Big Ten lunchtime links
September, 19, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Barney's movie had heart, but "Football in the Groin" had a football in the groin.
- All signs point to Joel Stave starting at quarterback for Wisconsin this week -- and Jared Abbrederis is back, too. The Badgers defense will need to be stellar with the way the offense is underperforming.
- Robert Marve returned to practice and the Boilermakers are optimistic he'll play soon despite another torn ACL.
- Penn State is being led by its linebackers and receiver Allen Robinson right now. Bill O'Brien has shown no fear so far.
- Ohio State safety Christian Bryant walks a fine line between big plays and busts, but he never loses confidence. Left tackle Jack Mewhort has worked hard to regain trust after his summer suspension.
- Northwestern is enjoying plenty of good news right now.
- Offseason back surgery has slowed the progress of Nebraska defensive lineman Todd Peat. Future Huskers quarterback Johnny Stanton has been very impressive.
- Max Shortell is bringing a lot of confidence into his start at quarterback for Minnesota this week. Walk-on receiver A.J. Barker is becoming a star for the Gophers.
- Le'Veon Bell says he's not going to let Michigan State lose again. The offensive line was supposed to be a strength for the Spartans but now looks like a problem.
- Michigan's Fitz Toussaint wishes he'd played through injury last year against Notre Dame. Make sure to check out colleague Michael Rothstein's oral history of last year's Wolverines-Irish classic.
- Who's left at running back for Iowa? The Hawkeyes are looking for a third receiver, and other issues facing the team.
- It's hard for Tre Roberson just to watch now, but he pledges to help the other Indiana quarterbacks while injured.
- Nathan Scheelhaase thinks he will return from injury this week against Louisiana Tech.
- Michigan's Patrick Omameh and Nebraska's Rex Burkhead were named to the Allstate Good Works team.
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