Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh rips MSU again, doubles down on 'bush league'

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh's not apologizing. He's not backing away.  He's doubling down.  On Monday, Michigan's football coach once again called Michigan State "bush league" for a pregame scuffle between the entire MSU team and a handful of..." October 22

  • Urban Meyer on loss: Buckeyes' glaring shortcomings were exposed

    ESPN "For weeks, Ohio State Buckeyes showed obvious flaws but found ways to escape and preserve a perfect record. But when the Purdue Boilermakers dropped the hammer Saturday night, the second-ranked Buckeyes had no answers in a 49-20 loss, their second to an unranked Big Ten opponent in as..." October 21

  • Michigan LB Devin Bush stomps on Michigan State logo during chippy pregame warmups

    CBS Sports "Michigan may not consider Michigan State its chief rival, but that doesn't mean the in-state game doesn't get the blood boiling on both sides. And the Spartans have a well-documented history of having no love lost for the Wolverines, either.  Prior to their noon kickoff..." October 20

  • Michigan's Rashan Gary to sit out again vs. Michigan State

    The Score "Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary won't suit up for Sunday's rivalry game with Michigan State, his third straight week on the shelf due to a shoulder injury, a UM spokesman told Zach Shaw of 247Sports. The preseason All-American defensive end missed wins over Maryland and..." October 20

  • Michigan State star wide receiver Felton Davis III suffers torn Achilles vs. Michigan

    CBS Sports "Michigan State suffered a huge blow late in the first half of its rivalry game vs. Michigan Saturday afternoon. While coming in motion on his own 30-yard line, star receiver Felton Davis III went down immediately after the ball was snapped. He was carted off the field, and Fox confirmed on the..." October 20

  • Indiana Running Back Morgan Ellison Dismissed From Program After Sexual Assault Investigation

    SI "Indiana dismissed running back Morgan Ellison from the program on Friday per the Indianapolis Star after a university panel determined he sexually assaulted a fellow student. Ellison was suspended from the university for two and a half years on Oct. 10.  "Effective..." October 20

  • Michigan LB Drew Singleton is transferring

    Michigan Live "A member of Michigan's deep linebacking corps has departed the program. Redshirt freshman Drew Singleton has opted to transfer from Michigan, team spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed to MLive on Wednesday. Singleton's transfer was first reported by The Michigan..." October 18

  • Second report on death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair expected to be released Friday

    CBS Sports "A second independent report following the death of a Maryland football player is expected to be presented to the school's board of regents on Friday, CBS Sports has learned. The eight-person commission was assembled to investigate what was alleged to be a "toxic" culture..." October 17

  • Parents of Maryland players fearful DJ Durkin to be reinstated as coach

    ESPN "Several parents of Maryland football players have joined forces to encourage the school not to bring back suspended coach DJ Durkin, The Athletic reported Tuesday. On Aug. 10, ESPN reported that Maryland's football coaches presided over a "toxic culture" under Durkin,..." October 16

  • Harbaugh keeps lid on Michigan injury situation, won't say if Rashan Gary will be available

    Detroit News "Whether Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary will be available for Saturday’s game at Michigan State remains unclear. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh did make one thing clear, though, during Monday’s news conference — he is not discussing injuries. Gary has..." October 16

  • Nick Bosa will not return to Ohio State after injury and instead focus on NFL draft

    USA Today "Nick Bosa's career at Ohio State is over. The All-America defensive lineman will not return to the team, the school confirmed in Tuesday.  Bosa is currently rehabilitating after having surgery due to a core muscle injury sustained during Ohio State's..." October 16

  • Gophers running back Shannon Brooks jailed, suspected of assaulting roommate

    Minneapolis Star Tribune " Gophers running back Shannon Brooks was arrested early Sunday in Minneapolis on suspicion of assaulting his..." October 15

  • Nebraska would owe Scott Frost as much as $26 million if it moves on from coach

    USA Today "As Nebraska’s football program continues falling to new lows, there is a way it could get a lot worse: If school officials decided that their decision to hire Scott Frost as head coach was so wrong that they decided the best way forward would be to fire him. Saturday,..." October 14

  • QB Noah Vedral eligible to play Saturday as Nebraska seeks first win

    ESPN "Quarterback Noah Vedral has been ruled immediately eligible to play for Nebraska and is in uniform Saturday at Northwestern as the Cornhuskers seek their first win under coach Scott Frost. Vedral followed Frost to Lincoln as a transfer from UCF. The sophomore served as the top backup..." October 13

  • 'I wanted to die': Woman recounts alleged assault by Indiana football player

    USA Today "An Indiana University student told IndyStar she woke up with football player Morgan Ellison on top of her. "It hurt so much and when I woke up I was like stop stop and he wouldn't stop," she texted a friend almost immediately after Ellison left her bedroom,..." October 13

  • Scott Frost blocks Greg Bell from Oregon State

    ESPN "Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Thursday that potential tampering by Oregon State led the Cornhuskers to list the Pac-12 school among institutions not permitted to contact running back Greg Bell about a potential transfer. Bell, a top-rated junior college prospect signed by Frost last..." October 11

  • Indiana University suspends football running back Morgan Ellison for sexual assault

    Indianapolis Star "An Indiana University panel determined that football player Morgan Ellison sexually assaulted a fellow IU student while she slept and then used force to continue the assault when she woke up, IndyStar has learned. In its findings, the University’s sexual misconduct hearing..." October 11

  • Michigan State football's LJ Scott cited for more driving infractions

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State football running back LJ Scott encountered more problems with his driving last month. The senior was cited by Meridian Township Police on Sept. 29 for making an improper turn, operating a vehicle without a valid plate and driving without proof of insurance,..." October 10

  • Quintez Cephus sues UW, says disciplinary investigation violating his rights

    Wisconsin State Journal "Suspended UW-Madison wide receiver Quintez Cephus, who was charged in August with sexual assaults of two women in April, sued the university on Tuesday alleging that it violated his constitutional rights by going ahead with a student disciplinary investigation despite Cephus’ inability to..." October 10

  • Nebraska bars RB Greg Bell from transferring to Oregon State, others

    College Football Talk "For at least one Nebraska transfer, the Lincoln-to-Corvallis pipeline has been shut down. Late last week, it was reported that Greg Bell would not travel with the rest of the team to Wisconsin for Saturday’s game as he was considering a transfer.  Monday..." October 09

  • Booster removed after controversial comments on McNair

    ESPN "A Maryland booster who last week made controversial comments about late Terrapins offensive lineman Jordan McNair was removed from the school's travel group for Saturday's game at Michigan after players saw his name on the passenger list for a charter flight, multiple sources told..." October 07

  • Why Urban Meyer dropped to a knee on the sideline

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer dropped to his knee during the second half of the Buckeyes win over Indiana on Saturday, saying it was a flareup of a headache that took him to the ground. The 54-year-old Meyer was attended to by team trainer Doug Calland and team doctor Chris Kaeding..." October 07

  • Reports: Husker running back Greg Bell leaving Nebraska

    KETV Omaha "Nebraska running back Greg Bell has left the Husker football team moments before the team left for Saturday's game against Wisconsin, according to a report from HuskerOnline.com. Nebraska did not immediately confirm the report, which multiple media outlets published..." October 05

  • Kade Warner, son of former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner, emerges as Nebraska walk-on receiver

    Arizona Central "Kade Warner had a pretty good role model when it came to learning patience and perseverance. The son of Kurt Warner, whose rise from humble beginnings to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well documented, was a star receiver in high school in suburban Phoenix but attracted no serious..." October 03

  • Suspended IU running back Morgan Ellison back at practice

    Indianapolis Star "Suspended sophomore running back Morgan Ellison has returned to practice with IU, according to coach Tom Allen. It’s not clear if or when Ellison will be restored to full activity, including availability for games. The revelation came during Allen’s appearance on the..." October 03

  • Jordan McNair’s parents slam Maryland Board of Regents in letter

    Sporting News "Jordan McNair's parents are asking the Maryland Board of Regents to accept responsibility for the death of their son following the release of an investigation into how the university handled McNair's medical emergency during an offseason conditioning workout in May.  In a..." September 27

  • Michigan QB McCaffrey takes off with Harbaugh's advice to 'play free'

    Detroit News "When starting Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson had to leave the season opener at Notre Dame because of leg cramps, redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey took over the offense and made the transition look easy. McCaffrey is the Wolverines’ backup quarterback and has played in..." September 26

  • Rasheed Walker Charged With Misdemeanor After Stealing Bike

    Black Shoe Diaries "Highly touted true freshman Rasheed Walker had a run in with the law, according to police reports. The report states that Walker was charged with misdemeanor accounts of “theft by unlawful taking - movable property” and “receiving stolen..." September 26

  • Relieved Boilermakers ready to go with Blough at quarterback

    WTHR.com "David Blough waited his turn at Purdue. Now, he's re-entrenched himself as the No. 1 quarterback. Two days after Purdue's first win of the season, coach Jeff Brohm broke away from his typical early week silence and told reporters Blough would start Saturday at..." September 26

  • Prosectors to weigh pursuing criminal charges in Jordan McNair’s death

    College Football Talk "The repercussions from the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair could potentially extend beyond the expected civil litigation. According to USA Today, the Prince George County State’s Attorney’s Office is requesting the full, unredacted..." September 25

  • Gophers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. will miss rest of season because of foot injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For the second consecutive season, Gophers standout safety Antoine Winfield Jr. suffered season-ending injury against Maryland. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck announced Sunday afternoon that Winfield, a third-year sophomore, will miss the remainder of the season because of a left foot..." September 24

  • Northwestern RB Jeremy Larkin retires from football after cervical stenosis diagnosis

    Sporting News "Northwestern sophomore Jeremy Larkin announced his retirement from football after a serious medical diagnosis. The running back has cervical stenosis, which isn't life-threatening but prevents Larkin from playing football anymore. "Football has been a lifelong..." September 24

  • Nick Bosa Will Not Play Against Penn State, Will Miss “A Few More Weeks”

    Eleven Warriors "The Buckeyes face perhaps the biggest game of the regular season this weekend, and they'll have to do it without one of the best players in the nation, as Nick Bosa will be sidelined for Saturday's game against Penn State. Meyer said that Bosa assured him that he does..." September 24

  • Nebraska's Frost: 'It's not going to get worse than this'

    The Score "The Nebraska Cornhuskers are off to their worst start since 1945. The Big Ten power suffered a 56-10 beatdown at the hands of Michigan on Saturday to drop to 0-3 on the young season. It's a disappointing start to Scott Frost's tenure as head coach of the football..." September 23

  • Ohio State is discussing whether to name Ryan Day its 'coach-in-waiting'

    CBS Sports "Ohio State went 3-0 with Ryan Day as its interim head coach while Urban Meyer served his three-game suspension, and apparently, the Buckeyes' brass liked what it saw from him. According to The Athletic's Ari Wasserman, Ohio State is considering going so far as to name Day as its..." September 23

  • Report finds Terps failed to properly diagnose, treat Jordan McNair

    ESPN "Members of the Maryland athletic training staff failed to quickly diagnose and properly treat the heatstroke symptoms of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair on May 29, according a report released Friday. McNair died on June 13 from heatstroke, and had the athletic training..." September 21

  • Scott Frost Isn't Pulling Any Punches on Nebraska's Slow Start

    SI - College Football "Given what he did last year at UCF and how badly his alma mater wanted him, Nebraska coach Scott Frost can afford to be bluntly honest right now. Yet it’s still a little shocking when the words come out of his mouth. “This could get worse before it gets better,”..." September 21

  • So did Urban Meyer delete important texts or not?

    SB Nation "The Urban Meyer/Zach Smith story continued in late August with the release of documents from Ohio State, shortly before Meyer’s since-concluded partial suspension began. The release didn’t include any text messages to or from Meyer that dated back to the time period..." September 21

  • Former Michigan State LB Darien Tipps-Clemons now playing at Eastern Kentucky

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan State linebacker Darien Tipps-Clemons found a new program and is already contributing. Tipps-Clemons, who announced in February he was transferring from Michigan State, is now play playing for Eastern Kentucky. Because he transferred from an FBS program to the FCS..." September 20

  • Nick Bosa has surgery, no timetable for return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa underwent surgery for a core muscle injury this week, Urban Meyer announced on Thursday. Meyer said the Buckeyes hope to have Bosa back soon, but there is no timetable for his return. Bosa will not play on Saturday against Tulane. He..." September 20

  • Michigan football's Shea Patterson: I've never been more comfortable

    Detroit Free Press "When Shea Patterson made up his mind last December to take a chance at Michigan, he did so with plenty of faith and almost nothing promised.  He not only left Ole Miss without the promise of immediate eligibility (eventually gained months later), but he also left the type of..." September 19

  • Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez (knee) questionable for Michigan game

    Detroit Free Press "First-year Nebraska coach Scott Frost found what seems to be an electric talent at quarterback in freshman Adrian Martinez.  But as Frost prepares for his first Big Ten game Saturday at Michigan (noon, FS1), the status of his young signal caller is still in..." September 18

  • Nick Bosa is out this week for Ohio State vs. Tulane

    College Football Talk "While making his first media appearance since his controversial appearance at Big Ten media day, Urban Meyer was faced with plenty of questions about his handling of the Zach Smith situation that resulted to his three-game suspension to start the season. But there was one..." September 17

  • Urban Meyer Digs The Hole A Little Deeper Every Time He Talks

    Deadspin "Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is back with the program after a three-game suspension from the team for mishandling domestic violence accusations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. To mark the occasion, he is once again trying to set the record straight about Smith’s..." September 17

  • Ohio State star defensive end Nick Bosa leaves game vs. TCU

    CBS Sports "Ohio State's defense suffered a major setback on Saturday night as star defensive end Nick Bosa left the TCU game with an apparent groin injury.  Bosa had five tackles and a strip sack in the end zone when he suffered the injury with 13:49 left in the third quarter, walking..." September 16

  • Meyer admits he 'probably should've fired' Zach Smith earlier

    The Score "Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer once again opened up about his handling of former assistant coach Zach Smith's reputed domestic violence incident and said he regrets not taking swift action when the controversy first came to light. "I erred when I made a decision to do..." September 16

  • Michigan State player's 'lackluster attempts' to quiet party led to arrest

    Michigan Live "Michigan State linebacker Tyriq Thompson's arrest for a misdemeanor noise violation stemmed from his "lackluster attempts" to get people to leave a loud house party, according to police. According to a police report obtained by MLive, East Lansing police were dispatched..." September 14

  • Coconut Creek All-American CB Tiawan Mullen commits to Indiana

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coconut Creek three-star cornerback Tiawan Mullen, a U.S. Army All-American, announced on Thursday afternoon he has committed to Indiana. He chose the Hoosiers out of a top five released in May that also included Nebraska, Pittsburgh, TCU and Ole Miss. “I would also..." September 14

  • Despite UCLA ties, Michigan State 'serious' contender to land 4-star LB

    Detroit News "If Michigan State is to land Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker Joshua Calvert, it will have to overcome a brotherly connection. Calvert’s older brother Bo is a freshman linebacker at UCLA and the Spartans and Bruins are battling it out. "It..." September 13

  • Ex-Purdue CB one of three transfers added by Kent State

    College Football Talk "It’s not exactly addition-by-transfer season, but you’d never know it judging by the news coming out of one MAC football program. Kent State announced Wednesday the additions of three players to its roster via transfer, including former Purdue cornerback D’J..." September 13

  • Parents of late University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair file notice of possible lawsuit

    Baltimore Sun "Attorneys representing the family of late University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair have sent a notice to state officials signaling that they might sue. The largely procedural step — required by law — doesn’t guarantee a lawsuit will be filed,..." September 12

  • QB Shea Patterson urges Michigan's critics to 'relax a little bit'

    Michigan Live "Shea Patterson's first game at Michigan didn't go as planned. The Wolverines came out flat and the starting quarterback turned the ball over twice. But Michigan also had a chance to tie the game late before losing, 24-17, at Notre Dame. That result -- and its 49-3..." September 12

  • Judge finds probable cause for UW wide receiver Quintez Cephus to stand trial on sexual assault charges

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A Dane County judge on Tuesday ordered Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus to stand trial on two counts of sexual assault. Judge Jill J. Karofsky denied a defense motion to dismiss the charge of second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated..." September 12

  • Michigan rewarded for sticking with starters on offensive line

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh followed through on what he said after the Notre Dame loss and stuck with his starting five on the offensive line for the second straight week. The Wolverines rushed for 308 yards and kept quarterback Shea Patterson pretty much untouched in a 49-3 rout..." September 11

  • UW offense could get boost from Danny Davis, whose two-game suspension is over

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Danny Davis’ best performance in 2017 came against Miami in the Orange Bowl. Davis capped his freshman season by recording three of his five touchdown catches in Wisconsin's 34-24 victory. His signature catch, however, came weeks earlier and miles from..." September 11

  • Joey Porter Jr. commits to Penn State

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "North Allegheny cornerback Joey Porter Jr., the son of former Steelers linebacker and current linebackers coach Joey Porter, announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that he has verbally committed to Penn State. Porter, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, is the ninth-ranked overall prospect in..." September 11

  • Husker quarterback Adrian Martinez doesn't practice Monday, could be game-time decision

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez — injured late in the fourth quarter against Colorado — did not practice Monday, and while his status for Saturday's game against Troy is still unknown, the news on Martinez's right knee is as good as Nebraska could have..." September 10

  • Four-star DE Mike Morris flips to UM; Shea Patterson's brother also commits

    Detroit News "Michigan received a commitment Sunday from Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage four-star defensive end Mike Morris, who had been committed to Florida State since February 2016.  In addition, three-star San Antonio tight end Nick Patterson, the brother of Michigan..." September 10

  • Ohio State sets the kickoff time for Urban Meyer's return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Urban Meyer's return to the Ohio State sideline will kick off at 3:30 p.m. against Tulane on Sept. 22. The Big Ten on Monday announced the kickoff time for the Buckeyes' fourth game of the season. The game also won't be on a major national state. The Big Ten Network will..." September 10

  • Urban Meyer's text messages, and the question nobody wants to answer

    USA Today "Ohio State recently released dozens of records related to its investigation of football coach Urban Meyer — a file that includes select text messages from Meyer's wife and agent, plus a 23-page summary of findings. But at least one big question remains..." September 08

  • Ohio State attendance takes nosedive not seen since 2002

    Sportsnaut "As the Ohio State Buckeyes roll out to a hot start in the 2018 season, attendance isn’t quite so hot at Ohio Stadium. In Saturday’s game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Ohio State experienced a nosedive in attendance. For the first time since 2002, the Buckeyes drew..." September 08

  • For Maryland, financial fallout from football player’s death could be tens of millions

    Washington Post "The University of Maryland is bracing for a public reckoning with the expected release of investigative reports and possible high-profile personnel changes after the death of a football player and allegations of a toxic team culture. Looming ominously in the background of it all are financial..." September 07

  • Blessuan Austin out vs. Ohio State, called week-to-week with knee injury

    Asbury Park Press "Considered a major plus entering this season thanks to an abundance of experience, Rutgers' defensive backfield now arrives at its first major hurdle.  Redshirt junior cornerback Blessuan Austin will be inactive vs. fourth-ranked Ohio State on Saturday afternoon with a knee..." September 07

  • Will Michigan football turn frustration into production vs. WMU?

    Detroit Free Press "Chase Winovich nailed it in July and then stood inside Notre Dame Stadium last weekend trying his best to be honest about another performance that — for a variety of reasons across the roster  — was nowhere near good enough.  Michigan's fifth-year..." September 07

  • Jim Harbaugh, NFL rumors swirling again

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh’s tenure with the Michigan Wolverines hasn’t gone as he planned, and one NFL administrator thinks the coach will be back in the league soon. According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, a front office source firmly believes Harbaugh will leave..." September 05

  • Suspended Edwards apologizes but doubles down on UM football criticism

    Detroit News "Former Michigan receiver Braylon Edwards, indefinitely suspended by the Big Ten Network after taking pointed shots on social media at specific Michigan players for their performances in the loss to Notre Dame last Saturday night, apologized to them but is not backing off his feelings about the..." September 04

  • Meyer resumes coaching practices amid 3-game suspension

    The Score "Monday marked Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer's return to team practices, as stipulated in his three-game suspension. Meyer has been absent from the Buckeyes since his ban was implemented. He is allowed to rejoin the team this week, but cannot coach in their next two games..." September 04

  • Braylon Edwards suspended by Big Ten Network after critical tweet

    ESPN "The Big Ten Network announced Monday that analyst Braylon Edwards will be suspended indefinitely for violating the network's social media guidelines. Edwards tweeted, then deleted, harsh criticism of Michigan's football team Saturday night after the Wolverines lost 24-17 to Notre..." September 03

  • Jim Harbaugh responds to ex-Wolverine Braylon Edwards calling out Michigan: 'Come after me'

    Michigan Live "Michigan's all-time leading receiver took to social media over the weekend with a critical, expletive-filled laced tweet hammering the football program. Now Jim Harbaugh is firing back. During his Monday-afternoon news conference following his team's 24-17 loss to..." September 03

  • Illinois receiver Mike Dudek suffers third season-ending knee injury of his career

    CBS Sports "llinois coach Lovie Smith announced Monday that wide receiver Mike Dudek would miss the rest of the 2018 season because of a knee injury he suffered during the team's win against Kent State in Week 1. This type of injury isn't anything new to football, and it's definitely not..." September 03

  • Michigan hasn't improved and Jim Harbaugh is to blame

    USA Today "For all the talk about Michigan’s “new” offense under quarterback Shea Patterson, it looked awfully familiar and weak. For all the talk about all the changes — the new coaches and new strength coach — the Wolverines had more cramps than..." September 02

  • Urban Meyer Releases Statement Explaining Suspension, Investigation

    Bleacher Report "A little more than a week after receiving a three-game following an investigation into his response to allegations of domestic violence against assistant coach Zach Smith, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer took to social media to clarify the situation. Meyer issued..." August 31

  • Former Maryland LB Anderson transferring to Rutgers

    247 Sports "Rutgers is adding linebacker depth with a familiar name to those who follow recruiting. Former Vineland (N.J.) High standout Nihym Anderson, a freshman linebacker at Maryland, received his unconditional release from the Terps and will enroll at Rutgers. It still has to be worked..." August 30

  • Courtney Smith disputes police report’s account of 2015 arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "More details of the domestic abuse allegations against former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith were released on Wednesday, but Smith’s ex-wife says there is at least one important detail in the police report that is inaccurate. The police documents, which were not released..." August 30

  • Ohio State Top Recruit Sticking With Urban Meyer, 'We're Still Family'

    TMZ "Ohio State might have lost Urban Meyer for 3 games amid the Zach Smith scandal ... but it ain't losing its top recruit -- 'cause Garrett Wilson tells TMZ Sports he's still all-in with the Buckeyes. Wilson -- a 5-star receiver from..." August 30

  • Ohio State Trustee Resigns, Saying Urban Meyer Punishment Was Too Soft

    New York Times "An Ohio State trustee has resigned, saying a three-game suspension of the football coach Urban Meyer should have been more “profound” for his mishandling of domestic violence accusations against an assistant coach and for tolerating years of the assistant’s..." August 30

  • Ohio State Confirms Tom Herman Was at Strip Club with Zach Smith

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State on Tuesday confirmed that former offensive coordinator Tom Herman was the assistant coach who accompanied former Buckeyes receivers coach Zach Smith to a Florida strip club in 2014. University spokesman Chris Davey told The Dispatch that Herman, now the head coach at Texas,..." August 29

  • Fired Ohio State assistant lashes out at Brett McMurphy, ESPN

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith is clearly still very angry about the reporting that led to his ousting. Smith broke his Twitter silence on Wednesday to lash out at college football reporter Brett McMurphy, who originally broke the story that has rocked Ohio State, as well as..." August 29

  • Zach Smith, 'I Never Beat My Wife' And I'm Suing Brett McMurphy

    TMZ "Ex-Ohio State football coach Zach Smith is furious -- claiming allegations he beat his wife are wrong and he's threatening to sue the reporter who broke open the story, Brett McMurphy.  "Silence = over," Smith tweeted Wednesday ... the beginning of an..." August 29

  • As Maryland interim coach, Matt Canada not ready to name starting quarterback or call himself head coach

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland interim head coach Matt Canada said Tuesday that he has decided on a starting quarterback for Saturday’s season opener against No. 23 Texas at FedEx Field, but is not yet ready to reveal who it will be. Redshirt freshman Kasim Hill and junior Tyrrell Pigrome are listed..." August 28

  • Scott Frost confirms that Husker QB Tristan Gebbia has been granted scholarship release

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska coach Scott Frost confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Tristan Gebbia, a redshirt freshman who lost the race for the starting job to true freshman Adrian Martinez this past weekend and did not practice Monday, has asked for and been granted a release from Nebraska. As..." August 28

  • How Much Does Ohio State Really Need Urban Meyer For The First Three Games?

    The Big Lead "For the purposes of this little exercise, we’re going to set aside whatever our opinions may be about Urban Meyer’s character and whether or not he should still be the coach at Ohio State, and we’re going to focus on Meyer’s skill as a football coach. What..." August 28

  • Finebaum predicts 2018 will be Meyer’s last season at Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "Many feel that Urban Meyer got off easy when Ohio State announced that he is being suspended three games for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former assistant, but one prominent college football analyst still believes the coach is on borrowed time with the..." August 28

  • Illinois names graduate transfer A.J. Bush its starting quarterback

    Chicago Tribune "A.J. Bush will be Illinois’ starting quarterback, coach Lovie Smith announced Monday. Bush appeared to have claimed the role fairly early in preseason camp, taking most of the first-team snaps after impressing coaches. He officially joined the Illini on..." August 28

  • Report: 8 Rutgers players arrested in credit card scam

    The Score "Eight Rutgers football players were arrested Wednesday for their roles in a credit card scam, according to Keith Sargeant of NJ.com. Following a four-month investigation, linebackers Brendan DeVara, Malik Dixon, and Syhiem Simmons; defensive backs K.J. Gray, Edwin Lopez, and..." August 27

  • Michigan State RB Austin Andrews announces transfer

    Michigan Live "One day after Michigan State wrapped up fall camp, the program's roster was reduced by one. Redshirt sophomore running back Austin Andrews announced Friday afternoon via Twitter he is transferring from Michigan State. A former three-star prospect from St. Francis DeSales..." August 27

  • West Virginia transfer QB Chris Chugunov officially added to Ohio State’s roster

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State has bolstered its quarterback depth with the addition of West Virginia graduate transfer Chris Chugunov. The Skillman, New Jersey native was officially added to the roster on Saturday. Chugunov will have two years of eligibility remaining. It's unclear if he'll be..." August 27

  • Dwayne Haskins will start at quarterback for Ohio State, other new starters named

    WKYC "The Ohio State football team will take the field for its season opener against Oregon State on Saturday with a new head coach. The Buckeyes will have a new starting quarterback as well. On Monday, acting head coach Ryan Day -- who will coach in place of the suspended..." August 27

  • Nebraska names freshman Adrian Martinez starting QB to begin Scott Frost era

    CBS Sports "Nebraska coach Scott Frost became a legend in Lincoln for his work as the Cornhuskers' starting quarterback. Now that he's the head coach of his alma mater, one of his top recruits could be following in his footsteps.  In a move with very little fanfare, Frost released..." August 26

  • Michigan WR Tarik Black suffers another foot injury ahead of 2018 season opener

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football wide receiver Tarik Black suffered an injury to his right foot during the team's practice Saturday in Ann Arbor and the time frame for his return remains unclear.  Black, who missed 10 games last season with a broken left foot, was expected to be one of the..." August 26

  • Ohio State loses 4-star LB Patterson Jack Browne

    The Score "Four-star linebacker Kane Patterson decommitted from Ohio State on Friday night, a source told cleveland.com's Tim Bielik. The linebacker's decision comes two days after the Buckeyes suspended both head coach Urban Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith for their handling of..." August 25

  • Michigan QB Shea Patterson asked Charles Woodson for permission to wear his number

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson sought the approval of a program legend before choosing to wear jersey No. 2. Patterson wore jersey No. 20 at Ole Miss but decided to change to No. 2 with the Wolverines. That is the same number Charles Woodson wore when he won the Heisman Trophy..." August 24

  • Michigan's Shea Patterson could define Jim Harbaugh's legacy. Here's why

    Detroit Free Press "The best quarterbacks in college football are the ones we haven’t seen. The redshirt freshman on the bench. Or the prep star who arrived a semester early to dig into the playbook.  They get to campus without a smudge, without an interception, without so much as a..." August 24

  • Gene Smith’s lawyer says his client, Urban Meyer ‘fell on the sword’ for Ohio State

    College Football Talk "The Zach Smith saga has been sorted out (at least, as far as we know) after the 2-week investigation was wrapped up and Ohio State’s Board of Trustees spent 11 hours deliberating and negotiating on Wednesday. Urban Meyer will serve a 3-game suspension where,..." August 24

  • Urban Meyer Apologizes for Comments After Ohio State Suspension

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Friday for his "words and demeanor" during a press conference Wednesday after the school announced he'd be suspended three games for his handling of domestic violence allegations against..." August 24

  • With top rusher Morgan Ellison suspended, who will Hoosiers look to fill the void?

    Indianapolis Star "Sophomore running back Morgan Ellison, Indiana’s leading returning rusher from a season ago, has been suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities. That, per a program news release on Friday. IU would not comment further on the suspension. Ellison..." August 24

  • Maryland football grants release to freshman, allowing him to transfer

    Washington Post "Nihym Anderson, a freshman linebacker at Maryland, has left the program and will transfer, according to a team spokesman. The school granted Anderson a complete release, meaning he will be able to transfer to any school in the country, though he will have to sit out this coming season under..." August 23

  • Husker linebacker Avery Roberts granted release to transfer

    Omaha World-Herald "One of the most ballyhooed recruits of the Mike Riley era didn’t make it to the first game of the Scott Frost era. Nebraska linebacker Avery Roberts is leaving the program and has received his scholarship release, a NU spokesman confirmed Wednesday. A consensus four-star..." August 23

  • Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus files motion to dismiss sexual assault charge

    College Football Talk "It only took Quintez Cephus five minutes to go through his first hearing in court but the suspended Wisconsin wideout and his lawyers still managed to do plenty of legal wrangling the past two days as they face two sexual assault charges from an alleged incident this past..." August 23

  • Why Peyton Ramsey won IU football's starting QB job

    Indianapolis Star "Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that, presented with an explosive, experienced graduate transfer in Brandon Dawkins and a high-ceiling freshman in Michael Penix, IU coach Tom Allen was still won over by the only quarterback on his roster who’s done that before. Peyton..." August 23