Wild sports plays get special treatment these days in the age of social media. [ 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 ] There haven’t been many wilder plays, in any sport, than the ending to the Michigan State-Michigan game a couple weeks ago. You know the play, by now. If not, Michigan punter Blake O’Neill mishandled the snap on
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill abruptly retired because of health reasons on Wednesday, ending his efforts to rebuild the Golden Gopher football program during a tenure that included a series of game-day seizures.
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, we profile Penn State senior defensive tackle Anthony Zettel, and on one day our crew followed Zettel pursuing his favorite hobby. “His golf game, it kind of brings out the funniest parts of Anthony,” one teammate says. “But he’s also extremely overly obnoxious and competitive.” For instance, before teeing off, Zettel announces his presence to anyone within earshot. “You guys want to watch this drive?” Zettel asks the other golfers. “It’s going to be spectacular.” Later, after a partner hits, Zettel makes another crack. “Nice,”
Iowa is a long, long way from the beginning of the season, when the Hawkeyes were a national afterthought and the job security of coach Kirk Ferentz was the subject of widespread speculation.
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.