Big Ten lunchtime links
August, 3, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Welcome back to the practice field, Iowa and Ohio State.
- Ryan Nowicki says his transfer from Penn State to Illinois "wasn't all about the scandal." Bob Asmussen takes a closer look at Illini offensive lineman Ted Karras, who has a famous father.
- Indiana's season ticket sales are at a 20-year high but still only represent half of Memorial Stadium's seats (subscription required). Suspensions got the Hoosiers off to a shaky start this month, but they still hope for better things.
- The Twitter ban remains in place for Iowa players. Fullback Brad Rogers is tied atop the new Hawkeyes two-deep at tailback.
- Michigan hasn't yet earned its elite status, Pat Caputo writes. The Wolverines might play some true freshmen on the offensive line, whether they want to or not.
- Freshman receiver Aaron Burbridge should be eligible and is expected to make a difference at Michigan State fall practice. MSU president Lou Anna Simon is the new NCAA executive committee chair.
- Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper plans to honor fallen friend and former teammate Gary Tinsley by playing hard all the time. The Gophers are sorting through their options at wide receiver.
- Here are five storylines to follow during Nebraska's preseason practices. And some under-the-radar names to keep an eye on during Huskers fall camp.
- Urban Meyer is promising a hard, physical fall practice session for Ohio State, beginning today. Meyer is still looking for a Percy Harvin type with these Buckeyes, and Matt Hinton says very few players like that exist.
- One of Pennsylvania's top recruits has taken Penn State off his list. President Obama supports the penalties against the Nittany Lions.
- Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush enters preseason practice with a lot of confidence.
- A preview of Wisconsin's defensive line, and the importance David Gilbert plays on it. A Michigan quarterback committed to the Badgers.