Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
- Ohio State knows that recruiting is usually a roll of the dice, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The Buckeyes could add a second Grant to their 2011 class, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Purdue receiver Cortez Smith is arrested on suspicion of battery, Sophia Voravong writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- The Iowa hospitalized players situation remains a complete mystery to this point, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Quarterback recruit Jake Rudock reaffirms his commitment to the Hawkeyes, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- National Signing Day could be dramatic for Nebraska, which is waiting on several decisions, Jon Nyatawa writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
- Michigan's recent basketball surge is nice, but football still must carry the blue banner in Ann Arbor, Terry Foster writes in The Detroit News. The Wolverines add a running back to their 2011 class, Tom Markowski writes in The Detroit News.
- Indiana bolstered its lines with a recruiting surge during the weekend, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required). Missed this from last week, but new Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson apologized for cursing at some resident assistants.
- Life after JoePa won't be easy for Penn State, which might only return to glory under the coach after Paterno's successor, Conor Nelson writes.
- Michigan State's defensive line should get a boost with recruit Damon Knox (great name), Greg Johnson writes in The Grand Rapids Press.
- An update on the ever-changing situations involving two Wisconsin recruiting targets from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Dave Heller.
- Illinois hopes recruit Ralph Cooper can be the next Martez Wilson, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Northwestern made it official Monday and announced the hiring of new receivers coach Dennis Springer, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.