Big Ten lunch links: Threet's next step unclear
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
- Steven Threet's dad doesn't know where his son will play next after deciding to transfer from Michigan, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
"Though his father didn't specify the reason, Michigan signing two high-profile quarterbacks in the recent class likely spurred Threet's departure."
- Nick Montana fits the profile of what Ohio State wants in a quarterback, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- The famous "We Are Penn State" chant began when the football team responded to segregation, Lauren Boyer writes in the Centre Daily Times.
"In 1948, Penn State was set to play Southern Methodist University in the Cotton Bowl. Triplett said he remembers that rumors circulated that SMU wanted to meet with Penn State to discuss the team not bringing its black players. During this time, [Wally] Triplett credits guard Steve Suhey with coining the now-famous Penn State slogan.
'We are Penn State,' Triplett recalled Suhey saying. 'There will be no meetings.'"
- The Illinois-Cincinnati game on Nov. 28 hasn't been officially announced, but it won't take place at Paul Brown Stadium, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Purdue safety Torri Williams wants to take on a greater leadership role after being granted a sixth year of eligibility, Jeff Washburn writes in The Journal and Courier.