Big Ten lunch links
April, 30, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Can you survive until Sept. 2?
- A look at the pros and cons of a 16-team Big Ten with four divisions from the Des Moines Register's Sean Keeler. Colorado to the Pac-10 might end up being the first domino to fall, colleague Ted Miller writes.
- Penn State will push its quarterbacks hard until one of them separates himself, Derek Levarse writes in The Times-Leader. Despite what we saw in the Blue-White Game, Lions quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno has charted plenty of progress this spring.
- Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio presented the Duffy Daugherty Award to his friend and former boss, Jim Tressel, on Thursday, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press. Tressel has some high praise for new Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, Bill Livingston writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Some good news for Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley, who reportedly won't face felony charges from his moped incident, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune (scroll down). Both Glen Mason and Tim Brewster deserve credit for Minnesota's recent NFL influx, according to the Fringe Bowl Team blog.
- Obi Ezeh is still playing middle linebacker for Michigan, and he expects to rebound in 2010, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.
- A different look at Penn State quarterback Kevin Newsome from statecollege.com's Mike Poorman.
- If the Big Ten can't add Notre Dame, Penn State certainly could use a running mate from the East Coast, Guy Cipriano writes in the Centre Daily Times.
- Purdue coach Danny Hope likes the talent he has at the specialist positions, but right now, Carson Wiggs is the team's lone proven commodity, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Northwestern Iowa 12:00 PM ET Maryland Penn State 12:00 PM ET Wisconsin Rutgers 3:30 PM ET Purdue 15 Nebraska 3:30 PM ET Indiana Michigan 8:00 PM ET Illinois 16 Ohio State