Happy Friday! In today's spin around the Big Ten headlines, we look at Purdue's impressive road win. Plus, Michigan football starts practice and all eyes are on the QBs. Speaking of QBs, why didn't Athlon include any Big Ten names on that "10 QBs on the rise" list? Dive in and click around.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we take a look at Thursday's Indiana-Purdue game as well as an interesting profile of Time Miles in a season of disappointments for Nebraska. Also, the Big Ten has a number of players at the NFL Combine. Dive for more.
In Wednesday's Big ten links, we look at continued reaction to Pat Chambers criticism of the basketball referees. Plus, who is compiling recruiting profiles of sixth-grade football players? And what will Wisconsin do when Traevon Jackson returns from injury? Catch up on that and more.
Patrick Chambers created a stir last weekend when he blasted officials after what he felt was a bad call at the end of a home loss to Maryland. Personally, I never think refs cost a team a game. It’s what I like to call an “excuse.” Worry about what you can control. After the bad call—and it was a bad call—Penn State still could have played defense and not let Maryland score on a layup. Was that the refs’ fault? And, how about this thought: Don’t put your team in a situation where it can be impacted negatively by a
Indiana is playing well, positioned for an NCAA berth. And the Hoosiers can thank junior Yogi Ferrell. IndyStar.com’s Zach Osterman had a recent mail bag question that asked: Will Yogi leave for the NBA after this season? If he is projected as a first-rounder, it may be difficult not to leave. Much may depend on how well IU finishes the season and how far Ferrell can carry the Hoosiers. *** Iowa? Iowa! That’s two losses in a row for the Hawkeyes, who fell in overtime at Northwestern on Sunday. Not long ago, I thought Iowa was primed to show it
In Fridays Big Ten links, we take a closer look at Illinois OT win over Michigan. Plus, what does Purdue need to do to make the men's tourney? And here's an an update on Penn State and their sanctions. Take a spin around Friday's headlines in the Big Ten
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean's Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.
An Indiana-Louisville hoops series? Yes, please. It sounds like conversations are taking place. But, honestly, I want Indiana-Kentucky to come back. Can’t we all just put egos aside and make this happen? *** Looks like Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory thinks he should be the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft. “I think I’m worthy of the No. 1 pick. I would hope anybody in the draft would want to be the No. 1 pick. I know how I am as a player. I know my potential. I know what I can do. I know what I
This eye-poking by Iowa’s Adam Woodbury is some of the most bizarre stuff I ever have seen in all my years covering and watching basketball. And Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery is front-and-center in the imbroglio. McCaffery gained national attention with his terse handling of a postgame question over the weekend about Woodbury’s third eye-poking incident in five games. Fran felt the reporter’s query wasn’t “intelligent.” Why was Fran so peeved at a perfectly fair question that WAS intelligent? (Again, three eye incidents in five games. Is it THAT crazy to ask the coach ‘what’s up’?) Rick Brown of Hawkcentral.com reached
The good times may be starting to roll for Iowa. Not long ago, the Hawkeyes had a three-game skid. Doubters emerged. Now, they have won two in a row.