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Purdue quarterback Danny Etling granted release from school

Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced that junior quarterback Danny Etling has asked for and been granted a release. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Purdue schedule analysis ] “We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that Danny has put into the Purdue program,” Hazell said. “We wish him nothing but the best in his future both on and off the football field.” Etling appeared in 13 games for the Boilermakers over the past two seasons, making 12 starts. He passed for 2,490 yards, had a 55.5 completion percentage (238-429) and threw 16 touchdown passes. Read more at Purduesports.com.

Ohio State highlights Athlon Sports' preseason All-Big Ten Team

Pretty much any preseason college football writeup is going to favor Ohio State. Athlon Sports’ early 2015 All-Big Ten Team is no exception. [ MORE: How many Big Ten stars made Phil Steele’s All-American Team? ] The reigning national champs have 19 players listed on the publication’s four teams, released Thursday, including nine (4 offense; 5 defense) first-teamers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott and defensive end Joey Bosa highlight the Buckeyes’ selections. Those two deserve to make every Big Ten first team, no matter the outlet. As expected, fellow Big Ten East power Michigan State has the second-most players (11), including

Best of Week 8: Maryland vs. Penn State should be fun again

A very abbreviated week of action with just five games. Why? Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan all are off. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6  | Week 7 ] Maryland and Penn State have a burgeoning rivalry. And last year’s meeting in State College helped fuel it. Maryland was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty before kickoff when its three captains refused to shake the hands of the three Nittany Lion captains gathered at midfield for the game’s coin toss. Maryland went on to

Big Ten links: Purdue quarterbacks, Caleb Swanigan impact & more

Quarterback play has been an issue for Purdue for a few seasons. Who is the best option in 2015? Austin Appleby? Danny Etling? David Blough? Elijah Sindelar? Would Darrell Hazell consider a rotation? “No,” said Hazell. “No. Absolutely not.” Appleby figures to be the guy, but he may be little more than “pedestrian.” Ditto Etling. Would the staff have the guts to turn over the reins to a greenhorn like redshirt freshman Blough or true freshman Sindelar? I have my doubts, seeing as how this is a critical season for Hazell who needs to produce more in his third season

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota researcher receives the school's first 'bioprinter'

Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Minnesota, recently received the gift of a lifetime — a new bioprinter, one of 20 worldwide distributed by a company called BioBots. “I was just ecstatic because I had been wanting one for years,” she said. What, exactly, is a bioprinter, and why is she so excited about it? Essentially,

Taylor Martinez creates social media app for people with disabilities

Wondering what Taylor Martinez is up to these days? His football days over, the former Nebraska quarterback has turned his attention to a social media app for people with disabilities and diseases. The app is called “Journey: A Positive Social Network,” and it’s the first IOS app exclusively dedicated to connect real-life heroes battling courageously with mental and physical challenges worldwide. “Journey is going to help change lives one connection at a time,” Martinez said in a press release. “This is more than just an application, it’s a community. It celebrates and honors the heroic journey of every struggling individual.