Big Ten's lunch links
July, 7, 2014
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Back from vacation. Hope you had a great holiday weekend.
- The latest on suspended Ohio State DE Tracy Sprinkle, charged with cocaine possession after a bar fight.
- Jaden Gault, a decorated incoming recruit at Wisconsin, has taken a leave of absence from the team because of depression.
- The Big Ten gives Maryland football a fresh start.
- Notre Dame signee Nile Sykes lands with Indiana.
- A good look at the Big Ten athletic director ranks as Penn State looks for its next AD. Lions recruits prepare for The Opening/Elite 11.
- The McCourty twins are the faces of Rutgers football. Former Scarlet Knights star Shaun O'Hara says Rutgers is ready for the Big Ten.
- Nebraska fans are rated the nation's most loyal base by businessinsider.com. A look at Nebraska's indispensable players in 2014.
- Ohio State and Michigan State top BTN.com's defensive line rankings.
- Brady Hoke likes Michigan's leadership on defense entering 2014. The bond between former Michigan strength coach Mike Barwis and Brock Mealer remains strong.
- Illinois' recruiting surge continues with wideout A.D. Miller.
- It's not quite panic time for the fundraising efforts for Minnesota's practice facilities.
- ICYMI, Northwestern filed a brief late last week appealing the initial NLRB union ruling.