2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (9/1/2012)

1. Michigan (23) No additions in August.

2. Notre Dame (19) Added former 3 star Penn State verbal Will Fuller (WR-PA).

3. Ohio State (16) No additions in August.

4. Nebraska (14) Added three stars Zach Hannon (OT-MO) and Jonathan Cook (CB-AL).

5. Illinois (19) Added three stars Martize Barr (JC-WR-IA), Reggie Spearman (LB-IL) and Darwyn Kelly (S-DC). Also added un-ranked prospect Miguel Hermosillo (RB-IL).

6. Northwestern (17) Added three stars Keith Watkins (RB-OH) and Godwin Igwebuike (S-OH).

7. Iowa (17) Added un-ranked Matthew VandeBerg (WR-SD).

8. Wisconsin (12) Added three star Alec James (DE-WI).

9. Michigan State (13) Added three stars Demetrius Cooper (DE-IL) and Dennis Finley (OT-MI).

10. Penn State (10) Added un-ranked Jordan Smith (CB-DC). Zach Bradshaw (3* WR), William Fuller (3* WR) and Dorian Johnson (4* OT) all de-committed in August.

11. Purdue (10) Added three star Dwayne Johnson (OT-TX)

12. Indiana (8) Added four star Antonio Allen (S-IN), three star Chase Dutra (S-IN) and un-ranked prospect Myles Graham (RB-FL).

13. Minnesota (6) Added un-ranked Jalen Myrick (CB-GA).

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Betting The Big Ten

Using the lines from Bodog.com, I’m going to attempt to pick three lines around Big Ten Games that I would bet on with jelly beans:

1) Putting aside rivalries my first pick would be to take Michigan State to beat Ohio State. Ohio State is currently favored by 3.5, but right now the Spartans are the third best team in the conference. They are clearly better than Ohio State and a loss would be a letdown for them in my opinion.

2) In the individual player section, Russell Wilson is favored by 48.5 total yards over Taylor Martinez. I’d favor Taylor Martinez as Wisconsin will stick to the run game and jump ahead in the first half. I can see Wilson leading this bet until the 4th quarter, when Martinez’s garbage yardage carries him to the victory.

3) In the team lines games, I would take Wisconsin to cover the three first down spread against Nebraska. Its not hard to imagine the Badger offense rolling down the field several times and racking up many first downs while Nebraska scores a few times on long plays and gets a bunch of first downs at the end, but not enough to pull within three of the Russell Wilson led Badger O.

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Dhani Jones on Brady Hoke, Michigan Football and Ohio State

Dhani Jones on Brady Hoke, the State of Michigan Football and why he doesn’t wear red in an interview with the 100SportsPodcast:

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To hear the entire interview with 110 Sports follow the link to there podcast. It seems from a statistical standpoint that Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) has revitalized his career heading into his 12th NFL season.  ESPN Football Today Host and Former NFL Player Ross Tucker said in an analysis of him that:

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Michigan Lax Joins The ECAC

Official Press Release

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The University of Michigan Athletic Department and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) jointly announced today (Thursday, July 7) the inclusion of the Wolverines as members of the men’s lacrosse league. Michigan will become the eighth member of the conference and the first to join the ECAC since four schools made the move in 2010.

The Wolverines will be an affiliate member during the 2012 season and will become a full-fledged member in their second season (2013) in the ECAC. Michigan will play a partial league schedule during its inaugural season of varsity status and a full league slate starting the following season.

“We’re very excited about joining the ECAC,” said head coach John Paul. “We wanted to find a way to incorporate the best rivalry in college sports into our conference schedule, so the ECAC was in our sights from day one because Ohio State was already a member. Top to bottom, the ECAC provides an opportunity to play an outstanding conference schedule against great programs. We feel like it’s a perfect fit.”

Michigan will join Big Ten rival, Ohio State, as a member of the league. In addition, the ECAC consists of 2011 NCAA semifinalist Denver, Air Force, Bellarmine, Fairfield, Hobart and Loyola (Md.). Air Force, Bellarmine, Denver and Ohio State joined the ECAC prior to the 2010 season.

“The ECAC lacrosse conference is competitive and balanced and we are thrilled to be accepted for membership,” said U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon. “We plan to schedule as many of the league schools as possible for the upcoming season while understanding the challenges of scheduling competitions this late in the cycle. We look forward to growing our program and earning the right to compete for championships.”

“Michigan will be an exceptional addition to the ECAC Lacrosse League. After having been one of the strongest club teams in the country,” said ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling. “Michigan is now committed to making its varsity men’s lacrosse team one of the best in the nation. The ECAC is excited to welcome the institution as our newest member.”

Michigan is working to complete its 2012 schedule. For additional information on the ECAC Lacrosse League, go to ecaclacrosse.com.

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Big Ten Bowl Game Playoff Standings

Big Ten Bowl Game Playoff Standings

Our Season Long Contest is now complete. Congrats to ZoltanMeskoFanClub on winning the first place prize of a new slim PS3 or XBox 360. UM Football21 for winning a FatHead of Desmond Howard and to alans26 for winning the autographed book.
Final Standings

Leaders

Overall Big Ten Playoff Points

ZoltanMeskoFanClub

86.5

UM Football21

80.5

alans26

74.0

rockediny

65.0

crony3289

64.0

TheWhat1124

63.5

jbr12

61.5

umgoblue14

51.5

CWoodson4Life

44.0

WolvyMike

41.0

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