Monday, June 21, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
One week closer to the season.
- Good news regarding Ohio State recruit Jamel Turner, who has been upgraded to stable condition after being shot multiple times early Saturday, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Former Michigan signee Demar Dorsey is heading to Louisville, while the Wolverines lose another recruit because of academics, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. Rich Rodriguez needs a better season to keep his job, but it's hard to pinpoint just how many wins he needs, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Penn State president Graham Spanier defends the school's more expensive ticket plan for football, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.
- Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi talks about the most patriotic and famous quote in the history of college football. The status of recently arrested Iowa players Jewel Hampton and Jordan Bernstine hasn't changed, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- It takes a lot more than geography to determine divisions in the Big Ten, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Speaking of tickets, Wisconsin students didn't wait long to secure their seats for the 2010 season.
- After an ugly 2009 on and off the field, Michigan State and head coach Mark Dantonio seek redemption this fall, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.
- Nebraska's values fit well in the Big Ten, so says Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman in this op-ed piece.
- Purdue is called the "Cradle of Quarterbacks," even though no one knows where the phrase originated, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Big Ten recruiting is picking up a bit, as Purdue lands two defensive linemen, Indiana adds a versatile lineman and Northwestern continues its recent run of commitments with defensive end Max Chapman.
- After breaking his leg this spring, Minnesota safety Kim Royston is making "amazing progress" in his recovery, coach Tim Brewster tells the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman.