Big Ten lunch links
September, 22, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
The links aren't going anywhere, but my Big Ten chat begins right now!
- There are plenty of Big Ten nuggets in this week's Dash.
- Nebraska's move to the Big Ten comes with a hefty price tag.
- Michigan State players are motivated by ailing coach Mark Dantonio, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News. Actions will speak louder than emotions for the Spartans in the coming weeks, Michael Rosenberg writes in the Detroit Free Press. More disturbing details about the alleged computer theft ring that includes Spartans tight end Dion Sims from The Detroit News.
- Iowa running back Adam Robinson is now flying solo, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm Parker could be back for the Oct. 16 trip to Michigan, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Penn State coach Joe Paterno insists that Evan Royster isn't in the doghouse, Ben Watanabe writes in The Express-Times. Paterno still sent some messages to his troops with benchings, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.
- Ohio State's depth on defense and special teams will be tested by the latest rash of injuries, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Here's your big Ohio State injury news: Brutus is probable for Saturday's game.
- Minnesota receiver Connor Cosgrove is home from the hospital, and Gopher D-coordinator Kevin Cosgrove talks about the last week, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. Safety Kim Royston likely will miss another game, Josh Katzenstein writes in the Minnesota Daily.
- Wisconsin will lean on its other linebackers after the season-ending loss of Chris Borland, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Better kick placement and defeating blocks are the keys to improving Wisconsin's kick coverage, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Michigan tells local vendors to stop selling products that directly reference Denard Robinson or other players, Kyle Swanson writes in The Michigan Daily.
- Here's what we've learned from Illinois' 2-1 start, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Dan Persa for Heisman? The Northwestern quarterback's statistics put him among the nation's elite, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.
- Purdue's injuries have forced offensive coordinator Gary Nord to get creative, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Despite a 2-0 start, Indiana's run defense still has to get better, Pete DiPrimio writes in The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel.