Big Ten lunch links
July, 26, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
If you're yearning for even more Big Ten media days coverage and the like, here ya go ...
- Some good media days primers here and here and here and here and here.
- It was a wild Wednesday for Penn State coach Bill O'Brien before Big Ten media days.
- Minnesota's MarQueis Gray grew as both a passer and a person this offseason, Marcus Fuller writes. Recruit Keelon Brookins drops Minnesota for Wisconsin.
- Bret Bielema's juggling act results in a creative 2013 schedule for Wisconsin.
- Several Penn State players have contacted Illinois about joining the Illini.
- Iowa also is among the teams expressing interest in Penn State's players.
- Michigan State picks up its 11th verbal commit for the 2013 class. Some key questions facing the Spartans at B1G media days.
- Thanks to a new dietician, the Ohio State Buckeyes are becoming health nuts, Bill Rabinowitz writes. Former Buckeyes running back Jaamal Berry lands at Murray State.
- Coach Pat Fitzgerald expects to have a "hungry" Northwestern team in 2012.
- Penn State players have opportunity, not oppression, ahead of them, George Diaz writes. Each Lions player must choose his own path, Andy Staples writes. A group of Lions players deserves praise for its loyalty, Gregg Doyel writes. Pat Harty is glad Penn State players don't have to deal with scrutiny in Chicago.
- Purdue's Danny Hope seeks pay raises for his assistants. Three quarterbacks isn't a crowd for the Boilers.
- Recruit Ross Douglas, who recently switched his pledge from Penn State to Michigan, knows he'll face competition with the Wolverines.
- Nebraska appears to be more in the backdrop at Big Ten media days, Brian Christopherson writes.
- Penn State's trustees are moving forward despite some anger about the way sanctions were accepted. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier lands a job with -- get this -- the federal government.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Purdue Illinois 12:00 PM ET 20 Ohio State Maryland 2:30 PM ET North Texas Indiana 3:30 PM ET 17 Wisconsin Northwestern 7:00 PM ET Michigan Rutgers 8:00 PM ET 19 Nebraska 10 Michigan State