Friday, July 30, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Jai Ho, everyone.
- Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott disses the Big Ten Network, Richard Sandomir and Ken Belson write in The New York Times.
- Ohio State's compliance staff is making sure players understand the consequences of interacting with agents, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel's talent search keeps taking him to Toledo, Matt Markey writes in The Blade.
- Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez includes his school and Iowa among the Big Ten's big brands, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. Alvarez also thinks the Big Ten could expand again -- to the East, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr is excited about his impending retirement, Josh Katzenstein writes in The Detroit News. The Wolverines add a 2011 recruit in linebacker Kellen Jones.
- After summer workouts, Wisconsin players are geared up for preseason camp, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Badgers star John Clay is recovering well from two offseason ankle surgeries, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Penn State's first-round draft pick Jared Odrick has signed with the Miami Dolphins, Pat Huggins writes in the Lebanon Daily News.
- Former Michigan State coach George Perles thinks both the Spartans and Michigan will improve in 2010, Snyder writes in the Freep.
- Some good nuggets on Minnesota's scheduling situation from the Star Tribune's Phil Miller.
- Northwestern's 2011 recruiting class is shaping up well, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- The Ohio State game once again will be Iowa's most important test in 2010, Jordan Garretson writes in The Daily Iowan.