Monday, June 27, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
Thoughts and prayers go out to Michigan basketball recruit Austin Hatch after Friday's tragedy.
- Russell Wilson makes his decision today, and you can catch it on ESPN's "College Football Live." Former Wisconsin running back Zach Brown finds a home at Pitt, Jerry DiPaola writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- The Columbus Dispatch's Ken Gordon examines several top storylines around the Big Ten.
- Nebraska's recruiting momentum continues with a top O-line prospect, Brian Christopherson writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. The Big Ten actually has gotten the best of Nebraska over time, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- An interesting look at Ohio State's outlook without Terrelle Pryor from colleague Josh Cooper (Insider). Ohio State has the resources to have the nation's best compliance department, Bob Hunter writes in The Dispatch.
- Speaking of compliance, Michigan and Michigan State both take it very seriously, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Michigan adds its 18th verbal commit in offensive lineman Blake Bars.
- Michigan State adds a running back recruit from Georgia. The Spartans get some insurance at quarterback for the fall, Tom Lang writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Nebraska AD Tom Osborne weighs in on good friend Joe Paterno, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. Penn State picks up two commits, including one from a top lineman, Tommy Keeler Jr. writes.
- Terry Hutchens looks at Indiana's prospects for the 2011 season. The Hoosiers' recruiting rolls on with another commitment, Curt Conrad writes in the Mansfield News Journal.
- A look back at Illinois' last Big Ten championship team from a decade ago, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Nothing has come easy for Illinois football in recent years, Herb Gould writes.
- Iowa picks up a punter for its 2012 class, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Former Hawkeyes player Cedric Everson receives a week in jail for a 2007 assault.
- Northwestern adds a long-snapper, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.