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Friday, October 28, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
Every Halloween I tell him the same thing: you can't bring weapons into the office. And every year he says the same thing: as soon as I get my weapons back, I'm gonna kill you.
Commissioner Jim Delany says
expansion is on the backburner for the Big Ten
right now. Delany's recent talks with Notre Dame
haven't been about realignment
Bob Wojnowski's picks include
Nebraska over Michigan State
and Michigan over Purdue.
Big Ten notables weigh in on the transfer rule
that allowed Russell Wilson to play for Wisconsin immediately.
jumping to conclusions with first-year coach Jerry Kill
, Jim Souhan writes.
Iowa players still sting from last year's loss
in Minneapolis. The
Hawkeyes have been at their best in the red zone
Illinois and Penn State are in different places
than they were in last year's game. Whitney Mercilus has
emerged for the Illinois defense
Nebraska I-back Rex Burkhead
executes polished fundamentals
. Taylor Martinez and Kirk Cousins have
different styles but the same goal with leading their teams
An interesting piece from Rob Oller on an event 110 years ago that
had Ohio State questioning whether football was safe enough
Keith Nichol's weight-room work
paid off for the Spartans wide receiver
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball
takes the pounding but doesn't wear down
Wisconsin-Ohio State predictions
from around the Web.
There's a definite
edge to the Ohio State-Wisconsin series
. Buckeyes running back Jaamal Berry hasn't been charged in a Oct. 21 incident, but
he now faces a lawsuit
, Bill Rabinowitz writes.
Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges likely will shadow
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase on Saturday. Devon Smith's emergence has
helped Penn State survive without its top receiver
Michigan coach Brady Hoke
expects Purdue to attack his team on the edges
. The latest "Three and Out" excerpt details how
Michigan's lopsided Gator Bowl loss meant the end for RichRod
Purdue defenders have noticed differences
in Michigan's offense, although Denard Robinson is the one constant.
Linebacker Damien Proby
moves up on Northwestern's depth chart