The Big Ten will feature plenty of top-end talent this fall, a fact backed up by Athlon Sports’ top 50 players for 2015. Eleven Big Ten names make the list, including the No. 1 (Ohio State DE Joey Bosa) and No. 2 (Ohio State QBs Barrett/Jones/Miller) players. The next Big Ten player on the countdown? It’s another Buckeye, as running back Ezekiel Elliott checks in at No. 12. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, at No. 14, is Athlon Sports’ first non-Ohio State Big Ten player. See all of the Big Ten players on the list below. Click here to read
There has been plenty of talk at today’s SEC Media Day about Alabama’s Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State. Well, a pair of fans showed up to remind Alabama coach Nick Saban of Alabama’s 42-35 loss to the Buckeyes. The two fans, who are reportedly from Birmingham, Alabama, showed up to Wednesday’s SEC Media Day session dressed in Ohio State national champions shirts. While at first glance you would guess these two were huge OSU fans, they could actually be Auburn fans. One of them is sporting an Auburn hat and a pair of Auburn shorts. In other words, these
Alabama coach Nick Saban knows his voice is powerful in the college football world. When he speaks, people listen. Period.
Fantasy football leagues are open – yes, already – with kickoff just about two months away. So, you have plenty of time to sign up, not to mention to come up with a creative name that gets the attention of your friends/league members. We did this before basketball season last year, and now it’s time to do it for football. Here are two fantasy team names for every Big Ten team: ILLINOIS Dudek, Where’s My Car? Lunt Trauma INDIANA Dominique Booth Ferry Simmie’s Corn on the Cobbs IOWA Three & Ott Ferentzic Science (h/t @chfortfun) MARYLAND Skid Rowe Un-Likely Explanation
Our good friend Mekka Don made a new Ohio State hype video. Check it out in this post!
Braxton Miller put an end to the never-ending rumors late last week, announcing he will return to Ohio State for his final season of eligibility. [ MORE: Who should start for Ohio State? We asked several writers ] A graduate student, Miller could have transferred and been eligible this fall. Instead, the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year will battle J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones for the starting quarterback job of the reigning national champs. Did Miller consider leaving? “Nah, I’m a Buckeye, man,” he told 247Sports.com. “I’ve got a tat on my shoulder. My son is going
At Monday's SEC media days, Gus Malzahn said it's "slim to none" that a Big Ten team can go into Alabama and get player the Tide and Tigers want.
Former Rutgers standout Todd Frazier won the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Great American Ball Park.
Once again, the Summer of Jim Harbaugh continues to roll on. [ MORE: Check out all of our Jim Harbaugh news ] This time, the new Michigan football coach has taken his (Twitter) act abroad. Harbaugh is visiting France, and he tweeted a couple pictures of his visit to a local McDonald’s. Odd? Most definitely. But then one reads the text of his tweet (“Le Big Mac and Royal with Cheese please.”), and he/she can’t help but respect the Pulp Fiction reference. Soon enough, Harbaugh and the Wolverines will kick off the 2015 season. Until Thursday, Sept. 3, when Michigan
Every member of the U.S. women’s national team will get a Sports Illustrated cover, the publication announced Monday. [ SEE COVERS: Ali Krieger | Alyssa Naeher | Carli Lloyd | Jill Ellis ] That means ex-Penn State standouts Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher and former Illinois coach Jill Ellis will grace a cover of the most prestigious sports magazine. So will ex-Rutgers star Carli Lloyd, the Golden Ball winner, who played for the Scarlet Knights before they entered the Big Ten. There are 25 covers in all, which will hit newsstands later this week, and SI says they will vary