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  • Big Ten teams lament Rose Bowl implications

    CHICAGO The addition of a playoff to determine a college football national champion had Big Ten coaches thinking about tradition on the second day of Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday. The new system comes with a revamped bowl season, one that forsakes old...
  • Big Ten hopes future schedules pay off with playoff berth

    CHICAGO — The Big Ten's expansion to nine conference games in 2016 will enable each school to face every Big Ten team at least once in a four-year span. But it will also phase out nonconference matchups with Football Championship Series programs....
  • Dantonio, Michigan State striving for consistency

    Dantonio, Michigan State striving for consistency
    Nothing says respect in the Big Ten quite like winning the Rose Bowl, and after years of getting Michigan State close but not quite there, coach Mark Dantonio finally got the Spartans over the hump. But Dantonio is well acquainted with his team’s...
  • Delany criticizes NCAA's enforcement process

    CHICAGO Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he isn't happy with the NCAA's enforcement process. He discussed the need for improvements Monday on the first day of the conference's media days. Delany said he doesn't think the NCAA has been effective in...
  • Michigan State's MSU's Mark Dantonio warns that being a hunted team can be 'precarious'

    CHICAGO Mark Dantonio has been to Big Ten media days as a conference co-champion in 2011 and as a coach coming off of consecutive 11-win seasons in 2012, but this year is different. Dantonio's Spartans were the unquestioned No. 1 team in the league...
  • Michigan's Hoke not concerned about job status

    CHICAGO Brady Hoke may be under pressure entering this season, given Michigan's regressing record during his three seasons. So far, though, he's not showing it around Ann Arbor. "Coach Hoke is still the same laid-back type of guy," U-M defensive end...
  • Fitzgerald sinks winning putt, zings Nebraska

    Fitzgerald sinks winning putt, zings Nebraska
    Northwestern had trouble closing games last season. Based on the debacles at Nebraska and against Michigan, that’s putting it mildly. So maybe this means something. Coach Pat Fitzgerald sank a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole Monday at...
  • Except for his limp, Minnesota's Kill fit for preseason camp

    CHICAGO � Jerry Kill has worked hard to get his epilepsy in check heading into another football season. Now, about that leg injury... The Gophers coach walked with a slight limp this week at Big Ten Media Days, still hobbling from an ill-advised...
  • Penn State's home-opener set for noon kickoff

    Penn State's home-opener set for noon kickoff
    James Franklin's first game at Beaver Stadium is set for a noon kickoff. Penn State will host Akron on Sept. 6 in the first of seven home games in 2014. The Lions are 4-0 against Akron, winning their last meeting 31-7 in 2009. At halftime, Penn...
  • Brothers get their elk in hunt of a lifetime

    Sometimes, they hunted from blinds. Sometimes, they hunkered down in tall grass, waiting for the perfect elk. This is a story of generosity, long odds, patience and insane luck. Every year, about 40,000 hunters in Michigan apply for an elk license,...
  • Penn State backs make a change to reduce fumbles, 'protect the program'

    Penn State backs make a change to reduce fumbles, 'protect the program'
    Charles Huff has been known to chase running backs across the practice field, wearing spikes, attempting to dislodge footballs from their grasp. It can be unnerving, Penn State's Bill Belton said. But Huff, who coaches Penn State's running backs, is...
  • Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result

    Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result
    After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in. The turnout and the results are equally stunning. As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500...