Notes, quotes from Day 1 of media days
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
CHICAGO -- Before calling it a day here at the Hyatt Regency, a few tidbits from the first of two Big Ten media sessions.
There wasn't a ton of huge news that came out of media days, but here are a few items not covered in earlier posts.
- The status of Penn State defenders A.J. Wallace and Abe Koroma is in doubt heading into preseason camp.
- Michigan State's deep secondary adds another body as safety Roderick Jenrette rejoins the program.
- Illinois head coach Ron Zook is on board for a possible Wrigley Field matchup against Northwestern in 2010. Also, Illini defensive tackle Josh Brent will open practice with the team after serving jail time earlier this summer for felony DUI.
- Iowa running back Jewel Hampton is ready to play despite a knee injury sustained in summer workouts.
- Not surprisingly, Indiana has no plans to extend head coach Bill Lynch's contract right now.
- Ohio State running back recruit Jamaal Berry will not be suspended after his arrest for marijuana possession in June.
And finally, some of the day's best quotes.
Penn State's Joe Paterno, on Twitter: "You guys have to talk about something. The fans have got to put something on those, what do you guys call those things, Twittle-do? Twittle-dee? I haven't got the slightest idea what you're looking at."
Michigan's Rich Rodriguez, on his first game against Ohio State in Columbus: "We saw a few old ladies hold up some hand signals while we were driving in, but I had seen that before, too."
Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, on playing at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium: "I graduated from there. I've got a tattoo of a Hawkeye on my calf; it was a great idea when I was 19. Their fans are right on top of you. They're coming at you and calling me names I've never heard before."
Minnesota's Tim Brewster, on Big Ten expansion: "I look forward to the day when we add a team and we split the divisions and we play for a championship on national TV on a Saturday night in December."
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
4:50 3rd Qtr Nebraska 24 24 USC 38 Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State