Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters announces he's transferring to Illinois

    Detroit News "Brandon Peters, Michigan’s starting quarterback late in the 2017 season, will be a graduate transfer at Illinois, he announced via Instagram Tuesday night.   Peters has two years of eligibility remaining.  "I want to thank the University of Michigan for..." June 19

  • WR Josh Imatorbhebhe becomes third USC graduate transfer to join Illinois this offseason

    CBS Sports "The pipeline between USC and Illinois continues to flow, as it was announced Monday morning that wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe is transferring to Illinois. As a graduate transfer, Imatorbhebhe will be immediately eligible and give Illinois' receiving corps a boost. Imatorbhebhe..." June 17

  • Penn State loses three players who committed to its 2020 recruiting class — all in the same week

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Penn State running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider sounded wise beyond his 11 seasons as a college football assistant and one of the nation’s top recruiters when he spoke about the tricky landscape of persuading high school players to continue their careers with the Nittany..." June 14

  • Who will be Michigan’s kicker in 2019?

    Michigan Live "The Michigan football team will open fall camp with questions at running back, at right tackle, along the defensive line and at safety. You can add special teams to that list. Especially the two kicking positions. The Wolverines ended spring practice in late April without a..." June 11

  • Ex-Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith transfers to Maryland as Terps add key defensive piece

    CBS Sports "First-year Maryland coach Mike Locksley landed another big name in the transfer market on Monday, and this one will provide a boost to the Terrapins defense. The school announced that former redshirt junior Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith has joined the program as a graduate transfer and..." June 10

  • Scott Frost’s top 2019 recruit, Wandale Robinson, busted for marijuana possession

    Sportsnaut "Wandale Robinson, the top recruit for Scott Frost in 2019, was cited on suspicion of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokeswoman shared the news of the citation on Monday, via Bob Glissmann of Omaha.com. Police were called to a..." June 10

  • Michigan lands Virginia TE Matthew Hibner for 2020 class

    Detroit News "Michigan now has 10 commitments to the 2020 class with the Sunday commitment of Lake Braddock (Va.) High tight end Matthew Hibner.  “I am extremely excited to announce that I am 100% committed to the University of Michigan! Thanks to every Coach who believed in me and..." June 10

  • Three-star OL Grant Toutant switches from Penn State to Ohio State

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penn State, which has spent the past few months collecting offensive linemen for its recruiting class of 2020, lost one of them Sunday, when Grant Toutant announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Nittany Lions and given a verbal pledge to Ohio State. Toutant is 6 feet 7,..." June 10

  • Illinois TE transfer Luke Ford denied waiver appeal by NCAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Illinois tight end transfer Luke Ford has been denied his waiver appeal by the NCAA. Ford transferred from Georgia to Illinois in January and filed for a waiver from the NCAA to be granted immediate eligibility. He was denied in April and then appealed the decision. The NCAA announced..." June 07

  • USC quarterback Matt Fink not transferring to Illinois, will remain with Trojans

    CBS Sports "Southern California quarterback Matt Fink apparently had his foot out the door. His name was in the transfer portal and he was reportedly close to committing to Lovie Smith and Illinois. But Thursday Fink put the speculation to rest with an announcement that he would be remaining with the..." June 06

  • Houston adds second Minnesota transfer this offseason

    College Football Talk "For the second time in a month, Houston has added a player from the same Big Ten school. First, it was defensive back Kelvin Clemmons opting to transfer from Minnesota and continuing his collegiate playing career at Houston. On Twitter over the weekend, Gervarrius..." June 04

  • Running back Chris Evans will not play for Michigan this season

    Detroit News "Michigan running back Chris Evans, suspended earlier in the year by the university because of an academic issue, hasn’t been a member of the football team since then and will not be with the Wolverines this fall. Evans had appealed the decision to the university hoping..." June 03

  • 5-Star WR Julian Fleming Spurns Penn State and Commits to OSU

    12 Up "Head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes football program scored a MAJOR win on Friday morning. Catawissa, PA. 5-star wide receiver, Julian Fleming has announced that he will be playing his college football in Columbus come fall 2020. Fleming..." May 31

  • Michigan QB commit J.J. McCarthy: Ohio State coaches lied to me

    247 Sports "Michigan quarterback commit J.J. McCarthy says he grew up loving Ohio State Buckeyes football, but those feelings have evaporated. Why? Aside from the obvious that the quarterback has now committed to playing for Ohio State's hated rival, McCarthy accused Buckeyes head coach..." May 26

  • No. 2 athlete Braiden McGregor commits to Michigan

    The Score "Michigan bolstered its 2020 recruiting class on Friday, as four-star athlete Braiden McGregor announced his commitment to the Wolverines, according to M-Live's Aaron McMann. McGregor is the No. 2-ranked athlete in the 2020 cycle and the 26th overall prospect on the ESPN 300...." May 25

  • Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste transfers to Minnesota

    Detroit News "Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste has landed at Minnesota as a graduate transfer. Because he is a graduate transfer he is eligible to play this fall. He will have three years of eligibility. St-Juste made the announcement Tuesday night via Twitter. " May 22

  • Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree suffers spinal injury in swimming accident

    New York Post "The football future of Bobby Roundtree, one of the Big Ten’s best pass rushers, may now be in doubt. Roundtree, a defensive end for Illinois, suffered a severe spinal injury during a swimming incident on Saturday, according to 247Sports, and underwent surgery on Sunday. Illinois..." May 20

  • Iowa and Iowa State football team Twitter accounts suspended

    USA Today "The Iowa and Iowa State football teams found rare, uncommon ground this weekend. Both teams, for some reason, had their Twitter accounts suspended.  Fans from both schools were unable to pull up the accounts of either the Cyclones or Hawkeyes football teams on Saturday. A message..." May 18

  • Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens transferring to Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens is reuniting with his former offensive coordinator. Stevens made it official Friday, announcing on Twitter that he is transferring to Mississippi State, where former Nittany Lions offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is now the head..." May 17

  • Mid-June plea hearing set for Nebraska’s Maurice Washington in California revenge-porn case

    Lincoln Journal Star "Nebraska sophomore running back Maurice Washington appeared in his California court case by phone from his Lincoln attorney's office Monday and now is set to enter a plea on charges filed under that state's "revenge porn" law. Attorney John Ball said the primary..." May 15

  • Former Nebraska four-star DB Cam'ron Jones transfers to SMU

    247 Sports "Former Nebraska safety Cam'ron Jones has transferred to SMU, he told 247Sports on Wednesday. "I chose SMU because not only can they offer great football, but it's a great education with a strong and successful alumni base," Jones said. "The staff is..." May 15

  • Sleepover at Jim Harbaugh's house part of ChadTough auction. Here's the price

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh is no stranger to sleepovers.   A week-long getaway at Harbaugh's home in Coronado, California, is among the items up for silent auction ahead of Saturday's Champions for Change Gala at Crisler Arena, the annual megafundraiser that..." May 15

  • Penn State WR Brandon Polk Announces Transfer Destination

    The Spun "Penn State has seen a lot of turnover on offense this season. Along with the graduation of Trace McSorley and NFL Draft departure of Miles Sanders, the team has lost a few wide receivers to transfer. Juwan Johnson is the most prominent departure. He’s off to..." May 15

  • Tate Martell got the hard truth once Ohio State landed Justin Fields

    Michigan Live "Apparently Ohio State did everything but pack up Tate Martell’s apartment. Because once the Buckeyes landed prized Georgia transfer Justin Fields, the staff delivered the cold, hard truth to the former four-star quarterback Martell, who had been patiently waiting his..." May 15

  • Scott Frost: Nebraska can make second-year leap similar to UCF

    Sportsnaut "The Nebraska football program slogged through the first season of the Scott Frost era, winning just four games and spending most of the season among the nation’s worst teams. Speaking with Jim Rome on The Jim Rome Show Monday, Frost expressed optimism about the immediate..." May 14

  • Michigan QB commit J.J. McCarthy 'throws like Brees,' moves 'like Baker'

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Holcomb still remembers the moment he realized J.J. McCarthy was special. Holcomb is the founder of Next Level Athletix Quarterback Training in Illinois. There's a drill he uses, which he copied from watching Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, that applies pressure from..." May 13

  • Zach Smith arrested for violating protection order

    Sportsnaut "Former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver coach Zach Smith was arrested on Thursday for violating a civil protection order in Delaware less than a year after it was filed. Smith, who was accused of repeatedly abusing his ex-wife during their relationship, was taken into custody at the..." May 12

  • Watch out for Purdue with Michigan QB transfer Brandon Peters

    247 Sports "Purdue is a team to watch for in the pursuit of Michigan graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Peters, sources close to the situation told 247Sports. Peters entered the transfer portal over the weekend, likely ending his Wolverines career. The former No. 61 overall prospect..." May 08

  • Barring injury, Shea Patterson will be Michigan’s starting QB in 2019

    Michigan Live "When Shea Patterson arrived at Michigan last winter, he was faced with high (almost unfair) expectations. Fans of the program wanted to win now, and thought Patterson could provide that. His impressive numbers at Ole Miss had some observers thinking a Heisman Trophy could be within..." May 07

  • Former Texas Tech QB McLane Carter headed to Rutgers

    College Football Talk "As the old saying goes, there must be a McLane in Lubbock. (Or something like that.) So, with ex-Nevada wide receiver McLane Mannix now in place at Texas Tech, former Red Raiders quarterback McLane Carter is now free to leave. Carter announced his..." May 06

  • Michigan QB Brandon Peters enters NCAA transfer portal

    Detroit News "Brandon Peters, who became the starting quarterback for Michigan late in the 2017 season, not surprisingly has placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Peters’ decision to transfer was first reported Saturday morning by Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network and confirmed by The..." May 06

  • Michigan football QB Brandon Peters enters the transfer portal

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football fourth-year junior quarterback Brandon Peters has entered the transfer portal.  Peters' move into the portal, first reported by SEC Network's Cole Cubelic and confirmed via a source by the Free Press, became official Saturday. Peters was a participant..." May 04

  • Ohio State grabs 2021 four-star recruit Kyle McCord, another QB relationship the Buckeyes must maintain

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyle McCord can’t call Ohio State his new home until January of 2021, at the earliest, which is when the current high school sophomore could enroll early as a college freshman for winter semester. When it comes to the four-star quarterback from the Class of 2021 who verbally..." April 30

  • Ex-Kentucky QB Hoak transfers to Ohio State

    ESPN "Ohio State is adding quarterback Gunnar Hoak, a graduate transfer from Kentucky. Hoak, who last week entered the NCAA transfer portal, announced Saturday on Twitter that he had accepted an offer to join the Buckeyes. He's set to graduate from Kentucky next week and will have two..." April 28

  • Wisconsin freshman quarterback Graham Mertz already turning heads after warm welcome

    USA Today "Wisconsin freshman quarterback Graham Mertz, whose every move has been chronicled from the time he was offered a scholarship until the day he rebuffed overtures from several marquee programs and signed his letter of intent, strode toward the semicircle of TV cameras and audio..." April 23