Latest Big Ten Conference football News

Iowa LB Campbell honored as college football's top scholar

Dec. 07, 2022 02:40 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell won the William V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night, becoming the first player from the school to be named college football's top scholar-athlete. Campbell, the Big Ten's defensive player of the year, receives a $25,000 postgraduate...

Jim Leonhard says he won't return to Wisconsin staff

Dec. 06, 2022 22:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jim Leonhard, who served as Wisconsin’s interim coach for the last seven games of the regular season, says he won’t be back with the Badgers next season. Leonhard tweeted Tuesday night that he would work as Wisconsin’s defensive coordinator for its Dec....

Tulsa hires Ohio State coordinator Wilson as head coach

Dec. 06, 2022 19:55 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kevin Wilson will seek to bring Tulsa some of the prolific passing and scoring he's overseen during six seasons as the offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Wilson was hired as Tulsa's coach on Tuesday and introduced at an afternoon news conference. ...

Alabama's Anderson repeats as Bronko Nagurski award winner

Dec. 05, 2022 23:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. has become the second two-time winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player. Anderson was presented the award on Monday night by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. ...

Bennett, Duggan, Stroud, Williams are Heisman finalists

Dec. 05, 2022 21:04 PM EST

Quarterbacks Stetson Bennett of Georgia, Max Duggan of TCU, C.J. Stroud of Ohio State and Caleb Williams of Southern California were announced as finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday night. The award given to the outstanding player in college football, determined by a vote of...

Ohio State's Smith-Njigba to skip CFP game, will enter draft

Dec. 05, 2022 15:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba will not play in the College Football Playoff semifinal game against top-ranked Georgia while he continues to rehabilitate a leg injury and prepare for the 2023 NFL draft. The AP Preseason All-American was hurt in...

Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz says he's entering transfer portal

Dec. 04, 2022 22:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Graham Mertz is entering the transfer portal after spending the last three seasons as Wisconsin’s starting quarterback. Mertz announced Sunday on social media he was entering the portal “in pursuit of my next opportunity.” His move comes one week after...

ReliaQuest Bowl: High-flying Mississippi St vs stingy Illini

Dec. 04, 2022 19:58 PM EST

No. 22 Mississippi State (8-4, SEC) vs. Illinois (8-4, Big Ten), Jan. 2, noon EST, ESPN2 LOCATION: Tampa, Florida TOP PLAYERS Mississippi State: QB Will Rogers is the school's career passing leader with 10,428 yards and 81 touchdowns and surpassed Dak...

TCU's dream season leads to Fiesta Bowl tilt vs. Michigan

Dec. 04, 2022 19:26 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — TCU had done nearly all it could to complete a massive turnaround under first-year coach Sonny Dykes, putting itself in position to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff. All that was left was to beat Kansas State for a second time this season. ...

Utah, Penn State will meet for first time in the Rose Bowl

Dec. 04, 2022 19:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's rare in college football that teams can reach a first milestone and possibly a last one as well in the same game. Yet, that's the situation Utah and Penn State will find themselves in for the Rose Bowl. The Utes and Nittany Lions will meet for the first time...