Monday, April 27, 2009
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Spring game wrap-ups are on the agenda today, and four more recaps will be published this afternoon. I'll turn my attention to the Big Ten's very blah draft on Tuesday and keep feeding you features and other items.
Onto the links.
- The Columbus Dispatch's Bob Hunter explores the reasons why 95,722 people would show up at Ohio State's spring game. Buckeyes players Donald Washington and Brian Hartline appeared to make the right call by declaring early for the NFL draft, Tim May and Ken Gordon write in The Dispatch.
- Michigan might open the renovated Big House against Massachusetts in 2010, Steve Buckley writes in the Boston Herald.
- Michigan State can feel good about its quarterback situation after Saturday's Green-White Game, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Though no conclusions were drawn at QB, Oklahoma transfer Keith Nichol seemed to make more big plays, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.
- Everything you need to know about Illinois' spring game can be found here, courtesy of The [Champaign] News-Gazette.
- Northwestern saw some encouraging signs from its offense, particularly the run attack, against a defense missing four starters in the spring game, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald.
- Penn State wide receiver Derek Moye thinks he's ready to take the next step, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Adam Weber should remain Minnesota's starting quarterback, but the Gophers must find ways to get MarQueis Gray on the field, Patrick Reusse writes in the Star Tribune.
- In case you missed it from Friday, three Wisconsin assistant coaches, including defensive coordinator Dave Doeren, were admonished for violating recruiting rules.