Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tennessee Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt unsure if Michigan has helped Aubrey Solomon case

    USA Today "When Marquill Osborne decided to leave Tennessee in December and transfer to Charlotte, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt took action. Pruitt wrote a letter to the NCAA to aid Osborne’s case for immediate eligibility. Whether it had any influence or not, Pruitt does not know. He just..." August 24

  • Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus ruled eligible to play

    ESPN "Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus, recently reinstated to the university and the team after being acquitted of sexual assault charges, will be eligible to play this season for the Badgers. Cephus tweeted the eligibility update and Wisconsin confirmed it to ESPN. Cephus..." August 24

  • Quarterback Kasim Hill transfers to Tennessee football from Maryland

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill is transferring to Tennessee as a walk-on, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Hill, a former four-star recruit in the 2017 class, played in 13 games in two seasons at Maryland. Both his freshman and sophomore seasons were cut short by knee..." August 22

  • Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh: 'It's Hard to Beat the Cheaters' in SEC at Recruiting

    Bleacher Report "Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has never even won a division title in his eight seasons as a college coach, but, to hear him tell it, he is working against a stacked deck.  Jeff Arnold of Forbes reviewed John U. Bacon's book Overtime: Jim..." August 22

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Wisconsin reinstates Quintez Cephus after sexual assault accusation acquittal

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin was the only major college Quintez Cephus could have played for this season. The school took him back Monday after Cephus was acquitted earlier this month on sexual assault charges. Yes, it was complicated. Cephus, a Badgers wide receiver from Macon, Georgia,..." August 19

  • Justin Fields officially named starting QB at Ohio State

    Yahoo! Sports "A piece of news that seemed inevitable is now official: Justin Fields is Ohio State’s starting quarterback. Ryan Day, entering his first season as OSU’s head coach, announced Monday that Fields, the high-profile transfer from Georgia, will lead the offense when..." August 19

  • Kyle Williams went from five-star recruit to prison after brutal assaults. He says he's a changed man

    USA Today "Kyle Williams, the highest-ranked Iowa recruit of the Kirk Ferentz era, keeps himself in shape by doing squats. The weight he uses? A 275-pound guy he knows in prison.  Williams is one of the 2,087 inmates at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center in this..." August 17

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Luck Fickell not worrying about Jim Harbaugh anymore

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell seems to be backing down after working all offseason to make Michigan look like a villain over the NCAA not granting immediate eligibility to transfer James Hudson. Hudson was a redshirt freshman at Michigan last year and appeared in three..." August 15

  • Michigan OT Andrew Stueber out ‘indefinitely’ with leg injury

    Michigan Live "The Michigan football team’s competition at right tackle appears to have ended. Junior Andrew Stueber suffered a leg injury during practice this week and is out “indefinitely,” team spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed to MLive in a text message on..." August 15

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Luke Fickell over James Hudson transfer situation

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been vocal about his stance on NCAA transfers, and on Tuesday he fired back at an assertion that he roadblocked the waiver process after one of his former linemen, James Hudson, transferred to Cincinnati last season. “Michigan..." August 14

  • Ohio State Is Actually Trying To Trademark The Word ‘The’ In Front Of Its Name

    Uproxx "Trademarks are often a messy business, especially in sports. For every Trust The Process associated with the Philadelphia 76ers there’s a team saying “The Process” is their own. Then there’s all the messiness that comes with the 12th Man. It’s..." August 14

  • Maryland loses WR Jeshaun Jones for season with torn ACL

    The Score "Maryland sophomore wide receiver Jeshaun Jones has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2019 season, the team said in a release obtained by The Athletic's Patrick Stevens. The talented wideout suffered the injury during Monday's practice. Jones was..." August 06

  • Jim Harbaugh: Players skipping bowl game hurts their legacy

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh won’t stop a player from skipping a bowl game, but he does think such a decision could tarnish a player’s legacy. The Michigan Wolverines head coach joined the “Pardon My Take” podcast on Barstool Sports for an episode published on..." August 06

  • Spartans fans hate the new Michigan State football uniform

    Sportsnaut "Michigan State unveiled a bold new uniform on Monday that appears to be an acquired taste. Here’s a look at the new Michigan State football uniform, which seems to take a page out of the Seattle Seahawks’ lime green Color Rush scheme. Spartans fans aren’t exactly..." August 05

  • Nick Saban denies offering coaching job to former Ohio State coach Zach Smith at Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban opened his first news conference for the 2019 season answering questions about Ohio State and former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. After a public records release on Friday by Ohio State revealed text messages from Urban Meyer to an unknown recipient about Smith's..." August 03

  • Michigan State football shifts 4-star recruit Julian Barnett to WR for now

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State had just two 4-star recruits in its freshman class for this season. Now, both are on the offensive side of the ball. Cornerback Julian Barnett, a 4-star recruit, made his practice debut Thursday wearing a green jersey with the offense. The Belleville product..." August 02

  • Here is the NCAA’s answer on TCU QB Matthew Baldwin’s immediate eligibility request

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The NCAA has denied TCU quarterback Matthew Baldwin’s waiver for immediate eligibility, according to sources. TCU is expected to file an appeal on behalf of the Ohio State transfer this week. NCAA transfer rules require student-athletes to sit out a..." August 02

  • Longhorns lure 2020 five-star RB Bijan Robinson away from Ohio State

    CBS Sports "If Texas wants to win a national championship under Tom Herman, it needs to recruit like a champion. Those efforts were bolstered Friday with a verbal commitment from five-star running back Bijan Robinson. The Longhorns nabbed Robinson -- unofficially -- over Ohio State and USC. The 6-foot,..." August 02

  • Ex-Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said in texts that assistant Zach Smith offered job at Alabama

    USA Today "Former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer suggested in text exchanges in January 2018 that troubled former assistant coach Zach Smith was close to accepting a coaching job under Nick Saban at Alabama, and that Meyer ultimately talked him out of it.  The text messages were..." August 02

  • 2021 Four-Star WR Dont’e Thornton Decommits from Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "Yesterday, Penn State landed a commitment from 2021 four-star tight end Nick Elksnis, who joined four-star wide receiver Dont’e Thornton in the Nittany Lions’ 2021 class. As is tradition though during the last few months of the recruiting cycle, the good vibes only lasted so long as..." August 01

  • West Bloomfield 4-star Safety Makari Paige Commits to Michigan

    247 Sports "The Michigan coaching staff devised a plan to add West Bloomfield (Mich.) safety Makari Paige to its 2020 class, and it was executed to perfection. The 6-3, 182-pounder announced his commitment to the Wolverines moments ago, just three days after traveling to Ann Arbor for the..." July 31

  • Alabama, Wisconsin schedule future home-and-home football series for 2024, 2025 seasons

    CBS Sports "Alabama and Wisconsin announced on Monday that the two programs have agreed to a home-and-home series set to take place in the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The Badgers and Crimson Tide will play at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 14, 2024 and Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sept. 13,..." July 29

  • Paul Finebaum Tags Himself In & Backs Up Jim Harbaugh’s Harsh Comments On Urban Meyer

    Total Pro Sports "Over the past few days, Jim Harbaugh had garnered a bunch of attention over comments he made towards Urban Meyer, but he would soon find a rather unlikely ally in this battle. “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record,” Harbaugh said. “A really phenomenal record..." July 24

  • Pat Fitzgerald blames 'technology' for declining attendance in college football

    Sportsnaut "Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked to chime in on why college football is struggling with attendance numbers. His response will likely strike a chord with many. During his time at the podium at B1G Media Days, Fitzgerald pulled out his phone and said..." July 23

  • Ohio State four-star target Kourt Williams announces commitment date for Wednesday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State could potentially land another player from its successful Backyard Bash and Barbecue on Wednesday when Kourt Williams of St. John Bosco (Calif.) High School announces his decision. The four-star recruit is rated as the No. 169 overall player and the No...." July 23

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh questions some depression-based transfer claims

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh explained his stance on the transfer process more than once during his interview at Big Ten media days in Chicago on Friday.  Harbaugh believes all transfers should be allowed to leave a school with instant eligibility — no matter..." July 20

  • Rutgers WR Zihir Lacewell transferring to junior college to play DB

    College Football Talk "We’re in the final stages of the offseason in college football with training camps across the country starting as early as next week but it’s never too late for a player to transfer elsewhere for 2019. One such case comes in the form of Rutgers wide receiver Zihir..." July 19

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh said QBs Shea Patterson, Dylan McCaffrey could split time

    Yahoo! Sports "We’re not quite sure what to make of Michigan QB Shea Patterson. As a college football player or an NFL draft prospect. First, there’s the inconsistent play. The hype outpacing the production to this point. Two college stops — Ole Miss and Michigan. And several..." July 19

  • Jim Harbaugh Has A Solution To College Football’s Transfer Problem

    The Spun "Earlier this week, Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh made headlines with comments about former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record. Really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere..." July 19

  • Jim Harbaugh: Controversy follows Urban Meyer wherever he goes

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh was never able to get the best of Urban Meyer when Meyer coached at Ohio State, but he clearly doesn’t feel that winning is everything when it comes to running a college football program. In an appearance on “The TK Show” podcast with Tim Kawakami this..." July 18

  • James Blackman Named FSU Starting QB Ahead of Wisconsin Transfer Alex Hornibrook

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State's James Blackman is the starting quarterback. At least until he gets beaten out. FSU coach Willie Taggart gave his vote of confidence to Blackman at the 2019 ACC Kickoff meetings at the Weston Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday. "He's the..." July 17

  • Michigan QB Shea Patterson Rips Fake Tweet of Him Bashing OSU, Jim Harbaugh

    Bleacher Report "Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson was not pleased his Sunday round of golf was interrupted by a fake tweet. Patterson addressed a fake tweet that, had he written it, would have meant the Wolverines signal-caller was not on the same page with head coach Jim Harbaugh and..." July 08

  • Five-star 2020 LSU commit said he probably would’ve committed to Ohio State if Urban Meyer hadn’t left

    College Football Talk "Even with the retirement of Urban Meyer becoming official earlier this year, and after an initial hiccup, Ohio State under Ryan Day hasn’t suffered a significant drop-off overall on the recruiting trail. While the Buckeyes’ Class of 2019 was ranked..." July 04

  • Ohio State reels in 4-star LB Cody Simon

    The Score "Four-star linebacker Cody Simon announced his commitment to Ohio State on Saturday. The New Jersey native took official visits to Ohio State, Penn State, and Nebraska before electing to take his talents to the Buckeyes, according to Bill Kurelic of 247 Sports.   " June 30

  • Report: Sean Savoy receives positive news from NCAA following transfer from Virginia Tech to Maryland

    Saturday Tradition "It sounds like one of Maryland’s transfer additions this offseason will have the opportunity to step on the field for the 2019 season. Thursday morning, InsideMDSports.com reported that former Virginia Tech wide receiver Sean Savoy has been granted immediate..." June 27

  • Badgers freshman outside linebacker Skyler Meyers enters NCAA transfer portal

    Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin freshman outside linebacker Skyler Meyers has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a UW official confirmed Wednesday. The news, which was first reported by the SEC Network's Cole Cubelic, comes just weeks after Meyers joined the Badgers'..." June 27

  • Oak Park four-star athlete Enzo Jennings picks Penn State

    Detroit News "Enzo Jennings, a four-star athlete from Oak Park, committed to Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class on Thursday. Jennings (6-1, 185 pounds) has been offered by all of the nation’s top programs, including Michigan and Michigan State. " June 27

  • Jim Harbaugh's pressure-packed 2019 season should determine his future at Michigan

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh was hired prior to the 2015 season to bring one thing to Ann Arbor, Michigan -- a national championship. After four seasons at the helm of Michigan, that seems more like a fantasy than a certainty. Harbaugh has not won the Big Ten East, nor has he topped bitter..." June 25

  • Former Arizona State, Ohio State defensive end Darius Slade arrives at USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Arizona State defensive end Darius Slade is on USF’s campus and is expected to play his final season for the Bulls this fall, the Tampa Bay Times has learned. The Daily Stampede reported Monday that Slade had enrolled at USF. The football program has not..." June 25