Thursday, April 8, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
- Iowa is looking for a No. 3 wide receiver this spring, and Colin Sandeman and Keenan Davis are in the mix, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Several Iowa players, coaches and officials are named in a witness list submitted by the attorney for former Hawkeye Abeberell Satterfield in Satterfield's sexual abuse case, Lee Hermiston writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Penn State lacks a dominant defensive player this spring, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Jay Paterno has a lighthearted look at 10 things he's learned while overseeing quarterback competitions at Penn State.
- Head coach Tim Brewster provides a viewer's guide for Minnesota fans attending Saturday's scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune.
- Despite Bret Bielema's tweet about Wisconsin trying to add Nebraska or Notre Dame to the schedule, the coach now says nothing is imminent, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Notre Dame looks like a better option than Nebraska for Wisconsin's 2012 slate, Jim Polzin writes in The Capital Times. Of course, none of this will matter when the Big Ten adds Notre Dame and Nebraska.
- Purdue is holding out hope that running back Ralph Bolden can play in 2010, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier. Quarterback Robert Marve put up impressive numbers in the Boilers' full scrimmage Wednesday, Carmin writes.
- Illinois' new coordinators don't like seeing celebration dances in spring practice, Mark Tupper writes in the (Decatur) Herald & Review.
- Prep running back Valdez Showers receives an offer from Michigan State and could soon get one from Michigan, Sam Webb writes in The Detroit News.
- Michigan athletic director David Brandon reflects on his first month on the job, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.
- Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick said his comments about expansion last month were misinterpreted, Steve Wieberg writes in USA Today.