Latest Big Ten Conference football News

Mickey Joseph to coach Husker receivers after 5 years at LSU

Dec. 03, 2021 14:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, who coached wide receivers the last five seasons at LSU, will return to Nebraska as receivers coach, passing game coordinator and associate head coach under Scott Frost. Frost, who announced Joseph's hiring Friday, still is looking to...

Rocky Lombardi-led N. Illinois faces Kent St. for MAC title

Dec. 03, 2021 02:05 AM EST

Rocky Lombardi was looking for a new place to play football after deciding to transfer from Michigan State nearly a year ago. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, was searching for a quarterback to spark a turnaround. Lombardi and the Huskies proved to be a...

Franklin's Burkett named top player, Lee earns coach of year

Dec. 02, 2021 16:52 PM EST

When you look at Myles Burkett’s body of work this past season, you have one of the best seasons ever for a Wisconsin high school quarterback. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior from Franklin completed 206 of 289 passes (71.3%) for 3,427 yards, 36 touchdowns and four...

No. 2 Wolverines, No. 15 Hawkeyes play for Big Ten title

Dec. 02, 2021 15:31 PM EST

No. 2 Michigan (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) vs. No. 15 Iowa (10-2, 7-2, No. 13), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (Fox) in Indianapolis. Line: Michigan by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Michigan leads 42-15-4 ...

Huskers QB Adrian Martinez puts name in transfer portal

Dec. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez announced Thursday that he will enter the transfer portal, another blow for the struggling Cornhuskers. The three-time captain completed his best season in 2021, completing 61.8% of his throws for 2,863 yards...

Pry: 'Honored, humbled' to be Virginia Tech football coach

Dec. 02, 2021 13:53 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brent Pry's voice cracked with emotion as he detailed the career journey he's been on, one that has brought him back to Blacksburg as Virginia Tech's head football coach. “I'm honored and humbled,” he said Thursday at a news conference....

Big Ten tilt: Michigan chases playoff bid, title vs. Iowa

Dec. 02, 2021 13:30 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa opened this season as the trendy pick to finish second in the Big Ten West. Michigan was unranked in the preseason poll and wasn't even supposed to contend for the East Division title. So much for predictions. Two of the...

Ohio State's Stroud is Big Ten offensive player of the year

Dec. 01, 2021 18:01 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten announced Wednesday that Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is its offensive player of the year and freshman of the year. Stroud led the nation's top offense and ranks among the top seven passers in eight categories. His 70.9%...

Thanksgiving football, Big 10 rivalry game score in ratings

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even at a time football generally dominates television ratings, the long Thanksgiving Day weekend was notable. CBS' turkey day telecast of the Dallas Cowboys against the Las Vegas Raiders reached 37.8 million viewers, the biggest audience for an NFL...

Championship picks: Georgia over Tide, Michigan over Iowa

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

Those conference championship upsets with the potential to create College Football Playoff chaos scenarios never actually happen. As AP Top 25 college football poll voter Brett McMurphy of Action Network pointed out, only six teams that went into championship weekend...