Lots of juicy matchups dot this week’s menu with Michigan State at Michigan and Nebraska at Minnesota leading the way. Get Tom Dienhart's early preview and game rankings inside!
If you need a house near Ann Arbor, Brady Hoke has put his $3 million digs up for sale. Imagine the thrill you’ll get telling dinner guests you sleep where Brady used to sleep. Mlive.com says the five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home was built in 2013 and has an assessed value of $956,500, giving it an estimated fair market value of roughly $1.9 million. The home has a finished basement and a 1,900-square-foot attached garage. It has 16 rooms and an outdoor patio features a built-in grill and a waterfall. *** I know Penn State has a soft schedule—probably the easiest in
The unit rankings continue with a look at the offensive lines in the Big Ten West. And it all begins with Minnesota—yes, Minnesota.
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. Highlighting the action is the large Big Ten West matchup of Wisconsin at Nebraska.
It’s official: The NCAA has adopted men’s basketball rules, including a shorter shot clock. The NCAA announced the news in a tweet Monday afternoon, confirming that Division I men’s basketball teams will play with a 30-second shot clock. It also announced a four-foot restricted-area arc and that there will be four timeouts instead of five (with no more than three carrying over from the first to the second half). The measures are aimed at improving the on-court product after a regular season marked by low-scoring, slow-paced games. Expanding the charge circle is expected to reduce the amount of collisions in the
It all begins up front. Any coach will tell you that. If your school doesn’t have a good offensive line, it has little chance for consistent success—no matter how good the skill-position talent is.
Week 5 features just one non-conference game, with Penn State hosting Army, and the Big Ten's first bye of the season (Rutgers).
It’s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above. [ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] Cleveland.com says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have
In the ever-hyper climate of sensitivity to injury, the Pac-12 is doing something unique by using injury spotters during football games. This report from the Associated Press says injury spotters will closely watch every play and have the ability to rewind, pause, zoom and change camera angles to evaluate players for possible injuries. The spotters will be able to directly communicate with coaches and medical staff. What league will be next? *** Nebraska has named its captains for 2015. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong, wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp and offensive tackle Alex Lewis were elected from the offense. Defensive end Jack Gangwish,
The final week before all-out Big Ten action typically features a less-than-stellar slate of games, and this year will be no different.