Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Ohio St. co-DC Chris Ash interviews for Colorado St. vacancy

    College Football Talk "Ohio State has already lost its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job. Could a coordinator on the other side of the ball be next? According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Colorado State. Former USC..." December 21

  • Edsall takes first NFL Draft step on behalf of Diggs

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland head coach Randy Edsall has taken the first step in the NFL Draft process on behalf of junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs, submitting information to the NFL to “test the waters” and get feedback on the standout’s draft status. Edsall announced the news on Wednesday during a press..." December 20

  • Gophers tight end Maxx Williams won't talk about entering NFL draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For Maxx Williams, the NFL can wait — this month, at least. The highly decorated Gophers tight end is eligible to enter the 2015 draft as a third-year sophomore and has been projected as a potential first- or second-round selection. The deadline for underclassmen to apply for the draft is..." December 19

  • USF hires former Purdue coach Danny Hope as co-OC

    CBSSports.com "After two seasons outside of coaching, former Purdue coach Danny Hope has returned to college football as USF's new co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, the Bulls announced Friday. From the USF statement regarding Hope's hire and the promotion of staff member David Reaves: Hope..." December 19

  • 4d
    Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB

    As I said on @FoxSports1 today, I was told by sources the reports on the $8M per offer by #Michigan to Jim Harbaugh are not accurate.

  • Michigan wants to make Jim Harbaugh rich but that isn't enough

    USA Today "According to reports, Michigan wants to make San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh the highest paid coach in college football. The offer according to the NFL Network would see Harbaugh paid $8 million per year for six years. It’s an offer that makes all the sense for the..." December 18

  • Ohio State tackle Kyle Dodson medically disqualified from football

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There was a time when Kyle Dodson, and those in his support system, thought this year would be his chance to crack the starting lineup on Ohio State's offensive line. That never happened, and now Dodson's career as a Buckeye is over. Ohio State announced on Wednesday that Dodson, a former..." December 18

  • Bo Pelini throws shade at Nebraska's administration

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It didn’t take long for Bo Pelini to make headlines at Youngstown State. The former Nebraska coach made major waves at his introductory press conference with a statement that could be interpreted as a dig at his former administration. " December 17

  • Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell to graduate college, 52 years later

    Fox Sports "Bobby Bell is joining the ranks of college graduates. What's the big deal, one might wonder? The former linebacker of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs --€“ No. 78 was a force --€“ and member of the college and pro football halls of fame will soon have a diploma, too ... 52 years after..." December 17

  • Report: Wisconsin to introduce Paul Chryst as new head coach tomorrow

    College Football Talk "The worst-kept secret in the Big Ten, and the ACC, is Paul Chryst was likely to be named the new head coach at Wisconsin as soon as possible. This became much more obvious when Chryst informed his Pittsburgh players following a Tuesday practice he was on his way to Madison to discuss the coaching..." December 16

  • Michigan LB Michael Ferns transferring

    Detroit Free Press "The fallout from Michigan football coach Brady Hoke's firing Dec. 2 continues. According to multiple reports, U-M freshman linebacker Michael Ferns will transfer to West Virginia. A Michigan spokesperson today confirmed that Ferns asked for and received a release from his scholarship. The..." December 16

  • Michigan State's Connor Cook expects to return for senior season to take care of 'unfinished business'

    Michigan Live "Quarterback Connor Cook said Tuesday he's made up his mind about returning for his senior season at Michigan State. Cook was asked at the Spartans' Cotton Bowl press conference: "Have you made up your mind about next year,'' as far as coming back for his senior season. Cook's response:..." December 16

  • Bo Pelini Is Set To Be Named The Head Coach At Youngstown State

    College Spun "Bo Pelini is coming home. The former Nebraska coach, who was fired after seven seasons in Lincoln, Neb., is set to be named the head coach at Youngstown State University, an FCS program. Pelini, 47, is a Youngstown, Ohio native. Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is the president of..." December 16

  • Braxton Miller’s Father Says His Son Will Return To Ohio State Next Year “Unless Something Drastic Changes”

    College Spun "It appears that Ohio State will have a quarterback competition next year. According to his father, two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller intends on returning to the school in 2015, but he could leave if “something drastic changes.” Miller missed all of 2014 due to a right..." December 14

  • Source: Paul Chryst to Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Former Wisconsin assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is poised to become the Badgers' new head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. In a statement Friday, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said only that the job cannot be offered to any candidate prior to Wednesday..." December 13

  • 9d
    Badger Football @BadgerFootball

    Statement from Barry Alvarez on #Badgers head coaching search. pic.twitter.com/afCIdaLPoR

  • Report: Paul Chryst to Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Former Wisconsin assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is poised to become the Badgers' new head coach, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday night, citing a source. Chryst would replace Gary Andersen, who left the Badgers earlier this week after two seasons to take the..." December 12

  • Former 4-star QB Michael O'Connor transferring from Penn State

    CBSSports.com "Penn State freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor will seek a transfer from the program, the school announced on Thursday. "We thank Michael for his contributions to the program and wish him well in his future academic and athletic endeavors," coach James Franklin said in a school-released..." December 12

  • PETA wants Husker who killed raccoon with wrench to be punished

    College Football Talk "Yep, yet another headline I never thought I’d type here at CFT. First, the back story: Earlier this month, Nebraska football player Jack Gangwish spied a raccoon on the side of the road and, as any normal person would do, decided to take a selfie with the woodland creature. Apparently..." December 11

  • Report: Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl

    CBSSports.com "Gary Andersen won't be coaching Wisconsin in its Outback Bowl appearance against Auburn, but the Badgers won't exactly be lacking in coaching experience on the sideline if Kirk Herbstreit's tweet-report from Wednesday is accurate. This will be the second time in three seasons Alvarez -- the..." December 11

  • Seahawks offensive coordinator Bevell could be a candidate at Wisconsin

    Pro Football Talk "With the Wisconsin head-coaching gig finally open, here’s a name to watch as the Badgers start the process of replacing him: Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Folks with a finger on the pulse of such issues have flagged Bevell as a viable candidate. And for good reason; Bevell..." December 11

  • Ohio State, Urban Meyer Have Already Reached Out To One Of Wisconsin’s 4-Star Commits

    College Spun "College football recruiting is not a game for the sympathetic. Wednesday evening, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen announced he is leaving Madison, Wisc., as he has accepted an offer to become Oregon State’s new football coach. Within hours of that announcement, Ohio State and Urban Meyer had..." December 11

  • Potential candidates to fill the Wisconsin coaching vacancy

    CBSSports.com "Wisconsin is suddenly in need of a new coach following Gary Andersen's unexpected departure for Oregon State, so where will the Badgers turn? Barry Alvarez said Wednesday that he always keeps a short list of potential coaching candidates, and while he wouldn't name any of the coaches on it, here's..." December 10

  • 12d
    Beaver Athletics @beaverathletics

    #BeaverNation, please help us welcome Gary Andersen as the new head coach of @OSUBeaversFB. #GaryAndersen #GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/eAXbAi3BnZ

  • Melvin Gordon to leave school early for NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deck is stacked against running backs these days, so good ones have to get it when they can. And one of the best in college is leaving early for the NFL Draft. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon just said on the Dan Patrick Show that he’s leaving school after his junior season to enter..." December 10

  • UM tries to fend off Notre Dame for Tyree Kinnel

    Detroit News "Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne defensive back Tyree Kinnel is still committed to Michigan this week and the Wolverines continue to stay in contact with him. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior detailed his most recent conversation with the Maize and Blue to Scout's Dave Berk. "I did talk with Michigan..." December 10

  • Report: J.T. Barrett involved in domestic dispute

    Land-Grant Holy Land "According to WSYX6's Mike McCarthy, injured Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was involved in a domestic dispute on Tuesday. Per McCarthy, Barrett called Columbus Police following an incident with his girlfriend. Both parties reportedly made assault allegations but neither had visible..." December 10

  • David Cutcliffe reportedly turned down Michigan job

    Yahoo! Sports "Was Duke coach David Cutcliffe approached by Michigan about the Wolverines' coaching job? According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Cutcliffe was offered the job by Michigan and turned it down. Cutcliffe, 60, has been at Duke since 2008. After four losing seasons, Cutcliffe's Blue Devils are..." December 10

  • Bo Pelini close to accepting Youngstown State job, per report

    SB Nation "Bo Pelini, the former Nebraska head coach who was fired on November 30, will accept the same position at Youngstown State once he is formerly offered the job, according to Football Scoop. An announcement is expected Thursday. Nebraska fired Pelini despite his 67-27 record with the school. He..." December 10

  • Michigan contacts LSU's Les Miles about coaching job, according to report

    SB Nation "Still searching for a new head coach, Michigan has contacted LSU's Les Miles about the position, per Sam Webb of U-M's Scout site. However, Football Scoop says it's unlikely anything will come from the overture. Miles has a history of being a potential candidate for the Wolverines, seeing his..." December 10

  • Michigan reportedly interested in Duke's David Cutcliffe

    SB Nation "After many reports that Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan might be unlikely (since going back to college is a bad idea for NFL coaches), the Wolverines are reportedly interested in a strong X's and O's coach from the collegiate ranks. According to 247 Sports, UM has "gauged the interest" of Duke's David..." December 09

  • Michigan WR Funchess enters draft

    Covers.com "Second-team All-Big Ten wide receiver Devin Funchess is done at Michigan. The junior, projected as a first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com, announced Tuesday that he would not return to Ann Arbor, instead pursuing a pro career in the NFL. "I would like to thank my family, coaches and..." December 09

  • Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman wins Broyles Award

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman has won the 2014 Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach. Herman got the nod over fellow finalists Lane Kiffin (Alabama offensive coordinator), Scott Frost (Oregon offensive coordinator), Doug Meachem (TCU co-offensive..." December 09

  • Report: Oregon State Reached Out To Brady Hoke About Head Coaching Vacancy

    College Spun "Brady Hoke may not be out of work for very long. According to a report by Josh Newberg of 24/7 Sports, Oregon State has reached out to the former Michigan coach in regards to its head coaching vacancy. Longtime Beavers coach Mike Riley left the school on Dec. 4 to become Nebraska’s head coach...." December 09

  • Mariota, Cooper, Gordon are Heisman finalists

    CBSSports.com "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be joined by Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper in New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Saturday night in New York City. Mariota has been the betting favorite to win the award for most of the season's..." December 09

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP

    ESPN.com "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • LSU's Les Miles tells recruit he's staying, report says

    Detroit News "LSU coach Les Miles, a former Michigan player and assistant coach thought to be in the running for Michigan's head coaching position, has told at least one recruit he's not heading to Ann Arbor. Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday after four years as Michigan's coach. Interim athletic director Jim..." December 05

  • Lloyd Carr's choice for Michigan coach: Jim Harbaugh

    Detroit News "Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is not involved in the search for the Wolverines' next head coach, but he does have a preference. Carr is on the sideline as interim athletic director Jim Hackett works to find a replacement for Brady Hoke, fired on Tuesday after four seasons. The fan..." December 05

  • Mike Riley hired as Nebraska football coach

    SB Nation "Nebraska shocked the college football world Thursday, suddenly announcing the hire of longtime Oregon State head coach Mike Riley. Riley replaces Bo Pelini, who was fired after a 67-27 record in seven seasons with the Cornhuskers. Riley, 61, has been with Oregon State since 1997, making eight..." December 04

  • Meet 3rd-string QB Ohio State has pinned hopes on

    USA Today "Beginning when he was 8 years old, Cardale Jones would make a brief stop on the way to youth football practice. He would visit a field occupied by Ted Ginn Sr., coach of Glenville High in Cleveland. Upon Ginn's command, Jones would grab a football, throw it to Ginn, and inevitably hear the same..." December 04

  • Report: Nebraska in ‘serious talks’ with Bret Bielema

    College Football Talk "Because, of course. Bret Bielema has already shocked the world once, leaving his job at Wisconsin for one at Arkansas. Could the head coach be ready to bolt the SEC, just as it appears he has the Razorbacks on the right track, and head back to the Big Ten? According to FootballScoop.com,..." December 04

  • Badgers' Gordon named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "One day after earning consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors and being named the league's running back of the year, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon was announced as the 2014 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. It marks the third time in the last six years that a Badgers tailback has earned..." December 02

  • Badgers in awe of Buckeyes' dominant DL Bosa

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The grainy cell phone video began making the Internet rounds in early June, and pretty soon, Joey Bosa had become something of a YouTube sensation. Here was a 6-foot-5, 270-plus-pound defensive lineman performing a standing backflip during an offseason training session, a seven-second clip that..." December 02

  • Could Bret Bielema Be The Right Man For Michigan?

    The Big Lead "Michigan fired Brady Hoke. If reports are to be believed, Jim Harbaugh ranges from unlikely to a definite no. Michigan native Butch Jones is a no. Les Miles may not be interested and would be controversial within Michigan circles if he was chosen. Dan Mullen seems content to stay at Mississippi..." December 02

  • Report: Brady Hoke fired at Michigan, announcement at 4:30 p.m.

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Michigan Insider host Sam Webb reports Michigan has fired Brady Hoke. The announcement is coming after at a 4:30 p.m. press conference, the university confirmed. Michigan has a team meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett will address the media. Hoke took over at..." December 02

  • Rutgers defensive tackle Darius Hamilton says he will return for his senior year

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now that the regular season is over, many underclassmen will turn their attention to the NFL. Rutgers defensive tackle Darius Hamilton won't be one of them. The junior said Monday he has no intention of testing the NFL waters. "Not this year. I'm coming back," Hamilton told NJ Advance Media...." December 02

  • ESPN's Schefter thinks Harbaugh prefers NFL over UM

    Detroit News "ESPN's Adam Schefter believes Jim Harbaugh is "more interested in staying in the pros" than coaching at Michigan. Schefter, who went to Michigan, made his comments on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" radio show Monday morning. The comments were reported by MLive.com Speculation is heavy Michigan will..." December 01

  • Source: Michigan tailback Drake Johnson has torn ACL

    Detroit News "Michigan tailback Drake Johnson, who made a late-season surge to boost the Wolverines' running game, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Ohio State last Saturday. This is the second ACL to that knee he has suffered. A source confirmed the injury to The Detroit News on..." December 01

  • Maryland’s Stefon Diggs to return Friday; Nate Renfro to leave program after bowl game

    Washington Post "After missing the past two games of the regular season because of a lacerated kidney, Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is expected to return to practice Friday. Maryland Coach Randy Edsall said he consulted with the team’s trainers Sunday about Diggs’ status, which has been in limbo ever..." December 01

  • Body identified as Kosta Karageorge

    ESPN.com "Columbus police said Sunday a body has been identified as that of missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, and that he appeared to die as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Karageorge's body was found in a dumpster. He was identified through tattoos and other identifying..." December 01

  • Ohio State's J.T. Barrett carted off

    ESPN.com "Ohio State starting quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate J.T. Barrett was carted off the field with a right leg injury during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Michigan. The redshirt freshman, who added three touchdowns to his nation-leading total of 42 total scores accounted..." November 29

  • Ohio State senior lineman missing

    ESPN.com "Police in Columbus, Ohio, and the family of Ohio State's Kosta Karageorge say the senior defensive lineman has gone missing and hasn't been seen since early Wednesday morning. According to multiple reports, Karageorge went for a walk in Columbus at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, when he was last seen..." November 28

  • Braxton Miller to Oregon transfer rumor originates on Reddit

    Larry Brown Sports "There is a wild and intriguing rumor that emerged on a Reddit college football forum about Braxton Miller transferring to Oregon. Here’s what the Reddit user wrote: I have multiple sources telling me that Urban has told him they will be going forward with Barrett next year. They wanted to..." November 26

  • Tony Lippett to be Michigan State's first two-way starter since 1968

    USA Today "Regardless of which side gets the ball first in what coach Mark Dantonio is calling a "program game," Michigan State senior Tony Lippett will be starting Saturday. A mix-up prevented Lippett from becoming MSU's first two-way starter since 1968 in Saturday's 45-3 rout of Rutgers. But Dantonio..." November 26

  • Ohio State’s Spence declared permanently ineligible by Big Ten

    College Football Talk "We will not see defensive end Noah Spence wearing an Ohio State football uniform this season, and we may not see him in any Big Ten uniform anytime soon. The Big Ten has declared Spence permanently ineligible from all intercollegiate athletics competition. Ohio State released a statement with that..." November 26

  • What if Ohio State and Michigan fight again? 'If anybody throws a punch, they're dismissed'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Ohio State safety Vonn Bell was asked if he thought there would be punches thrown on Saturday when the Buckeyes host Michigan in the 111th edition of The Game, it's likely his answer didn't sit well with Urban Meyer. "I don't know yet," Bell said after Ohio State beat Indiana last Saturday..." November 25

  • Gophers RB Cobb 'very questionable' vs. Badgers

    Covers.com "Minnesota could be without its leading rusher for its biggest game in years on Saturday. Coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that running back David Cobb's hamstring injury makes him "very questionable" for Saturday's game at Minnesota. The game will determine the Big Ten West Division..." November 25

  • LSU's Les Miles sidesteps questions about Michigan

    Michigan Live "Les Miles and Michigan go way back. And every time there's been speculation about the future of the Michigan football head coaching job since 2007, Miles' name has been right there. It was there in 2007, when he sternly denied a report he was headed to Ann Arbor while his LSU team was..." November 25

  • Bovada whittles Heisman Trophy race down to two

    College Football Talk "In the eyes of Bovada, there are now just two Heisman contenders worth fussing over. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are the only two options on the board for Bovada entering the final games of the regular season. If that is any indication, this year’s..." November 25

  • Ohio State Students Are Covering Every ‘M’ On Campus With Red Tape

    College Spun "Rivalry week is one of the most fun times in college football, and the antics at Michigan and Ohio State in the week leading up to The Game are always entertaining. As is tradition in Columbus, Ohio State students are covering up every ‘M’ visible on campus with red tape." November 25

  • Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian has torn ACL

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Northwestern hopes to clinch bowl eligibility on Saturday against Illinois, but it will be forced to do it without starting quarterback Trevor Siemian. Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Monday that Siemian, a fifth-year senior, suffered a torn ACL during the second quarter of the..." November 24

  • Jim Hackett to decide on Brady Hoke

    ESPN.com "It's not yet clear when a decision will come on Brady Hoke's future as Michigan's football coach, but interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Saturday that he would be the one making the decision. Hackett stepped in as a temporary leader of the university's athletic department on Oct. 31,..." November 23

  • Noah Spence Has An Appeal Hearing Scheduled For Nov. 25, Possible He Could Return This Season

    College Spun "Noah Spence, Ohio State’s talented but troubled defensive end, might be returning to the field at some point this season. The former All-Big Ten performer was suspended indefinitely by the conference in September after failing his second drug test in nine months. Spence, a would-be junior..." November 21

  • Terps star Stefon Diggs will not play against Michigan, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland will be without its most electrifying offensive weapon for at least another week. Terps junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who suffered a lacerated kidney against Penn State on Nov. 1, has not practiced this week and will not play when Maryland travels to face Michigan on Saturday,..." November 20

  • Keiser rejoins team, and more from PSU practice

    Philly.com "After spending more than three weeks at Hershey Medical Center, one of Penn State's senior leaders has finally rejoined the team. "It was great. I haven't seen him in a while," coach James Franklin said of safety Ryan Keiser, who broke his rib and required multiple surgeries after a freak..." November 20

  • Brady Hoke has $3 million reasons to hope Michigan fires him soon

    USA Today "If Brady Hoke is going to be fired by the University of Michigan, he should hope it acts quickly. The move could be worth $1 million to him. Under the terms of his contract, Hoke would be owed a buyout payment of $3 million if he gets fired without cause through Dec. 31, the final day of his..." November 19

  • Report: Braxton Miller has no current plans for a transfer

    CBSSports.com "It's still November 2014, but there's already a clear winner for the honor of 2015's most intriguing quarterback situation. Take a bow, Ohio State, where current Heisman Trophy candidate J.T. Barrett has been exceptional -- as in, school record exceptional -- in replacing former Heisman Trophy..." November 19

  • Promising Terps freshman WR Juwann Winfree suspended two games

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland freshman wide receiver Juwann Winfree has been suspended two games by the athletic department for violating the school's student-athlete code of conduct, the university announced Monday night. Winfree, one of the prized pieces of Maryland’s past recruiting class, had worked his way..." November 18

  • Michigan's Frank Clark dismissed from program following arrest

    CBSSports.com "Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has been dismissed from the program following an arrest over the weekend. The school announced the decision via a release Monday morning. "Frank Clark has been dismissed for violating team rules from the Michigan football program," said Michigan coach Brady..." November 17

  • Michigan's Frank Clark arrested

    ESPN.com "Michigan starting senior defensive end Frank Clark was arrested on charges of domestic violence Sunday, according to Erie County, Ohio, jail records. The 6-foot-2, 277-pound Clark, who is from Cleveland, was still in the Erie County jail Sunday morning, according to the jail's official..." November 17

  • Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon sets FBS record for single-game rushing yards

    SI - College Football "Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has rushed for more yards in a single game than any other player in FBS history. Gordon reached 408 yards on a 26-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He has recorded 16.3 yards per carry (25 carries) and four touchdowns. Seven of Gordon's runs have gone..." November 16

  • Report: Penn State nearly received the death penalty

    College Football Talk "When news of the Penn State scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky broke, conversations raged over the possibility of the Nittany Lions football program potentially receiving the “death penalty” due to the severity of the allegations. A Pennsylvania state court ordered the NCAA to turn..." November 15

  • Penn State OL Donovan Smith back at practice

    College Football Talk "Penn State’s offensive line has been a troubling concern for much of the season, so news out of practice on Wednesday evening should come as some encouragement for Penn State fans. Left tackle Donovan Smith is reportedly back at practice at his normal spot on the line. It looks optimistic Smith..." November 13

  • Ex-UM LB talks ‘trust-fund babies,’ Harbaugh not headed to Big House

    College Football Talk "Give Larry Foote a microphone and a platform, and more times than not he’ll entertain. And very often stir things up in the process. With most considering Brady Hoke a dead man coaching at Michigan, much of the attention has turned to potential replacements for the beleaguered head coach...." November 12

  • Ameer Abdullah looks good in practice, say coach, teammates

    Omaha World-Herald "Senior I-back Ameer Abdullah joined his team on the practice field for the first time in two weeks and showed no obvious signs of injury, according to the Huskers who watched him work. Abdullah, who sprained a knee ligament against Purdue, wore a knee brace, but he wasn’t limited and “looked..." November 12

  • Maryland’s Stefon Diggs has lacerated kidney; status for final two games uncertain

    Washington Post "Maryland’s Stefon Diggs suffered a lacerated kidney against Penn State, and his status for the Terrapins’ final two games remains uncertain, sources close to the situation confirmed Monday. Diggs suffered the injury after taking a shot to the kidney during the fourth quarter of Maryland’s 20-19..." November 11

  • Ameer Abdullah's status uncertain

    ESPN.com "The status of Ameer Abdullah grew murkier on Monday as Nebraska coach Bo Pelini answered questions about the star running back without the assured nature present in his remarks last week. Abdullah, the nation's No. 3 rusher with 1,250 yards, did not practice during the Huskers' bye week after..." November 11

  • Big Ten's latest marketing ploy: manufacturing a rivalry

    Yahoo! Sports "The Big Ten is trying to let the rest of college football know it: A) still exists, and B) is still important. You can't fault the effort. It has to do something. The top of the league is actually strong (seriously) but Ohio State needs some marketing to get itself in the playoff. Part..." November 11

  • Ohio State's Dontre Wilson has a broken foot

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State had a great weekend, beating Michigan State 49-37 in East Lansing, but there was some bad news to come from the win. Urban Meyer confirmed that Dontre Wilson broke his foot during the game and had surgery on the foot Sunday. There's no timetable for how long Wilson will be out, but..." November 10

  • Terp WR Stefon Diggs out for season with lacerated kidney

    CBSSports.com "The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that Maryland leading receiver Stefon Diggs will miss the remainder of the season with a lacerated kidney. Citing "multiple sources," the Sun reported that after taking a blow to the kidney while stretching for a touchdown in the Terps' win against Penn State..." November 10

  • Emails show NCAA questioned right to sanction Penn State

    CBSSports.com "The NCAA attempted to bluff Penn State into accepting severe sanctions in 2012 due to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to internal emails recently released in a court case. The internal emails between high-ranking NCAA officials, first reported by Onward State, show that..." November 05

  • No surgery for UM's Peppers but he'll be redshirted

    Detroit News "Michigan freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers has a leg injury, and while it will not require surgery, he will be redshirted this season. He will be "in good shape" in the next month or so, coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday during his regular mid-week press conference." November 05

  • Drake Johnson proves to be worth the wait for Michigan

    Detroit News "There are a bunch of shoeboxes filled with track medals somewhere in the attic in the home where Drake Johnson grew up. Johnson, a sophomore running back at Michigan, was a track star at Ann Arbor Pioneer, where he also played football in the shadow of Michigan Stadium. His father, Michael,..." November 05

  • Michigan State LB Says J.T. Barrett A “Way Better QB” Than Braxton Miller

    College Spun "Michigan State and Ohio State are set for a huge Big Ten game this Saturday, and for the first time in a long time, the Spartans won’t have to prepare for Buckeyes star quarterback Braxton Miller. Instead, given Miller’s season-ending right shoulder injury, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will be..." November 05

  • Brady Hoke might have a decision on Jabrill Peppers soon

    College Football Talk "The Jabrill Peppers era at Michigan has been off to quite a rocky and disappointing start this fall. One of the top prized recruits in the Class of 2014, Peppers has had little impact on the Wolverines this season due to injury concerns. After initially being dropped from the depth chart, the..." November 04

  • Purdue's Danny Anthrop out for season with knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "That is Danny Anthrop. However, the Boilermakers will be without their top receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury Saturday in the loss to Nebraska. "You feel so bad for him," Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. "The guy plays so hard and brings so much energy and passion to the field,..." November 04

  • Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele suspended for rest of season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ruhann Peele was medically cleared this week from the upper-body injury that has sidelined him for the first nine games, but Rutgers' sophomore wide receiver was suspended Tuesday from all on-field activity for the remainder of the 2014 season due to his pending court case, Scarlet Knights coach..." November 04

  • Maryland star Stefon Diggs suspended for game vs. MSU

    Detroit News "Maryland's best offensive player, receiver Stefon Diggs, has been suspended one game by the Big Ten and he will serve his suspension on Nov. 15 when the Terps play Michigan State. Maryland (6-3) does not play this week. The Big Ten also issued a public reprimand for Maryland coach Randy..." November 04

  • Five-star QB Torrance Gibson commits to Ohio State over LSU, Miami

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After more than a year of ups and downs recruiting five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage, Ohio State got the payoff when he announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday afternoon. Rated by 247Sports the No. 3 athlete in the 2015 class, Gibson, who..." November 03

  • Ameer Abdullah out with knee injury

    ESPN.com "Heisman Trophy candidate Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska suffered a knee injury in the first quarter against Purdue and will not return, coach Bo Pelini said at halftime of Saturday's game. The nation's leading rusher entering the weekend, Abdullah was hurt while diving to recover a fumble at the..." November 01

  • First-round prospect Connor Cook intends to stay in school

    CBSSports.com "On The Dan Patrick Show this week, Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook said he intends to bypass the 2015 NFL Draft and return to the Spartans for his senior season. "That's the main goal," Cook said in response to possibly going pro early. "I've always talked about it with my parents and..." November 01

  • AD Dave Brandon leaving Michigan

    ESPN.com "Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is resigning and will not return next season, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The university will hold a news conference Friday afternoon." October 31

  • Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett: I plan on playing Saturday

    College Football Talk "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was roughed up against Penn State’s defense last week, but he has the full intention of playing this weekend. Barrett was reported to have a sprained MCL after Ohio State’s double overtime victory at Penn State. “It would have to be something drastic that..." October 30

  • Penn State loses a pair of seniors to season-ending injuries

    College Football Talk "Careers came to an abrupt and cruel end for two Penn State seniors this week, as head coach James Franklin announced on Monday. Senior safety Ryan Keiser, a team captain, was lost for the year with an unspecified injury suffered during practice on Thursday, while senior running back Zack Zwinak..." October 28