Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Darian Dailey dismissed from team by Rutgers coach Kyle Flood

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers coach Kyle Flood dismissed cornerback Darian Dailey from the team on Thursday. Dailey was arrested early Sunday morning in Florida and charged with robbery with a firearm. Dailey is the second Rutgers player to be kicked off the team as a result of criminal charges in the past..." May 28

  • Former Oklahoma State QB Daxx Garman transferring to Maryland

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman is reportedly joining the Maryland football program following his graduation from Oklahoma State. Maryland tweeted the news from its official Twitter account Thursday." May 28

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    BREAKING: QB Daxx Garman will join the Maryland Football team for the 2015 season after graduating from Oklahoma State. #FearTheTurtle

  • Jabrill Peppers expresses displeasure with NCAA and money via Twitter

    Michigan Live "The debate's as old as time. Should college athletes be paid? At the moment, the Big Ten and other power conferences are putting together plans to finalize a new cost of attendance model that is expected to add stipend money (basically extra cash for regular college life incidentals) to a..." May 27

  • Ex-Michigan RB Justice Hayes headed to Southern Miss

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Michigan running back Justice Hayes is headed to Conference USA. Hayes, who announced his intent to pursue a graduate transfer in January, posted on Twitter Tuesday that he’s headed to Southern Miss. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Hayes ran for 213 yards on 48 carries and had 11 catches for..." May 26

  • U-M's Countess transfers to Auburn

    Detroit Free Press "Blake Countess is heading south. The former Michigan cornerback will go to Auburn as a graduate transfer, he said on Twitter and Instagram today. Countess played three years for U-M and also took a redshirt year as a sophomore after tearing his ACL in the season opener of 2012. He started..." May 26

  • Pennsylvania representative wants to name bridge after Joe Paterno

    CBSSports.com "One Pennsylvania lawmaker believes the time is right to once again honor Joe Paterno -- and do so by naming a major state bridge after the legendary Penn State coach. PennLive.com reported Friday that state Rep. Michael Regan (R) plans to introduce a bill that would christen the Pennsylvania..." May 25

  • Georgia Tech recruit says he lost Ohio State offer when someone else commited

    College Football Talk "This sort of stuff happens all the time at this level of college football, and it most certainly will not be the last time it occurs either. Incoming Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Armour explained he lost a chance to go to Ohio State when the offer that was extended to him was later..." May 25

  • Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey charged with armed robbery in Florida

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with robbery with a firearm. Dailey, 19, and another man are being held on $150,000 bond at the Manatee County Jail on the felony robbery charge. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune provided an account of the incident,..." May 25

  • IU football player Isaac Griffith arrested on OWI

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana University football player Isaac Griffith was arrested early Saturday in Bloomington on drunken-driving charges, just more than a year after he nearly drowned while on vacation. Griffith, a sophomore receiver from Fort Wayne, was booked on preliminary charges of operating a motor..." May 25

  • Freshman QB Austin Kafentzis transfers before playing a down at UW

    The Deseret News "Former Jordan High quarterback Austin Kafentzis has left the University of Wisconsin after one spring camp with the Badgers and will transfer, according to multiple reports from Madison, Wisconsin. Evan Flood of 247 Sports first reported the news Friday evening. Wisconsin State Journal writer..." May 24

  • Defense sells four-star safety Kenney Lyke on MSU

    Detroit News "Spring continues to be the perfect time of year for Michigan State football recruiting as the Spartans added their 13th commitment for the 2016 class on Friday when Palatine (Ill.) Fremd safety Kenney Lyke announced he would attend Michigan State. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound four-star prospect had..." May 24

  • Nebraska Lands Commitment From 2016 California QB Patrick O’Brien

    College Spun "Patrick O’Brien, a three-star quarterback in the class of 2016, has committed to Nebraska. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound pro-style quarterback, out of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., is ranked the No. 50 player at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. " May 21

  • Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott tweets that his wrist now is fine

    NFL.com "Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns last season while playing with an injured left wrist. He tweeted Wednesday that his wrist finally is fine. Elliott (6-foot-0, 225 pounds) broke his left wrist in camp last August and had minor surgery. Elliott played with a..." May 21

  • Penn State cornerback dismissed from team after arrest

    Philly.com "Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis has been dismissed from the team by head coach James Franklin in the wake of the player’s May 9 arrest by university police on drug and underage drinking charges. According to Centre County Court documents filed last Monday, Davis, 20, of Rosedale, Md., was..." May 21

  • Nebraska DB Boaz Joseph fined for pot possession

    College Football Talk "Remember last August when Bo Pelini said marijuana was a “horrible problem” everywhere in society… except Nebraska? Well, Randy Gregory admitted smoking pot while still in a Nebraska uniform, and now reserve defensive back Boaz Joseph has been fined $300 for marijuana possession, according to..." May 21

  • Penn State AD sees no culture problem, positive Paterno legacy

    Philly.com "After being at the helm of Pennsylvania State University's athletic department for less than a year, Sandy Barbour says, "every week, every day, every month" she learns more about what she sees as the overwhelmingly positive impact of football coach Joe Paterno. And she's not talking about..." May 20

  • MSU's Drake Martinez wins appeal, can play in the fall

    Detroit Free Press "Mark Dantonio called for some "public outcry" on signing day and tweeted a public cry of excitement today -- Michigan State's appeal to the Big Ten to allow linebacker Drake Martinez to play right away is a success. Dantonio tweeted to Martinez: "Congrats on winning the appeal! 3 for 3! Special..." May 19

  • Penn State football's biggest recruiting challenge may be time

    The Patriot News "Penn State can recruit better players, but it cannot make them older, and that may be the Lions' biggest recruiting obstacle at the moment. Head coach James Franklin, along with volleyball coach Russ Rose, basketball coach Patrick Chambers, and wrestling coach Cael Sanderson, reignited the..." May 19

  • Husker football player's truck stolen

    Lincoln Journal Star "Husker defensive lineman Jack Gangwish's stolen truck was returned to him late Monday afternoon. The Lincoln Police Department notified Gangwish it found his truck about 3:50 p.m. Monday, officer Katie Flood said. Flood said police processed his truck for fingerprints but don't yet have a..." May 19

  • Stanford OL Kevin Reihner Officially Joins Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "In news that has long been known, former Stanford Cardinal offensive lineman Kevin Reihner is officially a Nittany Lion. Reihner, who graduated from Stanford in March, broke the news himself back in February, but could not be officially added to the PSU roster until the beginning of the first..." May 19

  • Source: TCU receiver Cam White will not transfer to Rutgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cam White's potential transfer to Rutgers never progressed beyond social media. The TCU wide receiver announced on his Twitter page in February that he planned to transfer to Rutgers for his final year of eligibility. But a person with knowledge of the situation said Rutgers has no plans to add..." May 19

  • Suspended or dismissed by Michigan, Dennis Norfleet apologizes

    College Football Talk "We still don’t know what’s going on with Dennis Norfleet. What we do know is, though, he’s sorry… for whatever it is that’s going on in his life that’s led to recent reports. In a post on his Instagram account Thursday night, Norfleet apologized to UM fans, UM alumni and current/former UM..." May 19

  • Andre Sims Jr. graduates, receives scholarship release from Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Receiver Andre Sims Jr. is parting ways with Michigan State entering his senior season, having received his degree from the school and a scholarship release from coach Mark Dantonio. Sims was competing in a receiver rotation top-heavy with five rising seniors, and it appeared his opportunities..." May 19

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith: Braxton Miller told me he's staying

    CBSSports.com "Braxton Miller still hasn't made any public comment on his future with Ohio State, letting the rumor mill concerning a possible trandferchurn. But his athletic director told ElevenWarriors.com last Thursday that in private, Miller has pledged to remain in Columbus for his senior season. "He's..." May 19

  • Highly touted QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. commits to hometown Terrapins

    ESPN.com "Dwayne Haskins Jr. is going to play for his hometown team. The nation's No. 2 pocket passer and No. 25 in the ESPN 300 committed to Maryland Friday in what is considered the most impactful recruiting victory for the Terrapins in some time. Haskins, of Potomac, Maryland, selected the Terps..." May 17

  • Illinois players show support for Tim Beckman with #ProudIllini

    CBSSports.com "The last week has given us several examples of former Illinois players venting frustrations about Tim Beckman and his staff. Now players in support of Beckman have unified, taking to Twitter to share stories using the hashtag #ProudIllini. " May 15

  • 4-star safety Vance commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Demetric Vance, a four-star safety from Detroit Cass Tech, had more than a dozen offers. On Wednesday, he made his decision: Michigan State. "It was pretty hard because there was a bunch of schools I was thinking about going to, but I just felt Michigan State was home," said Vance, who turned..." May 14

  • Tim Beckman situation turns up heat on 'tough love' coaching style

    CBSSports.com "Tim Beckman may or may not be a good guy. At this point, it might not matter. The Illinois coach's character, reputation and methods are being questioned in real time. This time there is no grainy film leaked to some network. In the now, guys he recruited, signed and coached have ripped him to..." May 14

  • Jim Harbaugh Announces Michigan Based QB Camp Featuring Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "Unless you paid absolutely no attention to the drama that took place between the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh prior to his departure in January, you know full well things weren’t great between the two sides. The same cannot be said about Harbaugh’s relationship with his former starting..." May 14

  • Michigan football ops director charged with DUI after car accident

    CBSSports.com "Michigan's director of football operations was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence after a single-car crash over the weekend. Jim Minick told authorities that "another car went into his lane and he swerved to avoid it and crashed into a ditch." After refusing a..." May 13

  • Ex-Illinois WR says Beckman made it 'very hard' to see cancer-stricken dad

    CBSSports.com "Illinois coach Tim Beckman made Darius Millines feel like he was "not a part of the team" for visiting his family during a time of need, according to the latest batch of allegations from a former player. Millines, now a wide receiver at Colorado State-Pueblo, was one of the former players to..." May 13

  • Michigan CB Blake Countess says he'll transfer on Instagram

    CBSSports.com "Not everyone, apparently, is sold on the Jim Harbaugh experience at Michigan. Multi-year Wolverines cornerback starter Blake Countess posted an image to Instagram on Wednesday celebrating his graduation ... and announcing that he has "decided to play my final year of eligibility elsewhere."..." May 13

  • New reports say Dennis Norfleet suspended, not dismissed, by Michigan

    College Football Talk "It appears a previous report of Dennis Norfleet‘s status with Michigan has been exaggerated. After initial reports suggested Michigan dismissed Norfleet, now there are multiple reports saying Michigan has instead suspended the special teams star instead. The conflicting reports come from Scout..." May 13

  • WR Andre Sims Jr. will transfer from MSU

    Detroit News "Wide receiver Andre Sims Jr. has been granted a release from his scholarship, Michigan State announced on Tuesday. Sims, who graduated last Friday with a degree in journalism, has one year of eligibility remaining and will seek to play elsewhere. A three-year letterwinner, the native of..." May 13

  • Report: Tim Beckman named in ex-Toledo player hazing injury suit

    CBSSports.com "A 2013 lawsuit brought by a former Toledo offensive lineman doesn't allege any direct mistreatment on the part of his then-Rockets coach Tim Beckman. But it also won't do anything to calm the firestorm surrounding the current Illinois coach's treatment of his players. The Chicago Tribune..." May 13

  • Players group seeks independent investigation of Illinois, Tim Beckman

    CBSSports.com "The National College Players Association has called on the University of Illinois to commission an independent investigation into allegations that football coach Tim Beckman mistreated players. On Sunday, former Illinois football player Simon Cvijanovic went on Twitter with a series of..." May 12

  • Dennis Norfleet dismissed from Michigan football program

    Michigan Live "Dennis Norfleet is no longer a part of Michigan's football team, according to his former high school coach. Martin Luther King High School football coach Dale Harvel told MLive on Tuesday that Norfleet has been dismissed from Michigan's program by coach Jim Harbaugh. "Evidently he was..." May 12

  • Former Illini DB: Tim Beckman was the 'worst coach I ever met'

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former Illinois defensive back Nick North, who was on the team from 2011-14, offered some harsh words for coach Tim Beckman. Following former teammate Simon Cvijanovic’s criticism of the Illinois football program and coaching staff, North told the University of Illinois student paper that..." May 12

  • Nebraska paying Bo Pelini $128k monthly until February 2019

    College Football Talk "Maybe Nebraska needed a change of culture in the football program, which is the message that was sold by the university following the removal of Bo Pelini as head coach. Or maybe the Huskers just needed to save a few bucks moving forward. According to a report from Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska..." May 12

  • Michigan self-reports four secondary NCAA violations under Harbaugh

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh hasn't coached a game at Michigan, but he's already brought plenty of attention to the program since taking the job in January, and now it seems he's broken some NCAA rules in the process. Don't worry, Michigan fans (and sorry, Ohio State fans!), none of the violations are..." May 11

  • Illinois AD responds to allegations of abuse from former player

    CBSSports.com "Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said that the school "will follow up" on allegations of mistreatment and abuse from Simon Cvijanovic, but an initial review of internal reports from the football and medical support staffs. Who will be involved in the review and a timetable for its..." May 11

  • Michigan makes CB Wayne Lyons' grad transfer official

    Michigan Live "Wayne Lyons is officially a Michigan Wolverine. The former Stanford cornerback was formally announced as a member of Michigan's program Monday afternoon, and will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer. "We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a postgraduate student and..." May 11

  • John Kenny second Hawkeye to announce transfer in a week

    College Football Talk "Searching for what he described as “a better fit,” Malik Rucker announced this past week that he will be transferring from Iowa. A few days later, one of Rucker’s teammates has done the same. John Kenny (pictured, No. 47) has confirmed to AllHawkeyes.com that he has decided to transfer out of..." May 11

  • Jamel Dean, medically disqualified at Ohio State, transfers to Auburn

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Cornerback Jamel Dean, who was medically disqualified to play at Ohio State, said via Twitter last week that’s he’s transferring to Auburn. Dean, a four-star prospect out of Cocoa, Fla., suffered multiple knee injuries in high school, including a torn ACL in 2013 and a torn meniscus in the same..." May 11

  • Former Illinois football player accuses head coach of abuse

    SB Nation "Simon Cvijanovic, a former offensive lineman at Illinois, took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse head coach Tim Beckman and the Illinois football program of abuse during his time with the Fighting Illini. Cvijanovic suffered a season-ending knee injury against Ohio State last November. He alleges..." May 11

  • Report: UM offers eighth-grader Owen Pappoe

    Detroit News "Owen Pappoe, 14, an eighth-grade receiver / athlete from Loganville, Ga., reportedly has been offered a football scholarship by Michigan. The offer was reported on Twitter by Kenyatta Watson, college football recruiting coordinator at Grayson (Ga.) High." May 08

  • Ex-Wisconsin DB Austin Hudson says he'll transfer to South Florida

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "After one season at Wisconsin, Austin Hudson is headed back to his hometown. Hudson, a safety from Tampa, Florida, told ESPN.com on Thursday that he’ll transfer to South Florida. “I love being a part of building my hometown team. It’s an exciting next chapter of my career,” Hudson..." May 08

  • Ohio State grabs another top Michigan prospect, earns commitment from four-star OT Michael Jordan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's nothing slow and steady about what Urban Meyer is doing to assemble Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class. Is there such thing as too fast? If there is, Ohio State is doing it. But Meyer will take any commitment he can get from a top prospect, like the one Ohio State earned from..." May 08

  • Former Minnesota, Rutgers QB Philip Nelson still searching for program

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Minnesota and Rutgers’ quarterback Philip Nelson thought he’d found a new home — but he’ll have to keep looking. Nelson will not be playing at South Alabama, according to a statement released by associate athletic director Brian Fremund. "In reference to your earlier communication in..." May 08

  • Jerry Sandusky’s latest appeal claims defense abandoned him in trial

    College Football Talk "The NCAA has shown a change of heart with regard to sanctions against Penn State over the past year or so. Perhaps former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky – currently serving a sentence for 30-to-60 years (essentially a life sentence) for sexually abusing 10 boys — is hoping the judicial system..." May 07

  • Urban Meyer has unexpected surgery, expected to be all right

    Land-Grant Holy Land "According to an Ohio State spokesman (via Buckeye Sports Bulletin's Jeff Svoboda), OSU head coach Urban Meyer underwent an unexpected medical procedure and could be in the hospital overnight. The Findlay Courier reports Meyer had an emergency appendectomy. Earlier Wednesday morning, the..." May 06

  • Report: Louisville, Purdue schedule neutral-site 2017 opener

    CBSSports.com "Louisville will reportedly open its 2017 season in Big Ten country. According to ESPN, the Cardinals will face off against Purdue in Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium to kick off the 2017 season. The teams have met only once before, tying 22-22 in 1987 in West Lafayette, Indiana. The game..." May 06

  • Potential Maxx Williams successor for Gophers granted sixth year

    College Football Talk "It looks as if the potential, or even likely, successor to All-American tight end Maxx Williams will head into the 2015 season armed with another season in his back pocket. Provided he can stay healthy, of course. While Minnesota has yet to confirm it, Duke Anyanwu took to Twitter Tuesday to..." May 06

  • Malik Rucker to transfer from Iowa in search of ‘a better fit’

    College Football Talk "And, as if ofttimes the case, “a better fit” can be translated into “a better shot at meaningful playing time.” As transfer day here at CFT continues unabated, Malik Rucker confirmed to the Quad City Times that he has decided to transfer out of Kirk Ferentz‘s Iowa football program. The move,..." May 05

  • Ex-Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson to resume career at South Alabama

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nearly a year after he was charged with first- and third-degree assault stemming from a fight in downtown Mankato, Minn., former Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson is ready to resume his football career. Nelson has landed at South Alabama, according to a report by the Minneapolis Star..." May 03

  • Cardale Jones plays 'May Fools' joke, says he's transferring to Akron

    CBSSports.com "Thankfully (some) humans can hold their breath for longer than six minutes. Otherwise, the entire state of Ohio would be a desolate wasteland after what Cardale Jones did on Twitter Friday. Jones, the star of last year's College Football Playoff, announced in a series of tweets that he was..." May 02

  • Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun will watch NFL draft with no regrets: 'Still love my decision'

    Michigan Live "Shilique Calhoun knows he could be in Chicago today, picking out a fancy suit to wear to tonight's NFL draft and ordering filet mignon for dinner. Instead, Calhoun found himself eating franks and beans last Saturday after his Green team was defeated by the White team in Michigan State's annual..." April 30

  • Michigan State's Mark Scarpinato transfers to Pitt

    The Score "Mark Scarpinato has come out of retirement to continue his education at Pitt. Following the 2013 season, the Michigan State defensive lineman didn't suit up in order to focus on medical school. But it appears he had a change of heart, as he'll play one more season, but this time for the..." April 30

  • Ray Rice tells Rutgers football players to “not make the mistakes that I made”

    Pro Football Talk "Before Rutgers held its spring football game Friday night, a prominent former Scarlet Knights star addressed the team: Ray Rice. Rice, the former Ravens running back who has been out of the NFL since being released by the Ravens in September, told Steve Politi of New Jersey Advance Media he..." April 26

  • Trey DePriest explains Braxton Miller's multiple visits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller's visits to Tuscaloosa had nothing to do with potential interest in transferring to Alabama, ex-Tide linebacker Trey DePriest, an Ohio native who is close friends with Miller, said during a phone interview Thursday. Author Ray Glier posted a tweet..." April 24

  • NCAA President Mark Emmert on Penn State: I could’ve handled things better

    College Football Talk "In what may be one of the biggest understatements of the year, NCAA President Mark Emmert says he could have handled the Penn State sanctions differently, at least when it comes to communication. Speaking at the Associated Press Sports Editors Sport Media Commissioners meetings in New York,..." April 23

  • Braxton Miller reportedly has visited Alabama three times

    Larry Brown Sports "Rumors have been circulating the past 24 hours about Braxton Miller potentially transferring to Alabama, and there is additional information supporting that rumor. Over the past few days, radio host/SEC media personality Paul Finebaum has reported that there is a chance Miller transfers to..." April 23

  • Nick Saban downplays talk of Braxton Miller to Alabama, but leaves door open

    Sporting News - NCAAF "While Alabama coach Nick Saban didn't comment on the rumors that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller may transfer to Tuscaloosa, the four-time national champion coach didn't shut the door on them, either. Speaking in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday with the Crimson Caravan, Saban addressed..." April 22

  • Another Maryland RB set to transfer elsewhere

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland running back Jacquille Veii has been granted his release and will transfer from the program, CSNbaltimore.com confirmed Tuesday evening via an athletic department spokesman. Veii becomes the second Maryland running back to transfer in the past four days. Albert Reid was also granted..." April 22

  • Pair of Terps transferring from Maryland

    College Football Talk "Late this past week, a pair of Maryland football players decided they would finish their respective playing careers elsewhere. The school confirmed Friday that safety Zach Dancel and running back Albert Reid (pictured) have decided to transfer out of Randy Edsall‘s football program. No reason..." April 20

  • Indiana DL Ralph Green III arrested for battery, suspended

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Indiana defensive lineman Ralph Green III was arrested early Sunday morning on multiple charges. According to the Herald-Times, Green, a redshirt junior, was charged with battery, public intoxication and disorderly conduct after allegedly “slapping a 20-year-old woman in the face.” Police said..." April 20

  • Could Ohio State Really Play All Three Quarterbacks?

    Sportsnaut "Urban Meyer and Ohio State have a problem. It’s a good problem, but it’s still a major issue that won’t be resolved for a while. The Buckeyes boast three championship-caliber quarterbacks in Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, a luxury unheard of seemingly at any level. The..." April 20

  • 8.6 percent of 2014 Michigan attendance came via free tickets

    CBSSports.com "First things first: paid attendance figures are inflated in countless ways at every conceivable level of American sports. "Announced attendance figure for major sporting event not, in fact, accurate" is a BREAKING NEWS headline on par with "E-mailer claiming to be cash-laden Nigerian prince not,..." April 18

  • Ex-Duke kickoff specialist planning to finish career at Ohio State

    CBSSports.com "Duke kicker Jack Willoughby told the Duke Chronicle that he plans to finish his playing career at Ohio State. Willoughby, a graduate transfer after finishing degree, made an unofficial visit to Columbus on his way to seeing the basketball team play in the Final Four in Indianapolis. "I made..." April 17

  • Michigan State WR Kings pleads down arrest, admits to littering

    College Football Talk "Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings, Jr., was arrested in late February on charges of drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer. On Tuesday, Kings plead down his two misdemeanor charges to public littering according to the..." April 15

  • Ohio State extends Urban Meyer through 2020 at average of $6.5 million per season

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State has extended Urban Meyer's contract through the 2020 season and will make him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten. Under his old deal he would've been paid $4.9 million for 2015. Now, Meyer -- who led the Buckeyes to the national title three months ago -- will make $5.8 million in..." April 14

  • Finally, QB Stave is unquestioned leader of Badgers offense

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Joel Stave recognizes few quarterbacks, if any, have been through as much tumult as he has in a college career: three head coaches, four quarterback coaches, three years worth of spring practices in which he had to demonstrate why he even deserved to be Wisconsin's starter -- and two instances in..." April 13

  • Urban Meyer breaks down who's in the lead for Ohio State's open starting jobs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With so much attention being paid to Ohio State's quarterback battle, it might be easy to forget that the Buckeyes are looking to fill other holes after last year's National Championship. Meyer won't decide on a new quarterback this spring. He can't. J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller aren't..." April 13

  • Gophers hope no-huddle approach will jump-start offense

    Fox Sports North "They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but what about a longtime football coach? Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has installed some no-huddle offense into his team's game plan this spring. It's not something Minnesota did much of in Kill's first four seasons, but the Gophers are evolving..." April 11

  • Columbus DeSales DB closing in on MSU offer

    Detroit Free Press "One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2016 is Columbus DeSales cornerback prospect Austin Andrews. He is ranked three-star recruit and the No. 52 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. He is also rated the No. 25 player in talent-laden Ohio for his class. He holds close to 20..." April 10

  • Michigan formally announces addition of Jake Rudock

    College Football Talk "The worst kept secret in college football this spring is no longer a secret. Michigan has announced the addition of former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock to its roster. “I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” said Michigan passing..." April 10

  • OSU QB Braxton Miller reinstated by NCAA after Instagram post

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller found himself caught in the tangled web of NCAA compliance after posting a photo on Instagram with a trainer and a table full of AdvoCare products. The NCAA did determine Miller's photo was a minor violation of NCAA rules, but the Buckeyes quarterback has..." April 09

  • Southfield RB Matt Falcon commits to UM

    Detroit News "Matt Falcon, a running back at Southfield High, committed to play for Michigan on Wednesday, confirming his decision in a post on Twitter. He will join the 2016 freshman class. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder is rated four stars by various recruiting services" April 09

  • Illinois' leading receiver suffers torn ACL in practice

    CBSSports.com "Illinois' leading receiver, Mike Dudek, suffered a torn ACL during practice on Wednesday morning. “This is very disappointing for Mikey, his family and our football program,” said Illinois coach Tim Beckman in a release. “He'll have the knee surgically repaired as soon as possible and the..." April 08

  • Reports: Jamel Dean to leave Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Though he entered Columbus an early enrollee with high hopes, Jamel Dean's Ohio State career sounds like it unfortunately will end before it ever really gets a chance to start. As first reported by 11W, Dean was unable to get clearance from OSU's medical team and will subsequently leave the..." April 08

  • UM commit Peters undaunted by QB competition

    Detroit News "Jim Harbaugh received his first three commitments of the 2016 class in the span of a few days, as Avon (Ind.) quarterback Brandon Peters committed on Friday, the night before the team's annual spring game; Farmington linebacker-fullback David Reese gave his word to be a Wolverine on Saturday just..." April 08

  • Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Is “Significantly” Better Than He Was At End Of Season

    College Spun "Cardale Jones started three games for Ohio State in 2014: the Big Ten Championship Game, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff national title contest. His stats in those games: Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin: 257 passing yards, three TDs. Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama: 243..." April 08

  • Legal system will determine Graham Glasgow's future at Michigan

    Michigan Live "Graham Glasgow's suspension this spring lasted for roughly two weeks, and at this point, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has no further plans to extend that punishment on his own. What happens within the legal system, however, is a separate matter entirely. The 6-foot-6, 303-pound Glasgow was..." April 07

  • Jabrill Peppers gives Jim Harbaugh 'A-plus' playmaker for 2015

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jim Harbaugh isn’t the only one at Michigan judged on an impossible bell curve. Sophomore cornerback Jabrill Peppers faces the same report card. What’s the grading scale? Impossible. If Michigan fans perceive Harbaugh as the savior on the sidelines, then Peppers is expected to be the second..." April 06

  • Michigan has a ticket wait list for first time in seven years

    Fox Sports "We are just now getting to see some tangible evidence of how starved Michigan fans are for the Jim Harbaugh era and just decent football. Until now, it's been mostly a lot of cheery quotes about the excitement around town. But as Michigan held its spring game this past weekend, athletic..." April 06

  • Northwestern's Christian Jones expected to miss 4 months after undergoing knee surgery

    The Score "Northwestern wide receiver Christian Jones will likely be sidelined for the next few months as he recovers from a knee surgery. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder stated that he expects to begin running again in July and should be prepared to participate in training camp in August, according to Louie..." April 06

  • Adidas, Nike or Under Armour? Michiagn reviewing all options

    College Football Talk "The University of Michigan currently has an athletics apparel deal in place with Adidas, which has resulted in some silly looking alternate football uniforms in recent years such as these, these and these. And don’t even start with the basketball uniforms. At an open forum discussion with..." April 02

  • Report: Big Ten waiver granted, Jake Rudock to transfer to Michigan

    CBSSports.com "The long-simmering Jake Rudock-to-Michigan transfer appears to be all but a done deal after a Wednesday report that the Big Ten won't stand in Rudock's way. From FoxSports reporter Bruce Feldman: With the waiver granted, multiple outlets including Wolverine247.com reported that Rudock will..." April 01

  • Michigan coaches not fretting over QB logjam

    Detroit News "A frontrunner at quarterback has not emerged at Michigan during spring practice, and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno is just fine with that. Three scholarship quarterbacks are practicing — Shane Morris, Wilton Speight and early enrollee freshman Alex Malzone — and Zach Gentry, an incoming..." April 01

  • Ohio State's bar for 2015 is officially set at national title or bust

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State opened spring practice with a target on its back. The Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the favorite to win college football's national title in 2015. Of course, a lot can happen between now and the end of the year. However, Ohio State is positioned for another run..." March 31

  • Urban Meyer Discusses The Possibility Of Running A 2-QB System At Ohio State This Season

    College Spun "Urban Meyer has three starter-caliber quarterbacks on his roster at Ohio State this season: Cardale Jones, who won the Buckeyes a national championship; J.T. Barrett, who broke a bunch of records last fall; and Braxton Miller, a two-time Big Ten MVP. Is it possible Meyer could play more than..." March 31

  • Urban on Braxton’s potential violation: ‘Everything is fine. No issue’

    College Football Talk "It’s been nearly a week since reports surfaced that Ohio State was looking into a potential NCAA violation committed by Braxton Miller. Since then, OSU has been mum on the issue — until now. Sort of. According to a tweet from Todd Porter of the Canton Repository, head coach Urban Meyer was..." March 30

  • Nebraska needs a ton to go right to win nine games in 2015

    Fox Sports - College Football "Mike Riley was a surprise hire at Nebraska, and the former Oregon State coach enters his first spring practice in Lincoln with key personnel question marks to address. The Cornhuskers return 12 starters, including quarterback Tommy Armstrong and standout defensive tackle Maliek Collins, but..." March 27

  • UM lands Stanford CB Wayne Lyons as graduate transfer

    Detroit News "Michigan defensive backs coach Mike Zordich essentially confirmed after practice Thursday that the Wolverines will add Stanford graduate transfer cornerback Wayne Lyons to the roster this fall. The Lyons transfer was speculated last month, and further fueled when his mother, Gwendolyn Bush, was..." March 27

  • Michigan expanding recruiting presence through football camps

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh has been everywhere since taking over at Michigan, and that trend will continue this summer with football camps planned in both Alabama and Texas. Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff will be appearing at satellite football camps in Prattville, Alabama as well as Dallas, Texas..." March 26

  • Iowa gives QB Jake Rudock permission to transfer 'with no strings attached'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jake Rudock's days at Iowa were numbered as soon as coach Kirk Ferentz put backup C.J. Beathard at the top of a depth chart released in January. Now, according to the Associated Press, Rudock is on the way out of the Hawkeyes program after Ferentz signed a release that he said had "no strings..." March 26