BIG TEN
Penn State's James Franklin discusses pros, cons of social media
via PennLive.com
Penn State football coach James Franklin views social media as a valuable tool, one that allows him to connect with players, recruits and PSU's fan base.
Q&A with Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell
via IndyStar.com
Purdue coach Darrell Hazell discusses what he learned during the Boilermakers spring practice, which wrapped up one week ago.
Should Penn State football get new uniforms?
via StateCollege.com
Mike Reisman and Bill DiFilippo debate whether Penn State should branch out from its iconic blue and white uniforms.
Timberwolves' Rick Adelman retiring; what does that mean for Tom Izzo?
via freep.com
Speculation started last week about Michigan State coach Tom Izzo possibly being a candidate to replace Adelman and is expected to intensify now. Izzo is close friends with Timberwolves president and former Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders.
Video: Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri
via ESPN.com
Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri talks with ESPN's Adam Rittenberg about the team's rotation of ball carriers and how he has progressed since a major injury two springs ago.
Spartan QB helped fuel B1G title run, but seeks more progress in 2014
via Omaha.com
Despite his success last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is looking to continue to improve this fall. “A lot of people keep bringing up the Rose Bowl and all of 2013,” he said. “But we're all past that.”
Ranking the Big Ten's 2014 quarterbacks
via AthlonSports.com
The Big Ten isn’t particularly deep at quarterback this season, but there’s plenty to like at the top, starting with Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller of Ohio State.
Delany: No matter how many teams it adds, the Big Ten's name will likely never change
via MLive.com
"The name represents a series of characteristics. Brand characteristics," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Wednesday.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke praises team's chemistry, leadership
via Freep.com
“This team has a chemistry that I think we haven’t had in a while,” Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday.
Buckeye defense looks to be more aggressive
via Dispatch.com
Whether the move to a more aggressive approach, authored by new Ohio state co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash, has fixed the problems in game situations won’t be known until the 2014 season begins.
Illinois 're-brands' with new uniforms
via ESPN.com
Illinois has undergone a "re-branding" effort with Nike that resulted in uniform changes for several of its sports teams, including football.
Which Big Ten newcomer has a better 2014?
via AthlonSports.com
Rutgers and Maryland will officially join the conference on July 1, expanding the Big Ten to a 14-team league and changing the divisional alignment once again.
Michigan State's Gary Harris to enter NBA draft
via BTN.com
Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris will turn pro, the school announced Monday afternoon. This surprises no one, as Harris is projected by most to be a lottery selection.
Glenn Robinson III planning to leave Michigan for NBA draft; Nik Stauskas to announce decision Tuesday
via freep.com
Two years might be enough for Michigan sophomores Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas.
TCF Bank Stadium getting torn up for Vikings' renovations
via startribune.com
TCF Bank is the latest stadium in town to get the teardown treatment. The Gophers' spring football game took place Saturday. Now the stadium's turf is being ripped out as part of $6.6 million in renovations for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
Opinion: Spring game is a thrill for fans, but not so much for Urban Meyer
via Dispatch.com
“Thanks to our student body and our fans,” Meyer said, “60,000-plus people on a beautiful day in Columbus (sat) through a spring game that at times I don’t want to be watching.”
Penn State walk-on Chiappialle impresses big crowd
via Post-Gazette.com
He played like the featured back Saturday. Four times in a row, a running back pretty much nobody had heard of -- unless you're from Beaver County and football-savvy -- ran the ball near the end zone, crashing in on the fourth down. Cole Chiappialle had his first touchdown for Penn State.
Crowdfunding for Lacey Holsworth's medical costs nears $100,000 in donations
via Freep.com
Two days after Lacey Holsworth succumbed to cancer, supporters were reaching out in large numbers to help her family with medical costs.
Wildcats offense aims to make waves again
via ESPN.com
An offense that struggled to find playmakers in 2013 now might have a surplus. "We're going to attack you with waves of people," coach Pat Fitzgerald said.
Must watch: Tom Izzo's emotional speech at Lacey Holsworth vigil
via Freep.com
MSU's Tom Izzo spoke to a crowd of students Wednesday night at a vigil for 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, who died earlier that morning in a battle with cancer.
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