1. Penn State Football: Silas Redd's 'New Family' Comments Should Upset PSU Fans

    Silas Redd is off at USC now, and for Redd that means a brand-new start, brand-new team, brand-new conference, reporters, lifestyle, everything...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 8,109 reads 24 comments

  2. Penn State Sanctions: Appeal and Lawsuit Not the Road Trustees Should Go Down

    It always seemed inevitable that this Penn State mess would end up in the courts. Now, we've got a road map of how that's going to happen...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 2,707 reads 67 comments

  3. Wisconsin Football: Badgers Alternate Uniforms for Nebraska Game Are Atrocities

    No. No, no, no, no, no. Noooooooooope. This is Wisconsin's actual uniform for its game against Nebraska. It's on the Badgers' Facebook page and everything. Let's be as direct as possible: This uniform is ugly...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 36,607 reads 107 comments

  4. Analyzing Impact Penn State Football Transfers Will Have on Their New Teams

    Penn State has been rocked by NCAA sanctions, and perhaps none are as damaging to Penn State's future as the combination of heavy scholarship restrictions and a lifting of transfer restrictions...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 7,310 reads 1 comments

  5. How Far Will Penn State Fall in 2012?

    The sanctions have been handed down, and the aftermath of the Penn State-Jerry Sandusky scandal is being felt...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 2,385 reads 14 comments

  6. Penn State Scandal: Paterno Family Appeals to NCAA, Keeps Fighting Old Battles

    On Friday afternoon, the family of Joe Paterno released an appeal of the NCAA's consent decree with Penn State, claiming the "NCAA acted hastily and without any regard for due process...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 6,082 reads 39 comments

  7. Classic Big Ten Football: Purdue at Iowa, 2002

    Every week, the Big Ten Blog will break down one classic game from the Big Ten's long and storied history. Today, we're going all the way back to 2002, to a win that had absolutely no business happening...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 1,152 reads 0 comments

  8. Big Ten Football Tweets of the Week: Please Sign This Baby, Famous Football Man

    Every Friday on the Big Ten Blog , we'll bring you the best Big Ten-related tweets of the week. Being a football player is quite a task, even off the field...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 772 reads 0 comments

  9. Penn State Scandal: Please Don't Politicize President Obama's Opinion on NCAA

    President Barack Obama is in Ohio on a campaign tour, and yesterday he spoke to a Columbus radio station. It's a sports radio station. Again: a sports radio station landed a sitting president as a guest...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 5,444 reads 57 comments

  10. Montee Ball Assault: Police Believe Attack May Have Had 'Precipitating Event'

    If something about the report that the assault on Montee Ball was "unprovoked" didn't quite pass the smell test to you, well, the Madison police are starting to agree...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 8,354 reads 10 comments

  11. Big Ten Football Q&A: Let's Talk Division Realignment and Cheese Teams

    On Thursdays on The Big Ten Blog, we will feature questions from the B/R inbox, Twitter and email. Do you have a question for next week's Q&A? Send them to Big Ten lead blogger ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 2,230 reads 11 comments

  12. Penn State Football: OL Ryan Nowicki Transfers to Illinois, Seriously, Illinois?

    The Penn State transfer train keeps churning along, but after the hullabaloo surrounding the coaches' aggressive recruiting tactics came up last week—to the point that Jim Delany ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 243 reads 18 comments

  13. USA Today 2012 Preseason Poll: The Big Ten Hits and Misses in the Coaches' Poll

    Today's a minor holiday in college football, as the first USA Today coaches' poll is out. Fifty-nine coaches, all members of the American Football Coaches Association, take part in the poll and—well, you know how polls work...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 3,257 reads 29 comments

  14. Wisconsin Football: Montee Ball Assault Puts Spotlight on Badgers' Backup RBs

    It's been one full day since Montee Ball was beaten by five unknown assailants and hospitalized, and thus far all we know is that according to Wisconsin medical staff , Ball suffered a concussion in the attack...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 1,884 reads 2 comments

  15. Penn State Football: Special Teams Devastated as Anthony Fera Transfers to Texas

    Penn State's transfer situation has taken a sudden and immediate turn south, and it's likely to have major consequences for the well-being of the 2012 team. We're not talking about Silas Redd going to USC on Wednesday, either...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 3,706 reads 6 comments

  16. Big Ten Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Ohio State Gains 320 Pounds at Once

    Every week here at The Big Ten Blog, we will update you on the latest commits, decommits and rumors in the recruiting world. Commits — Michigan welcomed cornerback Ross Douglas to the mix last week...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 2,863 reads 2 comments

  17. Michigan Football: Mapping out Denard Robinson's Road to the 2012 Heisman Trophy

    Make no mistake: Denard Robinson is a Heisman Trophy contender this year. He's arguably the most recognizable face in the Big Ten, especially after his speech at the B1G Kickoff Luncheon last week...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 2,652 reads 25 comments

  18. Wisconsin Football: Montee Ball Suffers Head Injuries in 'Unprovoked Attack'

    UPDATE, August 2, at 1:25 p.m. ET TMZ is reporting that the beating may be retaliation for an earlier fight at a football player's house, and that Ball may have participated in the earlier fight...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 48,487 reads 103 comments

  19. Penn State Football: Former 4-Stars Transferring Hurts PSU's Base of Talent

    Silas Redd's transfer hurts Penn State . There's no question about that. But at the end of the day, talented as Redd may be, he is just one player. Worse teams have lost better players than Redd and still gone on to do great things that year...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 4,357 reads 4 comments

  20. Penn State Football: Analyzing Players' Twitter Reactions to Silas Redd Transfer

    As reported on Tuesday , Silas Redd is off to USC for the last two years of his eligibility—if he even needs both of them before heading to the NFL...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 15,932 reads 27 comments

  21. Big Ten Football: Ranking the Big Ten Non-Conference Schedules

    One of the most crucial aspects of a team's success every year has very, very little to do with the amount of hard work that goes into creating and sustaining a top-notch program...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 2,366 reads 27 comments

  22. Penn State Football: What Silas Redd's Transfer to USC Means for Nittany Lions

    The Penn State scandal may be galvanizing most of the Nittany Lions for the long haul, but it just cost the team its offensive workhorse. According to ESPN's Joe Schad and Dave Ruden of CTNews...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 4,203 reads 13 comments

  23. 2012 Hendricks Award Watch List: For Big Ten, It's Simon and Gholston at the Top

    The Ted Hendricks Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive end, announced its 2012 Watch List on Tuesday morning...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 322 reads 3 comments

  24. Ohio State Football: No Drug Charges for Dunn Should Mean No Suspension

    Freshman Ohio State tailback Bri'Onte Dunn caught a major break on Tuesday when it was determined that he would not be facing charges for the marijuana and paraphernalia found in his car on a traffic stop over the weekend...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 5,614 reads 21 comments

  25. Nebraska Football: Meet Barney Cotton, Huskers Offensive Line Coach

    Nebraska's stars on offense have historically been its skill position players—from Johnny Rodgers to Tommie Frazier to Rex Burkhead —but the foundation on which the offense has always been built is its offensive line...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 2 years ago 1,358 reads 6 comments