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Venric Mark says he's transferring to West Texas A&M

(AP) Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark is transferring to West Texas A&M, ESPN reported Saturday. Mark, who was going to be suspended for some of this season for an unspecified violation of team rules, said he wanted to be closer to his mother in Houston. “This is an hour and half from my mom,” Mark told the network. “It’s the best fit.” He declined to elaborate on reasons for his departure outside of citing health issues with his mother and grandmother. Mark told ESPN he had interest in Football Bowl Subdivision teams, including Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech

Venric Mark to transfer from Northwestern

Senior running back Venric Mark has announced that he is leaving Northwestern University for personal reasons, with a desire to play football this season closer to family. [ MORE: AP: Mark transferring from Northwestern ] Mark, a Tomball, Texas, native, released the following statement: “Northwestern has been an indescribable experience for me,” said Mark, who missed most of last season with a broken ankle and was awarded another year of eligibility. “It has been my home for four years, and has molded me into the man I am. I’m one class shy of the Northwestern degree I’ve worked so hard

Venric Mark suspended for first two games of season

Northwestern senior running back Venric Mark has been suspended for the first two games of the 2014 college football season for a violation of team policy. Mark will sit out the Aug. 30 opener against California at Ryan Field and the matchup with Northern Illinois on Sept. 6 in Evanston. Here is a quote from Mark from the release: “I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that,” said Mark. “There’s no one that holds me to a higher standard than the one I hold myself to, so nobody is more disappointed than I am.

Countdown to kickoff: West most exciting player?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West most exciting player? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin. He’s a prime home-run hitter who can go the distance at any moment. Few Big Ten players possess a better combination of speed and strength or possess the same instincts as Gordon, who also is tough enough to run inside. He’s

Venric Mark receives fifth year of eligibility

Northwestern announced Tuesday that running back Venric Mark‘s application for a medical hardship waiver has been approved by the Big Ten Conference, rendering Mark eligible to return for a fifth season with the Wildcats in 2014. An All-American punt returner and 1,000-yard rusher in 2012, Mark saw limited action in three games last fall while battling multiple injuries. He played for the final time in Northwestern’s Oct. 12 game at Wisconsin, leaving the game in the first quarter with a fractured ankle that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Mark, who played as a true freshman upon arriving in Evanston

Mark, Matte featured on Wednesday's 'Journey'

On Wednesday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012,” we featured Indiana’s Will Matte and Northwestern’s Venric Mark. Watch a clip from the show here. In it, BTN goes behind the scenes with Matte’s family for a special surprise hours before Indiana’s Senior Day game vs. Wisconsin, and take viewers inside the secret behind Mark’s breakout season. Also, check out a couple bonus clips in this post. Footage from Wisconsin’s win at Indiana: And from Michigan’s overtime victory over Northwestern:

Week 12 Player Rankings: Ball moves on up

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Montee Ball moved up a couple spots following his incredible effort at Indiana, and there’s a new name making the list on the defensive side. Who is it? Find out in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s Week 12 Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Fresh off a bye week, the Big Ten’s most dynamic player should enter the home

Heisman watch: Miller can't bolster case this week

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein remains the Heisman front-runner, but his future may be murky after he got hurt last week. If Klein misses time or is ineffective, that would open opportunities for Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and others like Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron, among others, to climb the Heisman ladder. Miller won’t have a chance to improve his resume this Saturday. Ohio State is off. But other Big Ten players could improve their stock in big games. Here is my look at the top three Heisman contenders from the Big Ten, which hasn’t produced a

Week 11 Player Rankings: OSU's Hyde, Shazier debut

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. There are a couple of names making their debut on this week’s list, and both play in Columbus, Ohio. What other movement was there? Find out in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Week 11 Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Going up against a struggling Illinois defense, it was pretty much a guarantee Miller would do his share of damage

Heisman watch: Ohio State's Miller remains in hunt

The Heisman race doesn’t appear to be coming into focus. Without a doubt, Kansas State’s Collin Klein is the clear leader in the Heisman chase. But after him, things look wide open. Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Texas Tech’s Seth Doege, USC’s Marqise Lee and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron all look to be in the race. And Ohio State’s Braxton Miller also is a factor. Miller has made himself a legit candidate again after leaving the Purdue game on October 20 with a neck injury. But Miller looks like the lone