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Former Penn State Coach, Others Charged In Sex Crime

Former Penn State Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly sexually abusing eight young men. Sandusky was charged with seven counts was charged with seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; eight counts of corruption of minors, eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, seven counts of indecent assault...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Reports: Penn State Planning For JoePa's Depature

Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's 46 year tenure is said to be soon ending in wake of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's sexual assault arrest. Penn State has called off Joe Paterno's weekly press conference raising speculation the he could be gone as early as today. But it is clear that he will probably not return for his 47th year at Happy Valley...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Big 10 Removes Paterno's Name From Trophy

The first ever Big 10 Championship trophy will get a new name before it is even handed out. Big 10 commissioner Jim Delaney has announced that disgraced former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's name will be removed from the trophy. Delaney said, "We believe that it would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno's name on the trophy at this time. The trophy and its namesake...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno Remembered As A Coach Of The People

Ever since Joe Paterno's passing on Sunday, people have been sending their condolences and telling stories of the coach known as "JoePa", but I found a video that really shows who he was. The School Philly, a website run by Penn State students, posted a video on YouTube that showed that not only was Paterno remembered as a great coach, but as an institution at Penn...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Paterno Statue Ordered to Be Removed

Penn State president Rod Erickson has decided to remove the statue of former head football coach Joe Paterno amid the recent allegations in the Freeh Report. Construction vehicles and local police arrived at the site of the statue shortly after dawn Sunday morning. Barricades were set up along the street and sidewalk and a chain link fence was erected around the statue with a tarp...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoosier Player Integral in Knight's Firing Dies

Ex-Indiana Hoosier basketball player, who played a key part in Bobby Knight's dismissal, Neil Reed died Thursday in California. He was 36. Reed collapsed at his home in Nipomo, California and was later found out to have had a massive heart attack. Back in 2000, Reed accused Knight of choking him at practice that Knight denied until a video surfaced of Knight indeed choking...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini Coach Tim Beckman Sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"; Shouldn't Quit Day Job

Just a couple of weeks ago I brought you a dreadful performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by Bears QB Jay Cutler. Now it is University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman's turn at the famous song. It wasn't a great performance, but it added more enthusiasm to it than Cutler did. Hopefully, Beckman and the Illini play with this enthusiasm during the...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Buckeye Freshman Avoids Pot Charges After Mom Takes The Fall

Ohio State Buckeye freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn will not face marijuana charges after his mother claims that the pot was hers. Dunn was pulled over during a routine traffic stop when police found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in his car. The car that Dunn was driving is registered to his mother, Donna. She arrived at the scene and claimed that the marijuana...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

5 Year Old Forced to Turn Shirt Inside Out Due To Rule "Violation"

Little Cooper Barton and his parents, from Oklahoma City, are big fans of the Michigan Wolverines, so he wore his favorite Michigan shirt to school at Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City. It wasn't before long when school officials told young Cooper that he had to turn his shirt inside out because wearing Michigan Wolverine attire was a violation of the dress code. In fact...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State's Devin Smith with the "Catch of the Year"?

We are only, what, two or three days into the new college football season and already we have what could be the catch of the year, or at least that's what Eric Collins of the Big Ten Network believes. Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Devin Smith hauled in a one handed that appeared to have been slightly overthrown by quarterback Braxton Miller. The touchdown put the Buckeyes ahead...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa Grandma Does Beer Bong; Hawkeyes Edge Huskies

This Saturday in Chicago, the Iowa Hawkeyes edged out the Northern Illinois Huskies, 18-17, but the real story was after the game. To celebrate the Hawkeyes narrow victory of a MAC team, a real achievement, a grandma Iowa fan did a beer bong after some students stopped her minivan. She agreed to do the beer bong and completed it rather well. Who says old people are no fun? Party hard, Iowa.
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Purdue Intramural Quarterback Throws TD Behind His Back

Given the injury to Robert Marve and the troubles with Caleb TerBush, maybe the Boilermakers should take a look at this guy. Purdue junior and quarterback of the Sour Lemons intramural football team Brady Cronk threw a 30 yard touchdown. Behind his back. If he can throw in front of him as he can behind his back, then the Boilernmakers have found their next quarterback.
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Player Appears to Gouge Ohio State Player's Eyes

In the first quarter of yeaterday's Michigan State-Ohio State game, it appeared as if a Michigan State player gouged the eyes of an Ohio State defender. After a Le'veon Bell run, Spartans offensive lineman Jack Allen appeared to gouge the eyes of Ohio State's Jonathan Hankins. In the video, it shows Allen digging his fingers into Hankins' eye and really giving it...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

When Terrelle Pryor Left Ohio State, So Did The Jersey Sales

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio State football jersey sales have dropped 47% last season, right around the same time former star Terrelle Pryor left Columbus. Now, players names aren't allowed on the jerseys, but a generic number can carry some "star power", such as Pryor's number 2 jersey. Another reason jersey sales fell off is that Ohio State...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike McQueary Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Penn State

Former Penn State assistant football coach, Mike McQueary, has filed a Whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer according to several reports. McQueary is best known for his disturbing testimony where he admitted to seeing Jerry Sandusky engage in illicit acts with minors in the Penn State shower room. McQueary claims that comments made by the University have harmed his...
Via Raw Sports
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State Newspaper Runs Anti-Romney Ad

An Ohio State Newspaper, "The Lantern" has gotten involved in the Presidential election running an Anti-Romney ad.  The ad tries to persuade Buckeye voters that a vote for Romney is a vote for Michigan.... Will it work?
Via Raw Sports
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State QB, Cardale Jones on the Dean's List?

Cardale Jones, Ohio State's 3rd string QB, made some waves with his tweet about how pointless classes are to "Student Athletes".  In case you missed it somehow, he tweeted the following: "Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS" I know.... brilliant, right? Well, here&...
Via Raw Sports
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State's Nike Uniforms for Michigan Game

This has been circulating, but I wanted to share the Buckeyes' new Nike uniforms for this year's Michigan game.
Via Raw Sports
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa Player Throws Shoe, Nearly Hits Coach in the Face

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery had to watch out for more than Northwestern's gameplan on Sunday. He had to watch out for a shoe. That's right. A shoe. Northwestern's Alex Marcotullio's shoe came off midway through the second half of the Iowa-Northwestern game yesterday, that's where Iowa's Aaron White comes into the picture. White, with a heads up...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Season on the Stink

Worse loss ever....probably not. Costly....we'll soon find out. Cut down the nets.....I don't think so. Cutting down the nets in Indiana is a ritual to celebrate winning a Championship. Last night did not feel like winning a Championship, in fact, it felt like losing one. Did this team "earn the right" to cut down the nets.....sure seems like stretching it to me...
Via The Cheap Seats
March 06, 2013  |  1 Comment

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota NCAA basketball betting preview, Big Ten pick

While the road team has covered four straight in this series, Wisconsin (16-2, 3-2) has failed to cover seven of its last nine against the Gophers overall. Minnesota (14-5, 3-3) is 2-1 at home in conference play, but comes into this one mired in a 1-5 ATS slide at home. Normally a physically rugged squad, the Badgers average 75.8 points per game this season, an average that’s...
Via Odds Shark
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten football odds: Futures Betting for 2014 season, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State

The Ohio State Buckeyes, winners in their last 24 regular season games, will start the 2014 NCAA Football season as heavy 10-11 favorites to emerge as Big Ten champions and a solid 12-1 bet to claim their first national championship since 2002. After a perfect regular season last year, the Buckeyes fell short of their goal of a conference championship, falling to the Michigan State...
Via Odds Shark
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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