It's the story that never dies. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced yesterday he will forgo his final season of NCAA eligibility, according to the AP via Madison.com. Pryor was already suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, but Jim Tressel's resignation and the ongoing investigation into his alleged rule violations made Pryor see the writing was on the wall. ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg wrote on the Big Ten blog that Pryor's departure was inevitable after new allegations about the quarterback surfaced.
Pryor's departure leaves OSU without a starting quarterback, and it wouldn't surprise me if more OSU players either leave the program or if eligible players decide to transfer away from the Buckeyes. The hits keep coming for OSU, but can the Badgers seize the moment? Which new development helps the Badgers the most in their pursuit of the inaugural Leaders Division title- Tressel's resignation or Pryor's departure? Vote in the poll below!
Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that linebacker Chris Borland is healthy and hungry for the start of the 2011 season.
Rittenberg also has his Big Ten mailblog posted. Go check it out!
If you didn't see already, the NCAA stripped USC of its 2004 National Title. Andy Baggot looks back at the Badgers' 2004 season and what might have been.
Baggot also looks ahead to the Badgers' Big Ten schedule for men's hockey in 2012-13, after the team's final WCHA schedule was revealed.
Finally, this doesn't relate to the Badgers, but I still found it funny. EDSBS wants you to know the truth: Joe Paterno can use Skype.
In honor of Terrelle Pryor's departure, I humbly present this awesome video: