Big Ten lunch links
September, 21, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Let's have a good week.
- Linebacker Navorro Bowman might play against Iowa, but the Penn State star won't be 100 percent, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Bowman and his teammates won't lack motivation after last year's loss in Iowa City, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Denard Robinson is a quarterback for now, but the talented Michigan freshman could play several spots, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. After Michigan linebacker Jonas Mouton's suspension, Rich Rodriguez will be watching to make sure the Big Ten issues the same punishment to other players committing similar non-football acts, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Michigan State is dealing with another big injury on the offensive line, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press. At 1-2, the Spartans are looking for a fresh start, especially on defense, Dan Kilbridge writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- Freshman Jordan Hall should provide depth for Ohio State's rushing attack, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Purdue cornerback Brandon King expects to play Saturday against Notre Dame's high-powered passing attack, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Illinois head coach Ron Zook actually wanted to be a dentist, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Wisconsin's running backs have a case of fumble-itis, and they're paying the price in practice this week, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Minnesota needs to spark its running game in Big Ten play, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi has overcome slow starts with big second halves so far this season, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Indiana's 3-0 start is encouraging, but some other numbers don't favor the Crimson and Cream as Big Ten play looms, Terry Hutchens writes in The Indianapolis Star.
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