Monday, May 9, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
It's an old Parcell family recipe, but I like to replace the Union soldier meat with boiled potatoes.
- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is confident the BCS can stand up to federal scrutiny, Steve Wieberg writes in USA Today.
- It's a tough time to be an Ohio State fan, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The car situation could put Ohio State's compliance department on the hot seat, CBSSports.com's Adam Jacobi writes.
- More good news for Michigan's 2012 recruiting efforts, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes. We now know why Michigan suspended Darryl Stonum, as the wide receiver was arrested for DUI last week, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Defensive tackle Will Campbell is among five potential difference makers for Michigan this fall, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- The impressive spring Illinois fullback Jay Prosch turned it is even more admirable after reading what he went through last month, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune. Illini offensive tackle Jeff Allen has put himself on the NFL draft radar, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Bubba Starling's dad says his son is headed to Nebraska to play football, but quite a few Major League Baseball scouts hope otherwise, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. Nebraska is once again battling Oklahoma, this time for a coveted juco tight end, Sam McKewon writes in the Omaha World-Herald. The Nebraska football brand isn't as big as Delany thinks it is, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Wisconsin's recent NFL draft success has led to greater national exposure, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Speaking of exposure, check out ESPN's "College Football Live" on Tuesday as Wisconsin will be featured.
- Until this past season, Iowa's NFL draft success directly correlated with a lot of wins, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Michigan State's stable of running backs could carry the offense this fall, George Sipple writes in the Detroit Free Press. Two-way Tony (Lippett) and Anthony Rashad White are among potential difference makers for the Spartans this fall, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
- Northwestern has a real Wildcat (of the stuffed variety) displayed in its football lobby, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald.
- Penn State receiver Brett Brackett and other undrafted players are in a holding pattern, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times. The Lions add a linemen to their 2012 recruiting class, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill reflects on his fight with cancer, 1500ESPN.com's Darren Wolfson writes.