Thursday, July 28, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
Your media day roundup of links. Did we mention its media day?!?!
- Huge news for Indiana as quarterback recruit Gunner Kiel pledges for the Hoosiers. Read colleague Tom Luginbill's take on Kiel and more on what Kiel's commitment means to IU.
- Linebacker Jonathan Newsome won't be with Ohio State this season and could transfer, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Former Buckeyes players line up to support the program, Tim May writes in The Dispatch.
- NC State coach Tom O'Brien doesn't regret letting Russell Wilson go, but he'll be pulling for Wilson at Wisconsin, Adam Mertz writes. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus previews Wisconsin in 2011.
- The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein sets the table for each Big Ten team in 2011. A Big Ten preseason primer from GateHouse News Service's John Supinie.
- More media days primers here and here and here.
- The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman concludes his excellent series on Legends and Leaders with the reasoning behind the division names.
- As Nebraska quickly has learned, Jim Delany is king in the Big Ten, Lee Barfknecht writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
- Joe Paterno will need the right answers today, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News.
- Five things Nebraska fans should watch at media days, Sam McKewon writes in the World-Herald.
- The Lincoln Journal Star's Steven M. Sipple picks his 2011 All-Big Ten team.
- Ohio State's John Simon and Wisconsin's Chris Borland are among colleague Bruce Feldman's list of next-step players (Insider).
- First-year Minnesota coach Jerry Kill wants to pile up local recruits, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Some questions and answers for Michigan in Year 1 under Brady Hoke, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Here are some questions Hoke likely will face today.