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Is Big Ten About to Make Stunning Announcement On Jim Harbaugh Ahead of Michigan at Penn State Football?

Over the past three weeks, the Michigan scandals have spiraled out of control, with new information leaking every day it seems.

Just before the Wolverines fly to State College for a top-10 matchup with the Nittany Lions, however, it seems that the first round of disciplinary action may be handed down.

Per Heather Dinich of ESPN, the Big Ten conference is preparing a “notice of disciplinary action” against Michigan that could include a “3-game suspension” for head coach Jim Harbaugh.

This action would be “significant” and “could start this weekend” according to Dinich.


According to Pete Thamel of ESPN, however, Harbaugh’s attorney, Tom Mars, told ESPN that he expects Harbaugh to make the trip to State College “one way or another.”

The suspension from the Big Ten would be Harbaugh’s second suspension of the season after a “self-imposed” 3-game suspension that Harbaugh serv

ed in weeks one through three for recruiting violations. The NCAA rejected Michigan’s proposed 4-game suspension and “the case would need to go before the committee on infractions before a ruling is handed down.”

In addition to those two scandals, Michigan also fired co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss in January for gaining “access to computer accounts belonging to other people.”

One way or another, scandal-ridden Michigan is heading to town today and the only thing that matters on Saturday is having a higher final score at the end of the game.

Regardless of whether Harbaugh is standing on the sidelines Saturday afternoon, the Nittany Lions are in for a tough matchup against the number three ranked Wolverines and will need to play their best football of the season to upset the Wolverines and keep their College Football Playoff and Big Ten championship hopes alive.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.