Friday, August 6, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Camps are up and running around the Big Ten.
- Hosting the first Big Ten football championship should pay off in a big way for Indianapolis, Jeff Rabjohns writes in The Indianapolis Star.
- Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez says six teams, not four, have separated themselves in Big Ten division alignment talk, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Despite how Joe Paterno looked at media days, we didn't learn much about his future plans, Frank Bodani writes in the York Daily Record. In case you missed it, my colleague Gene Wojciechowski weighs in on JoePa.
- Redshirt freshman quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is now the man in charge at Illinois, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Illini defensive end Clay Nurse is focused solely on the future, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Ohio State standout offensive lineman Justin Boren needs to become a better communicator, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Former Buckeye Quinn Pitcock is back on the field after battling depression and a strange addiction (video games), Greg Johns writes in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
- The NCAA's allegations against West Virginia shouldn't have a direct impact on Michigan's hearing before the Committee on Infractions, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes.
- The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas details the fascinating story of Iowa receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. Iowa and Nebraska should meet on rivalry weekend, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Minnesota's freshmen will train separately from the upperclassmen for a portion of camp, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. Five Gophers storylines as camp opens, Marcus Fuller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Indiana running back Darius Willis is eating his vegetables, Terry Hutchens writes in The Indianapolis Star.
- Wisconsin's new secondary coach is making an immediate impact, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald has no plans to be around as long as JoePa, Tina Akouris writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.