Around The B1G
Maryland will move Shane Cockerille back to backup quarterback this week, according to its weekly depth chart. On the topic of Maryland, be sure to pay the good folks at Testudo Times a visit this week.
The Baltimore Sun explains the problem with Maryland's job opening up now. Hint: it's that there are a bunch of other jobs that you can argue are much better than the Maryland gig.
Sports Illustrated discusses the possible candidates to replace the fired Tim Beckman if the interim coach Bill Cubit is not given the job permanently at Illinois. No matter how this goes down, one thing is for sure, Beckman will be laughing all the way to the unemployment office. With an earnest smile like that, who could say no?
With a disappointing collapse last week versus Rutgers, the Indiana Hoosiers are searching for answers. Is there anyone else who secretly hopes that Kevin Wilson will be fired and then hired by PSU as offensive coordinator?
Two teams that likely will not be firing their head coaches anytime soon faced off last weekend when Northwestern lost to Iowa. Akrum Wadley of Iowa rushed for over 200 yards and four touchdowns against the Wildcats while playing for injured running back Jordan Canzeri. Penn State will play Northwestern two weeks from now before heading into the bye week. The Lions are 3-0 versus the bye since the devastating loss in 2011.
The men's team has dropped five of its last six games including a one-goal defeat at the hands of Michigan State on Sunday. The losing ways haven't deterred the loyal fans at Jeffrey Field. The football team has a section of crazy student fans called the S-Zone. The hockey team has the Roar Zone, and the soccer team has the Sons of Jeffrey. The team will host Loyola Marymount tonight at 7 p.m. at Jeffrey Field, so go see the Sons of Jeffrey in action. On Saturday, the team will travel to Wisconsin for an 8 p.m. match with the Badgers.
The women's team is coming off a loss to Rutgers after ripping off four consecutive wins. The team will play only one match this week, in Columbus against Ohio State. Eight players on the team were picked as part of the mid-season top 100 players.
The team rebounded nicely from its second loss of the year at the hands of Northwestern when it swept the Indiana teams in straight sets. The squad handled Indiana easily on Friday, and on Saturday, the trend did not change when it faced Purdue. Check out this in-depth look at the adjustments being made by Keeton Holcomb.
The team currently is ranked fifth in the nation with one Big Ten team in front of it. There are also a handful of B1G squads ranked in the top-20. The Lions will take on Michigan tonight at 7 p.m. for a match that will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network.
The Head Health Network and Penn State football have announced a partnership in furthering concussion research. In other news, Penn State is working with the State Department to crash test vehicles in an effort to increase safety abroad.
Sandy Barbour is looking into the options while moving forward with renovations for the athletic facilities. Will Beaver Stadium be rebuilt or will it be torn down?