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Monday, August 13, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
There are two kinds of heists: those where the guys get away with it, and those that leave witnesses.
Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne talks about how he
avoided trouble in a tough upbringing
and why earning his diploma is so important. Defense should again be the
Ilini's strong suit
Indiana kicker Mitch Ewald says his
leg is stronger than ever
Some big names sat out
Iowa's Saturday scrimmage
. Pat Harty offers some Hawkeyes who might prove to
be key to the season
Drew Sharp argues that the
moral high ground is more important
than beating Alabama, which is why Michigan shouldn't play Fitz Toussaint in that game. A Big Ten
title remains the goal
for the Wolverines.
Shilique Calhoun and Lawrence Thomas
bring freakish athleticism
to Michigan State's defensive end position.
the Spartans' first fall scrimmage.
Gophers offensive lineman Jimmy Gjere is trying to
overcome concussion problems
Bo Pelini recognizes the need for a plan to
deal with in-game adversity
. There's risk and reward in the
Huskers' junior-college injection
Northwestern's receiving corps is aiming higher than just
being the best in the Big Ten
Ohio State's Jake Stoneburner is now
officially a wide receiver
, not a tight end. Defensive end Nathan Williams
is eager to return
from microfracture knee surgery.
Penn State's quarterbacks are still getting
acclimated to Bill O'Brien's playbook
. Slot receiver Alex Kenney is looking to
make an impact on offense
. Penn State trustees backed president Rodney Erickson's
handling of NCAA sanctions
working on a new halftime routine
to reverse last year's third-quarter troubles.
The assault on Montee Ball is
unlikely to affect Wisconsin's focus
, Tom Oates says. The Badgers are
looking at smaller, lighter players
to work on the punt shield team.