Big Ten lunchtime links
July, 22, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
No barking at the police dog. No smog. And mama cooked the breakfast with no hog.
- Patience is warranted when judging Illinois' recruits, Loren Tate writes.
- Indiana picked up a pair of defensive standouts on the recruiting trail.
- James Morris' father says the Iowa linebacker is fine despite rumors of a sudden surgery. The Hawkeyes' newest recruit is leaving his father's program behind.
- Jake Ryan's knee injury created competition at linebacker for Michigan. Frank Clark could add some explosiveness to the Wolverines' defensive line. Michigan's secondary should be solid.
- Michigan State's linebackers could be among the best in the country. Pat Narduzzi has been watching a lot of film of opponents this summer. The Spartans' pass defense should once again be elite.
- Minnesota got a commitment from a defensive end.
- Five questions surrounding Nebraska as media day approaches. The Huskers could be in another Bubba Starling situation with a receiver recruit.
- We've got a new nickname for Northwestern's Venric Mark: Marknado. A closer look at Dan Vitale.
- Ohio State star Carlos Hyde was named as a person of interest in an assault case. The Buckeyes have to worry at least a little bit about the San Diego State game. Offensive line is no longer a problem for the Buckeyes.
- A former Penn State player turned state trooper was shot during a standoff. The Nittany Lions are trying to beat the system, Jason Wolf writes. Penn State's season does not hinge on Christian Hackenberg.
- Ten things to know about Purdue's season.
- Many from Utah State expect Gary Andersen to win big at Wisconsin. A Badgers recruit threw four touchdown passes in an all-star game over the weekend.
- Sam McKewon ranks the top 20 players in the Big Ten, which he says cannot compare to the top 20 in the SEC.
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