Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Big Ten morning links
By ESPN.com staff
Some of these will be old by lunch time, so I wanted to get them to you now.
- Illinois' big recruiting class puts the program in a good spot, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Indiana's recruiting class marks Bill Lynch's most important contribution to the program, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
- Iowa's recruiting closes on a strong note, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- One Big Ten recruiting target asks for help on Twitter to make his decision, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- There should be some drama for both Michigan and Michigan State today, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Brady Hoke wanted character and toughness with his first recruiting class, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Assistant Dan Roushar now will be running the show for Michigan State's offense, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. The Spartans are waiting on decisions from several recruits, Denny Schwarze writes in the State Journal.
- Jerry Kill's first class at Minnesota might not have his personal touch, but he still landed some crowd-pleasing prospects, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Nebraska still hopes to land a big name on signing day, Brian Cristopherson writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. All you need to know about Nebraska on signing day from the Omaha World-Herald.
- Christian Jones' knee injury didn't scare away Northwestern from the ESPNU 150 prospect, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.
- The Columbus Dispatch's Tim May looks at the five Ohio State players already enrolled. Quarterback Cardale Jones is a grayshirt recruit to the Buckeyes, Bob Fortuna writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Penn State took two recruits away from Pitt for this year's class, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Lions offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman faces a DUI charge, FightOnState.com's Mark Brennan reports.
- Purdue brings in a small class highlighted by several running backs, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Wisconsin typically outperforms its recruiting ranking, Adam Mertz writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.