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  1. Wildcats' Justin Jackson ready for his encore

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is exploring the idea of a "year of readiness" for freshmen. Perhaps the league should consult with Northwestern's Justin Jackson. He arrived in Evanston last summer and immediately had to adjust to the school's rigid academics, famili...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. Baylor's 'Wide Receiver U' reloads with even more speed

    Max Olson

    WACO, Texas -- The next man up at Baylor is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound redshirt freshman. Or maybe it's the one who's 6-4 and 220 pounds. At "Wide Receiver U," speed is stockpiled in all shapes and sizes. It's time once again for the Bears' track-spee...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. Nebraska AD supports academics discussion; unsure on frosh eligib...

    Mitch Sherman

    Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst, in step with other Big Ten administrators, supports a discussion in college athletics to bolster academics, though he's not ready to endorse freshmen ineligibility. The Big Ten issued a statement Tuesday...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  4. Northwestern's Jim Phillips: Defining moment for college sports

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has been kicking around the idea of a "year of readiness," or in more basic parlance, freshman ineligibility. The league's discussion of the idea has generated a lot of national attention in past several days, but in many ways people are ...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  5. Big Ten Conference says it won't make changes on freshman eligibi...

    Myron Medcalf

    The Big Ten will seek additional feedback, inside and outside collegiate athletics, as it considers potential changes that would deem freshmen ineligible in all or some sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is gauging its member schools' interest in making freshmen ineligible, joining other Power 5 leagues that have at least kicked the thought around. Is it an idea whose time has come? Or an old approach that doesn't reflect modern realit...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  7. Big Ten considering ineligibility for freshmen

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is seeking feedback from its members about the possibility of making freshmen athletes ineligible for competition as they adjust to college life.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2015
  8. Roundtable: Junior college impact

    Jake Trotter

    The past several days, we've focused on the incoming freshmen in the Big 12. In today's Big 12 roundtable, we're focusing on the junior college transfers: Which junior-college transfer will make the biggest impact in 2015? Chatmon: The door is ...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  9. SEC signing day roundtable: Under-the-radar recruit who will make...

    ESPN.com staff

    There are plenty of five-star, blue-chip recruits who will find themselves playing key roles as freshmen in the SEC this coming fall. It's easy to project big things for Auburn's Byron Cowart, Alabama's Kendall Sheffield or Florida's CeCe Jefferson. ...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  10. Tracking the Class of 2014, Part II

    Brandon Chatmon

    Some Big 12 squads had to lean on true freshmen to help them make it through the season while others had the luxury of redshirting the bulk of their Class of 2014. Here's a team-by-team look at the true freshmen who played in 2014, their impact i...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  11. Tracking the Class of 2014, part I

    Brandon Chatmon

    Some Big 12 squads had to lean on true freshmen to help them make it through the season while others had the luxury of redshirting the bulk of their Class of 2014. Here's a team-by-team look at the true freshmen who played in 2014, their impact in...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  12. Clemson reloads at receiver again

    Andrea Adelson

    Clemson has never been shy about playing true freshmen -- most especially at receiver. The Tigers have been quite successful using their young guys at this spot since Dabo Swinney took over as full-time head coach in 2009. DeAndre Hopkins and Samm...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  13. SEC junior college signees to watch

    Greg Ostendorf

    Earlier today, we debated which SEC freshmen will make the most immediate impact next fall. But why stop at freshmen? There are a handful of junior college players who signed as part of the 2015 class and, if anything, they have a leg up on the young...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  14. SEC signing day roundtable: Instant-impact recruit

    Edward Aschoff

    The days of waiting for youngsters to make impact in college football are over. If you're a top freshman prospect, you're expected to come in and contribute. So much for slacking on your training before prom. But more and more, freshmen are pro...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  15. Indiana Hoosiers TE Jordan Fuchs to play hoops as forward

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana freshman tight end Jordan Fuchs has joined the school's basketball team as a forward.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2015
  16. Alex Delton, Jarrett Stidham could be latest impact true freshman...

    Jake Trotter

    This past season, true freshmen quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Mason Rudolph were two of the Big 12's major storylines down the stretch. Mahomes stepped in for an injured Davis Webb and reignited the Texas Tech offense before nearly leading the ...

    Blog | February 06, 2015