Big Ten lunch links
November, 13, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
You were this close to ripping off his mis-buttoned shirt and pulling down his inside-out underpants.
- Montee Ball's impending touchdowns record is superior to the Great Dayne's yards record, Andy Baggot writes. Wisconsin's defense hopes to even the score against Ohio State QB Braxton Miller.
- Ohio State would have been much better off imposing a bowl ban last year, Bob Hunter writes. The Wisconsin rivalry grows for Ohio State players. Etienne Sabino's return will boost the Buckeyes defense in Madison.
- Minnesota's MarQueis Gray has changed positions, but he's still the same high-character guy. Nate Sandell looks back the Gophers' win at Illinois.
- Northwestern's resolve will be tested again this week. RB Venric Mark and the Wildcats provide a challenge for Michigan State.
- Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead maintains a positive outlook despite an injury-plagued senior season. The Huskers' sideline spats don't mean the team is splintered.
- Michigan's seniors look for their first win against Iowa. The Wolverines' perimeter defense could cost them against Ohio State.
- Penn State top TE Kyle Carter (hand) is out for Saturday's game against Indiana. There's still plenty of talk about the controversial fumble call in the Penn State-Nebraska game.
- Despite his background in defense, Illinois coach Tim Beckman will take a more active role with the team's struggling offense. Freshman LB Mason Monheim has been a bright spot for the Illini.
- A look at how Michigan State's recruits fared last week.
- Tom Dienhart's latest bowl projections have Nebraska meeting Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl.
- Purdue grades out well in its latest game report card.
- The NCAA executive committee chair feels badly for Penn State's players because of the sanctions.
- Indiana's Dan Feeney has claimed a starting spot on the offensive line (subscription required).
- A look at Iowa's depth chart and other nuggets.