Friday, September 24, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Guess what? You're going to be eating some humble pie stuffed with a bit of crow and a big side of sorry. In your face, girl with a negative tattoo.
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers for Week 4 in the league.
- Still no official word on the future of Penn State freshman receiver Shawney Kersey, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. News. The Nittany Lions' 2011 recruiting continues to lag, Mike White writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A decade after the injury, a look back at Adam Taliaferro from The Altoona Mirror's Cory Giger and Neil Rudel.
- Wisconsin's Big Ten title hopes are in jeopardy after the loss of its best player, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Receivers Nick Toon and David Gilreath are out again this week but should be back for the Big Ten opener, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Michigan State's staff visited with Mark Dantonio on Wednesday, except they couldn't talk football, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press. Despite the euphoria after Michigan State's fake field goal, it's definitely not the biggest play in program history, Joe Rexrode and Barry Kiel write in the Lansing State Journal. Spartans tight end Dion Sims is officially charged in the alleged computer theft ring.
- Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi continues to be his own worst critic, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell works to become the smartest guy on the field, Andy Graham writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez will play his reserves no matter what against Bowling Green, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Ohio State's Devon Torrence is growing as a cornerback this season, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Former Buckeyes star linebacker Marcus Freeman is learning the business side of athletics, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Receiver Troy Stoudermire remains part of the Minnesota football program, at least for now, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. Here's a look at what Minnesota will miss if Stoudermire moves on, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Mediocrity has been the norm at Illinois over the years, Mark Tupper writes in the (Decatur) Herald & Review.
- The Stanley Cup will be in Evanston on Saturday for the Northwestern-Central Michigan game.