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.
First, it was Michigan receiver Devin Funchess announcing he was turning pro. Now, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon has followed suit. The Badger junior running back told the “Dan Patrick Show” that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL after the Outback Bowl vs. Auburn. He is projected to be a mid-to-late first-round selection by most draft pundits. Gordon has run 597 times for 4,664 yards and 42 touchdowns for Wisconsin. Gordon is a Heisman finalist and the 2014 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for a league single-season record 2,336 yards, which leads the nation.
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
As if Wisconsin's 59-0 defeat to Ohio State in last weekend's Big Ten championship game wasn't bad enough, J.J. Watt had to do this.
When the calendar hits December, the Big Ten asserts itself in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament. Mike Wolf previews the upcoming regional matches.
It's official! Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is one of three Heisman Trophy finalists, it was announced Monday night.
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.