Big Ten lunch links
April, 6, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Any dinner recommendations for State College tonight?
- Michigan State's football booster club is suspended from gaming for a year. New Spartans assistant Terrence Samuel draws favorable early reviews, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- Illinois running back Troy Pollard should see his production increase this fall, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Much more on Illinois' fourth practice of the spring.
- Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead will be a busy man this fall, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Ohio State's competition at cornerback is heating up this spring, Tim May and Ken Gordon write in The Columbus Dispatch. More on the Buckeyes' Gold Pants being sold on "Pawn Stars," from The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises.
- Kevin Wilson says Indiana must get mentally tougher, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
- Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges says labels don't apply to his system, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr weighs in on the concussion issue, Mike Brudenell writes in the Detroit Free Press. A look at Michigan's new stadium/arena scoreboards.
- Wisconsin linebacker Kevin Claxton isn't ready to call himself a success story just yet, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. More on the Badgers' Tuesday practice.
- Penn State's veteran defensive backs are being pushed in spring ball, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times. Michael Mauti loves his move to middle linebacker for the Lions, Jared Shanker writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- Freshman receiver Marcus Jones has impressed coach Jerry Kill this spring, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. More Minnesota notes from Miller on Tuesday's practice.
- Left tackle Al Netter leads the way on Northwestern's offensive line, Skip Myslenski writes.
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