Q&A: Spartan quarterback Connor Cook
via CBSsports.comMichigan State quarterback Connor Cook took over the starting job last season and helped the Spartans win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl.
Minnesota offense has plenty of motivation
via TwinCities.comThe Gopher offense used the bitterness of a second straight bowl defeat to make sure they showed up for Tuesday's first spring practice sharper and more confident than before.
Gophers can only watch as fellow bubble teams rise or bust
via StarTribune.comSmack in the middle of a week without a basketball game, the Gophers right now have nothing to do but try to improve in practice and wait. As they do, the edges of the NCAA tournament field will continue to evolve — as some bubble teams sprout legs and others quickly stumble.
Heart condition forces Purdue's Jay Simpson to retire
via BTN.comPurdue coach Matt Painter announced Tuesday that redshirt freshman Jay Simpson’s career is over due to a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Former Wildcat QB proposes alternative to CAPA
via HuddlePass.comThe latest development in the College Athletes Players Association unionization situation.
Short-handed Indiana beats No. 22 Ohio State
via Omaha.comKevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 20 points and Will Sheehey added 19 on Sunday, leading Indiana past No. 22 Ohio State 72-64. It was the second straight win for the Hoosiers (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten) - both over ranked teams in the last four days.
No. 20 Iowa holds off Purdue
via Omaha.comIt was a game the reeling Hawkeyes had to have. Senior Roy Devyn Marble made sure they didn't blow it. Marble scored 21 points with five assists, four steals and no turnovers and No. 20 Iowa snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Purdue 83-76 on Sunday.
Houston Bates leaves Illini
via ESPN.comSenior Houston Bates, who started all 12 games last season at defensive end, is leaving Illinois and will look to transfer, the school announced Friday.
Tough questions linger for Iowa, McCaffery
via TheGazette.comIowa has allowed its last three opponents to shoot at least 53 percent in the first half. The Hawkeyes seem a step slow in rotations, unable to limit penetration and don’t apply their usual intensity.
John Beilein knew where to go for Michigan's winner
via DetroitNews.comMichigan coach John Beilein is regarded as one of the best at drawing up plays out of timeouts and having them converted for baskets. With the Wolverines trailing by one at Purdue on Wednesday, he didn’t have to dig far into the playbook to figure out what he wanted to run for a potential game-winning shot.
Minnesota's Elliott Eliason trying to erase the doubts
via StarTribune.comOn every game day, for longer than any of the Eliasons can remember, the smell of sweet batter, furiously frying, slowly wafted out of a single-story beige house on the edge of the middle of nowhere. Just outside the city limits of Chadron — a one-stoplight town tucked in the corner of the Nebraska panhandle, blessed by blue skies and crowned by the cliffs of the Pine Ridge region, eight hours west of Lincoln — Jay and Lorna Eliason would take turns manning the large stove-top grill, churning them out.
Michigan will pay Doug Nussmeier $830,000 in first year as offensive coordinator
via Freep.comNew Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be rewarded for leaving Alabama to come to Michigan. Nussmeier signed a three-year contract on Feb. 21, boosting his salary to $830,000 in this first year, on a prorated basis because he arrived into the year and increasing yearly to $860,000 for 2015 and $880,000 for 2016.
Feds investigating Michigan's handling of rape allegations
via Freep.comThe U.S. Department of Education is investigating the University of Michigan’s handling of the Brendan Gibbons case involving allegations the former Michigan football player raped another student at a fraternity party four years ago.
Barfknecht: Nebraska turns off hype, tunes in to win
via Omaha.comNebraska basketball co-captain and All-Big Ten candidate Terran Petteway was in the training room after Sunday's romp over Purdue. The TV was on a channel showing highlights from the win and spotlighting his 29-point performance.
Barfknecht’s Big Ten Rankings, Feb. 25
via Omaha.comWorld-Herald staff writer Lee Barfknecht ranks the Big Ten men’s basketball teams as published in The World-Herald on Feb. 25.
Hawks fall short at home again
via Omaha.comIowa coach Fran McCaffery didn’t have much to say after his 15th-ranked Hawkeyes lost yet again to a quality opponent at home. McCaffery’s shortness was understandable.
Gophers restructure Kill's deal, raise his salary to $2.1 million
via StarTribune.comJerry Kill got his long his long-expected raise Saturday. The University announced that Kill's contract has been restructured through 2018-19. He'll make $2.1 million next year, up from $1.2 million last year, which was the lowest salary among Big Ten coaches.
Big Ten upsets: Reviewing 12 Big Ten stunners
via BTN.comTom Dienhart offers a look at the 12 biggest upsets so far this season, complete with a fan vote.
Brandon Ubel talks Huskers, Tim Miles, Terran Petteway
via BTN.comFormer Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel does a Twitter Q&A with BTN's Brent Yarina.
Iowa-Indiana basketball game postponed
via Omaha.comTuesday night’s Big Ten men’s basketball game between Iowa and Indiana will be postponed as a result of a piece of metal falling from the ceiling into seats in the lower bowl.
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