Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Here's what's on the menu today ...
- A good look at Rutgers as a Big Ten expansion candidate, and how the Big Ten can grow its revenue by at least $20 million by moving into the New York market, Bloomberg.com's Curtis Eichelberger writes.
- Notre Dame doesn't want to join a league, but the always-relevant school from South Bend can shape realignment in college sports, Pete Thamel writes in The New York Times.
- Everything in conference realignment hinges on Nebraska, which should be cautious before making a move, Matt Hayes writes in The Sporting News. Four reporters from different parts of the country weigh in on what Nebraska and Texas should do.
- A comprehensive look at 16 expansion scenarios from SI.com's Stewart Mandel. More good expansion nuggets from colleague Andy Katz.
- The Big Ten needs to stop dragging its feet on expansion, Myron Medcalf writes in the Star Tribune.
- In the wake of the Michigan case, the NCAA will discuss legislation to limit staff size in college football, Thomas O'Toole writes in USA Today. There's no more smoking in the Big House.
- Former Indiana football player Andrew Means is all about baseball these days, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
- Florida transfer Brendan Beal reportedly is headed for Minnesota, colleague Bruce Feldman writes.
- Ohio State picks up a 2011 commitment from receiver Evan Spencer, Patricia Babcock McGraw writes in the Daily Herald.
- Iowa football players Jewel Hampton and Jordan Bernstine enter different pleas following their arrests early Saturday, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. The Hampton/Bernstine incident is a distraction, and Iowa players need to make sure it doesn't snowball, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.