Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 20, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Are you ready for some meatballs?
- Two Illinois trustees voted against the hiring of Tim Beckman, citing the university failure to have ever hired a black football or basketball head coach.
- A deeper look at the scholarship players Iowa has lost over the past four years.
- Michigan's 2012 recruiting class is almost all wrapped up. Darryl Stonum says he's just going "day-by-day" right now.
- Minnesota added a pair of recruits to its 2012 class.
- John Papuchis got a 50 percent raise after being promoted to Nebraska defensive coordinator, and some other Huskers assistants got pay bumps, too.
- USC transfer Kyle Prater talks about his interest in Northwestern.
- Ohio State landed a stud cornerback for the Class of 2013.
- A linebacker recruit says he will stick with Penn State. Bill O'Brien will have plenty of obstacles in his first year with the Nittany Lions.
- Purdue offensive lineman Ken Plue is heading to the NFL after not playing this season.
- Wisconsin's new assistant coaches are ready to make an impact.