Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rutgers to allow beer, wine sales to main area of football stadium

    Sportsnaut "College football fans attending general-seating areas at Highpoint.com Stadium this fall for Rutgers games will be able to purchase beer and wine for the first time. The school announced it will sell alcohol in general-seating areas, per NJ.com, and expects to make a tidy profit from..." February 21

  • Former five-star WR George Campbell announces transfer from Florida State to Penn State

    CBS Sports "Penn State coach James Franklin got big news on Wednesday when former Florida State wide receiver George Campbell announced on Instagram that he will play his final year of eligibility with the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-4, 2017-pound native of Clearwater, Florida, is a..." February 21

  • Former Minnesota HC Kill rips P.J. Fleck: 'He's about himself'

    The Score "Former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill had some strong words for current Golden Gophers bench boss P.J. Fleck. Kill was asked about his relationship with his former assistant coach on Tuesday and admitted it's grown contentious. While Kill is adamant that he remains a Minnesota..." February 20

  • Penn State lands QB Micah Bowens; 3-star is Lions’ fifth 2020 commit

    Penn Live "Penn State has landed its first Class of 2020 quarterback commitment. The Lions picked up a pledge from Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman signal caller Micah Bowens on Tuesday night. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound passer was just offered by the school back on Feb. 1 during an unofficial visit..." February 20

  • Former Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson transferring to Maryland

    ESPN "Former Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson announced Monday night on Twitter his next stop will be at Maryland. COMMITTED February 19

  • David Blough trying to continue following in Drew Brees’ footsteps

    Pro Football Talk "They both played high school football in Texas. They both played college football at Purdue. They both play quarterback. They both have the initials DB. Drew Brees measured barely over 6 feet at the 2001 combine and weighed 213. David Blough measured 6-0 3/8 at the East-West Shrine..." February 14

  • Nebraska running back Maurice Washington facing charges in revenge porn case in California

    CBS Sports "A disturbing story involving Nebraska running back Maurice Washington has surfaced reporting that the player is facing criminal charges for revenge porn and child porn. According to court records obtained by NBC Bay Area, Washington is facing those charges in his home..." February 11

  • Jim Harbaugh wants a Tom Brady statue at Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback in NFL history, now has six Super Bowl championships after the New England Patriots' win over the L.A. Rams on Sunday.  Among the crowd for the game at Mercedes Benz Stadium was another former Michigan football quarterback. Jim..." February 09

  • Ohio State QB Justin Fields granted immediate eligibility waiver to play for Buckeyes

    CBS Sports "Ohio State is looking for a new quarterback to replace the recently-departed Dwayne Haskins, and it could be one of the top-ranked recruits to ever play for the Buckeyes. The NCAA approved a waiver on Friday that allows rising sophomore transfer quarterback Justin Fields to play..." February 08

  • Michigan's top returning rusher Chris Evans no longer part of football program

    Detroit Free Press "The Wolverines leading rusher is no longer part of the football program.  Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf released a statement Tuesday evening confirming senior running back Chris Evans' departure from the program.  "Chris Evans is not a member of the..." February 06

  • Virginia Tech flips Ohio State commit Doug Nester

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Virginia Tech started its signing day by flipping ESPN 300 offensive lineman Doug Nester from Ohio State. Nester is the No. 72-ranked prospect in the 2019 class and the No. 2..." February 06

  • Kansas 3-star Amauri Pesek-Hickson decommits from Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan originally was expected to sign two players Wednesday, the start of the second signing period for college football, but only Quinten Johnson will make his scholarship official. Amauri Pesek-Hickson, a three-star versatile athlete out of Leawood, Kan., who didn’t..." February 05

  • Michigan defensive lineman Reuben Jones enters transfer portal

    Detroit News "Michigan defensive lineman Reuben Jones is in the NCAA database — or the “transfer portal” as it’s popularly known. With his name in the portal, other schools are now notified he can be recruited. “Reuben is in the transfer portal,”..." January 29

  • Four-star 2020 linebacker Osman Savage commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Four-star linebacker Osman Savage out of Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore has committed to Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class. The Wolverines now have six commitments in that class. Savage is the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation for 2020, according to the..." January 25

  • Nick Starkel considering transfer to Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State has an extra scholarship available at the quarterback position now that Tate Martell has transferred, and the player who might end up filling that spot is one Buckeyes fans should be familiar with. Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel announced this week that he is..." January 23

  • Alaimo details transfer from UCLA to Rutgers

    247 Sports "After a semester on the other side of the country, tight end Matt Alaimo is looking forward to spending a weekend or two at home during the spring semester, having his family come to games and being on familiar ground. It all starts Monday as the former UCLA tight end moves..." January 22

  • Rashan Gary starting his own sports agency

    Sportsnaut "The pre-draft stuff for NFL prospects is already a whirlwind. For many, the process starts this week at the Senior Bowl in Alabama. From there, prospects will meet with teams during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month. After that, individual meetings take place..." January 22

  • Penn State tight end Danny Dalton will head closer to home to finish college career

    Penn Live "Penn State tight end Danny Dalton has picked his transfer destination. The Marshfield, Mass., product will graduate this spring and finish his college career at Boston College, he announced on Sunday. A number of Nittany Lions are pursuing graduate and/or regular transfers. Another,..." January 21

  • Urban Meyer Will Reportedly Join Fox Sports Next Season

    Uproxx "During his year-long sabbatical from college football following his retirement from the University of Florida in 2011, Urban Meyer worked as an on-air personality for ESPN. Now that Meyer has decided to call it a career once again after his time with Ohio State, the national title-winning coach..." January 18

  • Ex-Ohio State QB Tate Martell says he's transferring to Miami

    ESPN "Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell announced he's transferring to the University of Miami. Twitter Ads info and privacy Tight end Brevin Jordan and safety Bubba Bolden, both of whom attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las..." January 16

  • How Ohio State can unlock Justin Fields’ massive potential

    SB Nation "The highest-rated QB in the recruiting rankings era is a fellow named Vince Young. The second highest-rated is Trevor Lawrence, who just beat up on Nick Saban’s Alabama to win the national championship as a true freshman. The third-highest-rated QB in the..." January 16

  • Maryland is heavy favorite to land Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts

    Sportsnaut "Decision day is approaching for Jalen Hurts, and the odds suggest the Alabama quarterback will be following a former coach to his new program. Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports shared the most recent release from Bet Online, showing Maryland as the most likely landing spot for..." January 15

  • Michigan’s coaching staff earned nearly $600K in bonuses from Peach Bowl

    Michigan Live "The Michigan football coaching staff cashed in to the tune of nearly $600,000 in bonuses following a lopsided loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl last month. Through clauses in their respective contracts and an athletic department-sponsored bowl incentive plan, Michigan’s 11-man..." January 15

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh makes bold hire, but now must set offense free

    Detroit Free Press "He’s not static. You have to give Jim Harbaugh that. Nor is he afraid of change, at least within his coaching staff and his roster.  Just look at Michigan football’s program a little over a year ago, when Harbaugh decided the promising young..." January 14

  • Tate Martell reportedly taking official visit with West Virginia

    Larry Brown Sports "West Virginia is one of the the schools that has been mentioned as a possible destination for soon-to-be transfer quarterback Tate Martell, and it would appear there is mutual interest between the two sides. Schuyler Callihan of DubV Nation reports that Martell was in Morgantown on..." January 13

  • Three-team race emerging for Ohio State transfer Tate Martell

    247 Sports "247Sports has learned that Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is looking at Louisville, Miami and West Virginia as potential transfer destinations. Martell is expected to visit all three this week beginning with West Virginia on Sunday. Per Eersports insider Chris Anderson, Martell..." January 13

  • MSU committed to Brian Lewerke, isn't seeking transfer QB

    Detroit News "While many Michigan State fans grew more and more disgruntled each week of the 2018 season as the offense continued to struggle, most of the frustration was directed at co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner. However, as is the case with just about any offense that is having trouble..." January 11

  • Alabama wide receivers coach Josh Gattis taking over as Michigan offensive coordinator

    Alabama "Josh Gattis is headed back to the Big Ten. Gattis, Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, is leaving the Crimson Tide and taking over as Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at Michigan, according to a report from The Athletic. Gattis had..." January 10

  • Ohio State QB Tate Martell enters into NCAA transfer portal in wake of Justin Fields joining Buckeyes

    CBS Sports "Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from Eleven Warriors. The redshirt freshman played in six games for the Buckeyes in 2018 behind Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins. Players in the portal are..." January 10

  • Ruling on Justin Fields' Immediate Eligibility at Ohio State Expected in February

    12 Up "Christmas just came a couple weeks ago. But next month, it may very well come again for fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Justin Fields, who recently confirmed he was transferring to OSU from the University of Georgia, is one of the most talented young quarterbacks in college..." January 09

  • 5-star safety Daxton Hill says Michigan wants him to play WR, too

    Michigan Live "Michigan’s only five-star prospect in its 2019 recruiting class is expected to come in this summer and compete for playing time in the secondary. But it might not be the only position he plays at. Daxton Hill, who flipped his commitment from Alabama to Michigan on Dec...." January 07

  • Ohio State hires Greg Mattison from Michigan, replaces Greg Schiano as defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is getting kicked up another notch this offseason with the Buckeyes taking an assistant from the Wolverines. Ohio State announced the hiring of Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison as its new co-defensive coordinator. Mattison will serve in the role with..." January 07

  • Buckeyes QB Dwayne Haskins declares for NFL draft

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins announced Monday that he will enter the 2019 NFL draft. Haskins is considered the clear-cut top quarterback in the 2019 draft class since Oregon's Justin Herbert decided to stay for his senior season. In his first year..." January 07

  • Some of Dwayne Haskins’ teammates believe he’s leaving

    Sportsnaut "Dwayne Haskins should definitely leave Ohio State to enter the 2019 NFL Draft after having a record-breaking campaign for the Buckeyes in 2018. And according to a report, at least some of his teammates believe he’s going to make that decision. “Per a league..." January 05

  • Michael Jordan declares for 2019 NFL Draft

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State offensive lineman Michael Jordan will enter the 2019 NFL draft, he announced Friday on Twitter. According to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal, Jordan will be represented by prominent NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus. A three-year starter for the Buckeyes, Jordan was..." January 05

  • Tight end Luke Ford, the state's top recruit in 2018, transferring to Illinois from Georgia

    Chicago Tribune "Tight end Luke Ford, the top-rated recruit in Illinois in the Class of 2018 at downstate Carterville, is transferring to Illinois after one season at Georgia, he announced Friday. The 6-foot-6, 248-pound Ford was the nation’s No. 51 prospect last year in the 247Sports.com..." January 05

  • Reports: Former five-star quarterback Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State

    CBS Sports "Former five-star quarterback Justin Fields is transferring to Ohio State. Letterman Row first reported the news, and 247Sports' Ohio State site Bucknuts confirmed it. The move had been rumored since it became public that Fields would be transferring..." January 04

  • Urban Meyer investigation cost double what was originally budgeted

    College Football Talk "Urban Meyer‘s suspension cost the since-retired Ohio State head coach somewhere in the neighborhood of $600,000. The probe that led to the suspension, as it turned out, cost the university even more monetarily — not to mention what it did to its reputation..." January 04

  • Tight end Zach Gentry forgoing final year at Michigan to enter NFL Draft

    Detroit News "Tight end Zach Gentry has decided to forego his final year at Michigan and will enter the NFL Draft, he announced Wednesday on Instagram.  The 6-foot-8 Gentry, a third-team All-Big Ten selection, arrived at Michigan as a quarterback but was moved to tight end. He..." January 03

  • MSU adds three-star WR Tre'Von Morgan to 2019 class

    Detroit News "After Michigan State signed 18 players to its 2019 class last month, the Spartans knew the bulk of their work was done and attention was turning to 2020 recruits and beyond. However, there were a couple more players Michigan State still had its eyes on. One of those was wide receiver..." January 02

  • Tyler Trent, Purdue superfan, dies after battle with cancer

    Indianapolis Star "Tyler Trent, the Purdue student who sparked hope amid tears from a nation that followed his journey with terminal cancer, has died. He was 20 years old.   Trent, who was battling a third round with the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma, died Tuesday the family..." January 02

  • Shelley Meyer: 'Would be ecstatic' if Urban didn't coach again

    ESPN "In the wake of Ohio State's victory in the Rose Bowl, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer reaffirmed his belief that he has coached his last football game. "I know this is relatively young, but I started young -- 17 years as a head coach, 33 years doing this," Meyer, 54,..." January 02

  • Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald addresses future after Holiday Bowl win: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    CBS Sports "The Northwestern Wildcats used a 28-point fourth quarter to come back from a 20-3 deficit to beat Utah 31-20 in the Holiday Bowl on Monday night. The win pushed Northwestern to a record of 9-5 on the season, giving the Wildcats their fifth nine-win season under Pat Fitzgerald in his 13 seasons...." January 01

  • Michigan State star defensive end Kenny Willekes breaks leg in Redbox Bowl

    USA Today "Michigan State defensive end Kenny Willekes broke his leg Monday during the Spartans' 7-6 loss to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl, MSU coach Mark Dantonio said during his postgame news conference.  Willekes was carted to the locker room in the third quarter after his left leg slid..." January 01

  • Trace McSorley Says He Doesn't Know If He Finished Citrus Bowl on Broken Foot

    Bleacher Report "Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley played through a foot injury Tuesday to finish the team's 27-24 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2019 Citrus Bowl. Although it was initially reported as a broken foot, McSorley said he wasn't sure whether that was the..." January 01

  • Jim Harbaugh: No changes, but Michigan has to put it 'over the top'

    ESPN "Despite Michigan losing at least its last two games for the third consecutive season, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh said he didn't anticipate making wholesale changes to his program or coaching staff. The Wolverines started 10-1 this season, but fell to rival Ohio State 62-39 in..." December 29

  • Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins: 'I'd be fine staying or leaving'

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has yet to announce if he will enter the NFL draft or return to school but made it clear that, regardless of what he decides, he is ready for the next level. "I feel like if I were to leave I'd be fine," Haskins said Saturday...." December 29