It can be a prickly subject: Should prospects who have verbally committed be allowed to take visits elsewhere? All coaches have their own policy. Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com has an in-depth look at the subject and how Big Ten programs handle the situation. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio recently pulled an offer from a kid who was committed but still visited OSU. I mean, if a kid has verbally committed to you, why should he keep taking visits? *** The great Pat Forde of Yahoo! is out with his “Most Intriguing” lists of 2015. Up first: The 25 most intriguing coaches.
Ohio State's quarterback competition could be the most exciting storyline heading into this year's college football season.
The Ohio State football team is up to more fun, once again proving life is better as national champions. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] A week after quarterback intern coach Mike Hartline perfectly executed the dummy prank in the team facility, the Buckeyes went with the locker room trash can prank. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Someone hid in a trash can, right outside the shower, and popped out to scare players, most dressed in towels, who were on their way to clean up. Not a bad sequel. What could the
First look at the home white uniforms that the #B1GCats will wear during the upcoming 2015-16 season. #PoundTheRock #Northwestern #underarmour A post shared by Northwestern Basketball (@numensbball) on Aug 4, 2015 at 9:12am PDT The Northwestern men’s basketball team will have new uniforms for the 2015-16 season, the team announced Tuesday. [ MORE: Get all of the latest Big Ten uniform news ] Under Armour is updating the Wildcats’ design for the first time since completely overhauling the team’s uniforms prior to the 2012-13 season, its first as the team’s outfitter. The makeover is a subtle one, with the biggest
Impersonations are great. Know what makes them even greater, funnier? When the impersonator knows the subject. [ MORE: Get to know Jordan Lucas | Get to know Drew Ott ] Big Ten stars Joshua Perry, James Ross and Jordan Lucas did impersonations of their respective coaches for ESPN at media days in Chicago. See it in the video embedded in the tweet above. Perry’s impersonation of Urban Meyer has to be the best. Nice work, Joshua! Perry also did a great job speaking on behalf of the players at media days:
Woody and Bo. Bo and Woody. The names conjure images of dominance hearkening to the epic “10-Year War,” from 1969-78, during which Bo Schembechler’s Michigan teams and Woody Hayes’ Ohio State squads so dominated the Big Ten that the conference became known as the “Big Two and Little Eight.” Purdue? Indiana? Michigan State? Illinois? Minnesota? All the others? Hapless punching bags to the goliaths that were the Wolverines and Buckeyes, who routinely were ranked in the top five in the country while churning out myriad stars. Now, Ohio State and Michigan look primed to declare war again on the rest
Ohio State pitcher Zach Farmer has died after his battle with leukemia, the school announced Tuesday. Farmer, 21, passed away Tuesday at The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University. Farmer, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia as a freshman on April 28, 2014, went into remission on June 6, 2014. He announced July 15 that the disease returned. “Today is a sad day but also a day of peace for Zach and his family,” Ohio State coach Greg Beals said. “We will dearly miss our fellow Buckeye, teammate and friend Zach Farmer. I feel blessed to have
Jordan Lucas was a big part of one of the Big Ten's best and most underrated defenses a season ago. Get to know the star defensive back better inside.
Here's a safe assumption: Few, if any, Big Ten fans predicted a pair of freshmen (Penn State's DaeSean Hamilton & Illinois' Mike Dudek) would lead the Big Ten in receptions last season.
If there is one Purdue player who needs to have a big season, it is wideout Danny Anthrop. He’s the one proven playmaker for an offense in desperate need of playmakers. Anthrop is coming off a knee injury that ended his 2014 season early. For what it’s worth, the wideoout professed his health to me in Chicago. He could have a very big season. *** Tom Shatel of Omaha.com likes the Big Ten’s scheduling concepts that eschewing playing FCS foes. This will make the Big Ten more attractive to TV networks with fewer mismatches—and it no doubt will strengthen all