Big Ten lunch links
May, 27, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
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- Ohio State needs to get serious about figuring out the problems in its program, Rivals.com's Dan Wetzel writes. After the NCAA came down hard on USC, SI.com's Andy Staples wonders if the hammer also will drop on Ohio State and North Carolina? Ohio State fans might want to look in the mirror, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- The Columbus tattoo parlor owner who provided improper benefits to Ohio State football players is charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.
- Hawaii is talking about scheduling a home-and-home series with Wisconsin, Ferd Lewis writes in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
- Indiana's newest recruit picked the Hoosiers because of a changing attitude in Bloomington, Tom Bone writes in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
- Nebraska's stadium expansion starts to take shape, Mitch Smith writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Michigan State turns its recruiting focus to Big 12 country, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Academic issues force Illinois recruit Clint Tucker to enroll at a prep school this fall, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Colleague Desmond Howard, the former Michigan star, talks about the sense of entitlement among college athletes, Greg Auman writes in the St. Petersburg Times. Michigan makes a strong impression on an offensive line prospect from far away, Sam Webb writes in The Detroit News. Michigan AD Dave Brandon says the Big House could be getting bigger.
- After a strong spring, DT Carl Davis could play a big role in shaping Iowa's defense, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Former Hawkeyes standout Bill Anderson passes away, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' Jared Shanker breaks down Penn State's November schedule.
- The next leg of Minnesota coach Jerry Kill's tour begins June 6.
- The Daily Gopher ranks the Big Ten contenders for 2011.