Wednesday, I took a look at the best hires in the last 40 years at schools in the Big Ten West. Today, I do the same for the Big Ten East. INDIANA Bill Mallory. The farther we get from his tenure, the greater it looks. Mallory had all the flash of a pair of wing tips, a do-the-right-thing throw-back coach who forged the Hoosiers into a strong program built around a physical offense and honest-to-goodness defense. He went 68-77-3 (39-65-1 in the Big Ten) from 1984-1996 with six bowls after arriving from Northern Illinois to replace Sam Wyche—who was in
Our good friend Mekka Don is at it again! This time, the former OSU football player-turned-rapper released a new hype video titled "Zone 6," in honor of the Buckeyes' wide receivers.
Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden is a three-year letterman who tallied 102 tackles last season as a junior. Learn more about the Wolverines' team leader in this post.
Nebraska hosted its much-anticipated annual Fan Day on Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium. Thousands of Nebraska fans attended the event, and, as is the case every year, there were several cool moments captured. Like, the expression on the face of the young boy in the picture above. Think he was excited to be at Fan Day and to be getting another autograph? There was also the fan who had Mike Riley sign an Oregon State Mike Riley bobblehead. And another fan who traveled 760 miles to attend the event. Get all of the best from Nebraska’s Fan Day at @HuskerFBNation,
This is an interesting piece from Yahoo! on the AAC, which hopes to one day join arms with the Power Five conferences. Good luck with that. Even UCF coach George O’Leary has his doubts. “We can do that (pay cost of attendance) for a couple of years,” UCF coach George O’Leary said. ”We obviously can’t sustain. When you are not getting a $35 million check, it’s hard to have that cost of attendance and keep up with everything.” *** Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio visited ESPN yesterday for a “car wash.” And, time and again, he was peppered with questions
As great as Melvin Gordon's 2014 regular season was, Ezekiel Elliott's postseason was, perhaps, even greater. Will Elliott lead the Big Ten in rushing this fall? See our panel's predictions.
The Brutus Buckeye YouTube page is on an absolute roll. Surely, you saw the Ohio State football team's dummy prank last week and the trash can sequel Tuesday. Now, there's this.
Not only did Sports Illustrated put Ohio State on one of its four regional college football covers, it ranked the reigning national champ No. 1 in its preseason top 25 poll. The Buckeyes, who also topped the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, beat out Auburn for the top spot in the poll, released Wednesday. TCU, Notre Dame and Alabama round out the top 5. Michigan State lands at No. 7, and Wisconsin at No. 24 to account for the publication’s ranked Big Ten teams. Here’s what SI has to say about the Big Ten teams: OHIO STATE The nation’s knottiest quarterback
Win the national championship, and you’re going to grace a lot of magazine covers. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State dummy prank | Watch Ohio State trash can prank ] Sports Illustrated announced Wednesday morning that Ohio State, the victor of the inaugural College Football Playoff, is featured on one of its four regional college football preview covers. The cover features linebacker Joshua Perry, defensive end Joey Bosa and Brutus Buckeye. Oh, and the College Football Playoff trophy. The other covers, for those wondering? Those would Mississippi State (Dak Prescott), Notre Dame (Jaylon Smith & Ronnie Stanley) and TCU (Trevone Boykin).
The Big Ten lost Ohio State's Devin Smith, its 2014 Big Ten receiving TD leader, to the NFL, but plenty of playmakers return. See our panel's predictions for the 2015 leader.