Big Ten lunch links
June, 1, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Now before we do this, let's go over the ground rules. Rule No. 1, no touching of the hair or face! And that's it! Now let's do this!
- The Columbus Dispatch published a fascinating series on self-reported NCAA violations and the secrecy surrounding them, including special treatment given to a certain heralded Ohio State football recruit in the summer of 2007.
- Purdue doesn't plan to take time off in its annual series with Notre Dame, and talks are under way to extend the series past 2015, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Former Michigan basketball player Kelvin Grady -- Kevin's younger brother -- might remain at the school and play for Rich Rodriguez's football team, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Penn State revealed that head coach Joe Paterno is a millionaire. Big deal.
- With the Illinois-Missouri series on hiatus after 2010, The (Champaign) News-Gazette takes a look back at recent games, while Bob Asmussen shares what he'll miss about the series.
- Academic issues have forced Iowa wide receiver Shane Prater to leave school and enroll at Iowa Western, Tony Boone writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Prater doesn't rule out a return to Iowa at some point, but he'll re-open his recruitment.
- Michigan added a top pass-rusher in 2010 recruit Jordan Paskorz, while Wisconsin picked up a commitment from a longtime Iowa fan in Bryce Gilbert.
- The Express-Times' Bob Wechsler agrees with me that Missouri would be the best fit for Big Ten expansion. And here's an excellent explanation why Notre Dame doesn't need to join the Big Ten or any other league from The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Michael Rothstein.
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