Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Since there are so many links, I've broken this up into two categories for you.
BIG TEN NEWS
- Joe Paterno is getting older, so let's relish the time he's still here, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd writes. Paterno hasn't lost his charm, Dave Curtis writes in The Sporting News.
- Who can dethrone Ohio State in the Big Ten? Curtis looks at the challengers. Ohio State remains the team to beat in this league, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Indiana's athletic director gives Bill Lynch a vote of confidence, LaMond Pope writes in The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
- Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz sounds off on upcoming suspensions, the health of defensive coordinator Norm Parker and more, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- The academic status of Michigan running back Michael Shaw remains unsettled as camp gets closer, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. The Wolverines' quarterback race is wide open, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes.
- Good news for Michigan State, as promising young offensive lineman Henry Conway is good to go, Joe Rexrode writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Not-so good news for Purdue, as defensive tackle Kevin Pamphile is out until at least early October, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Illinois' grand experiment might just work out in the end, Mark Tupper writes in The (Decatur) Herald & Review.
- Northwestern knows the run game must improve in 2010, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.
- Wisconsin's already-stacked offensive line will have Peter Konz at its disposal when practice begins, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. More good news, as backup quarterback Curt Phillips (torn ACL) could be on the field by October, Mulhern writes.