Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • 2020 WR prospect commits to Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have their first commitment of the 2020 recruiting class — and he's from that state down south. Tuesday afternoon, Northland High School (Columbus, Ohio) wide receiver Kalil Branham announced his decision in a..." June 20

  • Michigan football offers scholarship to 7th-grade Southfield QB

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has offered a scholarship to a seventh-grade quarterback. Dante Jacob Moore, a 13-year-old who will enter eighth grade in the fall at A.G.B.U. Alex & Marie Manoogian School, a charter program in Southfield, received the offer..." June 19

  • Urban Meyer calls LSU QB Joe Burrow a ‘Buckeye forever’

    College Football Talk "The majority of players that end up transferring from one school to another probably leave on mostly positive terms with their previous school. In the case of quarterback Joe Burrow, there appear to be absolutely no bitter hostilities left at the table at Ohio State as far as Buckeyes head..." June 19

  • Dwayne Haskins officially enters camp as Ohio State starting quarterback

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwayne Haskins will be Ohio State’s starting quarterback when the team’s preseason camp gets underway. Last month, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer provided some clarity on the team’s quarterback situation, saying Haskins would get the first opportunity to be the..." June 16

  • Shea Patterson the front-runner, but don't count out Michigan's other QBs yet

    Michigan Live "Time can change everything, and in the last six months the quarterback situation at Michigan has improved significantly. Shea Patterson joined the team in early January to much fanfare, the decorated former quarterback at the University of Mississippi. With him comes pizzaz and..." June 13

  • Nebraska assistant says Scott Frost turned down Florida job over loyalty to staff

    Larry Brown Sports "Scott Frost did an impressive job in his two seasons at UCF, and his success with the Knights led to job offers from some of the nation’s most storied programs. Many felt the Florida head coaching job was the best of the bunch, and we may now have a better idea of why Frost turned it..." June 13

  • Illinois QB Jeff George, Jr. indicates plans to transfer to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan might be on the verge of adding another experienced quarterback to its roster. Jeff George, Jr., who graduated and played two seasons at the University of Illinois, indicated Tuesday night plans to transfer to Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback posted a..." June 13

  • Maryland Football Player Jordan McNair Passes Away

    247 Sports "ragedy struck the Maryland football  program Wednesday. Terps lineman Jordan McNair passed away more than two weeks after collapsing during a team workout, the school announced. McNair, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman from Baltimore, had been hospitalized..." June 13

  • Michigan's Rashan Gary: 'I need a national championship'

    Detroit News "Rashan Gary smiled as he looked around before revealing his secret. He took a Sharpie and wrote inside his locker a permanent reminder — "Best defensive line in the country." Gary participated in Michigan’s football camp Saturday at Glick Field House..." June 11

  • Report: Michigan football offers Tevin Griffey, son of Ken Jr.

    Detroit News "Tevin Griffey, a 5-10, 160-pound cornerback and the son of former MLB star Ken Griffey Jr., on Saturday received an offer to play football at Michigan, according to the Michigan Insider. Griffey, from Dr. Phillips High in Orlando, Florida, is a class of 2020..." June 11

  • Gophers receive verbal commitments from five defensive players

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A busy weekend of football recruiting for the Gophers has paid dividends, with five players, all on defense, giving verbal commitments to coach P.J. Fleck for the Class of 2019. Sunday night, cornerback Solomon Brown of Largo, Fla., became the fifth player of the day and the 16th in..." June 11

  • Hunter Johnson will transfer to Northwestern

    247 Sports "The Northwestern Wildcats have landed Hunter Johnson, the former 247Sports Composite five-star quarterback who announced his transfer from Clemson in May. Johnson, a native of of Brownsburg, Ind., chose Northwestern over Duke, Purdue and Indiana. "I'm thrilled..." June 11

  • Ohio State lands 4-star athlete Kaiir Elam

    The Score "Ohio State bolstered its 2019 recruiting class Saturday, as four-star athlete Kaiir Elam announced via Twitter his commitment to the Buckeyes. Elam is the 70th-ranked prospect on the ESPN 300, and the 10th-best player in Florida for the 2019 cycle. The four-star athlete, who..." June 10

  • Minnesota football players file $45M lawsuit against school for discrimination following sexual assault case

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Nine current and former Minnesota football players filed a lawsuit for $45 million against the university, alleging they are victims of gender and racial discrimination following a sexual assault investigation for an incident that happened in..." June 08

  • Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson drafted by Texas Rangers in MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson apparently was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the MLB draft on Wednesday. Patterson, who transferred to Ole Miss and is expected to compete for the Wolverines' starting quarterback spot, has not played organized baseball since..." June 07

  • QB Tom Flacco, brother of Ravens' Joe Flacco, reportedly joining Towson as graduate transfer

    Baltimore Sun "There could be another Flacco coming to Maryland. Quarterback Tom Flacco, the brother of Ravens star Joe Flacco, is set to leave Rutgers and join the Towson football team as a graduate transfer, NJ Advance Media reported Wednesday. A Tigers spokesman declined to..." June 07

  • Michigan football under scholarship limit after 2 departures

    Michigan Live "Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday his football team is currently under the NCAA-allowed limit of 85 scholarships. And it's because of at least two recent departures. "There's been two for sure," Harbaugh told reporters at the "Best..." June 05

  • Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair (McDonogh) hospitalized after team workout

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland football offensive lineman Jordan McNair (McDonogh) has been hospitalized after an organized team workout, the athletic department said Monday. The rising redshirt freshman is in critical but stable condition. No other details were immediately available, but the workout..." June 05

  • Four-star 2019 quarterback Luke McCaffrey charts his own path, commits to Huskers

    Omaha World-Herald "Luke McCaffrey has always wanted to be his own person. After watching his three older brothers choose to play college football at Duke, Stanford and Michigan, the youngest McCaffrey decided to do his recruitment without their help. So he kept things to himself. Didn’t..." June 05

  • Penn State DT Corey Bolds seeks transfer from Penn State

    Land of 10 "Corey Bolds, a defensive tackle who redshirted as a freshman in 2017, announced on social media that he is leaving the Penn State football team. He is looking to transfer and was granted that request on Sunday. " June 04

  • Harbaugh strongly responds to criticism over Ohio State emphasis

    The Score "The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is as fierce as any in the country, but it's one that has been one-sided in recent years. The Buckeyes have won 13 of the last 14 meetings between the Big Ten opponents, including a perfect 3-0 record against current Wolverines head..." June 03

  • Keith Mumphery sues Michigan State, says false rape claim ended his NFL career

    Pro Football Talk "A year ago today, the Texans released Keith Mumphery, after a report emerged that Michigan State had banned him from campus and expelled him from its graduate school stemming from a rape accusation before he was drafted in 2015. Now Mumphery is suing his school. Mumphery says he was..." June 02

  • Eight players have now left Nebraska since Scott Frost was hired

    College Football Talk "Personnel attrition is pretty much standard operating procedure whenever a new head coach takes over a football program, and Nebraska is no different. On his personal Twitter account late Tuesday night, Willie Hampton announced that, “[a]fter prayer, talking with my..." May 30

  • Kevin Feder transfers to Kansas: Former Ohio State OL lands in Big 12

    Land of 10 "Ohio State grad transfer Kevin Feder is going from the Big Ten to the Big 12. Feder, a tackle, announced he was transferring to Kansas over the weekend. The 6-foot-9, 303-pound offensive lineman can play immediately for the Jayhawks and has two years of eligibility..." May 29

  • J.T. Barrett: Joe Burrow's intelligence should help him become LSU's starting QB

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie quarterback J.T. Barrett spent three years playing with Joe Burrow at Ohio State, and with Burrow transferring to LSU this year, Barrett thinks his former teammate has what it takes to become the Tigers' next starting quarterback. "He's..." May 29

  • Former Husker receiver Keyan Williams commits to Ball State

    Scottsbluff Star Herald "Keyan Williams, the former Husker receiver and son of ex-NU assistant Keith Williams, committed to Ball State on Tuesday. Williams announced May 14 he was leaving the Nebraska football program. Ball State will be his third school. He began his collegiate career at Fresno State before..." May 29

  • Illinois LBs charged with theft after moving deer statue onto their roof

    The News-Gazette "Two University of Illinois football-player roommates who admitted they relocated a steel sculpture from a Champaign park to their rooftop have been charged with theft. James Marchese, 21, and Drew Murtaugh, 20, both of the 500 block of South Second Street, appeared Friday in Champaign..." May 26

  • Eighth-grader lands football scholarship offer from Michigan

    Sportsnaut "Top college programs around the nation aren’t waiting around for elite players to even reach high school before they start offering scholarships these days. We’ve seen this happen more and more. Now it’s happened again, as Michigan football has offered..." May 25

  • Bill Mallory, Hoosiers' career leader in wins, dies at 82

    ESPN "Bill Mallory, Indiana's all-time coaching wins leader who upgraded football teams at Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio), died Friday in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University confirmed Mallory's passing following a tweet by Mallory's son, Curt, the football..." May 25

  • Ohio State's 2019 quarterback answer could be in Ohio if Buckeyes stop waiting on Connor Bazelak

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ryan Day's visit to Archbishop Alter High School on Monday began with promise, and ended with more uncertainty for quarterback Connor Bazelak. There was hope following a throwing session in front of Ohio State's quarterbacks coach that Bazelak would finally earn an offer from..." May 24

  • Former Indiana coach Bill Mallory in hospice care after brain surgery, family says

    Sporting News "Bill Mallory, who brought Indiana to six bowl games from 1986 to 1993, is in hospice care after undergoing brain surgery, his son, Curt, said Thursday on Twitter. Mallory, who turned 83 this week, went 0-11 in his first season at Indiana in 1984, but finished his 13-year stay..." May 24

  • Kiy Hester finds new FBS home after leaving Rutgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Kiy Hester's college career started in Florida, albeit briefly. It's now set to end there too. The former Rutgers safety will play his final season at Florida International, he recently announced. The commitment ends Hester's long road to a new home after he left..." May 22

  • 4-star LB Brandon Smith commits to Penn State

    Sporting News "Penn State has received its first five-star commitment of the 2019 class with linebacker Brandon Smith. Smith, the No. 2 inside linebacker in the country, the No. 30 overall player in 247Sports' Composite rankings and the top player in the state of Virginia, made his decision..." May 22

  • Jim Harbaugh taking Michigan football to South Africa next year

    Sportsnaut "First, it was Italy. This year, it was France. And in 2019, the Michigan football program will be heading all the way to South Africa as Jim Harbaugh’s commitment to overseas trips for his program continues to play out. “We’re going to (South) Africa,” Harbaugh..." May 21

  • DT Kyonta Stallworth is latest to transfer from MSU

    Detroit News "Michigan State defensive tackle Kyonta Stallworth announced on Twitter Saturday that he transferring. Stallworth, a former four-star recruit out of Detroit King, played in six games last season after appearing in just two games in 2016. “After much..." May 20

  • Charles Woodson doubles down on his Michigan-Ohio State guarantee

    Michigan Live "Charles Woodson isn't backing down from his guarantee. In fact, he's doubling down on it. And has a message for all current and future Michigan football players. Last month, during his commencement address to graduates from the University of Michigan,..." May 20

  • Noah Vedral on scholarship with Nebraska, Scott Frost confirms

    Land of 10 "Noah Vedral received his scholarship release from UCF and is on scholarship with Nebraska this summer, Scott Frost confirmed to Husker Online’s Sean Callahan. The quarterback transferred to Nebraska in the offseason and likely will sit out one season in compliance with NCAA transfer..." May 18

  • Report: Former Ohio State QB Joe Burrow to transfer to LSU

    The Advocate "LSU’s quarterback competition is indeed getting a new face. Joe Burrow, the graduate transfer from Ohio State, has chosen LSU over Cincinnati, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, adding himself to a hotly competitive starting quarterback battle.  Burrow is..." May 18

  • Urban Meyer says Dwayne Haskins 'will change how we attack defenses'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The last time coach Urban Meyer spoke on the Ohio State quarterback situation, he didn't have an answer. Only promises to evaluate the spring as a whole, meet with Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow and give some kind of private assessment of the situation. That assessment led to..." May 16

  • U-M police close investigation into threats against Jim Harbaugh

    Michigan Live "Police at the University of Michigan have closed an investigation into threats made last month against football coach Jim Harbaugh. Melissa Overton, deputy chief of the University of Michigan Police Department, confirmed the news to MLive on Tuesday, signaling the end to a near..." May 16

  • Husker wide receiver Keyan Williams will transfer from Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Keyan Williams, a senior wide receiver and son of former Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams, is leaving the Husker football program. He announced the move on Twitter Monday morning. “After a long conversation with my family, a couple of good conversations..." May 15

  • Once committed to Illinois, USC grad transfer Jalen Greene now headed to Utah State instead

    College Football Talk "That whole thing where Illinois picked up a Power Five transfer earlier this offseason?  Never mind, apparently. In late March, Jalen Greene took to Twitter to announce that he had committed to Illinoisafter deciding to transfer from USC.  Showing that..." May 15

  • QB Joe Burrow takes visit to LSU

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Joe Burrow’s first stops on his recruiting trail is to LSU. The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger reported on Friday that Burrow arrived in Baton Rouge to take a visit. Burrow is the hottest graduate transfer on the market. The former Ohio State quarterback announced on Tuesday that he was..." May 12

  • Former four-star DB Wayne Davis transferring from Ohio State

    Land of 10 "Wayne Davis will transfer from Ohio State football, he announced Thursday afternoon. Davis spent two seasons with the Buckeyes after joining the team as a 4-star recruit in the Class of 2016. The cornerback did not register any stats in either season. He wasn’t a fit at cornerback and was..." May 11

  • Michigan football considering another Amazon documentary

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh hasn't watched the Amazon documentary series that chronicled Michigan's 2017 football season. But he's heard good things. "Reviews have been good. I haven't watched it, I can't watch myself. I don't like to even hear my own voice tape recorded," Harbaugh said Thursday at a..." May 11

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh exploring deferred compensation to pay players

    CBS Sports "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is a trailblazer. From the "Signing of the Stars" on National Signing Day, to team trips to Italy and France to sleepovers with high school prospects, the fourth-year coach of the Wolverines is always pushing the envelope. His next step is figuring out how to pay..." May 11

  • Penn State-Pitt rivalry renewal put on hold due to ‘complicating puzzle’

    Centre Daily Times "Penn State and Pitt football fans could wait a decade or more until its rivalry is further renewed. An extension of the storied series might be revisited at some point after 2030, Nittany Lions athletic director Sandy Barbour said Tuesday at Penn State’s first Coaches Caravan stop. But in the..." May 09

  • QB Joe Burrow transferring from Ohio State football

    Land of 10 "Quarterback Joe Burrow is transferring from Ohio State after three seasons in Columbus. He announced the news on Tuesday. Burrow redshirted his first season at Ohio State, then served as a backup quarterback in 2016 and 2017 while Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett occupied the starting spot for..." May 08

  • Michigan recruit expects ‘at least two national championships’ from his class

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh has yet to bring a national championship to Ann Arbor, but one Michigan recruit expects that to change in the very near future. And after the Wolverines win their first title since 1997, apparently the next one will immediately follow. Michigan is off to a great start with 10..." May 08

  • Ex-Michigan four-star WR dismissed by Rutgers tweets he’ll transfer from the Scarlet Knights

    College Football Talk "Maybe the third time will be a charm? Or will it be three strikes and your out in the end? Either way, Ahmir Mitchell is getting set to seek his third college football home, with the wide receiver taking to Twitter Sunday to confirm that he has been granted a release from his Rutgers..." May 08

  • Former Syracuse football DT Kayton Samuels commits to Indiana as graduate transfer

    Syracuse.com "Former Syracuse football defensive tackle Kayton Samuels has committed to Indiana, he announced on Sunday. The graduate transfer will be eligible to use his final season of eligibility this fall. The 6-foot, 319-pound Samuels started 24 games over three seasons for the Orange, splitting time..." May 07

  • Wisconsin QB commit Graham Mertz visiting Ohio State: Report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Add another name to the Ohio State 2019 quarterback recruiting derby. Graham Mertz, a four-star Wisconsin commit, will take an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Monday, according to a report from Rivals' Adam Friedman. Mertz -- from Blue Valley North High School in Mission, Kan. -- was already..." May 07

  • Scott Frost: I have a hard time calling UCF the 2017 national champion

    USA Today "For Mike Gundy, the tipping point came late. He appreciated the sheer audacity of the claim. Paying the coaches’ bonuses was great. The parade was cool. The rings? Hey, he’s been known to do funky things with rings. “But when I saw the banner,” Gundy says, “that was a little different for me. …..." May 05

  • Michigan quarterbacks embrace fight for starting job

    Detroit News "The newest kid on the Michigan quarterback block, early enrollee freshman Joe Milton, feels like he stands as much chance to win the starting job this fall as transfer Shea Patterson, Brandon Peters, the starter late last season, and Dylan McCaffrey, a redshirt last year. All four shared snaps..." May 01

  • NCAA modified transfer rule to allow Michigan QB Shea Patterson to play

    Michigan Live "A recent change to the NCAA rules on student-athlete transfers appears to have helped pave the way for Shea Patterson to play at Michigan. According to a report published by the NCAA from its Division I council and standing committee meetings, a modification was made April 16-18 to the Division..." May 01

  • 5-star WR Garrett Wilson commits to Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State secured a major commitment from a recruit. Garrett Wilson, a 5-star wide receiver prospect from Austin, Texas, announced on Twitter Sunday that he had committed to Ohio State." April 30

  • Why QB Shea Patterson chose Michigan

    Michigan Live "With the NCAA's ruling final and Shea Patterson immediately eligible to play in 2018, it begs the question. Why Michigan? The former University of Mississippi quarterback was granted permission to transfer schools back in December, setting off a nine-day frenzy that saw Patterson take an..." April 30

  • Former Michigan star Charles Woodson guarantees Wolverine win over Ohio State

    CBS Sports "In three seasons as Michigan's coach, Jim Harbaugh has failed to lead the Wolverines to a win over rival Ohio State. According to another "Michigan man," that will change in 2018. Speaking at Michigan's commencement ceremony on Saturday, former defensive back/returner and 1997 Heisman Trophy..." April 29

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh details concern about 'free agency' in college football

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hasn’t spent a lot of time thinking about how the NCAA transfer rule could be tweaked, but he understands there is always a temptation for players to transfer for a number of reasons. Debate on the issue picked up in recent weeks as Michigan quarterback Shea..." April 29

  • Shea Patterson will be eligible for Michigan in 2018

    Detroit News "Four months after Shea Patterson transferred to Michigan, he will be granted a transfer waiver by the NCAA and will be immediately eligible to play this fall, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Detroit News on Thursday night. This decision concludes a twisting, often uncertain..." April 27

  • Mark Dantonio says players will decide if Jon Reschke can rejoin Michigan State team

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke, who left the program following the 2016 season after making what he called "an insensitive and totally regrettable comment" about a former teammate, could return to the Spartans. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, after speaking to high school..." April 27

  • Brohm contract extension proves Purdue remains committed to football program

    Journal & Courier "Any more questions about Purdue’s financial commitment to its football program? We’ve seen the commitment grow over the last two years where anyone who doubted wasn’t paying attention. We saw another sign Thursday. If you need convincing, just look at the numbers. Coach Jeff Brohm now has a..." April 27

  • Ohio State lands first 2020 commit

    247 Sports "In the 2018 class, Ohio State landed one of the rare prototypical offensive tackles in the country in Max Wray. Now the Buckeyes have landed one of the elite offensive tackles in the 2020 class in Max’s brother Jake Wray. Jake, with more than 25 offers from around the country, decided to end the..." April 24