Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan most popular bet to win college football national title

    ESPN "Six weeks before the college football season kicks off, Alabama is the consensus favorite to win the national championship. But the Crimson Tide are not the most popular bet in Las Vegas. More bets have been placed on the Michigan Wolverines to win the national title than any other team at..." July 21

  • Report: Dunn allegedly hit, choked girlfriend

    The Score "Ohio State announced Monday evening the dismissal of running back Bri'onte Dunn from the program for a violation of team rules. Although Urban Meyer didn't go into detail as what the violation was, reports emerged Tuesday evening that Dunn had a physical altercation with his girlfriend in which..." July 21

  • Running back Bri'onte Dunn dismissed from Ohio State football team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn has been dismissed from the football team, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer announced in a statement released by the school on Monday night. According to Meyer's statement, the fifth-year senior was dismissed for an unspecified violation a team rules. Dunn was..." July 18

  • Freshman linebacker Jonathan Pollock opts to transfer from Rutgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jonathan Pollock, a freshman linebacker who participated in spring camp after graduating early from his Orlando, Fla., high school, is transferring from the Rutgers football program, his father, Al, confirmed after multiple media outlets reported the transfer Thursday afternoon. "He's literally..." July 17

  • Rutgers tight end Charles Scarff to transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "The logjam of Rutgers tight ends is starting to sort itself out as junior Charles Scarff is transferring, according to a person familiar with the situation. Scarff played in all 12 games last season and led the tight ends with 14 catches for 100 yards and one touchdown despite being employed as..." July 15

  • Ex-Michigan RB Derrick Green transferring to TCU

    247 Sports "Former Michigan running back Derrick Green has reportedly decided to transfer to the TCU Horned Frogs, sources have told 247Sports. Having completed his degree at Michigan in the spring, Green will be eligible to play immediately for the Horned Frogs." July 15

  • Michael Jordan to serve as Michigan's honorary captain in opener

    Michigan Live "The Jumpman himself will be on hand for the debut of Michigan football's new digs. Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show on Friday, U-M coach Jim Harbaugh revealed that Michael Jordan will serve as the Wolverines' honorary captain for the 2016 season opener against Hawaii. On that day, not..." July 15

  • Michigan State safety Mark Meyers transferring to Miami (Ohio)

    Michigan Live "One night, two subtractions from the Michigan State football team. Michigan State announced Wednesday night that senior safety Mark Meyers will move on to Miami (Ohio) as a graduate transfer for his final season. He graduated this year with a bachelor's degree in advertising. "Mark Meyers..." July 15

  • CB Jermaine Edmondson granted release by Michigan State

    ESPN "Cornerback Jermaine Edmondson, who allegedly was punched in the face by Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green over the weekend, has been granted his release from the Michigan State football team. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio made the announcement on Wednesday night but did not..." July 14

  • Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in 1976 per testimony

    Washington Post "A man testified in court in 2014 that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of a sexual assault committed by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1976 when the man was a 14-year-old boy, according to new court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court. The victim,..." July 12

  • Testimony claims Greg Schiano, Tom Bradley knew of Sandusky abusing boys

    CBS Sports "Documents unsealed by a Philadelphia court on Tuesday unveiled testimony that former Penn State assistant coaches Tom Bradley and Greg Schiano knew of Jerry Sandusky abusing boys. The testimony came in 2015 from ex-Penn State assistant Mike McQueary, who was a key witness in the Sandusky..." July 12

  • Court Docs: Sandusky Victim Told To Write Apology Letter After Alleged Assault

    Deadspin "This morning’s release of newly-unsealed documents from the Penn State-Sandusky child abuse settlement law suits brought to light a lot of new information, including hundreds of Fifth Amendment answers by the former athletic director and a disconcerting but completely unsurprising account of Joe..." July 12

  • Greg Schiano denies having knowledge of Sandusky abuse

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Schiano has denied having any knowledge of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky when the two were working together at Penn State. Court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday revealed that Mike McQueary, the only former Penn State assistant who has admitted to having knowledge of Sandusky’s..." July 12

  • Maryland football receives commitment from four-star defensive back Deon Jones

    Washington Post "Maryland football added another significant piece to its 2017 recruiting class Wednesday evening, picking up a commitment from four-star Potomac (Md.) defensive back Deon Jones. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Jones is considered the third-best player in the state and the 13th-best cornerback in the..." July 07

  • Four-star OT Kai-Leon Herbert to attend Michigan

    Detroit News "Kai-Leon Herbert is headed to Ann Arbor. The four-star offensive tackle from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday to attend the University of Michigan. " July 07

  • Michigan and Notre Dame to restart football series

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan vs. Notre Dame football series is back. The winningest programs in college football history have been discussing a short revival of the series for nearly a year, and an official announcement is expected today. A reporter for WLNS-TV and a writer for si.com reported that the..." July 07

  • Michigan State lands grad transfer Gabriel Sherrod from Delaware State

    The Score "Gabriel Sherrod did not take long to find a second school to commit to after his commitment to Syracuse fell by the wayside. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive end confirmed on his personal Twitter account that he will be attending Michigan State as a graduate transfer. Sherrod previously played..." July 05

  • More than 200 ex-Penn State players petition for Paterno statue to return

    Campus Sports "Following a sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky which led to multiple sanctions for the program and the discovery that former head coach Joe Paterno and the coaching staff knowingly turned a blind eye to such allegations, an on-campus statue of..." July 05

  • Three-star lineman Joel Honigford commits to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's 2017 offensive line class is filling in quickly. The Wolverines got their second offensive line commitment in the past week today, when Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway three-star tackle Joel Honigford pledged. Posting on Twitter, he wrote: "For with God nothing shall be impossible. -..." June 29

  • James Franklin names four power programs that negatively recruit against Penn State

    College Spun "Penn State is two coaches removed from Joe Paterno, the legendary figure who was removed during the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the school during the 2011 football season, but it still feels the effects on the recruiting trail. Head coach James Franklin gave an interview to the Reading..." June 29

  • Terps football snags commitment from New Mexico State transfer Teldrick Morgan

    Washington Post "Former New Mexico State wide receiver Teldrick Morgan announced Monday that he is joining Maryland’s football team as a graduate transfer. Maryland officials have yet to make the addition of Morgan official. He made the announcement via Twitter on Monday, which comes nearly three months after..." June 28

  • 4-star Maryland LB Tyshon Fogg Rutgers' 2nd commitment this weekend

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sunday, Rutgers earned its second commitment in three days, and arguably, its biggest in the 2017 class, when 4-star linebacker Tyshon Fogg announced his Rutgers pledge via Twitter. The Calvert Hall (Towson, Md.) standout visited Rutgers on back-to-back days, as he was there for the Rutgers..." June 28

  • Mississippi WR Brandon Smith Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa doesn’t often make big recruiting splashes in the Deep South, but after a very strong 2015, the Hawkeyes are off to a very nice start on the recruiting trail. On Sunday night, three-star wide receiver Brandon Smith, a Mississippi native, announced his commitment to Kirk Ferentz’s program." June 27

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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