Monday, June 1, 2009
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Now before we do this, let's go over the ground rules. Rule No. 1, no touching of the hair or face! And that's it! Now let's do this!
The Columbus Dispatch published a fascinating series on self-reported NCAA violations and the secrecy surrounding them, including special treatment given to a certain heralded Ohio State football recruit in the summer of 2007.
Purdue doesn't plan to take time off in its annual series with Notre Dame, and talks are under way to extend the series past 2015, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Academic issues have forced Iowa wide receiver Shane Prater to leave school and enroll at Iowa Western, Tony Boone writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Prater doesn't rule out a return to Iowa at some point, but he'll re-open his recruitment.