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Monday, September 26, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Conference play is on its way. Hooray.
Wisconsin did a
great job staying business-like
through four nonconference games. Now comes the reward. The
excitement is building
broke out the Wildcat
with Rex Burkhead against Wyoming, and it worked well. The Huskers
project a quiet cool
coming into Saturday's game (and a breakdown of the Wyoming win).
going to get more difficult
for Braxton Miller.
Michigan State -- and particularly the Ohio-born Spartans -- are
geared up for this week's game
in Columbus. The Spartans need to
improve in a few areas
before league play arrives.
Michigan is ready to
increase its intensity level
for Big Ten play. Brady Hoke has
brought unity to the Wolverines
, along with some kisses on the cheek.
Injuries to Michael Mauti and D'Anton Lynn left
Penn State a little dispirited.
moves into the spotlight
in replacing Mauti at linebacker. Devon Still is
playing at an All-American level,
and he gives the Nittany Lions a chance to compete in the Big Ten.
Winning a close game
might help Illinois. Ron Zook is still wondering
why Jeff Allen got ejected
in the Western Michigan game.
Minnesota has some
pressing questions at quarterback.
Medical experts discuss
Jerry Kill's ongoing seizure problems.
A bye week helped Purdue spend
extra time focusing on Notre Dame.
Terry Hutchens ranks the North Texas loss as Indiana's
second-most embarrassing defeat
of the past 14 years. A
review of the Hoosiers
in Week 4 (subscription required).
Will Iowa have to make
all its games shootouts
this season? It's an
interesting and confusing time
for Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes.