Monday, April 26, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
Spring ball might be done around these parts, but the Big Ten blog never stops.
- Quarterback Kenny Guiton and left tackle Mike Adams were among the spring game standouts for Ohio State, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Spring game stars often are forgotten by the fall, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Penn State is in no rush to decide on its starting quarterback, Mark Wogenrich writes in The (Allentown) Morning Call. Evan Royster likely will become Penn State's all-time leading rusher this fall, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- Football is driving the Big Ten's expansion push, leaving a basketball-heavy league like the Big East vulnerable, Pete Thamel writes in The New York Times. The Big Ten should expand, and it shouldn't stop there, Blair Kerkhoff writes in The Kansas City Star.
- Minnesota hasn't officially announced its starting quarterback, but all signs point toward Adam Weber retaining the job, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. Neither the offense nor defense dominated Minnesota's spring game, which is what the coaches like to see, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
- After getting lit up last year in the spring game, Michigan State's defense struck back a bit Saturday, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Spartans wide receivers Mark Dell and B.J. Cunningham are grateful for their second chances, Terry Foster writes in The Detroit News.
- It wasn't a great day for Illinois' top quarterbacks, but Nathan Scheelhaase showed why he's the front-runner, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune. Illini safety Walter Aikens is suspended following his arrest on possession of stolen property. A comprehensive breakdown of spring ball at Illinois from The (Champaign) News Gazette's Bob Asmussen.
- The Wrigley Field game could be a tough ticket for Illinois fans, Loren Tate writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- The defense carried the day in Northwestern's spring game, Rodger Sherman writes in The Daily Northwestern.