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Les Miles' son, Ben, says he'll play fullback at Nebraska

Thank you God… GBR! — ben miles (@BenBmiles2) July 31, 2016 (AP) Ben Miles, the son of LSU coach Les Miles, says he’s going to Nebraska to play his college football in 2017. One of the top-rated fullbacks in the nation, the coach’s son announced his pledge on Twitter on Sunday. Miles, who will be a senior this fall at Catholic High in Baton Rouge, picked Nebraska over offers from LSU, Michigan State and Boston College, among others. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Miles attended Nebraska spring game in April. Coach Mike Riley has said the fullback would have a more

Dienhart: Best chance for each Big Ten team to pull an upset

Who doesn’t love an upset? The shock. The surprise. The unexpectedness. It’s what makes sports fun. Last year gave us Michigan State over Ohio State, Purdue over Nebraska and Northwestern over Stanford, to name a few upsets. What’s in store this season? Here is my “best chance to pull an upset” for each Big Ten team this fall. Illinois. If the offense comes together, the Fighting Illini may have a shot to shock Iowa when the Hawkeyes visit Memorial Stadium on Nov. 19. But how beat up will Illinois be coming off a game the week before at Wisconsin? The

Big Ten links: Scroll through Monday's best headlines

I have to check out “Men of Sparta,” a flick that tells the story of the national champion 1966 Michigan State squad that is too often forgotten. says the film is directed by Bob Apisa, an All-American fullback on the 1965 and 1966 teams. The project, he said, had been discussed for years between members of those teams, but was always put off for a later date. But said as members of those teams began to pass away — including George Webster and Bubba Smith — Apisa said he decided the story of some of the best teams in

Use ShooWin to reserve Big Ten Football Championship tickets

Big Ten and ShooWin have partnered to give thousands of real fans the opportunity to lock in face value tickets to the 2016 Big Ten Championship game before the season even starts. At a time when frustration around ticket access and prices is at an all-time high, ShooWin offers technology than can help solve the problem. ShooWin’s proprietary platform empowers real fans to lock in direct access to face value tickets to today’s hottest events. How It Works: Fans can visit to purchase a team-based ShooWin Reservation for the championship game for as little as $10. If their team qualifies, they

Big Ten Mailbag: MSU's o-line, Penn State's record and 'The Game'

Time to go through my mail. I look at Michigan State’s offensive line, project Penn State’s record and look at “The Game,” among other things. So, let’s get started! Last year, the Spartans were good, and made it to the playoffs with just one loss. But they struggled against Western Michigan, Purdue, Rutgers and Maryland. Yet, they beat teams like Oregon, Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa. I know a win is a win, but do you see this year’s team being able to dominate some of the lower-level teams as well as winning the big ones? – Ben Look, football