Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Luke McCaffrey among three Nebraska offensive players entering NCAA transfer portal

    CBS Sports "One participant in Nebraska's offseason quarterback battle will look to play elsewhere in the 2021 season. Redshirt sophomore Luke McCaffrey, along with wide receiver Kade Warner and offensive lineman Will Farniok, will transfer from the program, according to..." January 26

  • College Football Playoff Selection Committee adds five new members, Iowa AD Gary Barta extended as chair

    CBS Sports "The College Football Playoff announced the outgoing and incoming members of its selection committee on Tuesday, finalizing the group that will rank and determine the teams involved in the national championship race for the 2021 season.  All selection committee members are given..." January 26

  • 10 College Football Programs That Are Screwed in Class of 2021 Recruiting Window

    Bleacher Report "For many college football programs, national signing day (Feb. 3) will provide a satisfying culmination of much hard work and a promising glimpse of the future. For others, that date on the calendar looms ominously, like a science fair for which they've long neglected to work on..." January 26

  • QB1 star Lance LeGendre decides on new school

    Larry Brown Sports "Former “QB1: Beyond the Lights” star Lance LeGendre has found a new home in college football. LeGendre announced on Friday that he is transferring to Louisiana Lafayette. LeGendre spent two seasons at Maryland. The redshirt freshman appeared in three games each..." January 24

  • Co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison to retire at end of month

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State has a new opening on its defensive coaching staff. Greg Mattison is set to retire at the end of January after two seasons as the Buckeyes' co-defensive coordinator, Ryan Day announced on Friday. “He’s going to be retiring here after an..." January 22

  • Ohio State Buckeyes coach Ryan Day encouraged by returning players who put off NFL dreams

    Eleven Warriors "Not since the night Ohio State lost the national championship game had head coach Ryan Day spoken publicly about his team.  On Friday morning, two weeks after the 52-24 loss to Alabama, Day hopped on a Zoom with local media to preview the offseason. He discussed Greg..." January 22

  • Ryan Day on Gene Smith to Pac-12 rumors, what the Ohio State athletic director means to him

    247 Sports "Gene Smith was named Ohio State's athletic director in March of 2005 and has held that position ever since and was elevated to vice president in 2016. Over the last 15 years, Smith has overseen the Buckeyes' 36 varsity sports, including the Scarlet and Gray winning a number of national..." January 22

  • Justin Fields Praises Urban Meyer

    TMZ "Justin Fields might not have played for Urban Meyer at Ohio State ... but the ex-Buckeyes star says he doesn't doubt the coach will have success in Jacksonville. The quarterback just touched down in L.A. at LAX this week ... and when we asked him about the Jags'..." January 21

  • Cowboys DBs coach Maurice Linguist finds job at Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist has a new job as co-defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports. The Cowboys already have hired Linguist’s replacement. Joe Whitt Jr. will serve as secondary coach and defensive passing game..." January 19

  • Northwestern to hire Oakland Raiders DB coach Jim O’Neil as new defensive coordinator

    Inside NU "Mike Hankwitz’s replacement has officially been found. Northwestern will hire Oakland Raiders defensive backs coach Jim O’Neil as its new defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported Tuesday afternoon. " January 19

  • Former South Carolina starting QB Ryan Hilinksi announces Northwestern as his transfer destination

    CBS Sports "Former South Carolina starting quarterback Ryan Hilinski announced Tuesday that he will continue his playing career as a member of the Northwestern Wildcats. Hilinski, a sophomore, will join a program that will be without recently-departed senior Peyton Ramsey. Hilinski..." January 19

  • Chris Olave will return to Ohio State for senior year

    Bleacher Report "While the Ohio State Buckeyes lost quarterback Justin Fields when he announced he will enter the 2021 NFL draft Monday, they held on to one of the other key pieces in their aerial attack. Wide receiver Chris Olave announced he will return for his senior season as..." January 18

  • Michigan hires Ravens LB coach Mike Macdonald as their defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Saturday night’s loss to the Bills was Mike Macdonald’s final game as the Ravens’ linebackers coach. A report earlier this month indicated that Macdonald was the University of Michigan’s top choice for defensive coordinator and the school announced..." January 17

  • Maryland agrees to settle with family of Jordan McNair for $3.5 million

    ESPN "More than two years after Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during a football workout, the university has agreed to a settlement totaling $3.5 million with his parents, Marty McNair and Tonya Wilson. The amount, which was made public on Friday in a meeting..." January 16

  • Wan'Dale Robinson announces transfer to Kentucky Wildcats

    ESPN "Former Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson is transferring to Kentucky, he announced Friday. Robinson, who led Nebraska with 51 receptions for 461 yards and a touchdown in eight games this season, entered the NCAA's transfer..." January 15

  • Michigan names Mike Hart RB coach

    The Score "The 2021 season will see a familiar face return to the Michigan sideline. Mike Hart has agreed to terms to become the Wolverines' running backs coach, the school announced Wednesday. Hart played for Michigan from 2004-07, earning Big Ten Freshman of..." January 13

  • This could go down as epic fail for Ohio State defense

    USA Today "After one half at Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship against Alabama, it became clear that Ohio State’s path to victory hinged on a miracle or, barring that, the Crimson Tide becoming lost in the tunnels below Hard Rock Stadium and unable to return for the..." January 12

  • Ohio State's Josh Fields downplays injury after loss: 'I was healthy enough'

    The Score "Justin Fields played through a hip pointer in Monday's 52-24 national championship game loss to Alabama, but the Ohio State quarterback refused to use the injury to excuse his performance. "At the end of the day, I was able to play and we didn't get..." January 12

  • National Championship TV ratings for Ohio State-Alabama game down

    Larry Brown Sports "The TV ratings for the National Championship between Ohio State and Alabama on Monday night were down compared many past years. The game drew 18.7 million viewers across ESPN TV (non-streaming) channels, ESPN shared. The 18.7 million viewers is a lot, but not by college..." January 12

  • NFL draft talent runs deep in Alabama-Ohio State national championship game

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama plays Ohio State in tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and you’ll hear a lot of names tonight that you’ll also hear during the NFL draft. Here are some of the players worth keeping an eye on: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State: The..." January 11

  • Cardale Jones Says He'd Draft Trevor Lawrence Over Justin Fields

    TMZ "Ohio State legend Cardale Jones is keepin' it real ... telling TMZ Sports despite his Buckeye ties, if he had the #1 pick in the NFL draft, he'd take Trevor Lawrence over Justin Fields. "I'm going to try to be unbiased as..." January 11

  • Nick Saban outlines how Jaylen Waddle may be used in championship game

    Larry Brown Sports "Will Jaylen Waddle play in Monday night’s national championship game? Nick Saban is staying tight-lipped, but we know how it will happen if it does. Waddle, who has been out since Oct. 24 after suffering a major ankle injury, could potentially appear in the College Football..." January 11

  • OSU's Tommy Togiai, Tyreke Smith, Blake Haubeil out for CFP title game

    The Score "Ohio State will be shorthanded for the College Football Playoff title game. Defensive end Tyreke Smith, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, and kicker Blake Haubeilwon't play versus Alabama on Monday, the school announced, per Ralph Russo of The Associated..." January 11

  • Who did Lee Corso pick on ESPN's College GameDay today?

    NCAA "Lee Corso has been many things — a college football coach, Burt Reynolds' college roommate and America’s favorite college football lovin’ crazy grandfather on ESPN GameDay where he makes his 'headgear picks' each week on location during College Football..." January 11

  • Ohio State RB Trey Sermon Being Taken to Hospital After Injury

    SI "Ohio State running back Trey Sermon is being taken to Broward General Hospital after suffering an injury in the first quarter of Monday's national championship game against Alabama, according to ESPN's Maria Taylor.  Sermon played just a single series due..." January 11

  • Twitter reacts after Alabama's Jordan Battle ejected for targeting foul

    USA Today "Alabama DB Jordan Battle has been ejected from Monday’s College Football Championship for a targeting penalty on Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert. The play set the Buckeyes up with a first-and-goal but they only got a field goal out of it to close within..." January 11

  • Alabama-Ohio State title game lands in sea of COVID-19 in Miami area

    USA Today "Hard Rock Stadium in metro Miami has become a strange scene to behold this week during a state surge of COVID-19. On Friday, long lines of cars waited at the stadium for vaccinations for residents who are 65 and older — a reminder that a deadly virus is on the loose..." January 10

  • While Ryan Day coached, wife Nina managed homefront through difficult season

    USA Today "Nina and Ryan Day have a nickname for it now. The Dungeon. It’s actually a nice little place, more like a hotel suite than the shed it was before its conversion. It has big windows, overlooks a pond, and contains a kitchenette and bathroom.  Ryan..." January 10

  • Jim Harbaugh finalizing contract extension at discount with Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan and Jim Harbaugh are nearing what would be a five-year extension with a lower base salary but with heavy incentives. If the Wolverines were to reach certain championship benchmarks, he could recoup most of the $8 million he was set to make this season. Two sources said it..." January 08

  • Michigan, football coach Jim Harbaugh reach contract extension

    ESPN "Jim Harbaugh has reached a contract extension to remain Michigan's football coach through the 2025 season, athletic director Warde Manuel announced Friday. "I continue to believe that Jim is the right man to lead our program in pursuit of Big Ten and CFP..." January 08

  • Ohio State trolls Michigan over Jim Harbaugh extension

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan had another disappointing season in 2020, but Jim Harbaugh is not going anywhere. The coach signed an extension with the school this week, and some Wolverines fans have questioned the move. Michigan’s biggest rival seems quite pleased, however. The Athletic’s Nick..." January 08

  • Penn State hires Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator to replace Kirk Ciarrocca

    ESPN "Penn State coach James Franklin has hired Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, replacing Kirk Ciarrocca after only one season with the Nittany Lions. Yurcich had been the offensive coordinator at Texas in 2020 after one season at Ohio..." January 08

  • Can Ohio State coach Ryan Day rise to the moment vs. Alabama?

    USA Today "One of the first things people notice about Ryan Day is his cheeks. They’re rosy red. Sort of like Santa Claus'. And people often wonder the reason for it, especially after his journey to become the head football coach at Ohio State. “I thought he..." January 08

  • CFP director: Alabama-Ohio State national title game to proceed as scheduled

    The Score "The national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State is expected to be played as scheduled Monday despite earlier COVID-19 concerns surrounding the Buckeyes. "As I have said all week, the game is on. Alabama's team will be traveling to Miami..." January 08

  • Arizona football hiring Don Brown as defensive coordinator

    MSN.com "Don Brown may have taken the fall at Michigan this season, but he already has a new gig. Brown has been hired by Arizona to be their new defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports. " January 07

  • Ohio State football's dominance in the Big Ten is unmatched. These numbers tell the story.

    USA Today "After a season that cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the conference and first-year commissioner Kevin Warren, don't look for a "Mission Accomplished" banner to be hung at the Big Ten headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, to celebrate Ohio State's appearance in the College..." January 07

  • Ohio State’s Shaun Wade excited to face Alabama’s DeVonta Smith

    New York Post "Shaun Wade smiled upon hearing the question — Who do you want to be matched up with? — and didn’t hesitate. “You already know who I want to go up against at the end of the day,” the Ohio State All-American cornerback said on Wednesday over..." January 07

  • Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields: 'I'll be good by Monday' for college football championship game

    USA Today "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields expects to play in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday against Alabama. "I'll be good by Monday night," he said in a Zoom call Thursday afternoon. Fields was injured in the second quarter of Ohio..." January 07

  • Nick Saban’s daughter apologizes for Ohio State tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban’s daughter Kristen apologized on Tuesday after sending a few tweets suggesting Ohio State was using COVID as an excuse to try and give Justin Fields more time to heal for the national championship game. Word emerged on Tuesday saying that the National Championship..." January 06

  • DeVonta Smith says focus is on Ohio State Buckeyes after winning Heisman Trophy

    ESPN "Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian did their best to keep the focus off their own career-defining moments as they prepare for Monday's matchup with Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National..." January 06

  • Illinois hiring Missouri DC Ryan Walters

    ABC 7 Chicago "Illinois is hiring Missouri defensive coordinator Ryan Walters for the same role, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. New Fighting Illini coach Bret Bielema picked Walters, who has been Missouri's primary defensive coordinator the past three seasons after two years in a..." January 06

  • With one season of eligibility left, quarterback Jack Coan to transfer from Wisconsin to Notre Dame

    NBC Sports "With its all-time winningest quarterback headed to the NFL, Notre Dame lacked any starting experience behind center moving into 2021 until former Wisconsin passer Jack Coan changed that Monday evening. The graduate transfer started 18 games between 2018 and 2019 before a..." January 05

  • Alabama’s DeVonta Smith, a Heisman finalist, poses big threat to Ohio State in college football title game

    USA Today "The one guarantee in a season of week-to-week uncertainty has been Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith’s tormenting of opposing defenses.  On Jan. 11 in the College Football Playoff championship game, Ohio State can either be the team..." January 05

  • COVID-19 concerns threaten to disrupt national title game

    Alabama "In the latest twist of a season full of disruptions, there are COVID-19 related concerns that threaten to disrupt Monday’s national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State. There are concerns related to Ohio State’s player availability for the game, according to..." January 05

  • Nick Saban’s Daughter Calls Out Ohio State For Faking COVID Cases To Get Justin Fields Healthy

    Total Pro Sports "On Tuesday, major news broke that Ohio State is having COVID-19 issues and it could cause the College Football Playoff national title game against Alabama to be moved. Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, was among the Crimson Tide fans who suggested Ohio State is avoiding playing..." January 05

  • Nick Saban’s daughter apologizes for Ohio State tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban’s daughter Kristen apologized on Tuesday after sending a few tweets suggesting Ohio State was using COVID as an excuse to try and give Justin Fields more time to heal for the national championship game. Word emerged on Tuesday saying that the National Championship..." January 05

  • Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has no interest in NFL jobs

    WKYC "On Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that if the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn't land former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, they would turn their attention to current Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. That interest, however, apparently wouldn't be..." January 04

  • Justin Fields injury remains unclear as Ohio State coach Ryan Day expects star QB to play vs. Alabama

    CBS Sports "Though quarterback Justin Fields took a crushing hit in the first half of No. 3 Ohio State's 49-28 Sugar Bowl semifinal win over No. 2 Clemson, it appears as though he will play in the College Football Playoff National Championship against..." January 04

  • QB recruit Quinn Ewers sticking with Ohio State despite Steve Sarkisian hire

    Larry Brown Sports "Quinn Ewers says he is firm in his commitment to Ohio State. Ewers is the top-ranked quarterback in the 2022 recruiting class. He originally was committed to Texas, but he decommitted from the school in late October after the program’s shaky start. That led..." January 03

  • Alabama may have to play its best game yet to beat Ohio State

    USA Today "The next eight days will be full of distractions for Alabama football, as quarterback Mac Jones made clear Friday night. Jones fended off one reporter asking about the Heisman Trophy, which will be awarded Tuesday night, with an answer straight out of the Nick Saban playbook:..." January 03

  • 5-star LB Terrence Lewis commits to Maryland

    The Score "Maryland has scored a surprise win on the recruiting trail. Outside linebacker Terrence Lewis signed with the Terrapins during the "All-American Bowl: Declaration Day" broadcast Saturday. Lewis picked the Terrapins over offers from both Miami and..." January 02

  • Michigan, Jim Harbaugh nearing contract extension

    USA Today "One of the biggest questions in Ann Arbor, dating back to last year, has been what’s Jim Harbaugh’s future with the Michigan football program? He and athletic Warde Manuel were discussing a contract extension — Harbaugh has one year left on his current deal —..." January 02

  • Justin Fields Actually Had A Classy Response To Dabo Swinney Dissing Ohio State

    Total Pro Sports "Dabo Swinney probably wishes he could take his vote and comments back about Ohio State. The Clemson Tigers head coach made major headlines when he ranked Ohio State No. 11 in the country in his final Coaches’ Poll ballot. “Obviously, they’re a great team...." January 02

  • Justin Fields' 6-TD Effort Leads OSU Past Trevor Lawrence, Clemson in Sugar Bowl

    Bleacher Report "Quarterback Justin Fields completed 22-of-28 passes for six touchdowns and 385 passing yards as No. 3 Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship after defeating No. 2 Clemson 49-28 on Friday at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. OSU running..." January 02

  • James Skalski shares hug with Justin Fields after Sugar Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "James Skalski may have drilled Justin Fields with a massive hit during the second quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday night, but there were no hard feelings between the men. Skalski was ejected for targeting after nailing Fields with the crown of his helmet squarely..." January 02

  • Urban Meyer shares details of Dabo Swinney motivating Ohio State

    247 Sports "Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says Dabo Swinney gave the Buckeyes more ammo than they needed prior to Friday's College Football Playoff semifinal and the Big Ten champions took it personal. Swinney ranked Ohio State at No. 11 in his final Coaches..." January 02

  • Lane Kiffin sends hilarious tweet ahead of Outback Bowl

    Yardbarker "Lane Kiffin is ready for the Outback Bowl, and he has the hilarious pregame tweet to prove it.  Kiffin, who’s known for his humor, shared a tweet ahead of Saturday’s matchup against Indiana. It depicts his dramatic pregame speech — with the heads of himself..." January 02

  • Pat Fitzgerald may listen to NFL interest

    Larry Brown Sports "Pat Fitzgerald has long been on the radar of NFL teams, but has consistently rebuffed any interest. That may be about to change. Fitzgerald’s Northwestern Wildcats finished off a 7-2 season on Saturday with a 35-19 win over Auburn in the Citrus Bowl. Afterwards, ESPN’s..." January 01

  • Wisconsin Shatters Trophy, Thanks to Vikings’ Justin Jefferson?

    Heavy "Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has taken the NFL by storm, not only with his play but also with his trademark touchdown celebration, “The Griddy.” The dance has become a sensation across both professional and collegiate sports, but one Wisconsin..." January 01

  • Ohio State under pressure to prove it belongs in Playoff semifinal

    USA Today "Intentional or not, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s decision to rank Ohio State 11th on his Amway Coaches Poll ballot has added necessary spice to a set of College Football Playoff games that don't exactly have a lot of new storylines for the sport.  The..." December 31

  • Wisconsin destroyed the Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy during celebration

    Larry Brown Sports "It would appear that the Wisconsin Badgers got a little too excited about winning the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Wednesday, and the trophy was an unfortunate casualty. Pictures from the locker room show that the Badgers shattered the trophy for their bowl win over Wake Forest,..." December 30

  • College Football Playoff heat focused on Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields against Clemson

    USA Today "When Ohio State plays Clemson Friday in the College Football Playoff, no player might have more at stake than Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields. If he plays well and Ohio State wins, his legacy will be enhanced and his NFL draft stock solidified. If he plays the way he did..." December 30

  • Kirk Herbstreit says Ohio State has ‘easy job’ preparing for Clemson

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State will have its hands full on Friday night trying to stop Trevor Lawrence and Clemson, but Kirk Herbstreit believes Dabo Swinney has done the Buckeyes a massive favor with some of the things he has said about them leading up to the playoff game. Herbstreit said on the..." December 29

  • Music City Bowl Is ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Be Played

    MSN.com "Another pretty big college football bowl game is in real trouble. Nashville’s Music City Bowl, scheduled to be played between Missouri and Iowa, is reportedly “highly unlikely” to take place. We’ve seen a number of other games get canceled due to..." December 27

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on ranking Ohio State outside top 10: 'I didn't think they were qualified'

    USA Today "Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney caused a bit of a stir last week when he ranked unbeaten Ohio State 11th on his Amway Coaches Poll ballot. As luck would have it, the Tigers and Buckeyes will face off Friday in a College Football Playoff semifinal game. So..." December 27

  • ‘QB1’ star Lance LeGendre enters transfer portal

    Larry Brown Sports "Lance LeGendre’s college career at Maryland did not go the way he wanted, and now he is on the move. AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reported on Wednesday that LeGendre has entered the transfer portal. LeGendre spent two seasons at Maryland. The redshirt freshman appeared..." December 24

  • Defensive coordinator Don Brown took the fall for Michigan, clearing the way for Jim Harbaugh extension

    USA Today "In the exhaust fumes of uncertainty, heartache and failure, the man nicknamed Dr. Blitz was sacked. The news came suddenly like a screaming rusher off the edge. Don Brown, Michigan football's defensive coordinator, became the first casualty from the..." December 23

  • Kirk Herbstreit’s son Zak announces he will play at Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Herbstreit’s son Zak is following in his footsteps by attending Ohio State. Zak, a tight end, announced that he will commit to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on, making him the third generation of Herbstreits to play for the Buckeyes. " December 23

  • Michigan Wolverines fire DC Don Brown after 5 seasons, source says

    ESPN "Michigan has dismissed defensive coordinator Don Brown, a source confirmed to ESPN. The move was first reported by The Athletic. Michigan finished the season 2-4, and the defense ranked 87th in yards allowed per game, 59th in yards allowed per play and was in the bottom..." December 22

  • Penn State football schedule: Building for 2021 with 4 straight wins

    Sportsnaut "Penn State Football schedule update: The Nittany Lions closed out a grueling 2020 season by winning their fourth straight 56-21 over Illinois at a snow-covered Beaver Stadium. If there is one word, to sum up, Penn State’s 2020 season, it would be streaky. Preseason..." December 21

  • Dabo Swinney ranks Ohio State 11th in coaches poll ballot ahead of CFP

    The Score "Dabo Swinney apparently doesn't think too highly of his College Football Playoff semifinal opponent. The Clemson boss ranked Ohio State 11th in his final coaches poll ballot behind several programs that didn't capture a conference title, including Florida,..." December 21

  • LeBron James hilariously reacts to Clemson’s Dabo Swinney ranking Ohio State outside top 10

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers star and Ohio native LeBron James is dumbfounded by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s disrespect for his Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes will play Swinney’s Tigers in one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games after..." December 21

  • NFL teams expected to target Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald

    ESPN "NFL teams are expected to make formal requests to interview Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald for their head-coaching jobs after the Wildcats' bowl game, league sources told ESPN. Two teams already inquired about Fitzgerald's availability Saturday afternoon after..." December 20

  • Who plays in the Sugar Bowl this year? Teams, date, schedule for 2020 CFP semifinal game

    Sporting News "The Sugar Bowl is back in New Orleans for its 87th annual iteration, although this one will be a bit different than all the rest. For the less obvious reason, the Sugar Bowl is one of the College Football Playoff's national semifinal sites on Jan. 1, 2021, along with the..." December 20

  • Big Ten Just Changed its Rules for Ohio State Again

    The Big Lead "The Big Ten already bent over backward to give Ohio State a chance to make the College Football Playoff. Now the conference leaders are doing everything in their power to give the Buckeyes the best chance to win it all. A few weeks after the Big Ten eliminated their..." December 20

  • Northwestern’s Brandon Joseph made one of the best interceptions of the year

    Larry Brown Sports "The Northwestern Wildcats were giving the Ohio State Buckeyes everything they could handle in Saturday’s Big Ten Championship, and that was exemplified just before halftime by defensive back Brandon Joseph. Joseph made one of the best players of the season with a one-handed..." December 19

  • Here’s how shorthanded Ohio State will be for Big Ten Championship

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ohio State Buckeyes will compete for the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, and they’ll be doing it without a lot of players. The Buckeyes’ availability report lists 22 players as out for the game against Northwestern on Saturday night. The biggest name on the list is..." December 19

  • Trey Sermon Makes History as No. 4 OSU Beats Northwestern to Win Big Ten Title

    Bleacher Report "No. 4 Ohio State made a final statement to the College Football Playoff selection committee Saturday with a 22-10 victory over No. 14 Northwestern in the 2020 Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes, who've been a hot topic of conversation..." December 19

  • Bret Bielema named head coach of Illinois Fighting Illini

    ESPN "Illinois is hiring former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema to lead its football program, the school announced Saturday. Bielema, 50, has spent the past three seasons as an NFL assistant, working this year for the New York Giants after two..." December 19

  • Purdue Boilermakers announce defensive coordinator Bob Diaco will not return

    ESPN "Purdue coach Jeff Brohm announced Thursday that defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Bob Diaco will not return to the Boilermakers next season. Diaco was hired to replace Nick Holt last December after serving as Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator for one season, and as..." December 17

  • Ohio State dealing with COVID-19 issues ahead of Big Ten title game?

    Yardbarker "Earlier this month, Big Ten athletic directors agreed to scrap a previously announced rule that mandated teams must finish a minimum of six games to be eligible for the conference title matchup. This cleared the 5-0 Ohio State Buckeyes, No. 4 in the current College Football Playoff..." December 17

  • Michigan football loses 4-star linebacker Branden Jennings to Maryland

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football just got some bad news on the recruiting trail.  Four-star linebacker Branden Jennings, the fourth-highest ranked member of the Wolverines' 2021 class, announced he will be signing with Maryland instead of Michigan during a ceremony at..." December 16

  • Justin Fields Named Big Ten Quarterback, Offensive Player of the Year

    SI "Justin Fields is an elite talent and has had a fantastic (albeit it brief) season. So it really comes as no surprise that he has been named the Big Ten's Quarterback and Offensive Player of the Year. While running an offense this year that averages 532.4 yards and 46.6 points per..." December 16

  • Michigan-Iowa game canceled due to COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh suggested on Monday that his team would be ready to face the Iowa Hawkeyes this coming Saturday after missing back-to-back games because of COVID-19 issues impacting his program.  That won't be the..." December 15

  • Indiana Hoosiers, Purdue Boilermakers' Old Oaken Bucket game off, first time in century

    ESPN "For the first time in more than a century, Indiana and Purdue won't play for the Old Oaken Bucket. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Hoosiers and Boilermakers announced that they've canceled Friday's scheduled game in Bloomington, Indiana, because of..." December 15

  • Jim Harbaugh committed to Michigan beyond 2021

    Michigan Live "Amid swirling speculation that Jim Harbaugh’s future at Michigan could be in jeopardy, the head coach says he’s been directly asked about it by potential recruits. And he’s holding the line. Even if the pathway is lacking clarity. “Yes, that question..." December 14

  • ACC expected to hire Northwestern AD Jim Phillips as commissioner, replacing John Swofford

    CBS Sports "Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips is expected to be named the new commissioner of the ACC, and an announcement could be come this week. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports that Phillips is the ACC's top target, while Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reports the ACC Board of..." December 14

  • Dan Mullen takes jab at Ohio State, CFP over schedules

    Yardbarker "Dan Mullen was left with nothing other than a big visor full of heartache after Florida’s 37-34 loss at home to LSU on Saturday night. And he vented a little after the game.  Mullen’s Gators lost after one of their players threw an opponent’s..." December 13

  • Maryland DL Ami Finau Gets Called Out For Alligator Roll On Rutgers’ QB’s Ankle

    Total Pro Sports "Rutgers quarterback Noah Vedral exited Saturday’s game against Maryland after a very questionable tackle by Terrapins defensive lineman Ami Finau. On a third down play late in the third quarter, Vedral ran the ball for a small gain, which led to him being tackled and grabbed his..." December 12

  • Northwestern coach backs decision to put Ohio State in Big Ten title game

    ESPN "Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said he supported the decision to move No. 4 Ohio State into next week's Big Ten title game against his team, which he expects won't be given much of a chance to win. "I'm sure we're going to be underdogs by like..." December 12

  • Urban Meyer responds to Dabo Swinney’s Ohio State comments

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say Urban Meyer isn’t really on board with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s assessment of Ohio State’s playoff credentials. Meyer responded to Swinney’s comments on Saturday’s “Big Noon Kickoff,” and he made clear that..." December 12

  • South Alabama hires Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack as coach, making him youngest in FBS

    CBS Sports "South Alabama has hired its new coach, an he's a familiar name to Jaguars fans. USA on Saturday afternoon announced that Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack will replace Steve Campbell. The 33-year-old Wommack will be the youngest head coach at the FBS..." December 12

  • Dabo Swinney: Ohio State Shouldn't Make CFP over Texas A&M, Florida

    Bleacher Report "Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney suggested Friday that Texas A&M and Florida are more deserving of a spot in the College Football Playoff than an Ohio State team that plays six games. In an interview Thursday on The Rich Eisen Show (h/t Garrett..." December 11

  • Ohio State football recruiting: Emeka Egbuka, No. 1 WR in 2021 class, commits to Buckeyes

    CBS Sports "The nation's top-rated wide receiver in the Class of 2021 announced his commitment to Ohio State on Friday, giving the Buckeyes their fifth five-star prospect in the recruiting cycle ahead of the early signing period as Emeka Egbuka announced his pledge to the in a video posted to..." December 11

  • 5-star QB recruit JJ McCarthy remains firm in Michigan commitment

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan may be having a tough year on the field, but at least their recruiting still seems solid. J.J. McCarthy, a five-star quarterback recruit for 2021, is steadfast in his commitment to Michigan. He tweeted on Monday to show how excited he is about officially..." December 10

  • Ohio State considered game with this opponent after Michigan cancellation

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ohio State Buckeyes did look into a replacement opponent after Saturday’s scheduled game against Michigan was cancelled, but it was not quite who was rumored. Despite chatter that the Buckeyes might look into playing Texas A&M, Ohio State actually looked closer to home...." December 10

  • Indiana Hoosiers, Purdue Boilermakers won't play Old Oaken Bucket football game

    ESPN "Indiana and Purdue have mutually agreed to cancel their football game Saturday in Bloomington because of an increase in COVID-19 cases at the schools. In a joint statement, Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson and Purdue counterpart Mike Bobinski expressed their..." December 10

  • Michigan AD 'open' to allowing Ohio State in Big Ten title game without playing minimum six games

    CBS Sports "Ohio State should be allowed a path to the Big Ten Championship Game, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said Tuesday. The Buckeyes, for the moment, have fallen short of a league requirement to play at least six games in order to qualify for the title game when their game against the..." December 09

  • Indiana pauses football activities; no call yet on game vs. Purdue

    ESPN "Indiana paused team activities Tuesday because of COVID-19 concerns within the program. The 12th-ranked Hoosiers did not practice Tuesday morning, and players and coaches underwent PCR testing. Indiana's scheduled opponent, Purdue, announced earlier Tuesday that it..." December 09

  • Indiana AD issues incredibly classy statement after Big Ten rule change

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ohio State Buckeyes were the big beneficiaries of Wednesday’s decision by the Big Ten to remove the game requirement for Big Ten Championship Game participation. The Indiana Hoosiers, on the other hand, were the biggest losers. Had the Buckeyes been ineligible for the..." December 09