Big Ten lunchtime links
June, 4, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
These are questions for wise men with skinny arms.
- Tim Beckman is taking his campaign to the streets of Champaign, getting the word out about the new era of Illinois football.
- Which true freshman running back will emerge for Iowa this year? A closer look at Hawkeyes cornerback Greg Castillo.
- Michigan has already beaten Alabama -- at least for highly rated defensive tackle recruit Henry Poggi.
- Michigan State defensive tackle Matt Ramondo is transferring back home to New Mexico State.
- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini opposes a playoff system of any sort. Walk-on quarterback Ryker Fyfe is a gem the Huskers must polish.
- The Big Ten is being flexible in the playoff debate, Teddy Greenstein writes.
- Northwestern's Jeremy Ebert continues to prove doubters wrong as he starts his career with the New England Patriots.
- Ohio State's Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort have been suspended after a misdemeanor arrest. John Simon says the Buckeyes will be "playing for each other" in 2012.
- Penn State coach Bill O'Brien brought a powerful message to a fundraising event. A Philly receiver starred at a Nittany Lions skills camp and came away with a scholarship offer.
- Purdue coached up its fans at an event.
- Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the media should have a prominent role in selecting playoff participants.
- Weather could help the Big Ten derail the SEC. Too bad we'll never know.
- The Pac-12 did not take a formal position on playoffs at its meeting, but still favors conference champions and wants to protect the Rose Bowl.