Big Ten lunch links
November, 18, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
You cheated me with choreography. That's the worst kind. You danced without me, Mitchell!
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers for Week 12. Some more Big Ten fun facts from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas.
- The Big Ten championship game will be broadcast by Fox.
- Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez apparently has the BCS all figured out, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Badgers defensive end Louis Nzegwu has his coaches buzzing, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Ohio native Ricky Stanzi finally gets a shot at the Buckeyes, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is excited about this week's game plan, Lesmerises writes.
- Tons of coverage on Northwestern-Illinois at Wrigley Field from the Chicago Tribune. Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald says the cramped East end zone definitely will factor into the game plan. Illinois coach Ron Zook, meanwhile, is taking some heat again. Playing at Wrigley already has been a hit for Northwestern, Mike Spellman writes in the Daily Herald.
- Indiana's defense is tired of being a national punch line after allowing 83 points last week, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times. The Hoosiers' "home" game at FedEx field carries a price tag, Frank Fitzpatrick writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Two Penn State defenders have stepped up in Big Ten play, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Lions quarterback Matt McGloin isn't fazed by a rough second half in Columbus, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News.
- Michigan gets good news on defenders Mike Martin and Jonas Mouton but uncertain news on tackle Taylor Lewan, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Not a big surprise, but Michigan AD Dave Brandon likes the current bowl setup.
- Michigan State's senior class can make history with a win Saturday, Greg Johnson writes in The Grand Rapids Press.
- Purdue's defense has kept the team afloat in recent weeks, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Illinois Northwestern 12:00 PM ET Purdue Indiana 12:00 PM ET Michigan 6 Ohio State 3:30 PM ET 10 Michigan State Penn State 3:30 PM ET 18 Minnesota 14 Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Maryland