturday, it didn't come as a surprise to those who followed the former 4-star prospect's recruitment. After all, Gibson is just a year removed from being an Army All-American selection as..." April 18

  • NCAA satellite camp ban could be revisited

    Michigan Live "Last week, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he and school athletic director Warde Manuel were still contemplating their formal response to the NCAA Division I Committee's vote to ban satellite camps. The NCAA may still be contemplating things, too. Per a report from Pro Football Talk, NCAA..." April 18

  • 5-Star Rashan Gary Received Disturbing, Race-Driven Voice Mail On Day Before His Clemson Visit

    North Jersey "The phone message left at the Paramus Catholic athletic department was delivered in a thick, Southern drawl and with a thinly veiled threat. “If you’re coming down here, you gotta do just like the KKK and be serious about your football. Clemson and the KKK, the two things we love the most,” the..." April 18

  • Penn State lands 2 Blue-White day commitments: Guard CJ Thorpe, tackle Rob Martin pick PSU

    The Patriot News "Penn State has secured two class of 2017 verbal commitments before Saturday's Blue-White game, as Pittsburgh Central Catholic four-star guard C.J. Thorpe and Montvale, N.J., St. Joe's three-star tackle Rob Martin have both picked the Lions. Both Thorpe and Martin are at University Park for..." April 16

  • Ohio State sets national spring-game attendance record with 100,189 fans

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Urban Meyer asked for 100,000 fans and Ohio State fans answered. Ohio State broke the national spring football game attendance record on Saturday when the Buckeyes announced a crowd of 100,189. The Buckeyes capped their pregame ticket sales at 92,500 and hit that mark, selling that many $5..." April 16

  • McDonogh four-star OL Jordan McNair commits to Maryland

    Carroll County Times "One week after locking down three standout local recruits, Maryland got another commitment from a top target when McDonogh offensive lineman Jordan McNair announced his pledge to the Terps on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. McNair is rated as a four-star recruit in the 247sports.com composite..." April 16

  • Minnesota's Chris Streveler to seek graduate transfer

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Chris Streveler, who couldn’t find much playing time with the Gophers after switching from quarterback to receiver last season, said Friday he has been granted the opportunity to transfer away from the University of Minnesota. Streveler, who just finished his redshirt sophomore season, is set..." April 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott: 'I'm tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh'

    Detroit Free Press "Ezekiel Elliott has had enough of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Ohio State running back, entering this year's NFL draft, aired his grievances to Paul Finebaum on ESPN Radio today as Harbaugh continues to make headlines, most notably over the satellite camp controversy and his barbs..." April 16

  • Ugly Injury Rumor Circulating About Drake Johnson

    Die Hard Sport "Senior RB Drake Johnson, who has torn his ACL twice already in his Michigan career, sounds to have suffered another unfortunate injury. Whispers on UM message boards that Johnson was not just hit, but run over by a forklift while laying down stretching today and is in the hospital..." April 14

  • Finebaum: Harbaugh is Donald Trump of college football

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, not unexpectedly, has drawn plenty of reaction since he called the NCAA’s vote to ban satellite camps a “knee-jerk” reaction, criticized Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze for not wanting to “work harder” and said the term “student-athlete” should be dropped for..." April 14

  • NCAA denies Drew Ott’s waiver request, making him a late entry to the draft

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft 15 days away, there’s another player in an already crowded pool. Via multiple reports, the NCAA has notified former Iowa defensive lineman Drew Ott that his request for a medical hardship waiver has been denied. It means that Ott won’t get a fifth year of college football, and..." April 13

  • Cardale Jones says players wary of speaking out against NCAA

    The Score "Cardale Jones isn't done with the NCAA. After ripping the organization for banning satellite camps, Jones appeared on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" on Tuesday to explain his stance further. "I was kind of shied away from making a statement like that outside of my teammates because I was under the..." April 13

  • Illinois reaches settlement with former coach Tim Beckman

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Nearly eight months after Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman following an investigation into his treatment of players, the two sides have reached a settlement. The school announced Tuesday that Beckman, who was fired in August, will “receive a one-time payment of $250,000,” which will be..." April 13

  • Urban Meyer Calls NCAA’s New Texting Rule “The Most Ignorant Thing (He’s) Ever Heard”

    College Spun "During a pretty active news dump on Friday, the NCAA announced a rule change for football recruiting, which will allow coaches to send unlimited text messages to recruits. While some don’t believe that it will be a big deal, especially considering the rule has been on the books for sports like..." April 12

  • Cardale Jones rants on Twitter about problems with NCAA

    CBS Sports "Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is getting ready to begin his NFL career, as he's expected to be selected during the NFL Draft this spring, but before he starts collecting checks, Cardale did what he's been known to do for years: tweet for free. Jones sent out a series of tweets on..." April 11

  • Illini receiver Mike Dudek tears ACL again, out for second straight season

    CSN Chicago "Illinois wide receiver Mike Dudek will miss the entirety of the upcoming season after tearing his ACL during spring practice. For the second straight season, Dudek's would-be sophomore season has been wiped out in the spring. He tore the same ACL he did last season — in his right knee — again..." April 09

  • Landon Young looks to clarify comments on Ohio State recruitment

    Columbus Dispatch "Prized football recruit Landon Young said he had no problems with how he was treated by coach Urban Meyer during visits to Ohio State, and the offensive lineman from Lexington, Kentucky, texted Meyer on Wednesday to let him know that, too. “What I wanted to clear up is I have nothing bad..." April 08

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  • Michigan's Tyrone Wheatley currently the No. 1-ranked recruiter nationally

    Michigan Live "Michigan had a big run on the recruiting trail last week, picking up a total six commitments. At the moment, Michigan has 11 players committed to its 2017 class. And right now, no one on the Wolverines' staff is recruiting better than running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley. Actually, per..." April 06

  • Kentucky football’s Andy Buh leaving for position at Maryland

    Lexington Herald-Leader "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY After a season of comings and goings, Kentucky’s football staff seemed settled. But it experienced yet another shakeup Monday afternoon when it was announced that newly appointed special teams coordinator and outside..." April 05

  • Four-star QB Tristan Gebbia commits to Nebraska

    SI - College Football "Four-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia has committed to Nebraska, he announced Monday on Twitter. Gebbia, a California native, is the 17th-ranked quarterback in the class of 2017, according to Scout.com" April 05

  • Former Buckeyes QB Troy Smith arrested on DUI charge

    Fox Sports "Former Ohio State star quarterback Troy Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession early Sunday morning. The news was first reported by WBNS-10TV in Columbus. Westerville, Ohio, police told WBNS that the former Heisman Trophy winner was pulled..." April 03

  • UK signee says Ohio State 'treated me like a piece of meat'

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Kentucky signee Landon Young doesn't have a very fond opinion of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. Young, a five-star offensive lineman in the class of 2016 according to Rivals, did a question and answer with SEC Country in which he was asked the funniest thing any coach said to him during the..." April 02

  • 4-star WR Hunter Rison, son of Andre, recommits to MSU

    Detroit News "Ann Arbor Skyline wide receiver Hunter Rison announced via social media he's recommitting to Michigan State. The announcement comes after the son of former Michigan State and NFL wide receiver Andre Rison decommitted in November. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound receiver was the first member to commit..." April 01

  • Maryland DC Scott Shafer leaves program for personal reasons

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "New Maryland defensive coordinator Scott Shafer resigned Friday for personal reasons according to the team. Shafer, formerly Syracuse's head coach, was hired by Maryland in December. “I want to thank DJ Durkin for the opportunity to be on his staff, but at this time I feel it’s best to step..." April 01

  • Ohio Stadium to undergo $42 million renovation

    Waiting For Next Year "On Tuesday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith announced that Ohio Stadium (aka “The Shoe” or “The Horseshoe”), will undergo a $42 million plan to renovate parts of a stadium that was built in 1922. New concrete. Updated utilities. Better lighting. The whole nine. According to the great..." March 31

  • Report: Four-star DL Auston Robertson signs with MSU

    Detroit News "Fort Wayne (Ind.) defensive lineman Auston Robertson has signed a letter-of-intent to play for Michigan State, according to 247Sports. Robertson, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound four-star prospect, first committed to Michigan State in June and played in the International Bowl VII in Texas on..." March 30

  • Christian Hackenberg reportedly blaming James Franklin for struggles during interviews

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is reportedly throwing coach James Franklin under the bus over his regression, and NFL teams don’t think much of that. Hackenberg was brought to Penn State by Bill O’Brien and had a great freshman year under the current Texans coach. But..." March 27

  • Syracuse lands Maryland WR grad transfer Amba Etta-Tawo

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "New Syracuse coach Dino Babers has added a playmaker to his offense. Three weeks after announcing his decision to leave Maryland, Amba Etta-Tawo told CuseNation.com that he will transfer to Syracuse. Etta-Tawo, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound wide receiver, is set to graduate from Maryland in May and..." March 24

  • Braxton Miller gets in on the Jim Harbaugh-Ohio State Twitter fight

    Fox Sports "When Jim Harbaugh was hired at Michigan, neutral observers hoped it would re-ignite the somewhat dormant Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. Yep, it's lit. Well, on Twitter, at least. After Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith threw some shade at Harbaugh over his Florida spring break trip,..." March 24

  • Ex- Michigan WR Da’Mario Jones lands at Bowling Green

    College Football Talk "In the end, Da’Mario Jones has traded That School Up North for one in That State Down South. The erstwhile Michigan wide receiver confirmed via social media earlier in the week that he will finish his collegiate playing career at Bowling Green. It was confirmed very late last month that Jones..." March 23

  • Keyshawn Johnson Jr. makes call for Nebraska

    247 Sports "After nearly a year of being linked to the Huskers, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. made it official on Wednesday morning when his commitment video ended with him choosing Nebraska. Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound three-star, is Nebraska’s third commitment for the 2017 class and the second..." March 23

  • Nebraska WR Brandon Reilly suspected of DUI

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly was stopped early Friday while driving and ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving by the Lincoln Police Department. According to an LPD police report, at 2:11 a.m. Friday, an officer observed a black 2007 Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on Interstate..." March 22

  • Four-star 2017 linebacker Joshua Ross commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Another linebacker pledge is on board for Michigan. And this time it's a familiar face. Four-star 2017 linebacker Joshua Ross (Orchard Lake St. Mary's), the brother of now former Michigan linebacker James Ross III, announced his commitment to Michigan on Tuesday morning. Ross' commitment..." March 22

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith ice burns Michigan on spring break trip

    College Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh took Michigan to Florida for spring break earlier this month. You know this already. In the days afterward, Urban Meyer mused that he may do the same thing next year. On Tuesday, Meyer reversed course. “Somebody asked me a question, ‘Would we look into it?'” Meyer said Tuesday,..." March 22

  • Illinois names Thad Ward running backs coach

    College Football Talk "Twelve days after his first day on the job, Lovie Smith has checked one major box on his to-do list. The Illini have announced Thad Ward as the club’s new running backs coach, completing Smith’s initial coaching staff. “Thad Ward will bring a new level of energy to our program,” Smith said in a..." March 21

  • Kirk Herbstreit: Father died at age 77 after battling Alzheimer's

    Columbus Dispatch "Jim Herbstreit, a captain of the 1960 Ohio State football team, died Thursday in Cleveland, said his son Kirk Herbstreit, an ESPN analyst and a former OSU quarterback. He was 77. Jim Herbstreit had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago, according to his son, but he..." March 18

  • Michigan State draft prospect Cook: 'No red flags'

    ESPN "Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook has heard all the questions. He doesn't pay attention to the people who say there are character concerns with him entering the NFL draft, but he also thinks he knows why the question is there. Simply, it's because he wasn't named a captain his final year..." March 17

  • Penn State TE Brent Wilkerson suspended, charged with assault

    Philly.com "Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson has been suspended from the football team indefinitely after being charged with assaulting a woman. "We are aware of the charges against Mr. Wilkerson," the Penn State Athletic Department said in a statement. "He has been suspended indefinitely from all..." March 16

  • Urban Meyer says he's considering remote spring break football practices next year for Ohio State

    Michigan Live "Urban Meyer knows a creative idea when he hears one, apparently. And Jim Harbaugh's spring break trip to Florida this year might be something Ohio State's coach tries out next year. Speaking with WUFT News in Florida on Tuesday, Meyer said the Buckeyes might have some travel plans of their..." March 16

  • Hardy Nickerson quits 49ers to join Lovie Smith at Illinois

    Pro Football Talk "Six weeks after Hardy Nickerson accepted a linebackers coach position with the 49ers, he’s leaving. Nickerson has quit the 49ers to become defensive coordinator at Illinois, where he’ll be the right-hand man to new head coach Lovie Smith. Nickerson previously coached on Smith’s staff on both..." March 14

  • NFL Scout: I would trade our entire defense for Ohio State's

    College Spun "Ohio State may not have repeated as national champions this year, but the prevailing sentiment, based on the Buckeyes’ presence at the NFL Scouting Combine and this week’s pro day, is that OSU probably had the most talented team in the country. On the defensive side of the ball, Eli Apple, Vonn..." March 14

  • Ohio State's Urban Meyer endorses John Kasich for president

    CBS Sports "Urban Meyer has decided to throw his support behind Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. The endorsement, released by Kasich's campaign via Twitter video, comes five days before Ohio holds its primary election. "Shelley and I would like to tell you and Karen that the..." March 10

  • Ohio State creates staff position solely for Twitter and Snapchat

    College Football Talk "The rising influence and reach of social networks like Twitter and Snapchat have led Ohio State to create a position on the staff specifically designed to handle the social media platforms for the Buckeyes. Consider it a social media manager role specifically to send updates on Twitter and..." March 10

  • Jim Harbaugh endorses Judge Judy for Supreme Court nomination

    The Comeback "Another day, another Jim Harbaugh story. When the Michigan football coach isn’t tied up with wrestling recruits, coaching first base for the Detroit Tigers, holding satellite camps in Florida or climbing trees, he apparently has strong thoughts on who President Obama should put forth as a Supreme..." March 10

  • Report: Former Bucs LB Hardy Nickerson to be Illini defensive coordinator

    CSN Chicago "Hardy Nickerson made five Pro Bowls as a linebacker. Now it seems he'll be bringing that expertise to the Fighting Illini defense. Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reported Wednesday that Nickerson will join Lovie Smith's staff as Illinois' new defensive coordinator." March 09

  • Illinois hires Lovie Smith as next football coach

    Chicago Tribune "A Twitter photo can say it all. Illinois has selected former Bears coach Lovie Smith as its next football coach after athletic director Josh Whitman posted two photos on Monday morning with Smith at Memorial Stadium. Smith agreed to a six-year deal with payments of $2 million annually for..." March 07

  • Lovie Smith expected to become Illinois head football coach

    Fox Sports "On the heels of new Illinois AD Josh Whitman firing head coach Bill Cubit, one-time Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is expected to become the next Illini head coach, a source told FOX Sports Saturday. The Saturday firing of Cubit and his son Ryan, the offensive coordinator was made on..." March 06

  • Illinois fires head football coach Bill Cubit

    Chicago Tribune "In less than a month on the job, Illinois athletic director made a significant move Saturday by announcing the firing of football coach Bill Cubit. Whitman, a former Illini football player, said the decision was based on “providing stability,” according to a news release." March 05

  • Bret Bielema Says The NCAA Told Him He Cannot Attend Michigan’s Open Practice At IMG Academy

    College Spun "On Wednesday, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema tweeted that he was might head to Bradenton, Fla. to check out Michigan’s open practice at IMG Academy. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio even responded, asking if he wanted to do lunch in the area. Apparently Bielema wasn’t just trolling. This morning,..." March 04

  • Jim Harbaugh heading to Alabama high school for June 6 satellite football camp

    Alabama "Jim Harbaugh will be back in Alabama this summer for another satellite football camp. Bob Jones coach Kevin Rose confirmed that Harbaugh and his Michigan staff will be at Bob Jones High in Madison on June 6 for a camp that is open to all high school players. Harbaugh's use of satellite..." March 04

  • Jim Harbaugh slays Butch Jones on Twitter

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's Twitter antics have forced his fellow coaches to up their social media game. Without getting into too much detail, it's clear Harbaugh likes to have fun on social media. So when Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio joked about having lunch in Florida while..." March 03

  • Auburn DE Gimel President transfers to Illinois

    Today's U "Illinois head football coach Bill Cubit announced Tuesday that the program has added Auburn graduate defensive end Gimel President. As a graduate transfer, President will be eligible to play immediately for the Illini next fall. Illinois issued a release Tuesday (per FightingIllini.com)..." March 03

  • Jabrill Peppers’ move to LB key to new Michigan DC Don Brown’s defense

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