One. That’s how many players are ahead of former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell on NFL.com’s ranking of the top 150 fantasy players for 2015, released Monday. Bell, fresh off a breakout season that culminated in AFC Offensive Player of the Year honors, trails just Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson on the preseason list. The former Michigan State workhorse ran for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns, to go along with a staggering 83 receptions for 854 yards and three more touchdowns, in 2014. Bell is suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s substance
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. Tonight’s classic game features a clash between Michigan State and Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl. This game will be remembered by Michigan State fans as a cornerstone in Mark Dantonio’s coaching career, as it marked his first bowl victory as MSU head coach. After trailing 16-0 at the half, senior quarterback Kirk Cousins went on to pass for 232 of his 300 yards in the second half, as well as leading a late drive in regulation to force overtime. Dan Conroy connected on a 35-yard
Wanna generate a good debate? Try coming up with the five best running backs in Penn State history. Lions247.com took a stab at it. No. 1 on the list: Curt Warner. Guys like Larry Johnson, Curtis Enis and Franco Harris didn’t make the cut. Shows you how deep the talent has been at this position over the years. *** Add Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen (yawn) to the growing list of critics (yawn) of Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camps (yawn). “I’m a bigger fan of (camps held on a school’s own campus),” Mullen said, adding that in his camps at Mississippi State,
Indiana starting safety Antonio Allen was suspended indefinitely from all football activities Tuesday night after his arrest on drug-dealing charges.
A trio of legendary Nittany Lions, Joe Paterno, Chuck Fusina and Matt Bahr, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as part of the group’s 53rd annual ceremony. The induction celebration will take place on Saturday, October 24 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. In addition to Paterno, Fusina and Bahr, Philadelphia Flyer Bernie Parent, basketball coach PJ Carlesimo, swimmer Kristy Kowal, Super Bowl-winning linebacker Neal Olkewicz, Pitt football coach Foge Fazio, college and NFL football player Bill Koman, college and NFL football player Eric Crabtree, golfer Chip Lutz and wrestler Gray Simons
The Big Ten East has some strong defensive lines. And none is stronger than Michigan State’s front, led by end Shilique Calhoun. Ohio State has perhaps the Big Ten’s best player on its line in end Joey Bosa.
When thinking of the most impressive streaks in college football, Nebraska’s home sellout streak has to come to mind. The Huskers have sold out every home football game since Nov. 3, 1962, when 36,501 fans attended Nebraska’s Homecoming game against Missouri. Add it all up, and it’s 340 straight sellouts for the Huskers entering the 2015 college football season, which is by far the longest home sellout streak in the country. With a new coaching staff and high expectations surrounding Nebraska’s football program, the school’s video production team put together a very neat “This Is Your Sellout Streak” hype video.
The AP's Ralph D. Russo lists nine Big Ten teams on his recently released preseason 2015-16 bowl projections. Yes, he has Ohio State playing for its second consecutive national title.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is latest matchup in the Michigan-Ohio State series. This game was an emotional roller coaster for both teams. Ohio State walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge disappeared earlier in the week and was recognized along with the team’s seniors who were playing their final game at Ohio Stadium. The next day, Karageorge was found dead. J.T. Barrett helped lead the Buckeyes to a 42-28 win, but the redshirt freshman QB suffered
The battle for Floyd of Rosedale is the highlight of this week, as Minnesota takes on Iowa for the iconic bronze pig bauble. See my early look at Week 11 and game rankings inside.