Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis commits to Ohio State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ohio State has added yet another commitment to its already stellar 2017 recruiting class. Wyatt Davis, the No. 1 guard in the nation (and No. 14 overall player, per 247Sports) tweeted his commitment to the Buckeyes on Friday. "I have decided to commit to 'THE' Ohio State University!" Davis..." June 25

  • Rape survivor Brenda Tracy meets Nebraska coach Mike Riley

    USA Today "Brenda Tracy stood in front of Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s football team Wednesday afternoon and told them the story of that night nearly 18 years ago when she was gang-raped by four men — two of whom played for Riley’s Oregon State team in 1998. And then Tracy told his current players there..." June 23

  • Teko Powell transferring from Illinois, cites program instability as reason for departure

    The Champaign Room "Fighting Illini football's depth chart has taken another hit. On Wednesday, defensive lineman Teko Powell informed The News-Gazette of his intent to transfer from the program after four years in Champaign. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound junior was forced to miss 22 games over the past two years --..." June 23

  • Neurologist found protein associated with CTE in Kosta Karageorge's brain

    Yahoo! Sports "A neurologist who posthumously examined the brain of former Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge said she found a protein that's associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Karageorge, who wrestled at Ohio State and was a walk-on defensive lineman for the Buckeyes, committed..." June 22

  • Michigan State OL Brandon Clemons granted sixth year of eligibility

    Michigan Live "At least one Michigan State player will be playing on a sixth year of eligibility in 2016. Spartans offensive guard Brandon Clemons has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will be eligible to play this season, Michigan State announced on Tuesday. His presence will help..." June 22

  • Michigan State earns commitments from two Florida defensive ends

    Michigan Live "After a slow June for commitments, Michigan State has landed a pair of players from the same position in the same state in the same night. The Spartans earned verbal commitments on Monday night from two 2017 Florida defensive ends. Donovan Winter, of Bishop Moore Catholic in Orlando,..." June 21

  • Four-star DT Aubrey Solomon, four-star S Otis Reese (2018) commit to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan's long day of on-campus football camps paid off. And two elite prospects from the Southeastern Conference's backyard have committed to Michigan. Per a report from 247sports' Steve Lorenz, Michigan picked up pledges from 2017 four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and four-star..." June 19

  • Rashan Gary's ready to get rolling at Michigan, excited to make an impact

    Michigan Live "There aren't many places Rashan Gary can walk around here without drawing a crowd. He's every bit of 6-foot-5, every bit of 290 pounds. He's in shape. He looks like he's in his mid-20s. But in reality, he's preparing to formally graduate from high school Thursday. It's Gary's last week in..." June 15

  • 4-star RB Todd Sibley flips commitment from Ohio State to Pitt

    The Score "Four-star running back Todd Sibley announced Wednesday both his decommitment from Ohio State and his new pledge to Pitt. The Akron, Ohio native had spent the past year as a Buckeyes commit before announcing the change. The 5-foot-10 tailback also received scholarship offers from Iowa State,..." June 15

  • Illinois defensive lineman Jarrod Clements not facing suspension after arrest

    The Champaign Room "Illinois defensive lineman Jarrod "Chunky" Clements has pleaded not guilty to a count of misdemeanor battery; the charge stems from a fight that took place during a party on March 4. Lovie Smith has already announced that the 6-foot-4, 290-pound senior will not be facing a suspension from the..." June 14

  • Ohio State obtains 4-star dual-threat quarterback Tate Martell

    Scout "Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday night. Martell, the No. 1 quarterback in the 2017 class, became the eighth member of the Scout 100 to commit to the Buckeyes. "I love the offense and it's a great fit for me," Martell..." June 13

  • Four-star 2017 DE Luiji Vilain commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "One of the top defensive end recruits in America says he's headed to Michigan. Four-star defensive end Luiji Vilain, who currently plays at Episcopal High School in Virginia, announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Vilain, the No. 8-ranked weakside defensive end in the 2017..." June 12

  • Nick Saban: 'I have no beef' with Jim Harbaugh

    Alabama "Nick Saban had no interest in continuing a war of words with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh on Thursday. After trading barbs in recent weeks with Harbaugh, the Alabama head coach said before his Nick's Kids charity golf tournament that he has no issue with the headline-chasing Big Ten head..." June 09

  • Ohio State selling beer stadium-wide beginning this season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Cheers, Buckeyes. Ohio State announced Wednesday there will be stadium-wide beer sales for the 2016 football season, expanding off the university's 2015 pilot program that only allowed suite and club level ticketholders to purchase alcohol. The revenue generated by alcohol sales will go..." June 08

  • Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen Trolls Michigan Incredibly Hard After Working With Jim Harbaugh At Camp

    College Spun "Jim Harbaugh can certainly give it on Twitter. Can he take it? We’re about to find out. Harbaugh and his Michigan coaches are in Mississippi today, along with Dan Mullen and Mississippi State. After the camp, Mullen took a nice swipe at Michigan, posting a picture of the team’s 2011 Gator Bowl..." June 08

  • Zach Allen, TCU transfer, spices up Rutgers QB battle

    Asbury Park Press "Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig have company. In a move that immediately spiced up the Rutgers quarterback open competition, TCU's Zach Allen announced Wednesday that he is headed to Rutgers where he will be an immediately graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining. He graduated..." June 08

  • 2017 5-Star Quarterback Tate Martell Announces Visit To Ohio State

    College Spun "Tate Martell, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class, has been narrowing his list of potential schools since decommitting from Texas A&M in early May. The 5-foot-10, 203-pound prospect revealed a top seven at the end of May, a top six near the end of last week and and a top five..." June 08

  • Firing Bo Pelini, staff cost Nebraska almost $8.5M

    Omaha World-Herald "Parting ways with Bo Pelini and the rest of his Husker football coaching staff after the 2014 season cost Nebraska close to $8.5 million when tallying the final money paid to his assistants. According to recent information provided to The World-Herald by the university, the assistant coaches..." June 04

  • 4-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher commits to Michigan

    The Score "Michigan has added its latest recruit, as defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher has announced his commitment to the Wolverines. The 6-foot-3, 246-pound defensive standout from Saint Joseph High School is a 4-star recruit that adds to a class that is already ranked 9th " June 02

  • Nick Saban responds to Jim Harbaugh: 'I don't care what he thinks'

    Fox Sports "At the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban got alittle fired up when discussing satellite camps. Saban's main problem with the camps is the lack of compliance oversight and how that can potentially put programs in position to violate NCAA rules because they don't know..." June 01

  • Plaxico Burress goes in on Jim Harbaugh, defends Nick Saban in spat

    CBS Sports "Step one: Alabama's Nick Saban treats the podium like a pulpit with a turned-up rant against satellite camps, including the veiled allegation that some activity might not fall within NCAA rules since it's impossible to keep an eye on these events. He did not blame Jim Harbaugh for the trend of..." June 01

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Nick Saban for satellite camp 'lecturing'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fired back at Nick Saban's "lecturing" in a tweet Tuesday night after the Alabama coach called satellite camps "bad for college football" and compared them to "the wild, wild West" during Tuesday's SEC spring meetings. After initially saying he would not discuss..." June 01

  • Ohio State staff worried about Alabama, others flipping five-star CB commit

    SEC Country "Five-star Ohio State cornerback commit Shaun Wade once had Alabama in his No. 2 spot, but that has changed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Wade, the nation’s No. 3 cornerback from Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.), told SEC Country at the Cam Newton 7 on 7 tournament..." May 31

  • Michigan QB Alex Malzone charged with altering driver's license, disorderly conduct

    Michigan Live "Michigan redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Malzone was in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court on Tuesday facing one charge of altering a driver's license and one charge of disorderly conduct. Malzone -- a 6-foot-1, 222-pounder from Birmingham Brother Rice High School -- was cited for both..." May 31

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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