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Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett to forfeit scholarship funds

(AP) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback J.T. Barrett will forfeit his summer financial aid as part of his punishment for being cited for operating a vehicle while impaired. [ MORE: Best of Week 9 | Week 9 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Hackenberg has Penn State on a roll | Week 9 picks revisited | Week 9 top performers | Watch Minnesota honor Jerry Kill | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Like Halloween costumes? | View your team’s homepage

Watch what happens when Mike Hall becomes a football ref

We ran a fun feature story on Saturday where BTN’s Mike Hall learned just how hard it can be to officiate a college football game. [ MORE: Best of Week 9 | Week 9 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Hackenberg has Penn State on a roll | Week 9 picks revisited | Week 9 top performers | Watch Minnesota honor Jerry Kill | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Like Halloween costumes? | View your team’s homepage ] Normally a studio host, Hall

Shawn Eichorst tells fans 'future is bright' in open letter

With Nebraska off to its worst nine-game start since 1960, athletic director Shawn Eichorst released a letter to fans Monday expressing confidence that "the future is bright" under first-year coach Mike Riley.

Bowl Projections: Illini, Huskers fall off Jerry Palm's latest list

Time to take the Big Ten’s bowl temperature. That means checking in with the great Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. No changes at the top, but Illinois and Nebraska have fallen from Palm’s projections. That drops the Big Ten’s projected bowl teams from 10 to eight.

Big Ten links: Corey Clement's return, Purdue's win & much more

It was great to see Corey Clement back on the field. And, he looked good vs. Rutgers. He will be an NFL player—at least that’s his plan. After rushing 11 times for 115 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Rutgers, Clement intimated the NFL remains an option after this season and he will eventually discuss the matter with head coach Paul Chryst. “Who knows at the end of this year who brings what to the table?” he said. “I’ve still got to talk to coach Chryst and he’ll tell me if it is a good idea or not. But at

Ex-Purdue QB Drew Brees throws NFL record-tying 7 touchdowns

Think you had a good Sunday? It paled in comparison to Drew Brees’ day. The former Purdue quarterback threw an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns, to go along with a career-high 511 yards passing, to help the New Orleans Saints edge the New York Giants, 52-49, in the most entertaining game of the weekend. Brees finished the historic day 40 of 50 through the air, good enough for an 80 percent completion percentage, for the non-math majors out there. Seven other quarterbacks have thrown seven touchdowns in a single game in NFL history. See the full list, which includes George Blanda,

BTN LiveBIG: Indiana's Violin Shop isn't just fiddling around with instruments

When it comes to violins and other stringed instruments, the artistry isn’t just in the way they’re played. It’s also in how they’re made. Both of those aspects of the violin captured Thomas Sparks as a boy growing up in northern New Jersey. There was something about the instrument’s sound and shape that immediately appealed to him. “It’s the king of the string instruments,” he said. “It’s pretty appealing with the sound and the voice. The way it is able to project is amazing.” The violin has fascinated Sparks ever since. For nearly 30 years, the visiting lecturer in instrument