Michigan Stadium is reducing its seating capacity in 2015, however it will remain the nation’s largest stadium. The athletic department announced Friday morning that the Big House’s new official capacity is 107,601, a decrease of 2,000. Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is the second-largest stadium with a capacity of 106,572. The iconic 88-year-old venue lowered seating capacity in an effort to increase its accessibility and configuration adjustments for major non-football events. ADA accessibility will be the biggest changes fans notice, as seats were eliminated to widen aisles and install hand railings around the entire bowl, with the exception of the student
The University of Minnesota announced Friday morning that it has accepted the resignation of athletics director Norwood Teague. Teague, 48, was hired in April 2012, replacing Joel Maturi; he hired men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, among other hires. Teague came to Minnesota from VCU, where he spent six seasons and hired Shaka Smart, now the head coach at Texas. Minnesota president Eric W. Kaler held a press conference Friday afternoon to address the resignation. Watch his opening remarks in the video above. Friday morning, Teague filmed this statement. Here’s a quick look at Minnesota’s
It's hard to believe Leonte Carroo only earned honorable mention on the 2014 All-Big Ten Coaches Team. Get to know more about the Rutgers star wide receiver inside.
Navin Kumar grew up idolizing the character Steve Austin on TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man.” Played by Lee Majors when the show first aired in the 1970s, Austin possessed traits that a young Kumar envisioned himself having one day. He wanted to be bionic. “I was a huge fan of the show, and I wished I could have mechanical and electrical stuff inside me,” he said. Now, Kumar, a 1997 graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S., computer science) has gotten his wish and then some. At the age of 41, Kumar proudly wears the nickname “Bionic Man” in
Michigan held its media day Thursday, and Jim Harbaugh fielded a few questions from children in attendance. One question was about milk consumption. Watch it inside.
Wednesday, I took a look at the best hires in the last 40 years at schools in the Big Ten West. Today, I do the same for the Big Ten East. INDIANA Bill Mallory. The farther we get from his tenure, the greater it looks. Mallory had all the flash of a pair of wing tips, a do-the-right-thing throw-back coach who forged the Hoosiers into a strong program built around a physical offense and honest-to-goodness defense. He went 68-77-3 (39-65-1 in the Big Ten) from 1984-1996 with six bowls after arriving from Northern Illinois to replace Sam Wyche—who was in
Our good friend Mekka Don is at it again! This time, the former OSU football player-turned-rapper released a new hype video titled "Zone 6," in honor of the Buckeyes' wide receivers.
Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden is a three-year letterman who tallied 102 tackles last season as a junior. Learn more about the Wolverines' team leader in this post.
Nebraska hosted its much-anticipated annual Fan Day on Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium. Thousands of Nebraska fans attended the event, and, as is the case every year, there were several cool moments captured. Like, the expression on the face of the young boy in the picture above. Think he was excited to be at Fan Day and to be getting another autograph? There was also the fan who had Mike Riley sign an Oregon State Mike Riley bobblehead. And another fan who traveled 760 miles to attend the event. Get all of the best from Nebraska’s Fan Day at @HuskerFBNation,
This is an interesting piece from Yahoo! on the AAC, which hopes to one day join arms with the Power Five conferences. Good luck with that. Even UCF coach George O’Leary has his doubts. “We can do that (pay cost of attendance) for a couple of years,” UCF coach George O’Leary said. ”We obviously can’t sustain. When you are not getting a $35 million check, it’s hard to have that cost of attendance and keep up with everything.” *** Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio visited ESPN yesterday for a “car wash.” And, time and again, he was peppered with questions