To say Purdue’s season has been a disappointment to date would be an understatement. The team looked like it may be poised for a breakthrough of sorts in its third year under Darrell Hazell. It hasn’t happened, as the Boilermakers are 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] But that
Well, this isn’t ideal. Iowa’s C.J. Beathard still isn’t 100 percent as Maryland comes to Iowa City. Chad Leistikow of HawkCentral.com says Beathard led now-No. 10 Iowa to a 40-10 win at Northwestern on Oct. 17 despite an injury to his right groin that limited his mobility. On his last snap in that win, early in the fourth quarter, Beathard was knocked to the ground by Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike and was very slow to get up and return to the Iowa sideline. “I think I’m a lot healthier. It was hurting after the Northwestern game,” Beathard said. “Luckily, we
Every year around this time, I put my thinking cap on and come up with a list of the top QB-WR duos in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] There are plenty of good options to chose from this season. In fact, three Big Ten quarterbacks have already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark heading into Week 9 of the season. A
James Franklin says he's staying at Penn State. Franklin insisted he's not leaving despite a report by CBSSports.com that he's interested in the Miami job after Al Golden was fired on Sunday.
With the season about to hit the home stretch, the Big Ten still has three teams unbeaten: Iowa (7-0), Michigan State (8-0) and Ohio State (8-0). What are some potential fatal flaws for each of the unbeatens?
Week 9 is another light menu, with just five games for a second week in succession. Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State are off this Saturday.
Halloween is four days away, which means it’s time for fans to show off their best football-themed costumes and pumpkins. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Latest polls | Week 8 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Now, we all remember Michigan State’s incredible game-winning touchdown against in-state rival Michigan. Images of stunned Michigan fans instantly went viral following the memorable play. Well, from the looks of it, an Ohio State
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
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What-if scenarios? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh isn’t interested in them after that brutal loss to Michigan State. “I’m not into the ‘if this, if that’ type of scenarios,” Harbaugh said Monday. “If worms had machine guns then birds (would) be scared of them. “We’re looking to (define) our season over the next number of games that we play.” What did Harbaugh say? Worms? Machine guns? Never change, Jim Harbaugh. Never. Change. *** J.T. Barrett looked pretty good in his first 2015 start. How did he keep a starter’s mentality while backing up Cardale Jones? Cleveland.com has a good look at Barrett.