Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Iowa WR Brandon Smith Accidentally Hit A Woman In The Face As He Crashed Into A Wall

    Total Pro Sports "Early on in the second quarter of the Holiday Bowl game against the USC Trojans — Iowa wide receiver Brandon Smith put a juke move on a defender and got loose for what should’ve been a touchdown catch. " December 28

  • Family feud at the Fiesta Bowl: ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit having 'surreal' week

    USA Today "These are pretty strange times for the family of ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit. Battle lines have been drawn. On one side are his identical 19-year-old twin sons, Jake and Tye. Both are non-scholarship freshman football players for Clemson, which plays Ohio State Saturday in a..." December 28

  • Ohio State vs. Clemson, Fiesta Bowl 2019: Five keys to help you pick the Buckeyes vs. Tigers game

    CBS Sports "There seems to be a hint of a rivalry in the Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal. The last time these teams met, it was in this very location three years ago in the last Fiesta Bowl semifinal. Clemson won 31-0 on its way to its first national championship. In 2014,..." December 27

  • Penn State swipes OC Kirk Ciarrocca from Minnesota

    NBC Sports "When it came to filling a hole on its coaching staff, Penn State didn’t have to look outside of the Big Ten to find Kirk Ciarrocca. Thursday morning, Penn State announced that it has hired Ciarrocca as James Franklin‘s new offensive coordinator. Ciarrocca..." December 26

  • ESPN Reporter Edward Aschoff Dies Of Pneumonia On 34th Birthday, Contracted Disease During Ohio State-Michigan Game

    Total Pro Sports "The Worldwide leader in Sports was absolutely gutted on Tuesday to find out that college football reporter Edward Aschoff tragically lost his life on his 34th birthday. Just weeks before this tragedy, Aschoff stated himself that he caught pneumonia while covering the Ohio..." December 25

  • Suspect in stabbing death of ex-Iowa QB C.J. Beathard’s brother put on Most-Wanted list

    NBC Sports "There’s been a development in a tragic situation connected to former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard. Two individuals, Clay Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, were fatally stabbed outside of a Nashville bar early Saturday morning. The Metro Nashville..." December 25

  • Ohio State QB Justin Fields Says Knee Injury Is at 80-85% Ahead of Clemson Game

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields still isn't fully healed from a knee injury that has been bothering him throughout the 2019 season.   Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Fields said his left knee is between 80-85 percent heading into Saturday's..." December 25

  • Why Clemson-Ohio State Could Be the Best Matchup in College Football Playoff History

    12 Up "Once the college football regular season reached its conclusion (and, let's be honest, well before its official wrap-up date), many fans dedicated their sporting lives to waiting with bated breath for the potential College Football Playoff matchups. While Jalen Hurts' shot at LSU..." December 25

  • Iowa to honor legendary former coach Hayden Fry by removing Tigerhawk logo from Holiday Bowl helmet

    CBS Sports "No. 16 Iowa will honor former coach Hayden Fry with a special helmet when they take on No. 22 USC in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. Fry passed away at the age of 90 on Dec. 17 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Iowa will remove the Tigerhawk from its helmet..." December 24

  • Ohio State Restaurant Trolls Clemson Ahead Of CFP Game

    Sportsnaut "The Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers will do battle in one of the two College Football Semifinal matchups Dec. 28 in the Fiesta Bowl. This should be a heck of a game between the defending champs and a Ohio State squad that dominated its opponents during the regular..." December 24

  • Charles Woodson Warns Ohio State, Michigan Is Coming Back!!!

    TMZ "Ohio State's dominant run over Michigan ain't lasting long ... so says Charles Woodson, who tells TMZ Sports the Wolverines are closing the gap soon!! "We'll make it up," the Michigan legend says. "We'll be fine." Of course,..." December 23

  • Report: Texas targeting assistant on CFP team to be next offensive coordinator

    College Football Talk "After flirting with USC’s Graham Harrell to fill the Texas offensive coordinator vacancy, it appears Tom Herman has moved onto another blueblood program hoping to poach a top assistant. According to a report from Stadium’s Brett..." December 23

  • Clemson must bring a crowd to stop Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins in College Football Playoff semifinal

    USA Today "While studying film in preparation for the Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal, Clemson linebacker Chad Smith noticed a recurring theme. Wherever Ohio State running J.K. Dobbins carried the ball, he drew a crowd. “You normally don't see that type of..." December 23

  • Chase Young expected to enter 2020 NFL Draft after Buckeyes' title chase is over

    CBS Sports "While Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young has played coy about his intentions for 2020, hinting that he may stay in school, several sources close to that program said they fully expect Young to enter the NFL Draft. Young is viewed as a generational impact edge..." December 23

  • Disgraced Ohio State Assistant Zach Smith Claims Tom Herman Had Brutal Lamar Jackson Take

    12 Up "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been putting a clown suit on those who doubted his ability to play quarterback dating back to his time at Louisville, but the most notable doubter might have been Texas head coach Tom Herman. If you are to believe alleged..." December 23

  • Lovie Smith Makes Bold Claim About Big Ten Heading Into 2020

    The Spun "Illinois was one of the surprise teams in the Big Ten this season, going 6-6 overall and 4-5 in league play. Lovie Smith went from being on the hot seat to taking the Illini to a bowl game for the first time in five years. Despite finishing the regular season off in disappointing..." December 23

  • Four-star CB Clark Phillips surprisingly flips from Ohio State to Utah

    CBS Sports "Even the teams atop the recruiting rankings suffer losses in recruiting battles. Ohio State, which is currently ranked at No. 3 in 247Sports' composite rankings for 2020, saw one of their top recruits bolt on Thursday. Four-star cornerback Clark Phillips committed to Ohio State back in..." December 19

  • Five-star WR Rakim Jarrett shockingly flips from LSU to Maryland

    SI "Five-star receiver Rakim Jarrett is committed to LSU no longer. Jarrett announced his intentions to flip his commitment to the University of Maryland in an effort to stay closer to home.      

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  • Did ousted team doctor who claims Penn State Coach James Franklin pressured him wait too long to sue?

    Penn Live "A former team doctor who claims Penn State football Coach James Franklin pressured him to prematurely return injured players to the gridiron is a “disgruntled employee” who missed the deadline for taking his case to court, Franklin’s lawyer contended..." December 18

  • Four-star QB CJ Stroud chooses Ohio State over Georgia

    Michigan Live "Michigan missed out on its top remaining 2020 quarterback target on Wednesday. Rancho Cucamonga (California) four-star quarterback CJ Stroud committed and signed his National Letter of Intent to Ohio State in a live announcement on ESPNU. Michigan was in his final five,..." December 18

  • Texas hires former Rutgers coach Chris Ash as new Longhorns defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Texas coach Tom Herman is reuniting with an old colleague -- officially. Finally. On Tuesday, the university announced that former Rutgers coach Chris Ash has been hired as the Longhorns new defensive coordinator. Ash replaces Todd Orlando, who was relieved of his duties..." December 17

  • Ryan Day updates Justin Fields' knee ahead of Clemson

    247 Sports "Less than two weeks from kickoff in the College Football Playoff semifinal, Ohio State coach Ryan Day is encouraged by his most important player's progress from injury. Heisman finalist Justin Fields has persevered through an ailing MCL sprain over the past month, grimacing at..." December 17

  • Pat McAfee Quips That Urban Meyer Is a Bum Before Questioning if He Can Succeed in NFL

    The Big Lead "Before we begin, a little bit of context on the ongoing beef between Urban Meyer and Pat McAfee. A couple weeks ago, Meyer took a veiled shot at McAfee in an interview with Big Ten Network, and McAfee returned with double barrels: With that as the backdrop, McAfee was on Get..." December 17

  • Greg Schiano: Rutgers Will Be No. 1

    The Big Lead "Greg Schiano is the new head coach of Rutgers football. He inherits a program in shambles and a team that has been steamrolled by every single real opponent this season. To say the least, he has a lot of work to do. Schiano, for his part, appears to be quite optimistic about the..." December 16

  • Purdue QB Elijah Sindelar won't return for sixth season

    ESPN "Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar, who started the team's past three season openers but struggled with injuries, will not return for a sixth year of eligibility. Sindelar told Rivals.com and The Journal and Courier on Monday that his playing career is over. He played..." December 16

  • Michigan football wide receiver Tarik Black enters NCAA transfer portal

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan receiver Tarik Black has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. In 2019, Black made 25 catches for 343 yards, the fourth-highest total on the team. He also scored one touchdown. But Black, a junior, was often overshadowed by the team's other..." December 14

  • Saying ‘there’s no reason not to play,’ Jerry Jeudy is all-in for Alabama’s Citrus Bowl matchup with Michigan

    College Football Talk "If Michigan thought they were going to catch a bit of a break when it came to the offensive weapons Alabama can bring to a postseason fight, they can think again. In a short and sweet tweet posted to his personal Twitter account Friday night, Jerry Jeudy confirmed that he..." December 14

  • Report: Boston College 'Close' to Finalizing Deal With Jeff Hafley as Next Head Coach

    SI "The Boston College head coaching search seemingly won’t be going on for much longer.  According to Yahoo! Sports’s Pete Thamel, the Eagles are “close” to finalizing an agreement with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley as its next head football..." December 14

  • Chase Young says current plan is to return to Ohio State

    The Score "Heisman Trophy finalist and projected top 2020 NFL draft pick Chase Young has yet to declare whether he's leaving school for the pros. Caught on the streets of New York by TMZ's cameras ahead of Saturday's Heisman announcement, the junior defensive end was asked..." December 14

  • Former Rose Bowl MVP reportedly enters transfer portal from Ohio State

    College Football Talk "It’s not often somebody who has a Rose Bowl MVP award enters the NCAA Transfer Portal but here we are. According to multiple reports from Columbus, Ohio State safety Brendon White has entered his name into the database and is all but gone from the Buckeyes at the..." December 13

  • Eddie George Says Joe Burrow Is Front-Runner to Win Heisman

    TMZ "Buckeye loyalty be damned ... Ohio State legend Eddie George says LSU's Joe Burrow is the front-runner to win the Heisman trophy on Saturday ... despite 2 OSU finalists. TMZ Sports spoke with the 1995 Heisman winner about the 4 finalists --..." December 13

  • Center Tyler Biadasz becomes Wisconsin's first Rimington Trophy winner

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tyler Biadasz helped clear the road and Jonathan Taylor more often than not ran to daylight. Not surprisingly, those teammates who helped Wisconsin to the Big Ten title game and a Rose Bowl berth, on Thursday won prestigious individual awards. Biadasz, a redshirt junior from..." December 12

  • The Case for Chase Young Shocking the World and Winning the Heisman Trophy

    12 Up "Where are all of the old school football fans that champion imposing defense? We get that it's 2019 and all of the love and adoration is directed towards offensive superstars, but does that mean we are supposed to deprive generational defensive talents of historic hardware because..." December 12

  • Redbox Bowl does Cal, Illinois dirty with awkward errors on official T-shirts

    CBS Sports "There are so many bowl games in college football that sometimes it's hard to keep track of who's matched up against who, what bowl they're playing in or where/when that bowl is being played. Accidentally mixing up certain bowl details is typically very understandable... unless..." December 12

  • Two suspended Cornhuskers facing sexual-assault-related charges

    ESPN "Two suspended Nebraska football players were arrested Tuesday and are facing felony charges in connection with a report of a sexual assault, less than a week after a university investigation determined that they violated sexual misconduct policies. Redshirt..." December 11

  • Ohio State's Chase Young wins Nagurski Trophy as nation's top defender

    UPI "Ohio State Buckeyes lineman Chase Young has been named college football's top defensive player, winning the 2019 Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Young won the award Monday from the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The junior defensive end led the nation with 16.5 sacks this season. Young..." December 10

  • Let the debate begin: Trevor Lawrence vs. Justin Fields for the Fiesta Bowl

    247 Sports "The 2019 Fiesta Bowl isn’t short on intriguing storylines. Ohio State is attempting to halt Clemson’s quest for back-to-back titles. The Buckeyes will try to avenge a 31-0 loss to the Tigers in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. Chase Young and Trevor..." December 10

  • Why Ohio State should have held firm over LSU in No. 1 spot

    CBS Sports "The final College Football Playoff Rankings of the 2019 season were released on Sunday, but that doesn't mean we have to stop debating! The CFP Selection Committee had a change of heart following Championship Weekend, restoring LSU to the No. 1 spot and knocking Ohio State back down to No...." December 08

  • Seventh Michigan State player enters portal since season began

    College Football Talk "For Michigan State and its ever-shifting roster, the portal has become almost second nature. The latest subtraction from said roster is Dimitri Douglas, with an MSU official confirming that the offensive lineman is listed as available in the NCAA transfer database. The fact that..." December 07

  • College football odds, picks, lines, spreads for Championship Week, 2019: Model reveals top predictions

    CBS Sports "There are plenty big favorites during Championship Week, according to the latest college football odds. Clemson is giving Virginia 28.5 points in the 2019 ACC Championship Game. Meanwhile, Ohio State is a 16.5-point favorite over Wisconsin in the 2019 Big Ten..." December 07

  • Chase Young is the 2019 Chicago Tribune Silver Football winner; 1st Ohio State defensive player to win award

    Chicago Tribune "Ohio State coaches prioritized Chase Young while building their 2017 recruiting class. Of course they did. It didn’t take Inspector Clouseau to notice the five-star defensive end shedding blocks and leaping for interceptions on film. Urban Meyer met Young when he was a..." December 07

  • Penn State and coach James Franklin agree to contract extension through 2025 season

    CBS Sports "Penn State and coach James Franklin have agreed to a new contract extension that will keep him in Happy Valley through 2025. The announcement came Friday as Franklin's name had been loosely connected with other jobs, including USC. The financial terms of the new six-year deal were..." December 06

  • Indiana coach Tom Allen finalizes new seven-year, $27.3 million deal

    ESPN "Indiana coach Tom Allen has finalized a new seven-year, $27.3 million contract with the school after leading the Hoosiers to their first eight-win season since 1993. Allen, who had been the Big Ten's lowest-paid coach, will earn an average of $3.9 million annually, which..." December 06

  • Nebraska Football Players Face Suspension After Sexual Assault Allegations

    Sportsnaut "Two Nebraska football players, wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian LeGrone, were suspended indefinitely by the program back in August. Neither player saw the field for Scott Frost’s Cornhuskers this season. Though, the reasoning behind their..." December 05

  • Josh Uche declares for draft, will play in Michigan’s bowl game

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan linebacker Josh Uche announced Wednesday night that he will enter this spring's NFL draft and will play in the team's yet-to-be determined bowl game. "Me and my family have made the decision to forego my final season of eligibility and enter my name in the..." December 05

  • Report: Jim Harbaugh is not Panthers’ top target for head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers are looking for a new head coach after firing Ron Rivera this week, but don’t expect them to turn to Jim Harbaugh. Peter Schrager appeared on FOX’s NFL pregame show prior to Thursday night’s Bears-Cowboys game and said Harbaugh is not the..." December 05

  • Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos declares for NFL Draft

    Penn Live "Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos will leave school early to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. The junior from Virginia announced the news on Tuesday. He did not play in the team’s season finale against Rutgers due to an upper-body injury, but he said in a statement posted to..." December 04

  • Chase Young named Big Ten Defensive Player of Year

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State football’s Chase Young has been named the 2019 Big Ten Nagurski–Woodson Defensive Player of the Year. The defensive end has recorded 38 total tackles, 19.5 for loss, a school-record 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles for the undefeated Buckeyes this season. He..." December 04

  • Details of Greg Schiano’s eight-year contract released

    College Football Talk "It’s now officially official. Over the weekend, and after it appeared off, the reunion between Greg Schiano and Rutgers was back on as the university confirmed his hiring as head football coach, pending the board’s rubber-stamping of the..." December 03

  • Ohio State's Justin Fields to Play with Injury: 'I Don't Care How Much It Hurts'

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields made it clear Tuesday that he will not miss Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin despite suffering a knee injury last week against Michigan. According to Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors, Fields..." December 03

  • CFP Rankings: Top 4 unchanged, Alabama falls to No. 12

    The Score "With the final rankings less than a week away, another powerhouse school is out of the playoff hunt. The College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled its fifth rankings of the season Tuesday without any change to the top four, but with SEC..." December 03

  • College Football Playoff committee may have difficult decision leaving out either Pac-12 or Big 12 champion

    Larry Brown Sports "College football has five “power” conferences and only four teams in their playoff. That means one conference champion gets left out of the playoff. In some seasons, when there are several 2-loss teams, that is not a big issue. But this season is different. Things are shaping up for..." December 03

  • Rutgers, Greg Schiano reach agreement for former Scarlet Knights coach to return

    CBS Sports "After negotiations appeared to have stalled last week, Rutgers is indeed going back to Greg Schiano to pull the Scarlet Knights football program out of the basement and turn it around. Again. Rutgers and Schiano have agreed in principle to a reunion, according to NJ.com and Yahoo..." December 01

  • Jim Harbaugh to Media: I'll Answer Your Questions, Not Your Insults

    The Big Lead "Jim Harbaugh was noticeably salty after his Michigan Wolverines were hammered by the Ohio State Buckeyes, 56-27, in Ann Arbor.  Harbaugh is now 0-5 against Ohio State since taking over as Michigan's head coach and the games have rarely been close. When asked what the..." December 01

  • Michigan State CB Josh Butler’s parents died, so he walked out with his dogs on Senior Day

    Larry Brown Sports "Senior Day at East Lansing on Saturday was celebrated just a little differently than usual by one of Michigan State’s players. Josh Butler, a senior cornerback from Mesquite, Texas, celebrated Senior Day by walking out with his dogs. Most players walk out with their..." December 01

  • NFL Draft prospects to watch: Rivalry week brings Ohio State-Michigan and the Iron Bowl

    CBS Sports "Rivalry week has finally arrived. The final week of the regular season brings some of the year's most anticipated matchups of the year in addition to conference championship implications. College football fans are anxiously waiting to learn how formidable the Crimson Tide will be without..." November 30

  • Opinion: Latest loss shows Michigan is nowhere close to Ohio State, and it's getting worse

    USA Today "They were competitive for a while again. Though, really, that we’re even saying that at this point means we’re talking about moral victories.  Not that there were any Saturday at Michigan Stadium, unless you count the way the offense looked the first couple of..." November 30

  • Northwestern turns to fourth starting QB this season vs. Illinois

    College Football Talk "If at first you don’t succeed, try, try — and try and try — again. By now, you’re fully aware of Northwestern’s stunning woes under center. The Wildcats have thrown just five touchdown passes in 11 games this season, tied with Old Dominion for the fewest..." November 30

  • Justin Fields: Ohio State takes rivalry ‘more seriously’ than Michigan

    Larry Brown Sports "Justin Fields thinks Ohio State has dominated its rivalry with Michigan lately because the players take it more seriously. Fields’ Buckeyes beat the Wolverines 56-27 on Saturday for their eighth straight win in the series. The Wolverines have only won one game against Ohio State..." November 30

  • Ohio State QB Justin Fields aggravates sprained MCL injury against Michigan

    CBS Sports "There wasn't much to worry about for No. 1 Ohio State or its fans during a 56-29 win over No. 13 Michigan on Saturday; the Buckeyes' eighth straight win over their most bitter rival. There was a moment during the third quarter, however, that led to hearts creeping..." November 30