Big Ten lunch links
October, 30, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Our thoughts are with all of those dealing with the aftermath of Sandy.
- Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema actually enjoys the difficult situations that come his way. Curt Phillips' long wait to lead Wisconsin's offense could soon be over.
- Ohio State's chase for perfection this year could set up a national title run in 2013, Doug Lesmerises writes. Urban Meyer knows he has a special team this season. Buckeyes LB Ryan Shazier might keep the number he wore at Penn State.
- Tom Dienhart writes Purdue's AD must soon make a decision on Danny Hope. Purdue could be a get-well opponent for Penn State.
- Michigan won't be scoreboard watching on Saturday, instead focusing on a strong finish. The Wolverines' struggling running backs are looking for answers.
- First-year coach Tim Beckman learns that winning at Illinois isn't easy. Loren Tate writes that despite Penn State's murky future, things at PSU are better than they are at Illinois.
- Penn State must forget about Ohio State and focus on running the table, Bob Flounders writes. Despite the loss, Penn State's recruiting definitely got a boost.
- Ten thoughts on Iowa heading into the Indiana game from Steve Batterson. The clock is ticking for cornerback Micah Hyde and Iowa's other seniors.
- Indiana football is having fun again, and eying a spot in the Big Ten title game. The Hoosiers hope to spark their rushing attack (subscription required).
- Nebraska's defense gets down to the details -- and succeeds. The Huskers' Brett Maher had no problems with rugby punts.
- Marc Morehouse has thoughts on the Big Ten and November and Guns 'N Roses. The latest Big Ten power rankings from the Sporting News.
- Minnesota has the potential for a great game-day atmosphere -- it just needs more folks to show up, Chip Scoggins writes. Minnesota athletes go bald for a great cause -- and Connor Cosgrove is the inspiration behind it.
- Michigan State still has a chance to win the Legends Division. But to keep hope alive, the Spartans must build on the Wisconsin win.