Big Ten lunch links
June, 1, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Happy National Donut Day!
- There's been a lot of misinformation about the Big Ten's playoff position, and Graham Couch chronicles how the story has been botched.
- Florida president Bernie Machen takes a direct shot at the Big Ten.
- Tom Osborne is open to renewing the Nebraska-Oklahoma series. Nebraska's walk-ons gets a jump on their college careers at the Shrine Bowl.
- Penn State's president is pleased with the performance of coach Bill O'Brien and AD Dave Joyner. The Lions will host several 2014 quarterback prospects at a camp this weekend. Jerry Sandusky once again asks for a trial delay.
- At least one Florida fan, golfer Chris DiMarco, still has love for Urban Meyer. Ohio State calls off a potential home-and-home series with Georgia because of the Pac-12/Big Ten pact.
- Danny O'Brien arrives at Wisconsin ready to hit the books -- the playbook, that is.
- Michigan coach Brady Hoke isn't commenting on Will Campbell's situation, although Campbell's status remains unchanged. Michigan surges to the top of Rivals.com's 2013 recruiting rankings.
- Michigan State returns the second smallest percentage of offensive yards from 2011 in the FBS.
- After a historic hiring spree, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas is moving ahead.
- Iowa is positioned to swipe a commit away from Toledo, colleague Jared Shanker reports.
- Shanker also examines players to watch at this weekend's Nike Football Training Camp in Champaign, Ill.
- BTN.com's Tom Dienhart previews Week 11 in the Big Ten this fall.
- Minnesota has improved its academic performance under Jerry Kill, Sid Hartman writes.
- Purdue has a New Jersey receiver on its recruiting radar.
- Maize 'n Brew has an extensive preview of Northwestern.