With news of former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson transferring to future Big Ten member Rutgers, we decided to take a look back at some of the conference’s other Big Ten-to-Big Ten transfers. Check out our list in this post. Are we missing someone? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
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Turns out, Philip Nelson is going to stay in the Big Ten. News has broken that the disgruntled Minnesota quarterback is transferring to Rutgers, which officially will join the Big Ten for the 2014 football season. He’ll sit out next season and have two years of eligibility beginning in 2015.
So, Philip Nelson is bolting Minnesota because he wants to play for a program that “centers more around the pass game which utilizes my skill sets.”
The Big Ten Conference released its Week 10 Players of the Week on Monday. The awards include five first-time honorees, including Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson and Penn State running back Bill Belton who shared Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. See all the winners in this post.
Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 9? Find out in this post.