Big Ten lunch links
June, 11, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Will we officially welcome Big Red today?
- The (Lincoln) Journal Star's Steven M. Sipple breaks down how Nebraska has reached the Big Ten's doorstep, a push that started with Tom Osborne being named athletic director and then hiring Bo Pelini.
- Former Purdue coach Joe Tiller thinks the Big Ten will cash in big time from expansion, Jeff Rabjohns writes in The Indianapolis Star.
- If and when Nebraska enters the league, the Big Ten will add another football-crazed state, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Nebraska and the Big Ten form a strange partnership, Mitch Albom writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Minnesota's former coach Glen Mason doesn't like the Gophers' title chances in a bigger Big Ten, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Missouri sounds worried if the Big Ten doesn't come calling. A Big Ten source tells Dave Matter that Missouri isn't high on the Big Ten's wish list.
- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus wonders what's next for the Big Ten in expansion after Nebraska.
- Penn State players are excited about Big Ten expansion, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror. Former Iowa players are big fans of Big Red in the Big Ten, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Wisconsin and Nebraska don't have much on-field history, but the two programs are linked in several ways, Mike Lucas writes in The Capital Times.
- Are there any lessons Michigan can take away from the NCAA's handling of the USC case?
- Indiana's newest recruit will see a familiar face in Bloomington in co-defensive coordinator Brian George, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Nebraska is nice and all, but the Big Ten still really wants Notre Dame, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Iowa Pittsburgh
12:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan 11 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois Northwestern
12:00 PM ET Southern Illinois Purdue
12:00 PM ET Bowling Green 19 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET Maryland Syracuse
3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State 4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota 4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska