Monday, May 2, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
What a Sunday night in America, and Big Ten students were part of the celebration here and here.
- Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins ends the spring with a big performance, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. Spartans basketball player Draymond Green logs a few reps in the spring game, George Sipple writes in the Detroit Free Press. More Michigan State spring game coverage here and here.
- A new billboard in Michigan taunts embattled Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.
- Iowa has six players selected in the NFL draft for the second consecutive year, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez says the Big Ten opposed a new NCAA credit requirement rule, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Offensive lineman Bill Nagy rounds out a strong crop of Wisconsin's draftees, and barely avoids becoming Mr. Irrelevant, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- The bonds between Ohio State and Jim Tressel make a clean break impossible, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tressel and Woody Hayes are now united by success and scandal, Bill Livingston writes in the Plain Dealer. The wait ended this weekend for four Ohio State draft hopefuls, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Nebraska's new NFL draftees can learn from the case of former Husker Trev Alberts, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. Take a closer look at coach Bo Pelini's revised contract.
- A long day had a happy ending for Michigan offensive lineman Stephen Schilling, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes. Michigan's 2012 recruiting class now features eight verbal commits. More thoughts on the late Jim Mandich from John U. Bacon.
- The Saints looked to Illinois for two of their draft picks, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.
- Penn State's Stefen Wisniewski should feel right at home in Oakland, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times. Nittany Lines takes a look at a lean draft for Penn State.
- Two Indiana players hear their names called in the fourth round of the draft. Quarterback Ben Chappell is among the IU players still waiting for an NFL opportunity, Dustin Dopirak writes.
- Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan makes a good first impression with the Redskins, The Associated Press' Joseph White writes.
- A spring snapshot of Minnesota from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman.