Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Big Ten lunch links: Delany to talk today
It looks like the Big Ten will stick to its original timetable for the expansion study, 12-18 months. But commissioner Jim Delany addresses reporters today at BCS meetings, so it'll be interesting to see what he has to say.
- Pac-10 blogger Ted Miller is at BCS meetings all week -- follow him here -- and he recaps the expansion buzz of Day 1. Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott, by the way, doesn't see an urgent need for his league to expand, Miller writes.
- Everyone else is waiting to see what the Big Ten does, SI.com's Andy Staples writes.
- Penn State president Graham Spanier says you'll keep waiting because nothing is imminent, Dave Curtis writes in The Sporting News.
- SI.com's Stewart Mandel has a good look at frequently asked questions about possible Big Ten expansion.
- There's a slight leader in Illinois' quarterback race, and it's redshirt freshman Nathan Scheelhaase, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Purdue adds junior college safety Max Charlot to help its revamped secondary this fall, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- DeLeon Eskridge and Duane Bennett are still competing for a starting job at Minnesota, but both backs look improved this spring, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
- Bryan Bulaga is the latest promising offensive lineman to come out of Iowa, Dan Pompei writes in the Chicago Tribune. Iowa is on the board for 2011 recruiting, and the team addresses a need at wide receiver, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Iowa has named its leadership group for 2010.
- Michigan's spring game helped its recruiting efforts, Josh Helmholdt writes in the Detroit Free Press. The problems continue for former Wolverines cornerback Boubacar Cissoko.
- Indiana football players pay an important visit to a children's hospital in Indy, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.