Eyes closed, head first, can't lose. Bill O'Brien called Penn State's bowl ban "ridiculous." The Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from a receiver. The pieces are in place for Jake Rudock and Iowa to be successful.
about 1518 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded late in the season to finish just shy of 1,000 receiving yards.
about 1545 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The Big Ten went 2-5 in bowl games for the second consecutive season, but there were notable performances around the league, even in losing efforts. Here's a look at ESPN.com's Big Ten all-bowl squad: OFFENSE QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State: He followed his first career 300-yard passing performance in the Big Ten championship with his second in the Rose Bowl against Stanford.
about 1594 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Big Ten bowl season is right around the corner, as Minnesota and Michigan will be in action Friday night and Saturday night, respectively. It's time to make some predictions. Brian won the regular-season predictions contest by one game and benefited with a free meal at Harry and Izzy's in Indianapolis.
about 1608 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Michigan Wolverines
Earlier today, we presented our All-Big Ten team. Now it's time to honor the top freshmen from 2013 with our Big Ten all-freshman team. Here it is: OFFENSE QB: Christian Hackenberg, Penn State (captain) RB: Corey Clement, Wisconsin WR: DeAngelo Yancey, Purdue WR: Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska* TE: Maxx Williams, Minnesota* TE: Jake Butt, Michigan OL: Dan Voltz, Wisconsin* OL: Ben Lauer, Minnesota* OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State* OL: Jacob Bailey, Indiana* OL: Kyle Kalis, Michigan* DEFENSE DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State (captain) DL: Austin Johnson, Penn State* DL: Avery Moss, Nebraska* DL: Willie Henry, Michigan* LB: Michael Rose, Nebraska* LB: Nyeem Wartman, Penn State* LB: T.
about 1618 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Brady Hoke might turn out to be a legendary coach who has a long and storied career at Michigan. But Hoke will be bucking some trends in order to get that done. In his third year in Ann Arbor, Hoke's Wolverines have taken a major step backward.
about 1653 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Recognizing the best and the brightest around the Big Ten in Week 10: Michigan State LBs Ed Davis and Denicos Allen, and DE Shilique Calhoun: We could have given a sticker to the entire Spartans defense after its 29-6 dismantling of Michigan.
about 1661 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Who are these guys? We're the real American pickers, and we're sifting through the Big Ten rubble to make our selections for Week 9. Thankfully, this is the final Saturday with a measly four games on the docket, as all 12 teams will be in action Nov.
about 1671 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions