Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
Coming at you from the Big Ten spring meetings.
- In case you missed it, Michigan is two-thirds of the way through its practice hours reduction, colleague Brian Bennett writes.
- Nebraska AD Tom Osborne supports embattled Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.
- Reflections on retiring Illinois AD Ron Guenther from the Chicago Sun-Times' Herb Gould, CBSSports.com's Tom Fornelli and the Daily Herald's Lindsey Willhite. Also, some highs and lows of the Guenther era at Illinois.
- Some spring meetings notes from the Sporting News' Dave Curtis. And a look at the spring meetings agenda from the Lincoln Journal Star's Brian Christopherson.
- Michigan coach Brady Hoke was fired up when quarterback Shane Morris committed to U-M, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein catches up with former Michigan punter Zoltan Mesko.
- Eddie George's Hall call surprised the former Ohio State star, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Michigan State players respond on Twitter to Morgan Trent's comments.
- Wisconsin can prove it's an elite program by capitalizing on its prime-time games this fall, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Iowa looks to upgrade security at Kinnick Stadium, Emily Schettler writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Former Iowa star Nate Kaeding still gets his kicks in Iowa City, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Indiana is changing its recruiting approach under new coach Kevin Wilson, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Northwestern AD Jim Phillips discusses the new contract for coach Pat Fitzgerald, Colin Becht writes in The Daily Northwestern.
- Purdue will salute its astronaut alumni at a football dinner, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Penn State could be in good shape to land running back recruit Will Mahone. Recruit Jarron Jones has high praise for Penn State, Chuck Wade writes.
- Minnesota's website checks in with incoming recruit Kyle McAvoy.