The Big Ten was home to two of the top 10 highest-paid college football assistants in 2014. Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi came in at No. 7 ($907,033) to pace the Big Ten, while Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison was No. 10 ($888,333). Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster topped the list ($1,369,500), $6,500 ahead of Alabama DC Kirby Smart. The Big Ten had 10 assistants land in the top 50. Surprisingly, Big Ten champ Ohio State wasn’t represented until No. 33 (Luke Fickell; $600,000). BIG TEN COACHES IN TOP 50 7. Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State – $907,033 10.
The 10 Big Ten squads in bowl games will face no shortage of top-notch talent. How much? I was able to put together a pretty formidable “All-Big Ten Bowl Opponent Team.”
The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 977 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team. [ MORE: View 2014 Academic All-Big Ten honorees ] The list of honored student-athletes features 91 field hockey players, 299 football players, 77 men’s and 153 women’s cross country runners, 88 men’s and 170 women’s soccer players and 99 volleyball players. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. At least
It's time to reach into my mailbag and answer your questions. How about those Buckeyes!? And what is Michigan gonna do with its job opening?
The 2014-15 bowl schedule was announced Sunday. So, naturally, the next thing we're all wondering is what's in each bowl game's gift bag?
The bowl slots are filled. All 38 matchups are set, including a Big Ten record-tying 10 bowls. See how Tom Dienhart ranks the Big Ten's 10 bowls inside.
It's Monday, and that means it's time to take a look at Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See his latest list in this post.
The Big Ten has announced another step toward improving student-athlete welfare, approving a conference recommendation to establish enhanced concussion protocols.
A Big Ten record-tying 10 teams were selected to a bowl game Sunday, highlighted by Ohio State making the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Michigan State is in the Cotton Bowl, and the Spartans landed a plum spot here vs. Baylor, which won the Big 12 and had a great case to be included in the playoff. Alas, the Bears finished No. 5 in the final College Football Poll. Each of these clubs has a terrific offense led by QBs Connor Cook and Bryce Petty. The Spartans are No. 2 in the Big Ten in scoring (43.1 ppg) and total offense (496.5 ypg). Baylor is No. 1 in the nation in scoring (48.8 ppg) and total offense (581.3 ypg). Which defense can step up?