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Big Ten lunch links: Iowa arrests 'not an epidemic'

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Happy Monday.

Here are a few lunchtime links I'm contributing today for my fellow Midwesterner, Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg.

Former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards tells the Detroit Free Press says he's "fine" with Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez nearly awarding the No. 1 jersey that Edwards had endowed several years earlier.

Lindsay Willhite of Athlon Sports writes that Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald hopes that he will be entrenched as the Wildcats' coach for many years.

Jim Tressel tells the Columbus Dispatch's Tim May about sleeping in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces during his trip with other football coaches earlier this month to various military installations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Lansing State Journal's Dan Kilbridge analyzes why heralded quarterback prospect Joe Boisture changed his commitment from Boston College to Michigan State.

Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes about the booming proliferation of Web sites devoted to recruiting.

Even with Terrelle Pryor set as Ohio State's quarterback, the Buckeyes still are actively looking for quarterbacks, Steve Hemmelgarn of the Parkersburg (W. Va.) News and Sentinel reports.

Despite Iowa's 26 arrests or citations on alcohol-related charges since mid-April 2007, Iowa associate athletic director Fred Mims tells Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette that the incidents are "not an epidemic in any sense."

A "Who's Who" of Big Ten coaches, including Ohio State's Jim Tressel, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and Penn State assistant Jay Paterno are visiting Youngstown, Ohio, the last several days. The Tulsa World's Dave Sittler reports those coaches are in town for a bocce tournament and coaching clinic Monday at Cardinal Mooney High School, where they will provide on-the-field instruction and lectures for high school players in the area.

The Big Ten Network's Gerry DiNardo tells the Detroit News' Angelique Chengelis that Penn State will win the conference this season.

Penn State has added an oral commitment from mammoth 6-foot-4, 302-pound guard DaQuan "DaDa" Jones of Johnson City, N.Y., Phillip Cmor of the Altoona Mirror reports. Jones, the Nittany Lions' 10th 2010 commitment, is projected as a defensive tackle when he arrives at college.