Big Ten lunch links
June, 14, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Did I miss anything?
- The Chicago Tribune's Chris Hine has good interviews with Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Tom Osborne.
- According to Indiana athletic director Fred Glass, the increased revenue from Big Ten expansion will be reinvested in the athletic programs to help players, Bob Kravitz writes in The Indianapolis Star.
- Notre Dame, Rutgers and, yes, Maryland are among the schools the Big Ten could consider for Phase 2 of expansion, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. Maryland's athletic director says there has been no contact with the Big Ten.
- The Big Ten that Nebraska will join is hardly a carbon copy of the league Woody and Bo owned, Steven M. Sipple writes in the (Lincoln) Journal Star.
- Some good questions and answers about Nebraska and the Big Ten from Robynn Tysver of the Omaha World-Herald.
- The Big Ten looks like a winner in the expansion game, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Nebraska and the Big Ten make a good match, Michael Hunt writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Penn State's linebacking corps should get a boost as Michael Mauti returns, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Nittany Lions' young QBs will be helped by several veteran receivers, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times. JoePa is doing just fine, by the way, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.
- Ohio State is stocking up on top defensive line recruits for 2011, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Speaking of D-line recruiting, Indiana picks up two defensive tackles for 2011, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Iowa and Iowa State can get out of their contract for the Cy-Hawk series depending on how the expansion dominoes fall, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Need to see the contract itself? The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette has got you covered.