Who are the Big Ten’s top quarterbacks? Omaha.com, rates the Big Ten signal-callers. Sam McKewon and Jon Nyatawa ranked the Big Ten’s quarterbacks and talked about potential sleepers, who is due for a breakout season, who just doesn’t have it and more. The league has some nice signal-callers at the top, but it drops pretty quickly. *** Speaking of Nebraska, Omaha.com catches up with Bill Callahan. You remember him, right? He’s now the Redskins offensive line coach. *** Who will be some of the top redshirt freshmen this season? Check out his video from Campus Insiders. Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards and
The Lansing State Journal is counting down the Top 50 Michigan State football players in history. No. 50: Denicos Allen. *** No shock here: Michigan expects an eight-year high in season ticket sales this season. Having seen season ticket sales drop in recent years, Michigan is rebounding thanks mostly to the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and a 2015 schedule featuring home games against both Michigan State and Ohio State. “We had to get the revenue moving line back up,” Hackett said. “One of our core strategies was getting a special football coach.” *** Good story from Sam McKewon of Omaha.com
Steph Curry is all the rage. Why not? He is the NBA MVP who just led Golden State to the NBA title. But not long ago, he was bottled up by Purdue and Chris Kramer. Remember? Back in Dec. 2008? *** With Steve Kerr leading Golden State to the NBA title in his first season, Mike Huguenin of NFL.com got to wondering what first-year college coaches will have the most success in 2015. Three Big Ten coaches make the list: Jim Harbaugh, Mike Riley and Paul Chryst. Who do you think will have the most success this season? *** Looks
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,
Possible big doings here: According to a report released last week, the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) will vote soon on the proposal of early football signing period. The start date for the proposed change is Dec. 16, and it will last for three days, if the vote passes. The addition would be up for review in two years, allowing the CCA a large enough sample to test the efficiencies of the amendment. I, for one, hope this passes. But, the “elite” schools don’t want an early signing period so they can poach commitments from lesser programs late in the recruiting
Who will be the Michigan quarterback? It’s one of the Big Ten’s most vexing questions. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at that and more in today's Big Ten links.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer got to lead a cheer at a recent Cavs game. He was proud to do it. Cleveland.com says Meyer had watched the Cavaliers before. But never like this.
Quarterback play has been an issue for Purdue for a few seasons. Who is the best option in 2015? Austin Appleby? Danny Etling? David Blough? Elijah Sindelar? Would Darrell Hazell consider a rotation? “No,” said Hazell. “No. Absolutely not.” Appleby figures to be the guy, but he may be little more than “pedestrian.” Ditto Etling. Would the staff have the guts to turn over the reins to a greenhorn like redshirt freshman Blough or true freshman Sindelar? I have my doubts, seeing as how this is a critical season for Hazell who needs to produce more in his third season
If you need a house near Ann Arbor, Brady Hoke has put his $3 million digs up for sale. Imagine the thrill you’ll get telling dinner guests you sleep where Brady used to sleep. Mlive.com says the five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home was built in 2013 and has an assessed value of $956,500, giving it an estimated fair market value of roughly $1.9 million. The home has a finished basement and a 1,900-square-foot attached garage. It has 16 rooms and an outdoor patio features a built-in grill and a waterfall. *** I know Penn State has a soft schedule—probably the easiest in
It’s official: The NCAA has adopted men’s basketball rules, including a shorter shot clock. The NCAA announced the news in a tweet Monday afternoon, confirming that Division I men’s basketball teams will play with a 30-second shot clock. It also announced a four-foot restricted-area arc and that there will be four timeouts instead of five (with no more than three carrying over from the first to the second half). The measures are aimed at improving the on-court product after a regular season marked by low-scoring, slow-paced games. Expanding the charge circle is expected to reduce the amount of collisions in the