Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Had a great time with the Kasses clan this weekend in Boston. Watched Papi go yard and ate lobster and barbecue. Good times.
- The Big 12 isn't the only league meeting this week, as the SEC gathers to talk expansion and other topics, Joseph Person writes in The State.
- Athletic director Gene Smith talks about the benefits of expansion for Ohio State, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Buckeyes linebacker Brian Rolle wants to work with quality control coach Marcus Freeman this month, but they need to be careful after the Michigan situation, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- An already healthy Big Ten is simply getting greedy with expansion, Gene Collier writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Michigan picks up a commitment from Chris Rock (not that Chris Rock), Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Former Michigan AD Bill Martin is adjusting to life on the outside, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes.
- Penn State could have a rough time finding a quarterback who can handle a rough road schedule, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Joe Paterno continues to collect wins and dollars at Penn State, Bill Schackner writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Michigan State's schedule should equal more wins in 2010, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Tim Brewster doesn't want to move the Minnesota-Iowa game into December, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune (scroll down).
- Barry Alvarez had success elsewhere, but he never forgot his Pennsylvania roots, Ray Fittipaldo writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Iowa has become the hunted, and head coach Kirk Ferentz must keep his players grounded, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Indiana athletic director Fred Glass talks football attendance and honoring contracts in this interview with The Indianapolis Star's Terry Hutchens.