Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 8, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Only 35 days until pitchers and catchers report.
- Penn State would be better off with the stability of Al Golden or Mike Munchak than James Franklin's more exciting offense, David Jones writes.
- Noah Spence's father speaks out about his son's three-game suspension for ecstasy, which the family says Noah took by accident.
- Northwestern's Kain Colter is preparing for his shot in the NFL -- as a wide receiver.
- Other than the money, the BCS was not kind to the Big Ten, Tom Oates writes.
- Shilique Calhoun won a national award. Watch Mark Dantonio fire up the Michigan State basketball crowd.
- A new crop of starters will have to step up for Nebraska's offensive line, which will be hit hard by graduation.
- A breakdown of how Michigan's offensive line, uh, broke down in 2013.
- Illinois and Kansas agreed to a future home-and-home series (like, way in the future).
- A Purdue linebacker is transferring to Duquesne.
- Reasons for each Big Ten team to feel optimistic in 2014.