Around The Big Ten - October 26th

October 26, 2023

2nd ranked Michigan has the week off, but still dealing with the scandal that seems more problematic than anything they have faced on the field this season.  Has your team sold tickets to a guy named Connor Stallions?  He was a no-show at Ohio Stadium last weekend as this NCAA probe continues to deepen.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/38749342/michigan-sign-stealing-allegations-ncaa-big-ten-investigation

 

10th ranked Penn State hosts the Wolverines in two weeks and head coach James Franklin admits this latest news has altered the way the Nittany Lions do some things.

https://www.ydr.com/story/sports/college/penn-state/2023/10/24/james-franklin-penn-state-football-michigan-sign-stealing-investigation/71309297007/

 

Nebraska finds itself in the middle of the Big Ten West race after a slow start, but there is another move that's gaining steam in Lincoln; relocating to the other sideline at Memorial Stadium.

https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/nebraska-ad-trev-alberts-huskers-to-ultimately-move-to-west-sideline-on-game-days/article_7c0d461d-e7aa-56b6-b2eb-31ef18007ab8.html

 

Whoever takes over the Michigan State football program has a massive clean-up and restoration project ahead.  With a month left in the season, no fewer than five players have announced intentions to enter the transfer portal since head coach Mel Tucker was fired for cause in late September.   NIL payments have stopped, the team has lost five straight after a 2-0 start, and the program and school took a PR hit when an image of Adolf Hitler popped up on the stadium videoboard as part of a trivia contest.  At least they have their health?

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2023/10/24/two-more-michigan-state-football-players-enter-transfer-portal-mel-tucker-firing-simeon-barrow/71299453007/

 

Rutgers is bowl-eligible for just the second time in the past nine years, its six wins already the most in one season during that period.  But getting a 7th win in the final month of the season could prove to be difficult.

https://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-network-dave-wannstedt-175159505.html

 

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