If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
Penn State suffered a tough 23-30 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in overtime Saturday.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
Allen Robinson broke Bobby Engram’s 18-year-old reception yards record as Penn State fell to Minnesota 24-10.
It was the most points surrendered by Penn State and its worst beating in 114 years.
Bill O’Brien was introduced as Penn State’s head coach on January 7, 2012. The program was in turmoil, but O’Brien embraced the challenge of rebuilding the image of Penn State football, and in only a year and a half, he couldn’t have done a better job.
Penn State’s nearly $2.3 million share of bowl revenue has been divided among the Big Ten’s 12 member schools, including Penn State, to distribute for causes focused on child protection or advocacy.
Julie Hermann has not considered resigning as Rutgers’ incoming athletic director following reports that 16 years ago she humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says the governor is aware of the report about Julie Hermann in the Star-Ledger of Newark, but wants to get more details before commenting.
The woman hired to clean up Rutgers’ scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee’s women’s volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse, The Star-Ledger reported Saturday night on its website.
A previously scheduled nonconference game between Rutgers and Penn State in 2014 will become the Big Ten’s first game under the new 14-team alignment with the Scarlet Knights joining the league.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 points and Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 to help lead Michigan to a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday.