Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • 4-star receiver Brad Hawkins commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan has received a pledge from Brad Hawkins, a senior receiver from Camden (N.J.) High. He is the Wolverines' 21st football commitment for the 2016 class and first receiver. Hawkins announced his commitment via Twitter on Friday. He chose Michigan over Rutgers, Temple, Oregon and South..." July 04

  • Suspended RB Delton Williams expected to return to Michigan State football team sans scholarship

    Michigan Live "Tailback Delton Williams is expected to return to the Michigan State football team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Williams, a rising junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, could rejoin the team as early as this month in the Spartans' voluntary summer workouts, barring..." July 03

  • Kirby Smart says Alabama 'did not respect' Ohio State quarterbacks

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Kirby Smart believes Alabama learned a much-needed lesson after its 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals: Respect every player, no matter where they are listed on the scouting report. The Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator told 680 The Fan in Atlanta that the..." July 03

  • Braxton Miller affirms plan to stay at Ohio State, source says

    ESPN "Braxton Miller has affirmed his plan to stay at Ohio State and will continue to focus on rehabilitation and recovery from shoulder surgery, a source close to the quarterback told ESPN's Joe Schad on Thursday. Miller, the Big Ten offensive player of the year in 2012 and '13, tweeted Wednesday..." July 03

  • Report: Braxton Miller to announce his plans next week

    CBS Sports "Sound the Speculation Siren! Braxton Miller is sending cryptic text messages to reporters! Yes, on the same day that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer gave an update saying both Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett were nearing full health, Miller was having a conversation of his own, and it was rather..." July 02

  • Rutgers defensive end Donald Bedell to transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another defensive end from Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class is transferring out of the program. Redshirt freshman Donald Bedell has decided to transfer, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Bedell is the second defensive end from the 2014 class to transfer this month, as Sam..." July 02

  • Jim Harbaugh responds to Ondre Pipkins' claim, says he doesn't run off players

    Michigan Live "Last week, former Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins told ESPN.com he was pressured by Jim Harbaugh and members of his staff to retire from football for medical reasons before he was ready. He also said he believed Harbaugh wanted him off the team to free up a scholarship, causing some to..." July 02

  • Maryland football coach Randy Edsall signs contract extension through 2019

    Baltimore Sun "The progress Maryland made on the field the past two seasons and the promise of a strong recruiting class in 2016 has led the university to give football coach Randy Edsall a contract extension. Edsall, who has two years remaining on a six-year contract that pays him $2.1 million annually, has..." June 30

  • J.T. Barrett's dad: Ohio State's QB job belongs to Braxton Miller

    NFL.com "J.T. Barrett's dad has a definite opinion on the Ohio State quarterback situation -- and it might not be the take you expect. Joe Barrett, whose son accounted for a Big Ten single-season record 45 touchdowns last season, told The Columbus Dispatch that the starting job should belong to Braxton..." June 29

  • Husker QB Johnny Stanton to transfer; Glenn Irons is no longer part of team

    Omaha World-Herald "The race for Nebraska’s No. 2 quarterback lost a horse on Thursday when coach Mike Riley announced that sophomore Johnny Stanton, a much-ballyhooed prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, was transferring from the program. Stanton redshirted in his first year on campus, served as Nebraska’s No...." June 29

  • Jim Haslett gets ‘best of both worlds’ with Penn State job

    Washington Post "After 24 straight seasons coaching professional football, Jim Haslett was ready to take a year off. The Redskins and their former defensive coordinator parted ways in December — the team described it as a mutual agreement — and Haslett planned to do things that a lifetime of coaching had made..." June 29

  • Gelen Robinson's arrest violates prior diversion agreement

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue sophomore rush end Gelen Robinson was arrested over the weekend for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage. Robinson was booked into Tippecanoe County Jail at 3:49 a.m. Saturday. He was released about 11..." June 29

  • Michigan DL says Jim Harbaugh, staff pressured him to retire

    ESPN "Defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins told ESPN that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, head athletic trainer Paul Schmidt and associate athletic director Jim Minick asked Pipkins about 10 times over a two-month period to sign a medical scholarship form that would have ended his career with the Wolverines..." June 27

  • Lou Holtz's house destroyed after fire, Urban Meyer's floods

    CBS Sports "In the early hours of Sunday morning, about 50 firefighters were dispatched to deal with a two-alarm fire at the Florida home of legendary college football coach Lou Holtz. The fire was reportedly caused by a lightning strike and, as you can see in the video below, the house sustained severe..." June 24

  • Purdue football duo cleared for full activity

    Indianapolis Star "What can Danny Anthrop and Elijah Sindelar do today that they couldn't during Purdue's spring football practice? "I can do everything," Anthrop said. What about Sindelar? "Everything," the freshman quarterback said. Anthrop and Sindelar have been cleared for full activity after..." June 23

  • Shane Morris opens up on Michigan QB competition, says he won't let Jake Rudock take his job

    Michigan Live "One week after saying he goes into every day "like I'm still a backup," Shane Morris made one thing clear on Saturday. The junior plans on being Michigan's starting quarterback in 2015. "I think I can win the starting job because I have the mentality to do so," Morris said at Michigan..." June 23

  • Glenville's Marcelys Jones transferring from Ohio State to Kentucky, per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Marcelys Jones quickly found a new home. One day after it was confirmed Jones was leaving the Ohio State football program, Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com has reported that Marcelys Jones will transfer to Kentucky. Jones, a sophomore from Glenville High School, played in just two games..." June 23

  • Purdue football sophomore Gelen Robinson arrested

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue sophomore rush end Gelen Robinson was arrested over the weekend for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage. Robinson was booked into Tippecanoe County Jail at 3:49 a.m. Saturday. He was released about 11..." June 23

  • Ex-Purdue QB Danny Etling reportedly transferring to LSU

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "LSU reportedly received a boost to its depth at quarterback on Monday. According to TigerBait.com, former Purdue quarterback Danny Etling is transferring to LSU after a weekend visit. Etling, a junior, announced his decision to leave Purdue after two seasons earlier this month. Etling, a..." June 23

  • Sophomore Jalyn Powell granted release from Michigan State, transferring to Youngstown State

    Michigan Live "Sophomore linebacker/safety Jalyn Powell has been granted a release from Michigan State and is transferring to Youngstown State, according to two people with knowledge of the transfer. Powell, a hard-hitting 5-foot-11, 195-pounder from Warren, Ohio, appeared in nine games last season and made..." June 23

  • Ex-IU player expected to face a judge on drug case

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana University football player Antonio Allen is scheduled to appear in court today on drug dealing charges. Allen, 20, will appear before a Monroe County judge at 1:30 p.m. for an initial hearing on charges of dealing cocaine, dealing narcotics and maintaining a common nuisance. The..." June 20

  • U-M gets commitment from 3-star Florida safety

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan continued its run on football recruits this morning, gaining a verbal commitment from three-star safety Devin Gil of Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan High School. Gil, listed at 6 feet and 204 pounds, is rated the No. 95 recruit in Florida in the 2016 class by rivals.com. He's U-M's 17th..." June 19

  • Drew Brees donates $1 million to Purdue football

    CBS Sports "Drew Brees's star wattage has expanded far beyond the borders of West Lafayette, Indiana, and Purdue football. But the Super Bowl winner remains as committed to his alma mater as ever. Having already donated $2 million to Purdue athletics' academic support programs in 2007 -- the names of Drew..." June 19

  • Marcelys Jones leaving Buckeyes football program

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State sophomore offensive lineman and Glenville High School product Marcelys Jones has decided the leave the Buckeyes football program. An Ohio State spokesperson and Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr. confirmed the news to Northeast Ohio Media Group on Thursday. "It was a shocker to..." June 19

  • NCAA again defends handling of Sandusky

    Philly.com "College sports' governing body has again defended its decision to penalize Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Sandusky's abuse of children "fell squarely within" its authority, the NCAA contended in a court filing this week, saying his crimes showed "a..." June 19

  • Indiana coach Kevin Wilson makes right call with Antonio Allen, but seat still gets hotter

    ESPN "Kevin Wilson did the right thing, and all it did was make his seat hotter. In wasting no time kicking his top returning defender off the team after Antonio Allen was arrested on drug-dealing charges, Wilson at least left no doubt about where his priorities are for his program. The real..." June 19

  • MSU lands commitment from 3-star West Bloomfield WR

    Detroit Free Press "West Bloomfield wide receiver Trishton Jackson verbally committed to Michigan State this morning, becoming the 19th member of the Spartans' 2016 recruiting class. Jackson is listed at 6-feet-2 and 181 pounds and is rated as a three-star recruit by rivals.com. The site ranks him as the No. 11..." June 18

  • Report: Notre Dame DE Williams visiting U-M

    Detroit Free Press "Notre Dame defensive end Jhonathon Williams is looking to transfer and will visit Michigan today, according to Sam Webb of scout.com. Williams, also known as Jhonny, is a former star at Berrien Springs. He redshirted as a freshman at Notre Dame last season and would have to sit out a year as a..." June 18

  • Dismissed Indiana DB Allen was recorded selling drugs to police informant

    College Football Talk "Indiana defensive back Antonio Allen racked up quite the list of drug-related charges earlier this week, something never seen before on College Football Talk. That was more than enough reason for Indiana to act swiftly in handling the situation on their end of things. Shortly after initially..." June 18

  • Suspended Terps WR Juwann Winfree withdraws from school

    Washington Post "Maryland wide receiver Juwann Winfree has withdrawn from the university and will not return to the football program, the school announced on Wednesday. The move comes just nine days after Maryland Coach Randy Edsall suspended Winfree indefinitely for violating the school’s student athlete code..." June 18

  • Harbaugh fires back to coaches' criticism of satellite camps

    Covers.com "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who has been criticized for holding 11 satellite camps in seven states, is firing back at those critics. "In my America, you're allowed to cross state borders," Harbaugh told USA Today Sports regarding his camps. "That's the America I know." Alabama coach Nick..." June 17

  • Michigan lands QB/LB Victor Viramontes, TE Sean McKeon

    Detroit News "Sean McKeon, a 6-5, 230-pound tight end from Shepherd Hill High in Dudley, Mass., on Monday became the 13th commitment in Michigan's 2016 recruiting class. McKeon is ranked a three-star prospect, the No. 51 tight end in the nation and the No. 2 tight end in Massachusetts by Scout.com. He has..." June 17

  • 31 coaches accept Harbaugh's invitation to attend UM camp

    Detroit News "Thirty-one college head and assistant coaches took up Jim Harbaugh on his invitation to attend Michigan's "Exposure U" camp in Ann Arbor this week. Included in the group were Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and Ball State head coach Pete Lembo; they served as guest speakers." June 17

  • Michigan State pickup hoops game goes bad, like NCAA violation and blown Achilles bad

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The torn Achilles tendon that Michigan State assistant coach Harlon Barnett suffered last summer happened as the Spartans were committing an NCAA violation. It was, as MLive.com noted, a case of adding insult to injury — quite literally. The injury and violation, subsequently self-reported..." June 17

  • IU football player Antonio Allen arrested on drug dealing charges

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana University safety Antonio Allen has been suspended from the football team after his arrest Tuesday on multiple drug charges. A Monroe County jail spokesman said Allen was charged with dealing cocaine and with dealing heroin (over 10 grams) with a firearm. Both are Level 2..." June 17

  • Cardale Jones happy with decision to return to school

    Fox Sports Ohio "It's been a few months since Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made his decision to return to school after leading the Buckeyes to a national champion in his first there career starts. According to ESPN.com, after looking back on his decision, if had the choice again Jones still believes..." June 16

  • Dan Mullen kind of sort of implies Michigan football players suck

    SB Nation "Dan Mullen has become the latest SEC coach to make his thoughts clear on one of the offseason's most resilient controversies -- satellite camps. Specifically, camps hosted by Big Ten coaches in SEC territory, which has ruffled quite a few feathers and resulted in commitments for programs like..." June 16

  • Former Buckeye Jamel Dean forced to sit out first year at Auburn

    ESPN "The saga continues. Jamel Dean signed with Ohio State and enrolled in January only to find out that he wouldn’t be medically cleared to play for the Buckeyes. It was a difficult blow for the ESPN 300 cornerback, but after a second opinion that he could indeed further his playing career, it..." June 15

  • Delton Williams' future with Michigan State remains uncertain

    The Score "Delton Williams is standing on shaky ground at Michigan State. The school suspended the running back in March after he was arrested for allegedly brandishing a firearm in public, and his name remains noticeably absent from the Spartans' online roster after spring workouts. Williams, who was..." June 15

  • Quarterback Austin Kafentzis chooses Nevada

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Quarterback Austin Kafentzis, a former heralded recruit for Wisconsin, will transfer to Nevada. Kafentzis, who committed to then-Badgers head coach Gary Andersenin 2013, left UW after just one semester. Kafentzis was fifth on the quarterback depth chart for new coach Paul Chrystduring spring..." June 15

  • Terps football adds former Connecticut LB Jefferson Ashiru

    Washington Post "Former Connecticut linebacker Jefferson Ashiru has transferred to Maryland and will be immediately eligible to play next fall, the school announced Friday evening. A former three-star recruit out of Powder Springs, Ga., Ashiru has previous ties to Maryland Coach Randy Edsall, who recruited the..." June 15

  • Offensive line recruit Mirko Jurkovic Jr. won't enroll at Ohio State as Buckeyes head toward scholarship number

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Buckeyes are heading toward their number. Two months after the Northeast Ohio Media group explained how Ohio State knew it would get to 85 scholarship players for this season, the incoming freshmen class will report to school in Columbus this weekend. And one move that Ohio State has..." June 15

  • UM approves beer sales at sporting events

    Baltimore Sun "University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has approved a trial plan for the school to sell beer at its football stadium and other athletic venues beginning this fall — a proposal that has divided the campus community and is opposed by some prominent public health advocates. The..." June 15

  • Sources Say Braxton Miller Cleared For Full Activity

    247 Sports "Sources close to Ohio State have informed Bucknuts/247Sports that Buckeyes' QB Braxton Miller has been fully cleared to throw the football as of this past Monday (June 8) with no limitations on his surgically repaired shoulder. The news comes on the heels of reports that Miller had a "minor..." June 12

  • Potential starting QB Danny Etling transferring from Purdue

    CBS Sports "Purdue's quarterback competition may be a little clearer after Danny Etling's decision transfer from the program. Etling started 12 games for the Boilermakers over the last two seasons: seven as a true freshman in 2013 and the first five games of 2014. Junior Austin Appleby finished last season..." June 11

  • Cardale Jones: I”m Still The 3rd String QB

    Black Sports Online "In the words of Ric Flair, “to be the man, you have to beat the man.” Cardale Jones has the best three game run of any quarterback in history, after claiming a Big Ten title in his starting debut — followed by consecutive big time upsets against Alabama and Oregon, leading the Buckeyes to the..." June 10

  • James Franklin happy at Penn State, not a 'mess' like prior jobs

    CBS Sports "Penn State had the same head football coach for nearly 50 years, but its subsequent full-time coach, Bill O'Brien, fell a few days short of even completing two full years with the Nittany Lions. Fans in State College want to know that James Franklin is planning to stick around, to which he..." June 09

  • Maryland receiver Juwann Winfree suspended indefinitely

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland wide receiver Juwann Winfree has been suspended indefinitely for violating the school’s student-athlete conduct code, the university announced Monday. Winfree is the second wide receiver to leave the team in the past two weeks, following the departure of Marcus Leak for what was..." June 09

  • U-M associate AD Jim Minick reinstated after DUI arrest

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan associate athletic director Jim Minick has returned to the football program, his indefinite suspension concluded after his May 9 arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. "Jim is back working in the program," U-M coach Jim Harbaugh said tonight at the Montgomery Prattville Marriott..." June 08

  • Gophers' receiver Borchardt has surgery to remove brain tumor

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "During spring practice, Gophers coach Jerry Kill singled out Jeff Borchardt as one of the players who was making the biggest strides. Borchardt, a walk-on wide receiver from Wayzata, was starting to see the results of all his hard work. But in late March, Borchardt went to make a spectacular..." June 08

  • Virginia Football Lands Transfer Running Back

    Streaking The Lawn "The Virginia Football team has secured its third incoming transfer of the off-season with the commitment from Maryland running back Albert Reid. Continuing with the recent trend of incoming (not to mention outgoing) transferring players, UVa football will be bringing in a third transfer this..." June 02

  • Michigan transfer Kyle Bosch cleared, should boost West Virginia OL in '15

    ESPN "West Virginia got some big news over the weekend, with the NCAA clearing Michigan transfer Kyle Bosch to play in 2015. Bosch was rated the No. 7 offensive guard in the country coming out of high school in Wheaton, Illinois, and started three games for the Wolverines as a true freshman in 2013...." June 02

  • Rutgers defensive end Sam Blue to transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another member of Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class has left the program. Sam Blue, a redshirt freshman defensive end, will transfer from the program, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. It's not clear where Blue intends to transfer. Blue and his father, Sam Blue Sr., have not..." June 02

  • WR Marcus Leak, DB D’Andre Payne leave Maryland football program

    Washington Post "Maryland wide receiver Marcus Leak has withdrawn from school “to tend to personal matters” and is no longer part of the Terrapins football program, an athletic department spokesman said Friday. Leak, a former three-star recruit who struggled on and off the field for much of his time in College..." June 01

  • Terps’ top punter transferring to Vols

    College Football Talk "Earlier today we noted that a former Tennessee football player who had transferred to Maryland had decided to transfer out of that Big Ten football program. Now, the Tennessee-Maryland pipeline continues, albeit in reverse. Citing a UT program source, Wes Rucker of GoVols247.com was the first..." June 01

  • Who does Las Vegas think is the favorite to win the Buckeyes QB job?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The biggest story heading into the 2015 college football season is who is going to emerge as Ohio State's starting quarterback. So of course you can bet on it. And the odds give you an interesting window into the unanswerable question right now: Who is the favorite? According to Las..." June 01

  • Is QB Braxton Miller loyal or misguided for staying at Ohio State?

    CBS Sports "Braxton Miller staying at Ohio State qualifies as one of the biggest news nuggets of the offseason. Or, really, any offseason. Try to recall the last time a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year advanced to the draft not having played much at all his final two seasons. That's a..." June 01

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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