Big Ten lunch links
July, 17, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Hope my future stalker doesn't look like this. Yikes.
- NCAA president Mark Emmert says severe sanctions for Penn State remain very much on the table. The Paterno family's plan to conduct their own investigation shows they still don't get it, Johnette Howard writes. Brown University distances itself from alumnus Joe Paterno. The Joe Paterno statue decision should be made by Penn State people, David Jones writes. Former Penn State star LaVar Arrington weighs in again.
- Michigan State is emerging as a new Big Ten power. A video simulation shows the Spartans can start talking title.
- Purdue is ready to capitalize on a vulnerable Leaders Division. Purdue officials are trying to learn lessons from the Penn State mess.
- The Annarbor.com guys debate how many true freshmen Michigan will play this season. Michigan AD Dave Brandon wants to put a $2.8 million electronic marquee near the Big House.
- File this one under insane: Wisconsin's Mike Taylor is left off of the Butkus Award preseason watch list.
- The Lincoln Journal Star previews Illinois in 2012. Ten reasons to gear up for Illini football this fall.
- An on-campus stadium has been a game-changer for Minnesota.
- Penn State backup quarterback Paul Jones gears up for the 2012 season.
- Graham Couch takes a closer look at the Iowa-Michigan State game this season.
- Tom Dienhart checks in with Indiana co-defensive coordinator Doug Mallory.
- A former Ohio State player overcomes problems and finds his calling. The Zanesville Times Recorder opines that we should reserve judgment on former Ohio State player Storm Klein.
- A closer look at Iowa veteran center James Ferentz. More trouble for an Iowa running back -- this time, a walk-on.
- Pizza! Pizza! Little Caesars will continue to sponsor the Detroit bowl game through 2013.
- Former Nebraska assistant Charlie McBride learned fundraising from his mother.
- The Crimson Quarry previews Indiana's Week 1 game with Indiana State. And here's a preview of Indiana-Northwestern this fall.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Iowa Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan 11 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois Northwestern 12:00 PM ET Southern Illinois Purdue 12:00 PM ET Bowling Green 19 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET Maryland Syracuse 3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State 4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota 4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska