Thursday, June 16, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
Glad my vacation to Vancouver doesn't start for a few more weeks. I hope I don't see this guy. I know I won't be seeing the Stanley Cup (Go Hawks).
- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany continues to defend Legends and Leaders, while Yahoo! Sports' Matt Hinton continues to stump for East and West.
- Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley talks about the renewed Penn State-Pitt rivalry, Jerry DiPaola writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' Jared Shanker is new to the Penn State-Pitt series. Despite Rob Bolden's return to campus, Penn State's QB situation is far from settled, Donnie Collins writes.
- Wisconsin recruit Vince Biegel remains committed to the Badgers, but he's still talking to BYU and says a Wisconsin-BYU series will be coming, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- The Mid-American Conference announces its football kickoff times, which include several matchups with the Big Ten.
- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini heads to Columbus -- Columbus, Neb., that is, Josh Kaufman writes in the Columbus Telegram.
- The Lincoln Journal Star's Brian Christopherson takes a look at Minnesota.
- Ohio State's Board of Trustees soon will comment on the football turmoil. Ohio State loses out on a top wide receiver prospect, Michael Carvell writes in The Atlanta Journal Constitution. CBSsports.com's Dennis Dodd likes Luke Fickell for the permanent Ohio State coaching gig.
- Michigan State is ready to prove its doubters wrong, SI.com's Ben Glicksman writes. Michigan State's season tickets for football are now on sale.
- Illinois goes back to the Sunshine State for its latest recruit, Dan Deluca writes in The News-Press.
- Michigan coach Brady Hoke goes camping, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Several Michigan players will serve as waiters at an upcoming fundraiser.
- Northwestern's strong recent recruiting run continues, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes. Athletic director Jim Phillips provides an update on the school's facilities plan, Powers writes.
- Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen wants to show he's not a one-year wonder, Rivals.com's Kyle Charters writes. The Boilers come in at No. 76 in Pre-Snap Read's countdown of FBS teams.
- Kevin Wilson's debut as Indiana's coach will take place at night.