Friday, October 29, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Tell me it was about booze, cheating, physical abuse -- no problem. I'm a monogamous social drinker and Claire only sleep-hits me.
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers for Week 9 in the conference. The league might take more time than expected to decide division names and the new logo, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- It's now official: Matt McGloin will start at quarterback for Penn State against Michigan, Joe Juliano writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Freshman running back Silas Redd is on the rise for the Nittany Lions, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Great news about Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker, who will be back in the press box Saturday, Brendan Stiles writes. Hawkeyes receiver DJK is breaking the records he used to study intently, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- More details on Michigan State cornerback Chris L. Rucker, who practiced Thursday and won't start against Iowa if he chooses to make the trip, Denny Schwarze writes in the Lansing State Journal. Columns on Rucker's reinstatement from Joe Rexrode, Bob Wojnowski and Michael Rosenberg.
- Ohio State linebacker Etienne Sabino will keep his redshirt after all, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The expectations are very different at Ohio State and Minnesota, Rob Oller writes in the Dispatch.
- Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan is nasty on the field and entertaining off of it, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes.
- Things are going according to plan for Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. After reaching a low point last year against Purdue, Illinois safety Tavon Wilson has turned things around, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa gained his teammates' respect long before becoming the starter, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Minnesota wants to consider minority candidates for its coaching vacancy, but there aren't many available with previous head-coaching experience, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. There's a commitment to diversity from the Gophers, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Wisconsin beat Ohio State, but the Badgers aren't done worrying about the Buckeyes in the BCS standings, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.