Big Ten lunchtime links
April, 19, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
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- Minnesota tight end Lincoln Pisek is from West, Texas -- the site of a deadly fertilizer plant explosion -- and wants to return home to help. Minnesota president Eric Kaler talks Gophers sports in this Q&A.
- Michigan State's Bennie Fowler is out to prove critics wrong. The Spartans' offensive line is showing depth this spring. An MSU recruiting target fits the mold of their recent cornerbacks.
- Michigan's 2014 recruits are ranked highly early on. The Wolverines are courting a "big-time" Detroit receiver. The three biggest questions for Michigan going into the summer.
- Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is not afraid to call a pass play anymore. Urban Meyer is feeling good these days.
- Taylor Martinez will work on his technique with California quarterback guru Steve Calhoun again this summer. This recruiting piece notes that the Huskers will focus on the secondary in the Class of 2014.
- A slow sprint time hurt the draft stock of Wisconsin's Travis Frederick. Looking forward to the Badgers' spring game.
- The 2013 Penn State recruiting class has high hopes for the post-sanctions era. Seventeen examples of leadership on these Nittany Lions. Some issues on defense to watch in Penn State's spring game.
- Purdue legends Jim Young and Bob Griese like what they see from Darrell Hazell. A look at the Boilers' defensive end tradition.
- Iowa is proposing to build an $8 million video board and sound system at Kinnick Stadium. Former Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm Parker says he misses football.
- Northwestern is taking its recruiting to another level.
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