Big Ten Football Morning Coffee: Pitt-PSU Isn't Going to Be a Regular Thing

Adam Jacobi@Adam_JacobiBig Ten Football Lead WriterMay 15, 2012

19 Sep 1998:  Quarterback Kevin Thomas #16 of the  Penn St. Nittany Lions throws down the field during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Pittsburgh Stadium in Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania. Penn St. defeated Pittsburgh 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick
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Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.

Bill O'Brien's support for a yearly game against Pitt is already coming down as the reality of the situation sets in, according to the Sporting News. And by "the reality of the situation," I just mean a giant white poster board with the word "NO" painted in dark royal blue.

Hey, Penn State has other priorities. That's fine. Not every school can be good at rivalries.

Per Eleven Warriors, 44 players on Ohio State's football team registered a GPA of at least 3.0, including all six freshman early enrollees. If you're an Ohio State fan, congratulations! That is a remarkable academic achievement.

If you hate Ohio State, congratulations! This is all you need to convince yourself that there is rampant academic fraud in Columbus. 

According to USA Today (via, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta thinks six-win teams shouldn't be bowl eligible, since it was a standard established when there were 11 games in the regular season and six wins meant a winning record.

Sounds like Mr. Barta is disrespecting the storied tradition of bowl games in college football. Every bowl's a Rose Bowl in someone's eyes, sir! For shame!

Former Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat announced over the weekend that he wouldn't be reporting to the Cleveland Browns training camp. Sweat told the Columbus Dispatch on Monday that his decision was because of a recurrence of concussion symptoms.

Mind you, this is a full six months after his last concussion, his third. Walking away was absolutely the right move.