Maryland enjoyed a successful Big Ten debut in 2014, going 7-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play. That allowed the Terps to finish in third place in the uber-tough East Division highlighted by roads victories at Penn State and at Michigan. Now, it’s time to keep developing.
The NFL draft has been good to Penn State the last 10 years, as the Nittany Lions have produced 36 picks. That total is more impressive when you consider Penn State had no picks in 2005. The program has lived up to its billing as “Linebacker U,” producing nine picks at that storied position in State College, Pa. No other position has produced as many NFL picks over the last 10 years for PSU. The Nittany Lions also have been fertile on both lines and in the defensive backfield. The offensive skill spots? Not so productive. There are several Nittany
The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has developed into one of the most heated in-state rivalries in college football today. While Michigan owned this rivalry early on, it is the Spartans who have been dominant on the gridiron as of late, winning six of the last seven meetings between these schools. Well, it looks like this rivalry just added another chapter. Michigan State’s Spartan bronze statue, which sits square in the middle of campus, was given a Michigan makeover late Wednesday night. From the looks of it, the statue was pained Michigan blue, with a maize Block M in the middle of
Update on Penn State's and Ohio State's offensive line. A look at football helmet safety ideas. Where will star running back Tevin Coleman land? And a crazy mascot story involving a horse. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart scooped up the top Thursday headlines and offers them up ... right here.
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
Iowa defensive end Drew Ott was asked about former teammate Jake Rudock’s transfer to Michigan on the Big Ten’s spring teleconference Wednesday, and he didn’t mince words. [ MORE: Listen to the full Big Ten West spring teleconference ] “Yeah (I was surprised),” Ott said. “I thought he had a little more fight in him. But, I guess maybe an opportunity (appeared) over there at Michigan. I don’t know too much about it.” Listen to Ott’s full response in the video player above. And read the mgolive.com story. Rudock, Iowa’s starting quarterback the last two seasons, fell behind C.J. Beathard
One of the top names in NASCAR will be racing in the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 with a car that features a Big Ten theme to it. [ MORE: Former Penn State forward Ross Travis enters name in NFL Draft ] Jeff Gordon spent Tuesday afternoon on Penn State’s campus and revealed his new Penn State-branded Axalta Chevy that he will be racing in this June. The race will take place on June 7 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, which is located approximately 140 miles from Penn State’s campus. The car is painted in Penn State blue,
In J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller, Ohio State has a trio of quarterbacks that is second to none. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] Let’s see, for starters, all three won a national championship ring last year. That’s impressive. There’s so much more. The trio has combined to go 36-3 (.923) the last three seasons, not including Kenny Guiton’s two starts in 2013, all while tossing 80 touchdowns, compared to 25 interceptions, and running for 38 scores. Want more? They’ve combined for three top 10 Heisman Trophy finishes (Miller No.
Prolific. There is no other way to describe Ohio State’s performance in the last 10 NFL drafts. It’s a proverbial football factory in Columbus. But, I think we already had an inkling of that.
OK, we have another opinion in the endless debate on if players should be paid. This time, it’s ex-Michigan LB Jake Ryan weighing in. And he doesn’t think players should get any loot. “If (someone is) a winning coach, so be it, pay them what you think,” Ryan said to Matt Shepard of WDFN. With the whole paying student-athletes thing, you’re getting an education. You’re getting a Michigan degree, that’s what I got. You get that throughout your four or five years and I think that’s perfect. You work hard towards that, that’s what I worked hard towards. “That, and