Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Purdue WR Milton Wright ruled academically ineligible for 2022 as Boilermakers lose key playmaker

    purduerivals.com "Purdue receiver Milton Wright failed to meet academic eligibility standards and is no longer on the team, GoldandBlack.com has learned. The senior-to-be was expected to be Purdue's No. 1 receiver in 2022 with David Bell off a year early to the NFL. Wright missed the..." May 16

  • How Jim Harbaugh, Nick Saban and Mike Leach fill out their coaching staffs

    The Athletic "It’s the first Friday in February and the search is in high gear. The mission: to replace the coach who sparked the most improved unit in major college football in 2021. Mike Macdonald spent one season at Michigan and helped turn a backsliding program into one that shocked the..." May 14

  • Penn State lands 2023 commitment from 3-star WR Ejani Shakir

    Penn Live "Penn State added a wide receiver to its Class of 2023 haul Wednesday night as New Jersey’s Ejani Shakir announced his commitment. The 6-foot, 175-pounder, who recently transferred from Pennsauken to Winslow Township High, is rated as a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports, and is a..." May 12

  • Purdue's Jeff Brohm recounts 'tough call' of turning down Louisville but keeps door open for return

    CBS Sports "Purdue coach Jeff Brohm made one of the most surprising decisions of the 2018-19 coaching silly season when he declined to return to his alma mater, Louisville. Not only was Brohm considered an up-and-coming coach -- his stock rose emphatically following upsets over then-No. 2 Ohio..." May 12

  • Ohio State Buckeyes football lands top 2024 QB prospect Dylan Raiola

    ESPN "Ohio State got a commitment from one of the top 2024 prospects on Monday, when quarterback Dylan Raiola announced his commitment to the Buckeyes. ESPN doesn't have rankings for the 2024 class, but Raiola is widely regarded as one of the top overall recruits and one..." May 10

  • Wisconsin to land former Utah safety Kamo'i Latu via transfer

    The Athletic "Former Utah safety Kamo'i Latu, who entered the transfer portal last week, announced his commitment to Wisconsin on Friday. Latu had been on campus visiting this week. Latu played in all 14 games for Utah last season and recorded 19 tackles with three pass breakups. He earned..." May 07

  • Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley to ‘medically retire’

    Sportsnaut "Another major injury pushed Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley to opt for “medical retirement.” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said Friday that Crowley will no longer play but plans to stay close to the program as he finishes his degree in communications. Crowley is..." May 06

  • OSU AD Gene Smith: Let the playoff committee run FBS, not the NCAA

    USA Today "We are entering a new era of college athletics and more importantly a new era of college football. With the conversations surrounding College Football Playoffs and NIL deals, something has to change. Or more so that it is going to change. In an interview with ESPN’s Heather..." May 04

  • Four-star OL Austin Siereveld commits to Buckeyes over Alabama, Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Ohio State landed a commitment from coveted four-star offensive lineman Austin Siereveld on Wednesday, with the blue-chip recruit choosing the Buckeyes live on CBS Sports HQ over Alabama and Notre Dame. As the No. 7 ranked player from his class in the state of Ohio, Siereveld is a big..." May 04

  • NCAA announces penalties against Nebraska football team for violating countable coaches rule

    SI "The NCAA announced Monday that it had levied sanctions against the Nebraska football program for a violation of the governing body’s rules for countable coaches, which included specific penalties for head coach Scott Frost. In the release, the..." May 02

  • Nebraska beats Texas for TCU DE transfer Ochaun Mathis

    The Athletic "Nebraska won big Saturday in the transfer portal, adding a commitment from former TCU defensive end Ochaun Mathis. Mathis, 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, picked the Huskers over Texas. He announced his decision in a live stream on social media. The Athletic ranked Mathis for the..." April 30

  • Maryland, football coach Mike Locksley ink 5-year contract extension

    The Athletic "The University of Maryland and head football coach Mike Locksley have agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2026 season, the school announced Friday. The deal includes incentives that could extend it for an additional two years. Locksley took over at the helm..." April 29

  • Miami picks up Maryland DL Darrell Jackson

    The Athletic "Former Maryland defensive lineman Darrell Jackson announced Tuesday night he’s headed to Miami. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound freshman, who played 225 snaps over 13 games in 2021 and started the Terps’ bowl game against Virginia Tech, is the 11th player Mario Cristobal’s..." April 26

  • Penn State targeting Boston College's Patrick Kraft to be AD

    The Athletic "Penn State is targeting Patrick Kraft from Boston College to be its next athletic director, sources told The Athletic. Kraft, who has been at BC since 2020, would take over for Sandy Barbour, who announced her retirement in March after leading the Nittany Lions’ athletic department since..." April 26

  • Michigan adds UCF transfer defensive tackle Cam Goode

    The Athletic "Defensive tackle Cam Goode, a transfer from UCF, has announced his commitment to Michigan. Goode appeared in 13 games with three starts last season for the Knights. He had 24 tackles, four tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three sacks and an interception. Goode was a..." April 23

  • Former Ohio State Cornerback Sevyn Banks Transferring to LSU

    Eleven Warriors "Sevyn Banks is following in Joe Burrow’s footsteps. Like Burrow did in 2018, Banks is transferring from Ohio State to LSU, announcing Tuesday that he will be joining the Tigers for his final season of collegiate eligibility. " April 19

  • How key figures from Jerry Sandusky's crimes view Joe Paterno's legacy, 10 years after his downfall

    ESPN "A little over 10 years ago, the public learned of the horrific sexual-abuse crimes committed by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The fallout was swift and sweeping. In addition to Sandusky's conviction and imprisonment, three high-ranking Penn State..." April 18

  • Ohio State adds 4-star CB Dijon Johnson, 3-star WR Bryson Rodgers to 2023 recruiting class

    Land Grant Holy Land "There were some hallelujahs being exclaimed around Buckeye Nation on Easter Sunday for a variety of reasons. From a football perspective, Ryan Day and the football team received commitments from two players, most notably four-star, 2023 safety Dijon Johnson. The Tampa, Fla. native is rated..." April 18

  • Ohio State’s Moving Tribute To Dwayne Haskins

    Black Sports Online "Ohio State Quarterbacks were long seen as not elite NFL prospects and then Dwayne Haskins came around and changed everything. He died way too soon at the age of 24 in a tragic accident. Buckeye nation hurt for him and he deserved this wonderful tribute given to him..." April 17

  • Ohio State focusing on struggling pass rush is key to Buckeyes making national title run in 2022 season

    CBS Sports "While the NFL Draft is not the perfect gauge to show the talent drop-off of any college program, it is a good indicator of where programs stand. And the last couple of years have shown some concerning signs for the Ohio State defense -- signs coach Ryan Day saw firsthand from the sideline and..." April 14

  • Penn State lands commitment from Maryland transfer DE Demeioun Robinson

    The Athletic "Former Maryland linebacker/defensive end Demeioun Robinson will transfer to Penn State, he announced in a Twitter post on Tuesday. Robinson was ranked No. 8 in The Athletic's ranking of top available transfers. A four-star recruit from Quince Orchard High in Gaithersburg, Md.,..." April 12

  • Four-star RB Mark Fletcher commits to Buckeyes

    CBS Sports "Ohio State added its first major offensive skill talent of the 2023 recruiting class as four-star running back Mark Fletcher committed to the Buckeyes live Tuesday on CBS Sports HQ. Fletcher, a product of American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida, picked the Buckeyes over Miami,..." April 12

  • Ohio State's CJ Stroud Pens Tribute to Dwayne Haskins On Practice Jersey

    TMZ "Ohio State star quarterback CJ Stroud paid tribute to Dwayne Haskins on the practice field on Monday ... penning a touching message to the late NFLer on his jersey. OSU shared photos of the tribute during the Buckeyes' training sesh -- two days after Haskins..." April 11

  • Penn State adds 4-star QB Marcus Stokes to recruiting Class of 2023

    SI "Marcus Stokes made a quick announcement after visiting Penn State this week, committing to the Nittany Lions' 2023 recruiting class. The quarterback from Ponte Vedra, Fla., announced his decision Friday on social media. Stokes ranks 17th nationally among..." April 09

  • Purdue coach Jeff Brohm extended through 2027 season

    Sportsnaut "Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2027 season. The extension comes after Brohm guided the Boilermakers to a 9-4 record last season. Purdue recorded two top-five upsets by beating then-No. 2 Iowa in mid-October and then-No. 3..." April 08

  • WWE chairman Vince McMahon's grandson, Declan McMahon, commits to Indiana for football

    CBS Sports "It's been quite the week for the McMahon family. Three days after WWE chairman Vince McMahon defeated Pat McAfee in WrestleMania 38, his grandson, Declan, committed to playing football at Indiana. Declan McMahon – the son of Shane McMahon, who..." April 07

  • Washington adds Nebraska transfer Will Nixon to wide receiving corps

    The Athletic "Will Nixon, a receiver transfer from Nebraska, announced a commitment to Washington on Wednesday. The three-star prospect has four seasons of eligibility remaining. A 2020 signee, Nixon sat out while injured as a true freshman and then appeared in three games for the Cornhuskers last..." April 06

  • Ohio State adds to 2023 class with commitment of 4-star safety Malik Hartford

    The Athletic "Ohio State added a sixth player to its 2023 recruiting class Wednesday with the commitment of Malik Hartford, a four-star safety from Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. Hartford is rated the No. 146 overall player and the No. 11 safety in the 247Sports Composite. He chose..." April 06

  • Colin Kaepernick to Hold Throwing Exhibition During Halftime of Michigan Spring Game

    Bleacher Report "Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be conducting an "exhibition throwing event with some draft-eligible players during halftime of Michigan’s spring game" on Saturday, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Per that report, NFL personnel at the game will..." April 01

  • Lebbeus Overton Commits to Texas A&M over Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma

    Bleacher Report "Lebbeus Overton, a 5-star defensive lineman out of Milton (Georgia) High School, has chosen to play college ball at Texas A&M. Overton chose the Aggies after naming Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M as his final five schools, according to Peter..." April 01

  • Jim Harbaugh makes Colin Kaepernick an honorary captain at Michigan’s spring game

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick had plenty of success together with the 49ers, and now they’re teaming up again. Harbaugh, now the head coach at Michigan, has named Kaepernick an honorary captain for Michigan’s upcoming Maize and Blue spring game. Harbaugh brought..." March 31

  • Maryland football DE Demeioun Robinson enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "Maryland Terrapins’ defensive end Demeioun Robinson entered the transfer portal Monday, 247Sports has learned. Robinson is a former 247Sports Composite four-star recruit out of Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard. He was also the No. 68 ranked overall player and the No. 4-ranked..." March 29

  • University of Michigan Reaches Settlement in Sex Abuse Lawsuit Brought by Students

    Bleacher Report "The University of Michigan has settled a lawsuit surrounding how the school handled allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse. "As part of the deal, which was filed in federal court on Thursday, the Ann Arbor school will create and pay for a multidisciplinary standing committee..." March 24

  • Virginia Tech lands Nebraska transfer Pheldarius Payne

    The Athletic "Virginia Tech got some much-needed help on its defensive line Monday, securing a transfer commitment from Nebraska’s Pheldarius Payne. He announced his commitment via Twitter. Payne is a 6-foot-3, 260-pounder who has one year of eligibility left. He played in 18 games for the..." March 22