Thursday, March 17, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Happy St. Patrick's Day (and start of NCAA tournament day)! It's great to be back at work.
- Ohio State coach Jim Tressel apologizes to a group of fans.
- Wisconsin begins its 2012 recruiting with a big-splash commitment. Tom Oates ponders whether tight end Lance Kendricks could join two Wisconsin teammates as first-round picks in April.
- As Nebraska takes a break in spring ball, Bo Pelini tells his players to stay ready, Jon Nyatawa writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Nebraska has "changed everything" on offense, according to assistant Barney Cotton.
- Michigan's new strength coach doesn't talk much but gets results, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. A few Wolverines nuggets from annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow.
- Iowa's best linebackers are sophomores, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. If you want tickets to Iowa-Nebraska this fall, it's gonna cost you, Randy Peterson writes in the Des Moines Register.
- A recap of Penn State's pro day from The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' Jared Shanker. Former Lions QB Daryll Clark is a bit miffed after being prohibited from participating in pro day, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Eric Gordon upstaged fellow Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones at the team's pro day, Dave Birkett writes in the Detroit Free Press. If you're going to Spartan Stadium this fall, leave your bags at home.
- Rivals.com's Tom Dienhart previews spring ball at both Michigan and Penn State.
- A look back at the legendary career of Minnesota coach Murray Warmath, who died Wednesday at 98.
- The Chicago Bears had a noticeable presence at Illinois' pro day, Brad Biggs writes in the Chicago Tribune.