DETROIT -- Josh Kristoff was wearing a tie, dress shirt and slacks and sitting high above Ford Field, but the Ohio University linebacker spoke as if he wanted the games to begin immediately so he could forget the past.
Ohio State dietitian Sarah Wick saw athletes arrive hungry for early-morning workouts. She saw them leave after practice on empty stomachs, rushing to class with no time to grab something nutritious. Wick would ache for those athletes. Compounding her angst was the frustration of knowing she could do little to help.
Vitriol erupted among Maryland fans when the university announced in November 2012 that it was leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference after nearly six decades to join the Big Ten. Hundreds of angry emails reportedly flooded the office of Maryland President Wallace Loh.