Wednesday is Signing Day. And no lead-up to the big day would be complete without the requisite “do recruiting stars really matter?” story. Here you go. *** More Signing Day scuttlebutt: Check out this video with Barton Simmons of 247 Sports, who looks at how some big-time programs—including Michigan–are scrambling with Signing Day near. *** How much of an investment is Rutgers making in recruiting? Between the 2007 and 2011 seasons, Rutgers spent an average of $322,062 annually on its football recruiting budget, according to a review of the university’s athletics department fiscal year reports since 2008. That line item
Students and professors from Rutgers University have teamed up with consortium of community and school organizations to save the children of a beleaguered Newark, N.J., neighborhood from violent crime, severe economic inequality and other major life challenges. Rutgers’ School of Nursing is leading the program, called Brick City Synergy. However, professors and students from several different disciplines — including psychology, social work and education — will apply their diverse skills and knowledge to help 75 at-risk youth from the troubled Georgia King Village housing complex in Newark achieve a better life. “We have a lot of community partners to work
Super Bowl XLIX was an instant classic, and a pair of ex-Big Ten quarterbacks orchestrated much of the excitement. In the end, it was Tom Brady and the Patriots winning their fourth Super Bowl. See how former Big Ten stars played inside.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! With it being Sunday, it's time for me to take a fun look at the week that was in Big Ten men's basketball.
Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday.
Ezekiel Elliott will forever have a reminder of Ohio State's unforgettable 2014 college football season. See Elliott's new tattoo inside.
Eight Big Ten wrestling teams were in action Sunday afternoon. Catch up on all of the results and recaps inside.
It was a busy day on the Big Ten women's basketball hardwood Sunday afternoon, as 10 teams were in action. Catch up on all of the action inside.
The building project continues for Darrell Hazell at Purdue. There was progress from Year One to Year Two, as the Boilermakers went from 1-11 overall (0-8 Big Ten) in 2013 to 3-9 (1-7) last season.
Tom Brady cannot stop. That’s the title of a profile in The New York Times Magazine issue that went out to print subscribers today. It’s a great description of the New England Patriots quarterback and University of Michigan alum who will lead his team tonight in the Super Bowl for the sixth time in his 15-season career. As the headline would indicate, the article — which is worth reading in its entirety — explores some of the ways in which Brady can’t stop: his commitment to physical upkeep, his study of the game and his obsession with winning. What it