Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • 5 College Football Freshmen Who Can Become Instant Stars

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 recruiting class is in the books, and it’s clear there are a handful of freshmen who have both the talent and skillset to make an immediate impact. We’re highlighting five freshmen in particular who are set up for instant success. These young men will burst onto..." February 25

  • Coronavirus stops Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh from taking team abroad in spring

    NJ "The coronavirus has taken the world by storm, and it’s affecting everything -- including a top recruiting tool for the University of Michigan football program. Each spring, the team takes a trip overseas, sponsored by the school, allowing players to..." February 25

  • Ryan Day, Ohio State Agree to 3-Year Contract Extension Through 2026 Season

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State University announced Tuesday that it extended head football coach Ryan Day's contract by three years through 2026. In the press release, it was also revealed that Day will make $5.375 million in 2020, $6.5 million in 2021 and $7.6 million in 2022..." February 25

  • Michigan State hires Jay Johnson as offensive coordinator

    Detroit Free Press "Mel Tucker is bringing more of his offensive staff to try and jump-start Michigan State football.  Jay Johnson will be the Spartans’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the school announced Thursday. The 50-year old held the same role on Tucker’s staff..." February 21

  • Michigan State hires Ted Gilmore away from Wisconsin to coach tight ends

    Detroit News "New Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker continues to swiftly round out his staff. On Friday, he hired Ted Gilmore as his tight ends coach, the seventh hire since Tucker was named Mark Dantonio's successor early last week. Gilmore, 52, makes the leap from one..." February 21

  • Penn State announces it has settled all claims with Joe Paterno's family

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Following eight years of rocky relations in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania State University has made peace with the family of Joe Paterno. The head of the Penn State’s board of trustees announced Friday that the school had resolved all..." February 21

  • Ex-Ohio State Football Players Face Up To 33 Years In Prison In Rape Case

    TMZ "The two Ohio State football players who were kicked off the team last week after they were accused of rape and kidnapping are now facing up to 33 YEARS behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported ... a woman claims she was forcibly raped on Feb. 4 in..." February 21

  • Michigan investigating former football team doctor Robert Anderson for sexual misconduct

    USA Today "The University of Michigan is investigating possible sexual misconduct by Robert Anderson, a former doctor for the school's football team. Anderson, who also was former director of University Health Service, worked at Michigan from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. He worked with..." February 19

  • Michigan State investigating NCAA violation claims against former coach Mark Dantonio

    USA Today "Michigan State University is investigating whether former football coach Mark Dantonio violated NCAA rules.    Attorneys for Curtis Blackwell II, a former director of college advancement and performance/camp director for the MSU football program, filed a photo in..." February 18

  • Photo from recruit shows Mark Dantonio lied about Curtis Blackwell visit

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Dantonio has been caught in a lie, and there is photo evidence to prove it. Dantonio, who stepped down as Michigan State’s head football coach two weeks ago, has been involved in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by his former staff member, Curtis Blackwell. In the..." February 18

  • Ohio State DB Sevyn Banks Will Switch to No. 7 Jersey Just Like the Gods Intended

    12 Up "Buckeyes' defensive back Sevyn Banks did not play much during his first two seasons for Ohio State, totaling just 12 tackles and one interception in his college football career thus far. However, a new football season means a new Sevyn...." February 18

  • Nebraska WR Darien Chase cites struggles with mental health, depression in entering transfer portal

    College Football Talk "Nebraska football added five wide receivers as part of its 2020 recruiting class. Not surprisingly, that group has seen a potential shakeup. Utilizing his personal Twitter account, Darien Chase has taken the first step in leaving Nebraska football by announcing his..." February 17

  • Northwestern State football coach Brad Laird on administrative leave after DWI charge

    USA Today "Northwestern State football coach Brad Laird was arrested Saturday night in Natchitoches and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was placed on administrative leave without pay for a week but will keep his job, athletic director Greg Burke said. “Brad Laird..." February 17

  • Michigan State football assistants Ron Burton, Mike Tressel joining Mel Tucker's new staff afterall

    Detroit Free Press "Mel Tucker’s Michigan State football staff is coming together. And it will retain at least two familiar faces. Ron Burton, an assistant for Mark Dantonio since 2013, has changed his mind and will remain with the Spartans as the defensive line coach. In..." February 17

  • Michigan State Player Threatens to Transfer if Mel Tucker Doesn't Bring Back His Position Coach

    12 Up "The Michigan State football program was given a bit of a shock when Mark Dantonio stepped down as head coach this offseason. That move saw Mel Tucker get hired for the job and as with any new coach, assistants aren't sure if they will be retained. That is..." February 17

  • Two former Ohio State players plead not guilty to rape, kidnapping

    Columbus Dispatch "Former Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, pleaded not guilty Thursday in an appearance before Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Ebner, who set bond for each of them. A Franklin County judge set bond Thursday during the first court appearances..." February 17

  • Mel Tucker's contract as Michigan State football coach worth more than $5.5 million per year

    USA Today "Michigan State gave new football coach Mel Tucker a significant pay raise from his job at Colorado – and a much bigger salary than his predecessor, Mark Dantonio. Tucker’s contract, which the university released Thursday afternoon, will bring him at least $5.5..." February 15

  • With Mel Tucker not retaining any Dantonio staff members, two key Michigan State figures decide to retire

    College Football Talk "It’s out with the old and in with the new at Michigan State. As expected in the wake of Mel Tucker’s hiring as the Spartans new head coach, staff changes are afoot in East Lansing. According to the Detroit Free Press, none of former coach Mark..." February 15

  • Mel Tucker cleaning house at Michigan State

    Larry Brown Sports "Mel Tucker has taken over as the new head football coach at Michigan State, and he is apparently planning some big changes. Tucker is not going to retain any of Mark Dantonio’s assistant coaches, the Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari reported on Thursday night. " February 14

  • Ohio State athletic department lost money despite $210 million in revenue

    USA Today "Ohio State’s athletic department reported an operating deficit of $10 million last year, the first time in a decade that the department ended the fiscal year in the red. But university administrators contend that the size of the budget deficit is significantly smaller — a..." February 14

  • Colorado denied Mel Tucker chance to bid team farewell

    The Score "Colorado didn't allow Mel Tucker to address his players after accepting a deal to become the head coach at Michigan State, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Buffaloes athletic director Rick George told reporters Wednesday that Tucker didn't speak to the..." February 13

  • Ohio State dismisses two players following arrests on felony rape and kidnapping charges

    CNN "Two Ohio State football players who are accused in criminal complaints of raping a woman in a Columbus apartment complex last week have been dismissed from the team, according to a statement from Coach Ryan Day. Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21 and due to be seniors..." February 13

  • Mel Tucker Reportedly to Be Hired as Michigan State Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "The Michigan State Spartans have reportedly agreed to hire Mel Tucker as their 17th head coach in program history Tuesday night, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. The Spartans began their coaching search after Mark Dantonio announced he was stepping down as..." February 12

  • Michigan State's Mel Tucker hire underscores type of competitive imbalance NCAA ignores

    USA Today "Mere hours after a media tour to explain why he had rejected overtures from Michigan State to remain as Colorado’s football coach, Mel Tucker reversed course Tuesday night and reached an agreement to leave Boulder after just one season and head to East..." February 12

  • Ohio State suspends 2 players after rape, kidnapping charges

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping by Columbus Police on Tuesday. Both men were arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. The charges are first-degree..." February 12

  • Target apologizes for ‘Minnesota Badgers’ apparel snafu

    Sportress of Blogitude "Minnesota and Wisconsin have long engaged in a bitter sports rivalry, and Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has been forced to issue a mea culpa when apparel was found in area stores that erroneously mixed up the names of the state’s Big Ten school’s team names. Eagle-eyed..." February 11

  • Cal announces football series with Minnesota and Wyoming

    247 Sports "The California Golden Bears’ busy offseason of scheduling non-conference opponents continued on Tuesday with a pair of home-and-home series. Cal will meet with both Minnesota and Wyoming in the 2028 and 2029 seasons. In 2028, Cal will host Wyoming (Sept. 2) and travel to..." February 11

  • Michigan State is Getting What They Deserve in Pathetic Coaching Search

    12 Up "The post-Mark Dantonio era at Michigan State is becoming almost as much of a painful slog as the end of the Dantonio era was. After coaching this team to a 114-57 record since taking the job in 2007, Dantonio screwed Michigan State and resigned a week ago to spend more time..." February 11

  • Cincinnati's Fickell turns down Michigan State job

    Detroit Free Press "Cincinnati football coach Luke Fickell will not be Michigan State's next head coach.  Fickell has decided to stay with the Bearcats, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports was first to report the..." February 10

  • Michigan State scrambling to find coach

    CBS Sports "Mark Dantonio stepped down as Michigan State's head coach on Feb. 4 after 13 seasons and three Big Ten titles with the Spartans, and the coaching search that's ensued has run into as many dead ends as a 3-year-old encounters inside a 2-acre corn maze. Several high-profile..." February 10

  • Michigan State athletic director returns from Cincinnati, but without coach Luke Fickell

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman walked off an airplane Sunday afternoon in Lansing, after a trip to Cincinnati.  But he did not have the next Michigan State football coach on the plane with him. Beekman was expected to interview Luke Fickell on Sunday for..." February 09

  • Football Coach Mel Tucker ‘Committed’ To CU Amid Interview For Michigan State Position

    CBS Denver "University of Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Mel Tucker is reportedly set to be one of two candidates to interview for the Michigan State head coaching job. A twitter post Friday evening by the Detroit Free Press said Tucker and Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell were both..." February 09

  • Luke Fickell looking likely for Michigan State job?

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan State is working hard to find a new football coach, but the list of candidates is shrinking against their wishes. Colorado coach Mel Tucker pulled his name from consideration for the job Saturday, joining San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh in declining to..." February 08

  • Former Ohio State Assistant Zach Smith Sentenced to Jail Time After Violating Civil Protection Order

    12 Up "A former Ohio State assistant coach now must now face the music. Disgraced former Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith has been sentenced to 180 days in prison and three years of probation with drug and alcohol conditions after he was arrested in May of 2019..." February 08

  • Robert Saleh Declined to Interview for Michigan State Head Coaching Vacancy to Stay With 49ers

    12 Up "San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator made a name for himself this season after the way his defense played. This made him a head coaching candidate this offseason and he received interviews while he was preparing for postseason play. A new job has now opened up..." February 07

  • Pat Narduzzi posts hilarious video to shut down Michigan State rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Pat Narduzzi was the defensive coordinator for the Michigan State Spartans before he took the head coaching job at Pitt prior to the 2015 season. So when the Spartan job opened up, there was some thinking that Narduzzi could be a candidate. Based on what he posted Wednesday afternoon,..." February 05

  • Luke Fickell addresses rumored candidacy for Michigan State job

    247 Sports "Michigan State was stunned at the sudden resignation of Mark Dantonio as their head coach. Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel serves as the interim head coach while the university lays out their plans for a last minute coaching change. Current Cincinnati..." February 05

  • Gophers DB Kiondre Thomas enters transfer portal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers cornerback Kiondre Thomas has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a source confirmed. The 6-foot, 190-pounder was a redshirt junior this past season and will be a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility.  " February 04

  • Mark Dantonio stepping down as Michigan State head coach

    WXYZ "Michigan State Football head coach Mark Dantonio has announced he is stepping down after more than a decade at MSU.       To all Spartans: Thank you for everything. You have truly..." February 04

  • Michigan State coaching candidates: Luke Fickell, Pat Narduzzi lead replacements for Mark Dantonio

    CBS Sports "Mark Dantonio's retirement can't be that much of a surprise. Embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit, Coach D merely had to get past Jan. 15 when he collected a $4.3 million retention bonus. Lately, Dantonio had been criticized not only for the downturn of the football..." February 04

  • The Timing of Mark Dantonio's Resignation is Questionable at Best

    The Big Lead "Mark Dantonio stepped down from his post as Michigan State Spartans head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. It was a surprise move considering the timing (tomorrow is signing day) and circumstances. Not to mention, as many are pointing out, it is screwing Michigan State. " February 04

  • Penn State corner DJ Brown enters the NCAA transfer portal

    Penn Live "A Penn State cornerback has entered the NCAA transfer portal. DJ Brown, who was set to enter his redshirt junior season with the Lions in 2020, is now seeking a new home, he announced on Twitter on Monday. ”I am truly thankful for being able to attend Penn State these..." February 04

  • Chiefs took SB spin-move trick play from 1948 Rose Bowl

    The Score "Early in Super Bowl LIV, the Kansas City Chiefs faced a fourth-and-1 situation on the San Francisco 49ers' 5-yard line. The Chiefs decided to go for it and called a running play that involved four players spinning before the snap. It turns out the play - which saw..." February 03

  • Wisconsin Makes Big Contract Decision on Paul Chryst

    The Spun "Over the past five years Paul Chryst has led Wisconsin to a 52-16 record, three Big Ten title games and four bowl wins. He’ll get a chance to do so several more times after the latest contract decision from the school. According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, the..." February 01

  • Michigan Losing a Ton of Talent to Graduation or NFL Draft and Jim Harbaugh Should Be Concerned

    12 Up "With the college football season at its end, programs are beginning to work out their rosters and replace departing players ahead of the upcoming campaign. When it comes to loss of talent, no one had it worse than Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines. Amongst all teams..." January 31

  • Judge Flatly Denies Jerry Sandusky’s Latest Request For A Shorter Sentence

    Daily Mail "A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30 to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday. Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant football..." January 29

  • Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence co-favorites in latest odds to win 2020 Heisman Trophy

    College Football Talk "We’re nearly three full weeks into the college football offseason, so what better time than the present for some 2020 Heisman odds? Shortly after suffering the first loss of his collegiate career, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was listed as a 7/2..." January 29

  • Making sense of Michigan football's staff turnover under Jim Harbaugh

    Detroit Free Press "Last year, Anthony Campanile smiled as he recalled one of his childhood memories, telling the reporters in his midst about those days when he played backyard football while pretending to be a Michigan Wolverine. To Campanile, the program always had an allure, which helped draw him to..." January 28

  • Wisconsin football: TE Seth Currens enters the transfer portal

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "Another day, another Wisconsin football upperclassmen has decided to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal. On Monday, Seth Currens opted to put his name into the portal in an attempt to look for a new home for his senior season, first reported by Evan Flood of 247..." January 28

  • 2020 Recruits Most Likely to Light Up College Football as True Freshmen

    Bleacher Report "Prospect fans know the guys the college football recruiting services expect to be the next big things. But who will shine right away? It's not easy going from high school to the FBS, but every year some players see that freshman wall and blow right through..." January 28

  • Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey entered the transfer portal Monday, a source told 247Sports.  Ramsey made seven starts during the 2019 campaign, throwing for 2,454 yards and 13 touchdowns against five interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 216-pound redshirt junior..." January 28

  • Gophers cornerback Phillip Howard ends plan to transfer out

    Twin Cities "Phillip Howard is staying home after all. The Gophers cornerback from Minneapolis put his name in the NCAA transfer portal on Jan. 10 but removed it Thursday, a source confirmed to the Pioneer Press. It’s unclear what went into the his change of plans. " January 24

  • Purdue names Terrance Jamison new defensive line coach

    Journal & Courier "Purdue completed its defensive staff Thursday, announcing the addition of Terrance Jamison as the program's defensive line coach.  The Journal & Courier reported Wednesday night that Jamison would be hired, and the school made it official Thursday..." January 24

  • Maryland adds transfer tailback Jordan Castleberry, recruit flips commitment to Arkansas

    The Diamondback "As Maryland football lost one running back commitment to Arkansas, coach Mike Locksley picked up an additional backfield option through the transfer portal Thursday. Three-star tailback Ebony Jackson announced on Twitter he would be joining the Razorbacks next season. He..." January 23

  • Nebraska and OC Troy Walters “mutually agreed to part ways”

    College Football Talk "A year after significantly falling short of expectations, an offseason of change has commenced at Nebraska. In one of the first big moves since Scott Frost took over at his alma mater, the Cornhuskers and offensive coordinator Troy Walters announced on Friday that..." January 18

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • Lavar Arrington backs Penn State players accused of hazing in lawsuit

    USA Today "Former Penn State football star LaVar Arrington takes pride in mentoring two up-and-coming linebackers, even from 3,000 miles away.  He said he knows Micah Parsons and Jesse Luketa well enough to guarantee they could not have hazed a former teammate as alleged in a..." January 17

  • Michigan football reportedly hiring Bob Shoop, former SEC defensive coordinator

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football appears to have filled one of its two staff openings. The Wolverines are reportedly hiring Bob Shoop as a defensive assistant coach, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't confirm the hire while speaking to..." January 16

  • As Mark Dantonio collects big bonus, questions hover over Michigan State football

    USA Today " Mark Dantonio wakes up Thursday $4.3 million richer. The future of Michigan State football’s assistant coaches remain in limbo. As Dantonio’s contract rolls over, he will receive the longevity bonus that was written into his deal nearly four..." January 16

  • Iowa T Tristan Wirfs Declares For Draft

    The Gazette "Tristan Wirfs was always the biggest kid who hit the longest home runs, tossed the track implements the farthest and launched his wrestling partners into the 8-foot drop ceiling in Mount Vernon High School’s wrestling room. He did his thing in local anonymity..." January 15

  • Joe Moorhead expected to land Oregon's OC job

    The Score "Former Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead is expected to be hired as the offensive coordinator at Oregon, reports Brett McMurphy of Stadium. Moorhead spent the last two seasons in the SEC, where his Bulldogs posted a 14-12 cumulative record. " January 15

  • Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa declares for 2020 draft

    NFL.com "A top defensive end in college football has decided it's time to move to the next level. Iowa edge rusher A.J. Epenesa declared his intent to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Tuesday via an Instagram post. " January 14

  • James Franklin accused of retaliating against former player who reported hazing

    Larry Brown Sports "A former Penn State football player says he was the victim of violent hazing during his time with the program, and head coach James Franklin is accused of ignoring the acts and worse. Matt Miller of PennLive.com obtained a copy of a federal lawsuit that was filed in U.S...." January 14

  • Rutgers’ leading rusher and receiver in 2018 to transfer to Virginia Tech

    NBC Sports "By way of Rutgers, the Virginia Tech football roster has seen a rather significant infusion of backfield talent. After playing in the first four games of the 2019 season, Raheem Blackshear, a team captain, opted to sideline himself for the remainder of the campaign in..." January 11

  • 2 ex-Nebraska football players charged with sexually assaulting student

    ESPN "Two former Nebraska football players have been charged with first-degree sexual assault in connection with the reported rape of a female student in August, according to court documents released Wednesday and information provided by law enforcement. Redshirt..." January 09

  • Wisconsin Badgers' center Tyler Biadasz declares for NFL draft

    Delco Times "Tyler Biadasz has embodied the offensive line tradition of the University of Wisconsin football program since he joined it four years ago. He even goes by the nickname “Badger.” He’ll hope to continue the Badgers’ trend of producing great NFL linemen,..." January 09

  • Ray Lewis’ son Rayshad Lewis to transfer from Maryland

    Larry Brown Sports "Rayshad Lewis, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, will be transferring from Maryland as he looks to continue his college football career. Rayshad began his career at Utah State before transferring to Maryland, where he has spent the past three years. He announced on..." January 08

  • Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. entering NFL draft

    College Football Talk "One of the key figures in Minnesota’s recent turnaround on the field is leaving for the next level. In an Instagram post released on Wednesday afternoon, Gophers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. announced he was leaving the program to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. " January 08

  • Former Michigan State football coach George Perles dies at 85

    Detroit Free Press "George Julius Perles, the polarizing and outspoken former Michigan State University football player, coach, athletic director and Board of Trustees member, died late Tuesday night, the Free Press has learned. He was 85. Perles died peacefully in East Lansing with his family..." January 08

  • Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus to enter NFL draft

    Madison.com "The University of Wisconsin football team lost another key piece of its offense to the NFL draft on Monday. Junior wide receiver Quintez Cephus tweeted his decision to enter the 2020 NFL draft, ending a strong and at times tumultuous career with the Badgers. Cephus was the..." January 07

  • Michigan receiver Nico Collins to return for senior season

    Detroit News "Nico Collins says he has "unfinished business" at Michigan. The receiver announced Sunday on Twitter he will return for his senior season. "I have always believed in finishing what I started," Collins tweeted. "Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, Coach (Josh)..." January 06

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones To Enter Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Michigan will lose a key piece of their offense, while the 2020 NFL draft’s receiver pool keeps increasing with high-end prospects. Donovan Peoples-Jones announced (via Twitter) he will enter the draft. Once the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the 2017 class,..." January 06

  • Shaun Wade returning to Ohio State for junior year

    The Score "Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, a potential first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft, revealed to Lettermen Row on Saturday that he will return for his junior season. Wade, a redshirt sophomore, had the option of turning pro early along with Buckeyes defensive..." January 05

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones makes final NFL Draft decision

    247 Sports "Michigan junior wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones has declared for the NFL Draft, he announced via social media on Saturday afternoon. The Detroit (MI) Cass Tech native finishes his Wolverine career with 102 catches for 1293 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns. He also..." January 04

  • Tiquan Underwood leaves Dolphins to take wide receivers job at Rutgers

    Pro Football Talk "Tiquan Underwood has left his position as offensive quality control coach with the Miami Dolphins to take the wide receivers job at his alma mater of Rutgers under Greg Schiano. Rutgers announced Underwood’s addition to the coaching staff on Thursday night. " January 03

  • Nebraska dismisses RB Maurice Washington, who faces child pornography charge

    USA Today "The Nebraska football team has dismissed running back Maurice Washington from the program, the school confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Friday.  Washington, a sophomore, is expected to enter the NCAA's transfer portal soon, per Nebraska. Washington has faced..." January 03

  • Jonathan Taylor declares for 2020 NFL Draft

    The Score "On a day when Chase Young and D'Andre Swift opted to test NFL waters, Jonathan Taylor did the same. Wisconsin's star running back announced he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2020 draft. " January 03

  • Potential 1st Overall Pick Chase Young Declares He's Entering NFL Draft

    The Score "Ohio State defensive end Chase Young announced Friday that he's declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft. Considered one of the top prospects in college football, the junior will likely be a top-five pick in April. " January 03

  • Ole Miss hires former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin as assistant

    ESPN "Former Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin has joined the coaching staff at Ole Miss to work as an assistant under Lane Kiffin. The school announced the hiring Thursday, naming Durkin, Chris Partridge and Joe Jon Finley as assistant coaches. The school did not specify..." January 02

  • Blame Jim Harbaugh for Michigan football's purgatory

    USA Today " Michigan football is in purgatory. Good season followed by good season followed by down season followed by good season.  But never great.   Jim Harbaugh arrived five years ago and immediately gave Michigan a jolt. He deserves credit for..." January 02

  • Michigan State linebacker with family connection to Michigan enters transfer portal

    College Football Talk "Transfer portal season never really stops, but this is the time of year when decisions about playing futures are most abundant. On Thursday, Michigan State linebacker Edward Warinner reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal. What’s interesting to note is..." January 02

  • Northwestern wide receiver Bennett Skowronek graduate transfers to Notre Dame

    One Foot Down "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are making another addition to its wide receiver group for 202. Ben Skowronek, a 6’4” 215 pounder from Fort Wayne has announced that he will transfer away from the Northwestern Wildcats and use his final year of eligibility to play..." January 02

  • Oregon Ducks Smoke Fat Stogies to Celebrate Rose Bowl Win

    TMZ "The Oregon Ducks were smellin' roses -- AND cigar smoke -- after the team's huge 1-point win over Wisconsin on Wednesday ... whippin' out the stogies for an epic locker room celly!! Justin Herbert and co. partied like crazy after the 28-27 Rose Bowl thriller ... and..." January 02

  • Fan runs onto field during Rose Bowl, causes delay

    Larry Brown Sports "A fan ran onto the field during the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, causing a delay in the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Oregon Ducks. Late in the second quarter of the game, Wisconsin had the ball and was moving, but things stalled. ESPN would not show it, but they shared that a fan..." January 01

  • Kirk Herbstreit responds to Ohio State fans after overturned call

    247 Sports "Kirk Herbstreit understands the frustrations Ohio State fans have following Saturday's loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, a game marred by two controversial flags that were ultimately detrimental to the Buckeyes' chances at unseating the defending national..." January 01

  • Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah Enters NFL Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "On Wednesday, Ohio State standout Jeff Okudah announced that he’ll enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Okudah profiles as the best cornerback in this year’s class and could wind up as a top ten selection. Okudah, a 6’1″, 195-pound junior, tallied three..." January 01

  • Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh, Alabama's Nick Saban saying all the right things

    Detroit Free Press "As Jim Harbaugh and Nick Saban sat side by side one day before coaching against each other in the Citrus Bowl, the two coaches were posed this question: What would they talk about if they had one hour to sit together and pick each other's brains?  It is an..." December 31

  • Big Ten supervisor of officials: Fumble return for TD should have stood in Ohio State-Clemson game

    CBS Sports "A third-quarter fumble returned for a touchdown by No. 2 Ohio State in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl should not have been overturned and instead should have been allowed to stand, Big Ten supervisor of officials Bill Carollo tells CBS Sports just days after the College..." December 31

  • Trevor Lawrence: Targeting Hit Sparked Clemson Comeback Win Over Ohio State

    Sportsnaut "During Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was plastered on a targeting hit from Buckeyes defensive back Shaun Wade. Wade was ejected from the game for the egregious helmet-to-helmet hit, and at the time, it seemed like Lawrence..." December 31

  • Urban Meyer's Wife Rips ESPN Anchor Over 'Family' Jab

    TMZ ""Look at Urban Meyer. He was going to spend time with his family, went to this game instead." That's a comment an ESPN anchor made on-air during a highlight package of Ohio State's game against Clemson on Saturday ... and it had Urban Meyer's wife..." December 31

  • Texas hires Ohio State's Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator

    ESPN "Texas has hired Ohio State passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator, Longhorns coach Tom Herman announced Sunday. Yurcich spent the 2019 season working with Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields and helping the..." December 30

  • Dwayne Haskins Sends Message To Ohio State QB Justin Fields

    The Spun "Justin Fields’ first year as Ohio State’s starting quarterback ended in heartbreaking fashion with an interception at the end of the Fiesta Bowl. With the Buckeyes’ season now over, his predecessor is coming out in support of the sophomore quarterback. Taking to..." December 30

  • J.K. Dobbins Enters NFL Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "J.K. Dobbins is going pro. On Monday, the Ohio State running back announced that he’ll forego his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.  [RELATED: Jacob Eason Enters NFL Draft] With that, the already deep 2020 running back crop has become even..." December 30

  • Cancer won the battle a year ago, but Purdue superfan Tyler Trent might just win the war

    USA Today "This doesn’t happen, not any part of this story, but there she was. There was Dr. Karen Pollok of Riley Hospital for Children, a cancer researcher who studies the tissue of kids she doesn’t know – kids she will never meet – approaching a front door in..." December 29

  • Ryan Day seems ticked off about controversial calls by referees in Ohio State loss

    Larry Brown Sports "A couple of huge calls in Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl went Clemson’s way, and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day was not thrilled about them. During his halftime interview, Day brought up the targeting call on Shaun Wade that helped pave the way for the..." December 29

  • Ratings for Ohio State vs Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl Were Through the Roof

    12 Up "The Fiesta Bowl showdown between Ohio State and Clemson was one for the ages. It featured two stellar teams, some questionable officiating and an ending that practically nobody could have seen coming. And if there was any doubt that it wasn't a massive hit, look no..." December 29