Big Ten lunch links
January, 17, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
I'm gonna fight him. I'm gonna fight him up real nice.
- The Big Ten is the nation's most valuable conference, according to Forbes. The league should keep it simple with its new division names.
- Drake Harris is still committed to Michigan State but has opened his recruitment, and both Ohio State and Michigan are in the mix.
- New Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit says changes are coming. A look at Cubit's to-do list with the Illini.
- Nebraska's young linebackers know opportunity awaits them in 2013.
- Wisconsin's new defensive line coach wants his players to challenge the Badgers' offensive line coach. A fourth man has been charged in the attack on Badgers running back Montee Ball.
- Mel Kiper says Michigan's Denard Robinson won't fall below the second round of the draft. Recruit Dan Samuelson thinks Michigan's offensive line can become like Alabama's.
- Marc Morehouse provides an update on Iowa's coaching staff changes and recruiting efforts.
- A back injury has ended the career of Penn State defensive end Jordan Kerner. The Nittany Lions turn in a strong academic performance.
- Purdue defensive lineman Kawann Short could sneak into the first round of the NFL draft.
- Urban Meyer and Ohio State look for a strong finish to 2013 recruiting.
- Three Michigan State recruits will participate in the Big 33 Football Classic. A former Michigan State player (Arthur Ray Jr.) and a former MSU coach (John L. Smith) both are headed to Division II Fort Lewis College.
- A former Northwestern player runs for Congress.
- Former Minnesota receiver A.J. Barker is arrested on a marijuana possession charge. An interesting story on a potential change in NCAA transfer rules with some mentions of former Minnesota QB Max Shortell.