Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jim Harbaugh’s 2nd act or last stand: Michigan enters pivotal season with QB, defense questions

    The Athletic "Depending on your perspective, the 2021 season is either Jim Harbaugh’s last stand or the beginning of his second act. Either way, narrative possibilities abound. With Michigan’s program stuck in the doldrums, the coach once known as “Captain..." April 19

  • Joe Milton transferring to Tennessee

    Michigan Live "Joe Milton has reportedly found a new home, and it’s in the Southeastern Conference. The former Michigan quarterback is planning to transfer to the University of Tennessee this summer, according to a report Monday by Rocky Top Insider, a website devoted to covering the..." April 19

  • Indiana Hoosiers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish book home-and-home football series for 2030, 2031

    SI "The Indiana and Notre Dame football programs announced Monday that the two teams will have a home-and-home series scheduled in 2030 and 2031.  The Hoosiers will travel to Notre Dame Stadium to take on the Fighting Irish on Aug. 31, 2030. Indiana will host Notre Dame at Memorial..." April 19

  • Wide receiver Xavier Worthy decommits from Michigan Wolverines

    ABC News "Wide receiver Xavier Worthy, the No. 61-ranked prospect in the 2021 class, announced Thursday that he has asked for a release from the national letter of intent he signed with Michigan in December. Worthy a 6-foot-1, 165-pound receiver from Central East High School in Fresno,..." April 16

  • Gavin Wimsatt’s commitment legitimizes Rutgers’ rebuild: ‘I wanted to be the first to do it’

    The Athletic "It was just a harmless analogy, but it gets you thinking. Bear with Gavin Wimsatt for a second while he makes the case that he, in some sense, is kind of like Neil Armstrong. “Everyone remembers the first person to do something,” Wimsatt told The Athletic this..." April 15

  • Ex-Nebraska football player found not guilty of sexual assault

    ESPN "Jurors in a Lancaster County, Nebraska, court found former Nebraska football player Katerian LeGrone not guilty of sexually assaulting a female student in 2019 after about a week of testimony. LeGrone, 21, and his former teammate Andre Hunt were charged with first-degree sexual..." April 15

  • Jim Harbaugh got paid good money for a Downy commercial

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh already makes millions as the head coach at Michigan, though he did agree to a pay cut recently. Beyond just the money he made from the school, he also made some money on an endorsement deal. Good money. Sportico published a story about how much numerous college..." April 13

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Ryan Day avoids parking ticket thanks to generous Ohio State fan

    Yardbarker "Ohio State coach Ryan Day has a Buckeyes fan to thank for avoiding a parking ticket. On Thursday, a Buckeye fan in Columbus who had seen Day earlier and recognized the coach’s car noticed something: Day’s vehicle was parked in a spot with an expired parking..." April 10

  • Potential Wisconsin athletic director candidates: Who will replace Barry Alvarez?

    The Athletic "Stop us if you’ve heard this one lately: One of the most influential figures in college athletics is calling it a career. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez announced Tuesday that he will retire on June 30, capping a tenure with the Badgers that began in 1990, when he took over as..." April 08

  • Adrian Martinez remains Nebraska’s QB — through transfers and tumult — but is a reinvention underway?

    The Athletic "Mario Verduzco likens his relationships with quarterbacks at Nebraska to the connection between a parent and child. Because of the nature of the position and its limited numbers, Verduzco gets close, first in recruiting and later in his teaching and mentoring. The bond for Verduzco..." April 06

  • Wisconsin Badgers AD Barry Alvarez retiring on June 30

    ESPN "Wisconsin Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez will retire from his post June 30, he announced Tuesday. Alvarez, 74, has led Wisconsin's athletic department since 2004 and served as the Badgers' football coach from 1990 to 2005, when he revived the program with three Big..." April 06

  • Ryan Day defends Justin Fields over 'reckless' comments about work ethic

    The Score "Rumors concerning NFL prospects are swirling with just under a month until the 2021 draft, and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields recently became the latest victim of anonymous criticism. ESPN analyst and former quarterback Dan Orlovsky caused controversy last..." April 05

  • Cardale Jones Responds To Ohio State Fan Begging Team To Get A White Quarterback

    Total Pro Sports "Cardale Jones is not thrilled by what he seen by a so-called Ohio State Buckeyes fan. The former Ohio State QB noticed the comment on an article about the team’s upcoming quarterback battle. In response to a story about Ohio State’s 2021 QB situation, a Buckeye fan made a..." April 03

  • 2021 five-star Maryland linebacker Terrence Lewis to miss spring practices following ACL surgery

    Washington Post "Maryland freshman linebacker Terrence Lewis will miss spring practices after having surgery to repair a torn ACL. Lewis arrived in College Park in January as a highly touted early enrollee and the lone five-star recruit in the Terrapins’ incoming freshman class. He had surgery in January,..." March 31

  • Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez expected to retire after 31 years with program, per report

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is expected to retire at some point over the next few months, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Alvarez has not set an official date to step aside but will reportedly move on before the start of the 2021 football..." March 27

  • Garrett Wilson 2.0: Why Caleb Burton is the latest elite Texas product to head to Ohio State

    The Athletic "In fall 2015, Charles Burton settled in to watch the Del Valle High School freshman team take on nearby powerhouse and rival Lake Travis. The head coach at Del Valle at the time, Burton was eager to scout the young talent that would soon advance to his varsity roster. Hank Carter,..." March 25

  • Traverse City 4-star LB Joshua Burnham chooses Notre Dame over Michigan

    Michigan Live "The No. 2 high school football prospect in Michigan is headed to Notre Dame. Traverse City Central 2022 four-star linebacker Joshua Burnham announced his commitment Wednesday – his 17th birthday -- in an interview with CBS Sports HQ. He chose the Irish over other finalists..." March 18

  • Nebraska commits to playing Oklahoma in 2021 despite efforts to extract itself from football game

    CBS Sports "Nebraska reached out to Old Dominion and New Mexico State for a Sept. 18 college football game that would have replaced a showdown against Oklahoma -- one of the showcase games of the 2021 season -- from the Cornhuskers' schedule, sources told CBS Sports. However, the Cornhuskers..." March 13

  • Nebraska football ducking Oklahoma is new low for Cornhuskers

    USA Today "Nebraska football has hit a new low. We knew things were bad in Lincoln. Four consecutive losing seasons. Losses to Big Ten bottom feeders. Days of relevancy seeming further away and increasingly impossible to attain again. But Friday morning, we learned the Cornhuskers..." March 12

  • Oklahoma AD says Sooners still intend to play football game against Nebraska, despite reports

    ESPN "Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione on Friday reiterated that the Sooners intend to face Nebraska in the 2021 football season, despite reports that Nebraska is trying to get out of the Sept. 18 game in Norman. Castiglione, responding to media inquiries,..." March 12

  • Michigan Wolverines AD: Football coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't face wins quota in 2021

    ESPN "Despite the woes on the field and the 2-4 record this past season, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said Tuesday he has not given football coach Jim Harbaugh a minimum win requirement for the upcoming season and that he's willing to think long term with Harbaugh's..." March 09

  • Ohio State pauses football activities due to increase in COVID-19 cases

    The Score "Ohio State paused all football-related activities and closed its athletic administration offices for one week following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, according to ESPN's March Schlabach. Athletic director Gene Smith and head team physician Jim Borchers made the..." March 09

  • Penn State football adds 4-star quarterback Drew Allar to Class of 2022

    Penn Live "Penn State has landed a new Class of 2022 commit -- and another quarterback. Medina, Ohio four-star Drew Allar picked the Lions over Notre Dame and a host of other offers. He is the second passer to pledge to PSU in this cycle, as Central York four-star Beau Pribula did the same long..." March 08

  • Indiana, Tom Allen agree to restructured 7-year deal

    SI "Indiana head coach Tom Allen has agreed to a restructured deal with Indiana University that will increase Allen's annual average compensation to $4.9 million through the 2027 season. This is huge news for the program as it continues to build momentum toward the future with..." March 08

  • Ohio State Lineman Wyatt Davis is the Son of Alvin Mack From 'The Program'

    The Big Lead "Wyatt Davis has entered the 2021 NFL Draft following three years at Ohio State. The 2020 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year should be taken some time during the first few rounds of the draft. When he is picked, he will become the second person in his family to make the..." March 05

  • 2022 four-star WR Tayshawn Trent commits to Michigan

    Maize N Brew "The Michigan Wolverines picked up their second in-state commitment of the 2022 class this week, as four-star wide receiver Tayshawn Trent announced his commitment. The Eastpointe native picked Michigan over the likes of Michigan State, Penn State, Kentucky, Indiana,..." March 03

  • Father of boy who scored TD in Nebraska spring football game dies of brain cancer at 42

    USA Today "Almost eight years ago, 7-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman became an inspiration by scoring a touchdown during Nebraska's spring football game. On Monday, his father, Andy, succumbed to his own battle with cancer. The Team Jack Foundation that..." March 02

  • Michigan lands grad transfer Alan Bowman, 4-star recruit Will Johnson

    The Score "Michigan picked up two major commitments Sunday. Grosse Pointe South High School cornerback Will Johnson announced his commitment to the Wolverines, who also landed Texas Tech graduate transfer Alan Bowman. Johnson is rated by ESPN as..." February 28

  • Michigan Wolverines, Northwestern Wildcats football to play for George Jewett Trophy

    ESPN "Michigan and Northwestern will begin playing this season for the George Jewett Trophy, a new football rivalry trophy that honors the first Black player in Big Ten history, who competed for both teams in the 1890s. The Jewett Trophy becomes the first rivalry trophy in..." February 25

  • Northwestern opts out of rebooted EA Sports college football game, pending NIL rules

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame has some company. Northwestern, according to Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun-Times, has doubled the number of FBS schools that won’t participate in the resurrected EA Sports college football franchise unless and until rules are created that..." February 25

  • Quintez Cephus Sues Wisconsin: Feels Used as 'Scapegoat'

    SI "Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus is suing his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin.  In a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the university, Cephus alleged that he was used as a "scapegoat" during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in..." February 24

  • Former Nebraska Cornhuskers QB Luke McCaffrey transferring to Louisville Cardinals

    ESPN "Former Nebraska quarterback Luke McCaffrey announced Monday that he will transfer to Louisville. "Excited to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Louisville," McCaffrey tweeted. As a redshirt freshman in 2020,..." February 22

  • Matt Weiss leaving Ravens staff to be Michigan’s QB coach

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Michigan hired defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald off of the Ravens staff last month and Jim Harbaugh has gone back to his brother’s pool of assistants to fill another hole on his staff. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Ravens running backs..." February 21

  • In Year 7 of Jim Harbaugh's tenure, Michigan is officially rebuilding

    USA Today "When Jim Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor to revive his tradition-rich alma mater, the Michigan football coach was revered as a skilled architect. Even Harbaugh liked the comparison. “I think of myself as more of a construction guy,” he said at his..." February 21

  • Jim Harbaugh asked for recruiting advice from unusual source

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh isn’t known as someone who needs a lot of help with recruiting, but he apparently sought some advice from an unlikely source. Comedian Randy Sklar told Big Ten Network’s “On The Bench” podcast that the Michigan coach texted him looking for jokes to..." February 19

  • Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel receives five-year extension

    Sportsnaut "Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel received a five-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday. The deal, which was approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents, runs through June 30, 2026. Manuel’s salary will be increased to $1.1 million on March 14,..." February 19

  • Michigan football QB Joe Milton to transfer, raising question to who'll start in 2021

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football is expected to have a new starting quarterback next season. Joe Milton entered the NCAA transfer portal Thursday, bringing about a sudden end to a career in Ann Arbor that took flight last October with a strong performance in the..." February 18