There's plenty of ammunition for Big Ten critics. But the reasons for the league's poor performance are more difficult to ascertain.
Ohio State center Michael Brewster will return to the Buckeyes for his senior season.
Ohio State defensive end Thaddeus Gibson will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft.
Ohio State freshman wide receiver Duron Carter will not participate in the Rose Bowl, the team announced Thursday.
Junior cornerback Donald Washington becomes the third Buckeyes underclassman to declare for the draft, joining wide receiver Brian Hartline and running back Chris "Beanie" Wells.
Ohio State tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells is giving up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.