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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Mitch Sherman

    Less than a week before signing day, recruiting has consumed conversation around college football. So in the spirit of the season, a recruiting-themed version of the links seems well advised. Basically, at this time of year, you've got a choice: ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Big postseason a big lift for B1G recruiting

    Mitch Sherman

    About a year ago, long before the first game that factored into the College Football Playoff and before his team played a down of Big Ten football, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood began to offer to recruits his vision of the era ahead. In particular, Flo...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. Nebraska recruit Neal stokes fire of budding rivalry with Michiga...

    Mitch Sherman

    Nebraska and Michigan are next scheduled to play in 2018. If the past few days in recruiting serve as an indication, the game can't get here soon enough. After a weekend in Ann Arbor in which Jim Harbaugh's staff flipped the commitment of Florida ...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  4. Big Ten morning links

    Mitch Sherman

    Wrapping up the first full week since August without college football. Just 30 more weeks until the games start again: Oregon State coach Gary Andersen confirmed, in an interview with Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, that he left Wisconsin last month in...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. Offseason to-do list: Penn State

    Mitch Sherman

    We speed along in our look around the Big Ten at three items each program must address in the months ahead. Up next is the Penn State Nittany Lions: Get the man some protection: We all know Christian Hackenberg can throw the football. Despite the...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  6. NCAA committee recommends 72-hour early signing period in Decembe...

    Mitch Sherman

    The committee tasked to study an early signing period for football has recommended a 72-hour December window in which prospects could make official their commitments to colleges seven weeks before the traditional date.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  7. Despite autonomous legislation passage, NCAA, Power 5 conferences...

    Mitch Sherman

    As college athletics moves forward, on its growing list of challenges now rests a whopper of a question: How will the NCAA achieve balance in delivering autonomy to its most elite members while still serving the needs of the majority?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2015
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Mitch Sherman

    The sun rose Tuesday morning over Big Ten country to reveal a conference changed by the events of the past five weeks. Ohio State's amazing postseason run, capped off Monday with a 42-20 win over Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Ch...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  9. Big Ten morning links

    Mitch Sherman

    Seriously, what else is left to say? The big day is here. Mere hours remain until the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T. Oregon and Ohio State take the field in North Texas at 8:30 p.m. ET. (And don't forget, ESPN o...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  10. Staff hires ease Riley transition to Nebraska

    Mitch Sherman

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Mike Riley stood behind a podium at Memorial Stadium Thursday, five weeks after Nebraska announced his hiring as football coach. He traded the brown coat and red tie of his introductory news conference -- an elaborate event -- for a ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  11. Big Ten morning links

    Mitch Sherman

    In four days, Ohio State aims to bring a national championship to the Big Ten for the first time in 12 years. So, with respect to all else that's happening in the league this week, sorry, it can wait. There's a lot clanging around my head this mor...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  12. Abdul Bello's unlikely journey from Nigerian immigrant to ESPN 30...

    Mitch Sherman

    Abdul Bello was an oversized, young boxer in Nigeria when LaVar Arrington convinced him and his family that he had a future in football. That started Bello's journey from immigrant to ESPN 300 recruit.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2015
  13. Under Armour All-America Game showcase for Jimbo Fisher's ability...

    Mitch Sherman

    Jimbo Fisher started as the QB guru but his personality resonates with elite playmakers like the eight at the Under Armour All-America Game. If the skill on display is any evidence, Fisher has reached a new level as a recruiter.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2015
  14. Jim Harbaugh hire recruiting game-changer on par with Nick Saban

    Mitch Sherman

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The news of Jim Harbaugh's move to Michigan reverberated in Florida this week as nearly 100 of the nation's top college football prospects practiced in advance of the Under Armour All-America Game. In the recruiting world, Michig...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  15. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Mitch Sherman

    The regular season is over. The mailbag lives on....

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  16. How Mike Riley ended up at Nebraska

    Mitch Sherman

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Harvey Perlman still hasn't watched the video of Shawn Eichorst's Nov. 30 press conference to announce the firing of former seven-year Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini. Perlman, the university chancellor and Eichorst's boss, flew...

    Blog | December 10, 2014