Monday, June 28, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
In honor of the celebrity I saw this weekend in New York, I give you today's quote.
"Cameron's moment went on for a really, really long time. Turns out I could've run to the party and made it back for the end of his moment."
- Marketing experts think the Big Ten will stick with its brand name despite going to 12 teams, Brian Christopherson writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. Nebraska steps into a very good and very lucrative situation in the Big Ten, Lee Barfknecht writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
- Michigan player Jon Bills is recovering well from a very serious car accident, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. The Detroit News' Gregg Krupa and Vincent Goodwill examine what went wrong with former Michigan cornerback Boubacar Cissoko.
- Iowa's seniors won't be around for it, but they think the Nebraska rivalry will be a big hit, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Some Hawkeyes fans are so excited to see their team on the road that they bought season tickets at Arizona to do so, Ryan Suchomel writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- A strong Big Ten divisions proposal from The York Daily Record's Frank Bodani.
- Wisconsin's weight-room transition from John Dettman to Ben Herbert is working out well, Mike Lucas writes in The Capital Times.
- Chicago Sun-Times columnist and former Northwestern cornerback Rick Telander checks in with his former Wildcats teammates about what football did for them -- and to them.
- Purdue coach Danny Hope likes the idea of more Big Ten games on the football schedule, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- The Indianapolis Star's Terry Hutchens and Tom Brew discuss the new Big Ten and agree that the title game should be played in Naptown.
- The 2013 NFL draft is a long way off, but Michigan State's Jerel Worthy might hear his named called early on that day, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Ohio State has the academic support structure in place, but some players like Duron Carter and Keith Wells still struggle in the classroom, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.