Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
It's not too late to join my chat, which begins right at noon ET.
- A source tells The Altoona Mirror that Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden failed his concussion test Sunday. Bolden's health situation means Matt McGloin likely will be in the starting role against Michigan, Donnie Collins writes in The Times-Tribune.
- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz takes full responsibility for the clock-management issues at the end of the Wisconsin game, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register. The Hawkeyes have been on both sides of close games in recent years, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Michigan State is giving you reason to believe, even if Las Vegas still doesn't, Bob Wojnowski and Matt Charboneau write in The Detroit News. Michigan State is still haunted by its last-second loss to Iowa in 2009, Denny Schwarze writes in the Lansing State Journal. The Spartans have enjoyed a fairy-tale season to date, Dave Curtis writes in The Sporting News.
- Big Ten notes from the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein.
- Illinois gets some good news on the health of No. 2 running back Jason Ford, Mark Tupper writes in the (Decatur) Herald & Review.
- Purdue coach Danny Hope is optimistic that quarterback Rob Henry will be ready Saturday, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Indiana hopes to get offensive tackle James Brewer back on the field this week, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required). When Ben Chappell doesn't throw a pick, Indiana wins, LaMond Pope writes in The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
- Northwestern rallied around D-line coach Marty Long during a health scare last winter, Tina Akouris writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- It looks like Ohio State will take the redshirt off of linebacker Etienne Sabino, Bucknuts.com's Dave Biddle writes. If so, the Buckeyes coaches have mishandled Sabino's situation, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Michigan receiver Kelvin Grady talks with ESPN about Twitter, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes.
- Minnesota assistant Thomas Hammock has given the offense a more aggressive approach, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. A former Gophers assistant endorses Kevin Sumlin as the team's next head coach, Fuller writes.