Big Ten lunch links
January, 26, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Don't forget: Big Ten chat is happening right now!
- Iowa players talk about the grueling workout that likely put 12 team members in the hospital, Tom Witosky writes in the Des Moines Register. Hawkeyes offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde tells the Associated Press the workouts aren't used for punishment.
- A full breakdown of Big Ten recruiting, headlined by Ohio State and Nebraska, from colleague Jamie Newberg.
- Michigan is building some late recruiting momentum with a big day Tuesday, Mark Synder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Former Wolverines quarterback Tate Forcier is considering both FBS and FCS programs for his next destination, colleague Joe Schad reports.
- Part of Michigan's recruiting success (QB Russell Bellomy) comes at Purdue's expense, although the Boilers did bolster their return game Tuesday, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- New Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys discusses the Gophers' future here and here with the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press' Marcus Fuller.
- Northwestern is closing in on former Indiana assistant Dennis Springer as its new receivers coach, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Nebraska is targeting a kicker who could succeed superstar Alex Henery, Brian Christopherson writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Who were the Big Ten's worst head coaches since 1993?
- An interesting look at where Penn State gets its recruits from JoePa's Dog House. Penn State football turns a nice profit in 2010.
- Illinois defensive end Clay Nurse will participate in the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Iowa Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan 11 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois Northwestern 12:00 PM ET Southern Illinois Purdue 12:00 PM ET Bowling Green 19 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET Maryland Syracuse 3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State 4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota 4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska