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Locked On Big 10 podcast is the daily podcast that keeps you ahead of the games and the first to know the latest news, analysis, and insider info for one of the deepest, most prestigious conferences in the country. Hosted by Craig Shemon, the Locked On Big 10 podcast provides your daily Big Ten fix with expert opinions, interviews, recaps, local analysis, and coverage from all around the Big 10 and it’s communities. From the powerhouse programs like Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State to the ...
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Following the Ohio State football spring game here is a brutally honest assessment of the Buckeyes quarterback situation. Ryan Day and Chip Kelly have high hopes for the 2024 college football season and their team is loaded. However, Ohio State football will only go as far as their quarterback room will take them. The Buckeyes have 5 scholarship qu…
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Penn State football still has a wide receiver problem. A lack of receivers who could stretch the field and hurt defenses was the difference between them having a very, very good season and having a great season and making the playoffs. And while they added Ohio State football transfer Julian Fleming they lose their top returning receiver form last …
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It is college football season! Well, at least it is college spring football season. We run down things you must know ahead of Saturday's Penn State Blue White Football Game and The Ohio State Scarlett and Gray Football Game. PENN STATE FOOTBALL & OHIO STATE FOOTBALL In short, how will the Nittany Lions new offense look under their new offensive coo…
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Big Ten expansion is never far from our college football thoughts and there are two simultaneous court cases taking place between Florida State and the ACC. They are suing each other regarding the ACC and their media grant of TV rights deal. Florida State wants out of the deal and the ACC wants to enforce it. Whatever happens during these court cas…
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A college football Super Conference idea is gaining momentum but it is nothing like anything you have imagined before. The idea would also blow up the Big Ten as we know it. One thing is for certain; with Name Image and Likeness and Transfer Portal traffic and billions and billions of TV dollars floating around, there are many "experts" that are ce…
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Purdue lost the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship to UConn Monday night by a score of 75-60. Zach Edey scored 37 points in his final game as a Boilermaker. It was their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament National Championship game since 1969. For Connecticut, it was the school's 6th national title as they became the first school since…
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The Purdue Boilermakers and UConn Huskies battle tonight for the NCAA Tournament Championship for men's college basketball. Both teams are led by 7 footers in the paint. Purdue basketball center Zach Edey will lead the Boilermakers against Huskies center Donovan Clingan. Both are awesome players. It promises to be a throwback to the glory days when…
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Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes jumped to an early lead but the South Carolina Gamecocks eclipsed the Hawkeyes title hopes with an 87-75 win to cap off an undefeated season. The Gamecocks got revenge on the Hawkeyes who ended their season least year in the Final Four. LEGACY Clark scored 30 points in the last game of her career where she leaves…
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Tonight's Women's Final Four matchup between Caitlin Clark and her Iowa Hawkeyes vs the UConn Huskies and tomorrow's Men's Final Four matchup between Zach Edey and his Purdue Boilermakers vs the North Carolina State Wolfpack are must win games for the Big 10 superstars. Their respective legacies depend on it! Both Caitlin Clark and Zach Edey have w…
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While the Ohio State football team is trying to figure out who will win the starting quarterback job, Ryan Day may have taken a verbal shot at former Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. We will explore all Ohio State football activity from spring football. SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Speaking of spring football we will discuss the developing quarterback s…
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Does Michigan football have a quarterback problem? After all, JJ McCarthy leaves big shoes to fill after an undefeated National Championship season. McCarthy, Jim Harbaugh, Jesse Minter and almost 20 players head to the NFL. Now, there is some talent returning to the 2024 Michigan Wolverines but a question remains at the most important position - q…
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The Final Four is set and the NCAA Tournament field is down to the UConn Huskies, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Purdue Boilermakers, and the NC State Wolfpack. Join the Locked On College Basketball experts as they preview the Final Four teams entering the weekend. Nissan Our friends at Nissan have a lineup of SUV’s with the capabilities to take you…
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Caitlin Clark nailed 9 deep three pointers and scored 41 points as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Angel Reese and LSU 94-87 to earn back to back trips to the women's Final Four. The win also avenges last year's loss to LSU in the national championship game. Angel Reese was slowed by an ankle injury but managed 17 points and a whopping 20 rebounds in th…
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Zach Edey looked unstoppable as he scored a career high 40 points and the Purdue Boilermakers basketball team advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1980 after defeating the Tennessee Vols Sunday. Now coach Matt Painter and his Purdue basketball team will face 11 seed North Carolina State Saturday for the right to play in Monday's nati…
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With Spring Football underway we look at every Big 10 team and point out their most pivotal games on the 2024 schedule. Every game will be a dog fight, but a critical win at the right time of the season can make the difference between a successful season or a disappointing one. And, by the way, the most important games for the Michigan Wolverines a…
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Are the Michigan Wolverines done with the idea that only a Michigan Man can coach at Michigan? True Michigan Men Jim Harbaugh and Juwan Howard are gone and their replacements, Sherrone Moore and Dusty May, are not true Michigan Men. We would love your thoughts on that topic especially if you are from Ann Arbor or wear the Maize and Blue. Did James …
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The Michigan football team suffered an awful injury when starting safety Rod Moore went down on a non-contact drill over the weekend during spring football. Early reports say Moore suffered a torn ACL. If that's the case, that would require a 9-12 month recovery period so Moore is likely out for the season. A Wolverine defense that expects to lose …
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The NCAA Tournament has seen a lot of chalk to this point with the four one seeds in UConn Houston, Purdue, and North Carolina staying intact. How did we get here and which number 1 seed is the most vulnerable in the Sweet Sixteen? Can San Diego State, Illinois, Iowa State, Alabama, Clemson, Arizona, Creighton, Tennessee, Gonzaga, NC State, Marquet…
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Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team march forward to return to the women's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Clark scored 32 points in a tough battle vs West Virginia Monday night. Also, Big 10 rival Indiana defeated Oklahoma and will join Iowa in the sweet 16, March Madness fun. Up next the Hawkeyes face Colorado on Saturday while the Hoos…
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The Sweet 16 includes the Purdue Boilermakers and Illinois Fighting Illini as March Madness 2024 and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament heads to its second weekend. Purdue basketball player Zach Edey and Illinois basketball player Terrence Shannon Jr. are the two most unstoppable scoring machines in the country right now. CAITLIN Meanwhile, Caitl…
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The Big Ten has not hoisted a men's NCAA Basketball Tournament championship banner since Michigan State won in 2000. That is 24 years. That is a long time. We'd like to make two observations here: A Big 10 team HAS appeared in the NCAA Championship game 7 times in the last 22 years. It is not like they have not been in the mix. They have just come …
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Ohio State football coach Ryan Day commented publicly for the first time on running backs coach Tony Alford leaving for the same gig with Michigan Football. He was pretty low key so we will read between the lines. Day also said the Buckeyes running game will look a lot different under new offensive coordinator Chip Kelly. What does that mean? We wi…
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Clemson, like Florida State, is trying to sue its way out of the ACC. Does this mean Big 10 expansion will be sooner than later? We think so. Clemson filed a lawsuit this week against the ACC and its Grant of Rights Media deal and says the $130,000,000 contract buyout is ridiculous and unfair and they want out of the conference. Florida State filed…
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While March Madness and the NCAA Tournament begins for men's and women's basketball, Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule finds himself in the middle of a storm in Lincoln. Athletic Director Trev Alberts is leaving Nebraska to take the same job at Texas A&M. Ironically, both the Nebraska men's basketball and women's basketball teams drew Texas A&M in…
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Will UConn, Houston, Purdue and North Carolina hold true to their number one seed in the NCAA Tournament? Can Iowa State, Tennessee, Marquette or Arizona break into the Final Four? Cinderellas, upsets, betting favorites and those 5/12 matchups. Locked On College Basketball hosts, Andy Patton and Isaac Schade join Tenitra Batiste to help walk you th…
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Six Men's and seven Women's Big 10 teams are going to the NCAA Basketball Tournament following Selection Sunday. On the Men's side the Purdue Boilermakers earned a top seed and will play the winner of Montana State vs Grambling State. And the Boilermakers get to play close to home in Indianapolis. After looking at the brackets, we think the Nebrask…
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Did new Ohio State Buckeyes Offensive Coordinator Chip Kelly force Running Backs Coach Tony Alford out of town? And was Head Coach Ryan Day ok with it? Alford had been in Columbus since 2015 under Urban Meyer. He was a strong fixture on the Ohio State football staff and a great recruiter. And all of a sudden, he left the program during spring footb…
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Penn State football coach James Franklin is wrong about something. He said there would be no changes to his annual spring football plans because the new, incoming Pac-12 teams (Oregon, Washington, USC, UCLA) are basically the same offensively as Big 10 teams. Wait! What? We strongly beg to differ and we make our case. By the way, just because we ha…
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Just as the Big 10 expands to 18 teams, more schools could be coming with additional conference expansion as early February 2025. That's in 11 months! How could this happen? There is something that could expedite the implosion of the ACC and those teams will be frantically looking to jump to the Big 10 or the SEC. Tune in to Locked on Big 10 with C…
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Ryan Day and the Ohio State football team faces a world of pressure in 2024. The Ohio State Football season feels like championship-or-bust at this point. And spring football is here so that means we get our first look at how Ryan Day and his Buckeyes are forming for the giant task at hand. This offseason has been full of transfer portal, recruitin…
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Despite trailing most to the day, super star player Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes came from behind to force overtime and beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers to win their third straight Big 10 Women's Tournament Championship Sunday with a 94-89 victory. It didn’t come easy as Caitlin Clark missed her first nine three-point attempts and the Iowa bask…
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Would the Big 10 ever cast aside its underperforming football schools? Everything regarding college sports has been about expansion. Could the Big 10 kick out schools like Indiana, Purdue, or Rutgers? Would the SEC kick out a school like Vanderbilt? The lower performing schools are not in a position to win championships and they don't bring in as m…
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Quarterback Dylan Raiola and Nebraska Football coach Matt Rhule are quietly working together to lift the Huskers toward the top of the Big 10 in 2024. Rhule isn't ready to name his 5-star freshman the starter just yet, though. He wants him to get his feet wet and learn how to be a college student first. But Raiola is working behind the scenes doing…
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Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter wins games. He wins a lot! In fact, his Purdue Boilermakers just won their second consecutive outright Big 10 regular season championship. Matt Painter and his Boilermakers are shoo-in to land a number-one seed in the NCAA Tournament later this month. But Purdue basketball has a problem. Neither Painter or Gene …
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The Big Ten just released its college football Media Days schedule in Indianapolis in July. It's time for March Madness now and Spring Football hasn’t started yet, but once Big Ten Media Days get here it means college football is here! We can already imagine Commissioner Tony Petitti welcoming the Oregon Ducks, Washington Huskies, UCLA Bruins and U…
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Michigan football quarterback JJ McCarthy impressed a lot of people this weekend at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Many debate if McCarthy will be drafted in the first round. After all, he didn’t get to show off his skills on a Michigan football team that ran the ball a lot and protected big leads on the ground. However, with the Combine and McCa…
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Big 10 Commissioner Tony Petitti controls the additional expansion for the College Football Playoff. Just as we settled on expanding to 12 teams a couple weeks ago, we are now headed toward expanding the college football playoff to 14 teams. One would wonder, if this is inevitable, why not jump to 16? A lot of this fails to make sense and it absolu…
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The Wisconsin football team is getting ready for spring football as Luke Fickell starts his second season in charge of the Badgers. Fickell wants an air-raid offense but he's got to get better play at quarterback. Tanner Mordecai was not the answer. The plan for 2024 is to use Miami Hurricanes transfer Tyler Van Dyke to lead the Wisconsin football …
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Kirk Ferentz and Iowa football over-achieved their way to 10 wins and an appearance in the Big 10 championship game last season. Despite a true lack of offense and injury after injury the Hawkeyes continued to win games. Give a lot of credit to Kirk Ferentz. As far as coaches go, he's a pro's pro. Sadly for him, he had to fire his son Brian Ferentz…
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Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks have so many aspirations in 2024 it's hard to keep up. Oregon Football expects to win the Big 10 in its first season. Oregon football also expects to win a national championship as well. Oregon has a loaded football team but they will have a new quarterback. In fact, they will have two new quarterbacks with Oklahoma…
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Matt Rhule and the Nebraska Cornhuskers hold their annual Red-White Spring football game soon. And there will be a lot of pressure on incoming true-freshman quarterback Dylan Raiola who flipped from the Georgia Bulldogs at the last minute to join Nebraska football. Nebraska football is dying to get to a bowl game, something they haven't done since …
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USC Trojans quarterback Miller Moss debuted with a 6 touchdown performance filling in for Caleb Williams in the Holiday Bowl. It was his first career start. Can he continue with such dominating performances? Spring football for Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans is right around the corner so we may learn a bit more sooner than later. So, who is Mill…
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Michigan State football has a long way to go. Jonathan Smith has a big job to do and try to turn things around. While previewing the upcoming spring we will look back at how former Spartans coach Nick Saban indirectly led to today's problems with the Michigan State program. This is more of an amusing look at history and not a criticism. And, by the…
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The Michigan Wolverines will look to win their fourth straight Big 10 Championship in 2024. However, as spring football approaches the Michigan football team will look a lot different from 2023. That difference starts with the head coach Sherrone Moore taking over for Jim Harbaugh and his first job is to name departed quarterback JJ McCarthy's repl…
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Ohio State football coach Ryan Day must name a quarterback early in his Title-or-Bust 2024 season. The Buckeyes get an early start to spring ball and hold their annual Scarlet and Gray game at noon on April 13th. Unlike last season, five quarterbacks will compete for the starting job. One is a 5th year transfer, two have been fighting to gain footi…
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Penn State Football started winter workouts last week and Spring Football is around the corner. James Franklin and his team must revamp their offense if they want to take the next step forward and become an elite program. They are close! Only the Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes have been in their way. Good News: There is no Michigan…
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Caitlin Clark became the NCAA Women's all-time scoring leader Thursday night with a career high 49 point performance in the Iowa Hawkeyes 106 - 89 home win over the Michigan Wolverines. Caitlin Clark entertained the Iowa Hawkeyes fans by tying a career high with 9 three pointers, including some deep bombs from the logo on the court. Clark also has …
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Penn State Nittany Lions football coach James Franklin talked about the state of college athletics today and says we've slid down a slippery slope and it needs to be fixed. The current situation cannot remain the same. Otherwise coaches are going to leave the sport for simpler jobs in the NFL, or head coaches like Chip Kelly will leave their jobs f…
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According to FAN DUEL, The Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks will face each other for the 2024 Big 10 Football Championship in December since they have the highest projected win totals. We list every Big 10 team and their projected win total and analyze each one (Yes, all eighteen teams!). Find out where the defending champion Michigan Wolverine…
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