Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Slow news time in the Big Ten, huh?
- A ton of coverage on Jim Tressel's resignation and the aftermath at Ohio State from The Columbus Dispatch and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Even the Chicago Tribune's editorial board weighs in on Tressel's downfall.
- The Big Ten can no longer claim to take the high road after the Tressel mess, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Michigan State fans could be nervous as Mark Dantonio's name is mentioned for the Ohio State vacancy, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
- Image isn't everything when it comes to Tressel, Paul Daugherty writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
- Purdue reserve kicker Jonathan Linkenheimer will seek a transfer, Michael Lewis writes in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
- Both Michigan and Michigan State could benefit on the recruiting trail from Tressel's departure, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. More Michigan reaction to Tressel from annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein.
- Joe Paterno remains the highest-paid employee at Penn State, Bob Cohn writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- Colleague Ted Miller thinks Colorado's trip to Ohio State is no longer so daunting.
- The Lincoln Journal Star's Steven M. Sipple thinks Bo Pelini lacks a deep desire to coach at Ohio State (LSU could be different). The Big Ten's top teams are down, which creates an opportunity for new member Nebraska, Dirk Chatelain writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
- Tressel's departure means Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is now the Big Ten's highest-paid coach, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Indiana AD Fred Glass thinks Hoosiers football is a "hidden gem," Randy Beard writes in the Evansville Courier & Press.
- A look at how Wisconsin fared against Tressel during the years, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sad news for Wisconsin fans as the school has no plans to sell beer at games, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Terrelle Pryor spurning Michigan ended up being good for the Wolverines, Rothstein writes.
- Missed this from last week, as ex-Minnesota coach Tim Brewster talks about the disappointing end to his time in the Twin Cities, Woody Wommack writes in the Naples Daily News.