Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. suspended for spring drills for undisclosed violation of team rules

    Michigan Live "Michigan State receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been suspended for spring drills on account of an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Coach Mark Dantonio. Dantonio said Tuesday he does expect Kings back for the fall session, provided Kings remains in compliance with the..." April 15

  • Northwestern see football goals through union haze

    CBSSports.com "We're here to confirm that Northwestern is still playing football. They concluded spring ball Saturday with a lightning-shortened scrimmage at Ryan Field. Recruits were on campus, youth camps were scheduled for later that day and fans were allowed to approach players for autographs in the team's..." April 15

  • 4-star DT Adam McLean commits to Penn State Nittany Lions

    Fansided "James Franklin has done it again. Since leaving the Vanderbilt Commodores to take over as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Franklin has been on an absolute roll on the recruiting trail. On Saturday, 4-star defensive tackle Adam McLean gave his pledge to the Nittany Lions,..." April 13

  • Northwestern's Trevor Siemian says he'll vote no on unionizing

    CBSSports.com "Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter has received a lot of support in his effort to unionize college football players, but he didn't get any support from the man he shared quarterbacking duties with. On Wednesday Northwestern's Trevor Siemian explained that while Colter's mission "began..." April 09

  • Wisconsin QB Stave’s shoulder brings early end to spring

    College Football Talk "Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave has been competing for a starting job in Madison this spring, but his spring just came to an end. Stave is being shut down for the rest of the spring due to a shoulder injury. According to Jeff Potrykus of The Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin, via Twitter, Stave..." April 08

  • Assault charges filed against Penn State OL Anthony Alosi

    Pride Of Detroit "Assault charges filed this week against a Penn State offensive lineman stem from a January incident in which police say he kicked another man in the head on the street in State College, sending the victim to the hospital. Anthony Alosi, a redshirt junior, is charged with simple assault and..." April 08

  • Ohio State will pay $2 million to non-conference opponents

    College Football Talk "Ohio State is stepping up the level of difficulty in the non-conference portion of their football schedule in 2014 with the hope that it does not end up costing them a shot in the College Football Playoff. But in terms of money, we know exactly how much it will cost to play those..." April 07

  • Turn on the lights! Michigan will host Penn State in primetime

    College Football Talk "Michigan has confirmed they will play a night game against Penn State this season. Just days ago Michigan athletics director Dave Brandon hinted at the possibility of scheduling the October 11, 2014 home game against Penn State for a primetime kickoff, but now it has officially been announced. It..." April 07

  • It's now or never for fifth-year senior Devin Gardner

    Fox Sports Detroit "One of Michigan's athletic-department officials helped clear a path through reporters so that quarterback Devin Gardner could hold court on the other side of the media room. It might be the best blocking Gardner gets all season. From all indications, Gardner has maintained his hold on the..." April 06

  • Devin Gardner says QB competition in spring made him better, but this is still his job

    Michigan Live "It was a different spring for Devin Gardner, from start to finish. He entered with a new offensive coordinator in Doug Nussmeier, he had to work through a foot injury that limited his winter conditioning and he had to go through a real quarterback competition. Unlike last season, when..." April 06

  • Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald urges against union

    ESPN Chicago "Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is finally talking to his team about the unionization push and outlining why players should vote against forming a union later this month. Fitzgerald broke his silence Wednesday after conferring with university attorneys. He had been unable to address the topic..." April 06

  • Michigan State's defensive hopes invested in Taiwan Jones, returns are good -- so far

    Michigan Live "Taiwan Jones is saying all of the right things, but it's not what he's saying so much as how he's saying it that makes it so convincing at this stage of spring drills. Jones, at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, has the physical tools to be better than the great collegiate middle linebacker he's trying..." April 03

  • Drake Harris taking it slow with hamstring, may sit out rest of spring

    Detroit Free Press "Drake Harris isn’t competing, but he remains optimistic. The freshman wide receiver injured his right hamstring earlier in spring practice and is being very careful. “I think I’m probably going to sit out for the rest of the spring because there’s only a few more practices and the game,” the..." April 03

  • Healthy Gaulden ready to make impact on Badgers defense

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "On the worst days, Devin Gaulden remembers crying in front of his parents during a rehabilitation assignment. He had recently endured surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, and here he was, a once carefree college athlete unable to lift his leg over a water bottle. "It was extremely..." April 03

  • Andersen's message has been received loud and clear by QB Stave

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "When coach Gary Andersen said repeatedly this offseason that Wisconsin's quarterback play needed a drastic improvement, Joel Stave heard the message loud and clear. Stave, who started every game at quarterback for a Badgers team that finished 9-4 last season, understood that, in essence, his..." April 02

  • Buckeyes lose top TE to foot injury

    College Football Talk "The bad news for Ohio State? They’ve lost the services of a starter on the offensive side of the ball to injury. The good news? It should have no impact whatsoever on the player’s availability for the 2014 season. Citing team insiders, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that tight end Jeff..." April 02

  • Malik McDowell signs NLI with Michigan State

    CBSSports.com "Five-star defensive lineman Malik McDowell will be a Spartan after all. The Detroit native's highly scrutinized and highly public recruitment finally ended Tuesday night, when McDowell tweeted that his letter of intent had been delivered to Michigan State and mlive.com cited sources "with..." April 02

  • Gophers linebacker Cody Poock has a torn ACL

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers linebacker Cody Poock has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, a person familiar with his injury said Monday. The team was finalizing the diagnosis, with Coach Jerry Kill expected to address the injury with the media after Tuesday’s practice. Poock suffered the injury..." April 01

  • Lions lose Dieffenbach to injury

    247 Sports "In a spring in which Penn State could not afford injuries up front, the Nittany Lions will be without its most experienced offensive lineman for the foreseeable future. Multiple sources have indicated that senior guard Miles Dieffenbach will miss significant time with a serious knee injury..." March 31

  • Doug Nussmeier helps Michigan stay in race for star RB Mike Weber

    Detroit News "During last football season, Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber contemplated bringing his recruitment to an end before the New Year. That time frame has since come and gone, and now the four-star standout plans to wait well into his senior year to reach a decision. “Really, the only..." March 29

  • Michigan State QB Connor Cook uses off-season to hone leadership skills

    Detroit Free Press "One year changed Connor Cook forever. From a backup fighting for the starting job to a Rose Bowl champion quarterback, Michigan State’s rising junior now will add one more job description: team leader. “I’ve never been the kind of guy to be a rah-rah leader. I’ve always let my playing do the..." March 29

  • As expected, Northwestern will appeal players union ruling

    College Football Talk "Northwestern University is not wasting much time on appealing the ruling earlier this week from the National Labor Relations Board. The university issued a statement confirming the school will request the NLRB in Washington D.C. to review the ruling made Wednesday in Chicago by a regional..." March 29

  • Archie Griffin on union: 'The players are not blind'

    CBSSports.com "There's been no shortage of reaction to Wednesday's National Labor Relations Board decision to approve Northwestern football players' drive to unionize, but the opinion Ohio State fans might most be interested in is that of a former player himself: Archie Griffin, the only back-to-back Heisman..." March 29

  • Gophers D-line prepared to absorb loss of Hageman

    Fox Sports North "Ra'Shede Hageman was just one player on a Gophers defense that played 11 men at a time. But he also happens to be an all-but-certain first-round pick in the NFL Draft, meaning Minnesota will have a void on the defensive line during the 2014 season. Players of Hageman's caliber don't come along..." March 28

  • Report: Minnesota to build $70 million practice facility

    CBSSports.com "In 2009 Minnesota began playing its football outside at TCF Bank Stadium, and now, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Gophers are looking to keep their practices back indoors. The Star-Tribune is reporting that the school will break ground on a new football facility in..." March 27

  • NU 'disappointed' by NLRB ruling, vows appeal

    Chicago Tribune "Statement by Alan K. Cubbage, Vice President for University Relations, in regard to decision by NLRB regional director: "Northwestern is disappointed by today’s ruling by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board finding that Northwestern University’s football players who..." March 26

  • Northwestern athletes win NLRB case, ruled to be employees

    SI.com "Northwestern University athletes won a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) bid for membership to the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) union on Wednesday. The school said on Wednesday afternoon that a statement from the school will come soon but that an appeal is expected, according..." March 26

  • NLRB's N'western ruling to be issued

    ESPN.com "With all due respect to the glories of the Sweet Sixteen, the center of the college sports universe for the next couple of days is a government office on the ninth floor of a landmark building downtown in Chicago. In that office, the regional director of the Chicago district of the National..." March 26

  • Bill O’Brien still not happy with Penn State bowl ban

    College Football Talk "Former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien is no longer under the governance of the NCAA, so he is as free as he has ever been to speak his mind about the situation Penn State’s football program is in. Speaking with NFL media at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, O’Brien said it is..." March 26

  • Hoosier WR who nearly drowned expected to take part in camp

    College Football Talk "The news keeps getting better and better for Isaac Griffith. Less than a week after he nearly drowned and, as a precautionary measure, was placed in a medically-induced coma, the Indiana wide receiver was sent home to Indiana from the Florida hospital Sunday. Tuesday, Griffith’s head coach..." March 25

  • Taiwan Jones to middle linebacker among Michigan State defensive changes

    Detroit News "Michigan State opens spring football practice on Tuesday, and while coach Mark Dantonio is emphasizing that his team needs to learn to handle the success it had last year, there will be some changes. After losing six starters from its Rose Bowl-winning defense, there were a few minor surprises..." March 25

  • In history-making season, loss still motivates Michigan State

    Detroit News "For everything Michigan State’s football team accomplished last season, there is one thing that, collectively, still bothers them. The Spartans won a school-record 13 games, captured the Big Ten championship by ending Ohio State’s 24-game winning streak and brought home their first Rose Bowl..." March 25

  • Indiana WR released from hospital after near-drowning

    Indianapolis Star "Less than a week after the swimming accident that left him in a temporary, medically induced coma, IU redshirt freshman receiver Isaac Griffith is headed home. He was discharged Sunday from Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida, according to a tweet from his father. Griffith tweeted the same..." March 25

  • Wisconsin approves pay raise for Gary Andersen

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a new compensation package for football coach Gary Andersen on Monday that will increase his salary to $2.2 million for 2014, with a $100,000 annual increase during his five-year contract. The move represents a $300,000 salary increase for..." March 25

  • Meyer extension likely after next 'elite performance,' per AD

    CBSSports.com "Coaching contract extensions in college have become so commonplace that the updates are often more about maintenance or recruiting than sweeping long-term commitments. Ohio State is in a unique situation with Urban Meyer, whose 24 wins in two seasons would be grounds for leverage in today's..." March 25

  • Wisconsin approves pay raise for Gary Andersen

    CBSSports.com "The Wisconsin Board of Regents has approved the financials for Gary Andersen's new contract as head football coach, the school announced on Monday. Andersen received a contract extension through the 2018 season earlier this year, but it was not until Monday that his compensation package had..." March 24

  • Michigan gets commitment from four-star CB Garrett Taylor

    Michigan Live "Michigan has been looking to add size to its defensive backfield since Brady Hoke took over the team in 2011. On Monday, an already growing group got even bigger. Garrett Taylor, a 6-foot-1, 188-pound 2015 four-star cover from Richmond, Va., announced his commitment to Michigan via..." March 24

  • Michigan reportedly interested in ex-Tide lineman

    College Football Talk "A week after it was reported he was transferring from Alabama, Chad Lindsay is reportedly garnering interest from a school quite a bit further north. According to a tweet from CBSSports.com‘s Jeremy Fowler Sunday morning, “Michigan is currently exploring the possibility of signing” the former..." March 24

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  • Nebraska lineman Alex Lewis sentenced to 45 days in jail

    Fansided "Nebraska Cornhuskers offensive lineman Alex Lewis, who started his college career with the Colorado Buffaloes, was sentenced Friday to 45 days in jail and given two years of probation after pleading guilty to third-degree assault chargers stemming from his role in a fight that occurred in May of..." March 22

  • Jim Tressel should be considered seriously for University of Akron president

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "How long will the tattoos that marked Jim Tressel’s players also stain him? The statute of limitations on his college coaching ban still has two years to go. The Browns never gave the former Ohio State coach the time of day when they embarked on their last coaching search and wound up with Mike..." March 22

  • Doctors credit Isaac Griffith's friends, conditioning for saving his life

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana receiver Isaac Griffith was saved by a combination of his friends' quick action and physical conditioning, and is past any immediate danger from a swimming accident, his doctor said Friday. "A lot of the credit goes to his friends," said Dr. Kenneth Hurwitz, an intensivist at Sarasota..." March 22

  • NFL draft prospect Lewan facing 3 charges

    ESPN.com "Former Michigan offensive lineman and first-round NFL draft prospect Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery stemming from an incident on Dec. 1, 2013, according to court records. Lewan, who is projected as the No. 2..." March 22

  • Michigan, Ohio State agree: Stadiums will remain alcohol-free

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State is on the same team with Michigan on the alcohol sales issue. The Buckeyes do not plan to sell alcohol in the 102,000-seat Ohio Stadium on gamedays any time soon, AD Gene Smith said Friday. Texas refueled the alcohol-at-games topic after reports surfaced in February that the..." March 22

  • Could the Ohio State Buckeyes spring football game ever go away?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "John Infante, the respected author of the Bylaw Blog, foresees the eventual demise of the spring football game. Writing this week at athleticscholarships.net, Infante predicted The spring game will not go quickly, but it will go. A few schools canceling spring games will become a handful, a..." March 19

  • IU receiver Isaac Griffith in critical condition after swimming accident

    Indianapolis Star "Isaac Griffith, a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Indiana, was in critical condition Monday night after being involved in a swimming accident Monday in Florida. Griffith's father Shannon, the head football coach at Manchester College in northern Indiana, released a statement on Twitter..." March 18

  • Northwestern raising funds for new lakefront facility

    CBSSports.com "Northwestern announced a new fundraising campaign on Friday to raise money and support for the school's athletics department. The school listed several initiatives of the campaign in its official release, but the project that is catching headlines is the proposed lakefront athletics..." March 15

  • Michigan expects TE Jake Butt to return by third or fourth game

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Brady Hoke isn’t ready to put a definitive timeline on the potential return of tight end Jake Butt, who tore an anterior cruciate knee ligament in mid-February, but the sophomore-to-be could be back early this season. Butt, who tore the ACL during winter conditioning, has..." March 14

  • LaTech lands transfer QB in Sokol

    101 Great Goals "Louisiana Tech's quarterback play left much to be desired last season, and while some of the issues fell on the offensive line, the Tech coaching staff has been looking for a transfer quarterback that could come in and help them right away. Enter, former Iowa Hawkeye Cody Sokol. Sokol signed..." March 14

  • Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard looking out for No. 1

    Detroit News "Darqueze Dennard is a confident competitor. The Michigan State cornerback might not be as fast as Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert, but when the NFL draft starts in May, Dennard almost definitely will be a first-round pick — and could be the first cornerback taken because of his tenacity in..." March 13

  • Recruiting: Michigan State offers athletic Indiana QB Tommy Stevens

    Detroit Free Press "On Monday, Michigan State extend a scholarship offer to Indianapolis Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect now has Big Ten offers from MSU, Iowa, Purdue and Indiana. “Michigan State was the offer today and I am really excited about them,” Stevens told..." March 13

  • Former Michigan State linebacker T.J. Turner passes away at 35

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan State middle linebacker T.J. Turner died on Monday at the age of 35 after battling cancer, according to Turner's hometown paper, the Highland County Press. Turner, from Hillsboro, Ohio, played at Michigan State from 1997-2000 and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick in 1999..." March 13

  • Michigan State offensive changes not visible, but co-coordinator Dave Warner says they're real

    Michigan Live "The biggest difference in Michigan State's offense now from a year ago will not be apparent to the naked eye when the team opens spring drills March 26. Spartans' co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner said it's an attitude — not a scheme or a major personnel change. "The biggest difference in..." March 13

  • Backs convinced Michigan running game on path to resurrection

    Detroit News "Michigan football always has been closely associated with a strong running game. But that took a hit last season. That’s partly because of the offensive line, which featured new players at the three interior spots, and because of a group of running backs who, although boasting of some..." March 13

  • Hoke: Shane Morris not ready to be starting quarterback at Michigan - yet

    Detroit Free Press "Shane Morris was thrown into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as Michigan’s quarterback out of necessity. As the default option behind injured Devin Gardner, he performed well. But earning the starting job now that Gardner is back as a fifth-year senior with 1½ playing years on the field and..." March 13

  • Michigan's Derrick Green talks dropped weight, says he feels 'faster and more explosive'

    Michigan Live "When Derrick Green made his highly-anticipated arrival at Michigan last season, he did so at a weight that wasn't going to work. Those are his words, not the coaching staff's. Not Brady Hoke's. Not running backs coach Fred Jackson's. Green entered fall camp at 240 pounds, roughly 20 pounds..." March 13

  • Hoke says the earliest Jake Butt could return this season would be 'game three or four'

    Michigan Live "Michigan sophomore tight end Jake Butt underwent successful surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament roughly two weeks ago. And while his rehabilitation process is currently in its infancy, Michigan coach Brady Hoke says things are going well. Asked when, exactly, the team hopes Butt..." March 13

  • IU football isn't throwing out old defense, just adding to it

    Indianapolis Star "Neither head coach Kevin Wilson nor coordinator Brian Knorr come right out and say Indiana University is throwing away its old 4-3 defensive scheme. Not that the idea is without merit. That defense has been porous since, oh, the entire 21st century. Knorr insisted the Hoosiers merely are..." March 12

  • Former Iowa CB William Lowe suing over 2011 workout injuries

    CBSSports.com "One of the 13 Iowa football players hospitalized in 2011 after an offseason workout has filed a lawsuit against the school. William Lowe, a reserve cornerback for the Hawkeyes, says the team was negligent in "developing and implementing a dangerous improper training program." He alleges that..." March 12

  • Former Iowa CB William Lowe suing over 2011 workout injuries

    CBSSports.com "One of the 13 Iowa football players hospitalized in 2011 after an offseason workout has filed a lawsuit against the school. William Lowe, a reserve cornerback for the Hawkeyes, says the team was negligent in "developing and implementing a dangerous improper training program." He alleges that..." March 11

  • Michigan's Greg Mattison feeling urgency to turn defense around

    Michigan Live "Greg Mattison knows a thing or two about how defenses are supposed to play at Michigan. He's coordinated at the program in two different eras. He helped build the school's most successful defense of the modern era in 1997. He helped turn around one of the school's worst defenses in 2011. He..." March 10

  • Penn State trustee says he regrets Paterno vote, resigns

    CBSSports.com "Penn State University Board of Trustees member Alvin Clemens announced his resignation Friday, the Associated Press reported, saying that the Board's 2011 decision to fire Joe Paterno represented a "rush to injustice." "We had no advance notice and little opportunity to discuss and consider the..." March 09

  • Dre Brown commits to Illinois Illini

    Fansided "The Illinois Illini landed a big commitment on Friday when 3-star running back Dre Brown gave his pledge to the Illini. Brown attends De Kalb High School in De Kalb, Illinois. Matt Daniels of the News-Gazette has more. Brown, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound recruit who was a special mention..." March 08

  • RBs Gordon, Clement won't be tackled in spring camp

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "If you're looking for some great revelation from the first spring football practice of Wisconsin's season, well, you'll have to keep looking. Contrary to what some might have hoped, a quarterback pecking order was not even considered on Wednesday -- Joel Stave and Bart Houston didn't finish..." March 07

  • Ohio State safety Vonn Bell out for rest of spring after knee surgery

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Vonn Bell's spring practice didn't last very long. The sophomore safety will miss the rest of Ohio State's spring drills after knee surgery Thursday. He injured his MCL in the Buckeyes' first practice on Tuesday, limping off the field. Ohio State said Bell is expected to be back for May..." March 07

  • Meyer feels good as Ohio State opens spring practice

    College Football Talk "Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer underwent a minor surgical procedure over the weekend to remove fluid from a congenital arachnoid cyst. It is a problem that has bothered Meyer at times in the past, but now he hopes to have it behind him. On Tuesday Meyer returned to doing what he is best known..." March 05

  • Mike McQueary says he was abused

    ESPN.com "A former assistant football coach and key prosecution witness in the upcoming conspiracy trial of three former Penn State leaders accused of covering up Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse crimes told his players during a November 2011 closed-door meeting that he, too, was sexually abused as a boy,..." March 04

  • 'Wanting to be great' in NFL drives former St. Mary's star Allen Robinson

    Detroit News "Michigan hardly recruited Allen Robinson, and Michigan State wanted to turn him into a defensive back. So the former Orchard Lake St. Mary’s star settled on Penn State, and after becoming a first-team All-Big Ten wide receiver the last two seasons, Robinson will likely be taken in the first two..." March 01

  • Big Ten not keen on Friday night football

    Chicago Sun-Times "“Friday Night Lights” is not coming to the Big Ten any time soon. Social media was abuzz Thursday regarding various reports the Big Ten was looking into playing football games on Friday night. The Big Ten’s 10-year broadcast contract for regular-season games with ABC and ESPN is up in 2017...." March 01

  • Pelini receives scheduled salary boost

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska coach Bo Pelini receives a $100,000 boost to his annual salary Saturday, according to terms of a contract agreed to in 2012. Pelini, who's entering his seventh season as NU's coach, will earn $3,075,000 in 2014. He was the 18th-highest paid coach in 2013, according to salary data..." March 01

  • Is James Franklin waking a sleeping giant at Penn State?

    College Football Talk "Dominate the state. That is the motto new Penn State head coach James Franklin has been selling since his first press conference in Happy Valley. After putting together a solid Class of 2014 in his short time at Penn State, Franklin and his coaching staff have already lined up five of the top 15..." March 01

  • Report: Hawkeye quarterback Cody Sokol looking to transfer

    Hawk Central "Cody Sokol, who was part of a three-man race for the starting quarterback position at Iowa this fall, is apparently looking for another place to finish his career. According to Hawkeye Report, Sokol has indicated that he would visit Louisiana Tech and Ball State. Sokol, who was born in Des..." February 28

  • Sue Paterno hospitalized after on-campus fall

    CBSSports.com "Per the Associated Press, Joe Paterno's widow Sue Paterno has been hospitalized after a fall on the Penn State campus. Family spokesman Dan McGinn confirmed to the AP that Paterno fell while visiting a campus memorial service Thursday and was subsquently hospitalized for observation. McGinn said..." February 28

  • Illinois starting LB/DE Houston Bates transferring closer to home

    CBSSports.com "The Illinois defense lost one of its returning starters from 2013 this week, as rising senior Houston Bates has decided to transfer closer to his home of Covington, La. to finish his college career. Bates started all 12 games at the LEO position (linebacker/end option) for the Illini in 2013...." February 28

  • Kyonta Stallworth sticking with Spartans despite Alabama offer

    Detroit News "Much has happened with Michigan State commit Kyonta Stallworth in recent weeks. One of the nation’s top offensive line recruits, he first transferred from South Lake High in St. Clair Shores to Detroit King. Shortly after arriving at his new school, he was presented with a new offer. "Coach..." February 28

  • Nussmeier wants Michigan to have multiple running back attack

    Detroit News "Understandably, with only two days of spring practice completed, first-year Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is reluctant to make any declarations about the Wolverines’ offense. Nussmeier, in his first news conference on Thursday since his hiring last month after two seasons at..." February 28

  • Doug Nussmeier mum on quarterback competiton, Devin Gardner says tempo is high

    Michigan Live "Doug Nussmeier's spent exactly three days on the field with Michigan Devin Gardner and Shane Morris. So, when asked how he's evaluating his quarterbacks at this point, his answer was hardly surprising. It's ongoing. "We're going to evaluate everything, just like every other position on..." February 28

  • How Tebow’s 8-second call became a recruiting violation

    New York Post "Tim Tebow made a high school football player’s day by speaking to him briefly on the phone during a lunch with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. Big mistake. It was one of 42 self-reported secondary violations Ohio State reported to the NCAA, according to Cleveland.com. Others included..." February 28

  • Michigan's Devin Gardner welcomes competition, but says 'I'm the quarterback of the team'

    Michigan Live "Michigan expected to enter spring practice with its most dynamic offensive player still on the mend. Instead, Gardner surprised Michigan coach Brady Hoke and a slew of teammates Tuesday by fully participating in the team's first spring practice of 2014. Moving forward, Gardner says he expects..." February 27

  • 3 ex-NU football players say coaches helped them earn tough degrees

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two former Northwestern University football players who started as walk-ons and who had limited playing time testified Tuesday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that they pursued demanding careers in engineering and pre-med. They testified for the university in an effort to counter..." February 26

  • Former Northwestern tackle Patrick Ward: ‘Union should be dismissed’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Like Kain Colter, 2013 graduate and former Northwestern offensive lineman Patrick Ward was a three-year starter for the Wildcats. Like the former quarterback, who was the College Athletes Players Association’s star witness in its hearing with the National Labor Relations Board, Ward had his..." February 26

  • Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, football assistants get pay raises

    Detroit Free Press "Here's what Michigan State's football coaching performance has yielded: The third-highest-paid head coach in the Big Ten, the second-highest paid staff and the highest-paid assistant coach. The school announced Tuesday that head coach Mark Dantonio has signed a new deal that increases his..." February 25

  • 3-year contract to pay Michigan OC Doug Nussmeier $857,000 per season

    CBSSports.com "In reporting that then-Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was leaving the Tide for the same position at Michigan , CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman wrote in January that the Wolverines had made "a robust financial commitment to Nussmeier" that would make him one of "the five highest-paid..." February 25

  • Feds investigating U-M's response to '09 sex assault allegations

    Detroit News "The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether the University of Michigan failed to promptly respond to an alleged 2009 rape of a student involving a football player, The Detroit News has learned. The investigation is prompted by two complaints, including one..." February 25

  • Venric Mark to miss NU spring ball

    Chicago Tribune "Spring football begins Wednesday for Northwestern, but fifth-year tailback Venric Mark is among 11 players not participating after undergoing surgery. Mark, who was granted a medical redshirt after being limited to one full game last season, underwent surgery on his left ankle. Asked whether..." February 25

  • New Penn State OL coach ready to battle child sex abuse

    CBSSports.com "The only time the life of a college football assistant coach can be even more nerve-wracking than in-season is in the weeks after the season. That's when the Silly Season heats up and where families often get uprooted as the coaching carousel kicks into high gear. Herb Hand was on his seventh..." February 25

  • Brown brings blend of exuberance, experience to Badgers

    UWBadgers.com "After 27-year-old Thomas Brown walked out of the staff meeting room, he felt pretty good about the job interview. So did Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen, who was doing the hiring. “When we got Thomas here on campus, he handled himself very well, very professionally,” said Andersen, who also..." February 25