Big Ten lunchtime links
December, 28, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
The Big Ten's bowl season finally gets going tonight. Makes me want to do this.
- Minnesota's linebackers remain inspired by Gary Tinsley. MarQueis Gray is likely to play quarterback tonight and wants to go out on a triumphant note. Here's a great story on Jerry Kill's continuing battle with epilepsy. A Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas preview.
- Craig Roh will set a Michigan record with his 51st straight start in the Outback Bowl, but his career has included many bobs and weaves. Brady Hoke thinks the Big Ten isn't done with expansion.
- SI.com's Andy Staples says Ohio State will dominate the Big Ten as part of his 2013 predictions. Looking ahead to Braxton Miller as potential Heisman frontrunner.
- Michigan State's William Gholston looks fearsome on the field but is really just a big kid -- and a new father. Darqueze Dennard is planning on returning for his senior season, though he may change his mind. Despite a step back this season, the Spartans' program is still in good shape.
- Nebraska's undermanned defensive line will be under the gun against Georgia. The Huskers' offensive line must be prepared for a variety of looks from the Dawgs.
- Northwestern's seniors are hoping for a shot at the NFL. Improving the secondary is a primary goal for the Wildcats.
- Some thoughts on Jordan Hill and Penn State's real recruiting number. Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco was interested in transferring to the Nittany Lions, but they had no scholarship for him.
- The Heart of Dallas Bowl is a dream trip for Texas natives Akeem Shavers and Ryan Russell.
- Tyler Dippel is finally healthy for Wisconsin, and it showed in the Big Ten title game. Wisconsin and Stanford share many similarities but also have key stylistic differences.
- A longtime Iowa athletic figure announced his retirement.
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