As if this season wasn't going badly enough for Kirk Ferentz, now there's a sex-harassment scandal emerging at Iowa. The Hawkeyes coach had no role in the misconduct -- a former academic advisor is accused of trading football tickets for sexual favors, among other inappropriate behavior -- but Ferentz lost his temper and cursed when he was asked about the scandal at his news conference. The football coach, already under pressure because of the Hawkeyes' four-game losing streak, quickly apologized.
Like the Gophers, Purdue will finish the season with a different quarterback than it started with. And Boilermakers coach Danny Hope sounds a lot like Jerry Kill when he defends waiting until the season was half over to make a switch that has turned out to be beneficial. "We had a competition at the position, and there was never, ever a controversy," said Hope, who switched from Caleb TerBush to Robert Marve just in time for Marve to pass for two TDs in a 27-24 victory over Iowa.
When Michigan State made last-minute plays last year to beat Ohio State, Wisconsin and Georgia (in triple OT) -- you could almost see this season coming because that sort of serendipity rarely carries over. Picked as a preseason favorites in the Legends Division, MSU has lost four conference games by four points or fewer, and needs one more victory just to become bowl-eligible.
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||1|
|Miami - WP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||1|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: M. Estrada||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||9|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||3|
|Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly||0||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||8||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||2|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||2||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija||5|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: T. May||1|
|Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez||7||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: S. Feldman||1|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||4||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Harris||7|
|Seattle - LP: D. Leone||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Street||5|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong||6|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?