Big Ten: Barrett Ruud
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- Regrets? E. Gordon Gee has a few, but he says he's not stepping down as Ohio State president because of his gaffes. What to expect after Gee. The joke is finally on the Buckeyes, Pat Forde writes. A former Australian Rules Football player could solve Ohio State's punting issue.
- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio reiterated that Andrew Maxwell is his starting quarterback but said that another quarterback could play, too. Riley Bullough is staying at tailback.
- Former Nebraska star Barrett Ruud ponders the end of his NFL career. Ex-Huskers coach Bill Callahan will call plays for the Cowboys this year, but has he learned patience? Phil Steele ranks Nebraska No. 16.
- Penn State looks like the front-runner for a prep quarterback who will announce his decision Saturday. Matt McGloin actually has a shot to make the Oakland Raiders, believe it or not. Steven Bench is already making his presence known at South Florida.
- Darrell Hazell promises that Boilermakers fans will have fun this fall.
- Iowa got a commitment from a Washington, D.C., cornerback who hasn't even visited the campus yet. Iowa-Iowa State will kick off at 5 p.m. local time.
- A prolific player from the Chicago suburbs will walk on at Illinois.
- An Indiana preview.
- A documentary of Minnesota offensive lineman Zach Mottla's journey back from injury.
- A closer look at Northwestern superback Jack Schwaba.
- Former Michigan quarterbacks believe Devin Gardner will be successful. Some numbers on the Wolverines' recruiting.
- Montee Ball talks about playing with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
- Ohio State and Michigan State top Tom Dienhart's Big Ten secondary rankings.
It's draft night! Should be a big one for the Big Ten.
- Urban Meyer says the Big Ten and SEC aren't too far part, Sam McKewon writes in the Omaha World-Herald. The Big Ten might be lacking in top 10 draft picks, but NFL teams still look to the league for smash-mouth players, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes.
- Kristi Dosh has an interesting look at student fees and student ticket prices in the Big Ten.
- Ricky Stanzi is poised to end Iowa's long draft drought with quarterbacks, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Which Hawkeye will follow Adrian Clayborn and Christian Ballard in this year's draft?
- Rivals.com's Tom Dienhart writes about Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray's courageous comeback from cancer. Cornerback Johnny Adams and cornerback/receiver Tony Lippett highlight Michigan State's spring game draft, George Sipple writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Ohio State receiver Dane Sanzenbacher plays the draft waiting game, Matt Markey writes in The Toledo Blade. Ohio State shares a kinship with future league rival Nebraska, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Jim Tressel needs to go, Dienhart writes.
- A post-spring snapshot of Northwestern from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse.
- Former Nebraska star Barrett Ruud says Bo knows, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. The Huskers' 2007 recruiting class might have a bigger draft impact than the heralded 2005 crop, Rich Kaipust writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
- Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson tells colleague Scott Powers he's "confident" about a first-round draft selection. The Zooker will show off his arm at Wrigley Field next month.
- The Brady Hoke love continues, this time from Charles Woodson, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Lloyd Carr nearly joined Michigan State's staff twice, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- A look at all of Wisconsin's NFL draft prospects, Jim Polzin writes in The Capital Times. Former Badger Eric Vanden Heuvel takes the long road to the NFL, Mike Lucas writes.
- Indiana assistant Rod Smith says his quarterbacks want to win, Pete DiPrimio writes in The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
- The wait should end tonight for Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Penn State players gear up for the NFL draft, Jake Kaplan writes in The Daily Collegian.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Iowa Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan 11 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois Northwestern 12:00 PM ET Southern Illinois Purdue 12:00 PM ET Bowling Green 19 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET Maryland Syracuse 3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State 4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota 4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska