Phil Miller's Big Ten short takes

  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 9:22 PM

• 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.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

NY Mets 0 Top 1st Inning
Washington 0
Pittsburgh 0 Top 1st Inning
Detroit 0
Miami 0 Top 1st Inning
St. Louis 0
Boston 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Tampa Bay 0
NY Yankees 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Minnesota 0
Tampa Bay 0 Top 1st Inning
Baltimore 0
Philadelphia 0 Top 1st Inning
Toronto 0
Chicago Cubs 3:05 PM
Texas
Cincinnati 3:05 PM
Milwaukee
Colorado 3:05 PM
San Francisco
Chicago WSox 3:05 PM
Los Angeles
Seattle 3:05 PM
Cleveland
Oakland 3:10 PM
LA Angels
Texas 3:10 PM
Arizona
Houston 5:05 PM
Atlanta
Kansas City 9:05 PM
San Diego
Atlanta 6:30 PM
Detroit
Indiana 6:30 PM
Brooklyn
San Antonio 7:00 PM
Miami
Golden State 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
New Jersey 6:00 PM
Columbus
Carolina 6:00 PM
Washington
Florida 6:00 PM
Boston
Ottawa 6:30 PM
Detroit
Tampa Bay 6:30 PM
Toronto
NY Rangers 7:00 PM
Winnipeg
Vancouver 7:00 PM
Nashville
UT Martin 6:00 PM
Evansville
Miami-Florida 6:00 PM
Temple
NJIT 8:00 PM
Northern Ariz
Stanford 8:00 PM
Old Dominion
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who are you rooting for in the NCAA Final Four?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close