Monday, July 11, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
Links, oh how I missed thee.
- As expected, Nebraska recruit Bubba Starling reports to Lincoln, while the Kansas City Royals have until Aug. 15 to sign him.
- Ohio State AD Gene Smith likes what he sees from Luke Fickell so far, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Expect the NCAA to hit Ohio State with more sanctions, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. It's official: Mike Vrabel has joined Fickell's staff in Columbus.
- Michigan players want to end their slide against Ohio State on the field, not because of penalties, Jon Spencer writes in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette. More on recruit Kyle Kalis' decision to commit to Michigan.
- Penn State also adds a big recruit to its 2012 class. Both Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin consider themselves Penn State's starting quarterback, Mark Wogenrich writes in The (Allentown) Morning Call.
- Kirk Ferentz has proved he shouldn't be underestimated at Iowa, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- An interesting look at recruiting rankings and on-field success in the past decade from Rivals.com.
- Sam McKewon recaps the first five stops on his Big Ten tour.
- Indiana assistant Mike Ekeler believes a turnaround is coming in Bloomington, Steven Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Former Purdue quarterback Mark Herrmann pioneered the modern passing game, Al Lesar writes.
- A snapshot of Minnesota's football program entering 2011.
- The buzz is already building for Wisconsin-Nebraska.