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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
The league meetings in Chicago and playoffs (cue Jim Mora clip) dominate your hump day links:
The Big Ten's love of the Rose Bowl is
making it act irrationally
and against the league's best interests, Dan Wetzel writes.
There's no guarantee on how that
Rose Bowl relationship will continue
The Big Ten won't be able to
use geography as an excuse
for bowl performance in the future, Drew Sharp says.
The league is
pushing for a seven-win minimum
to make a bowl game even though that may hurt some of its own teams.
A selection committee
is the best way to go to pick playoff teams, Andy Staples writes.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas envisions
playing a game in Chicago
every other year.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said he would welcome
a night game against Michigan
Indiana AD Fred Glass says his
athletic program is self-sustaining
Brady Hoke talked about
the need for leadership
from his seniors during a speech to fans. Michigan
missed out on Ty Isaac
but has other options at running back.
ranks Nebraska No. 14
and previews its season, while asking if Taylor Martinez is
one of the league's top quarterbacks
92-yard romp through Yankee Stadium
makes the list of most memorable Huskers touchdowns.
Curt Warner's son hopes to
follow in dad's footsteps
at Penn State. Bill O'Brien will adjust his offense
to fit his current players
. Quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher says
Matt McGloin leads in the QB race
Purdue's Otis Armstrong once
heard he was too small
to be a running back. Now, he's headed to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Ohio State AD Gene Smith said the tattoo scandal
hurt him and his family
Former Wisconsin athletic director Pat Richter
earned an honor
spent about $44,000 investigating
sexual impropriety allegations against former athletics administrator John Chadima.
Maize N Brew asks what
will be good enough for Minnesota