The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State earning top honors among the 14 conference teams. The Nittany Lions enter the season as the conference favorites after making their 19th straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013.
The Big Ten and ESPN announced Tuesday the tip-off times and television information for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. See you’re team’s time and network information in this post.
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Time for me to wade through those cards and letters you are firing off to me. I appreciate your thoughts. Keep reading and emailing, because I’m answering your questions throughout our football tour across the Big Ten.
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Brandon Scherff’s incredible athleticism and strength are well-documented. There’s this, and this, just to single out a couple things. There’s also an Instagram gallery of Scherff, the massive offensive lineman and former high school quarterback, returning a punt at the end of Iowa practice. See the gallery in this post.
The College Football Playoff has released a video promoting the inaugural year of the new system, and the Big Ten is all over the feature. Especially the beginning, as the commercial opens with a pair of Ohio State scenes, followed by Iowa. Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, through J.J. Watt, also have cameos. Watch the full video in this post.
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The NCAA’s model for amateurism took another hit with Friday’s ruling that the NCAA violated anti-trust law in the Ed O’Bannon suit. This, ladies and gentlemen, is maybe the most important ruling in the history of the NCAA. But things may not be as bad you think for the NCAA.
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(AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.