Big Ten lunchtime links
March, 6, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
It's Wednesday. Business time.
- Tyvis Powell and Jordan Hall led "The Chase" for Ohio State as the Buckeyes began practice. Notes from OSU's first spring session here, here and here.
- The consensus No. 1 recruit in the 2014 class will soon visit Michigan. Devin Gardner's extra year gives the Wolverines some tantalizing options for '14.
- There's no controversy, just competition at quarterback for Michigan State, at least in Mark Dantonio's view. New Spartans playcaller Dave Warner says the team's offense can be more imaginative.
- Darrell Hazell fixed a hole on his coaching staff by hiring Jim Bridge away from Illinois.
- And that means Tim Beckman is in the market for another new assistant coach.
- Dan Voltz is excited about a chance to be Wisconsin's next starting center. Jeff Genyk joined Gary Andersen's staff as tight ends coach. A 2014 quarterback who had been committed to the Badgers will consider other options.
- Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence talks about getting over the "10-win hump," while Pat Fitzgerald says Venric Mark has to take the next step.
- Nebraska's Imani Cross has slimmed down and gotten quicker but is still a bulldozer.
- Some spring storylines to follow at Penn State. Bill O'Brien will head out on a spring coaches caravan.
- Former Minnesota assistant Kevin Cosgrove's claim against the school for lack of payment was dismissed in court. A closer look at Gophers receiver Jamel Harbison.
- A Bloomington quarterback will walk on to Indiana.
- Iowa is realizing it needs to sell itself to the fans.
- Jim Delany checks in at No. 2 on SI.com's list of the 10 most powerful people in college sports.
- Athlon previews the spring stories in the Big Ten.
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