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Friday, September 7, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
I was dreaming when I wrote this. Forgive me if it goes astray.
Tim Beckman is hoping Illinois can handle the
difficult trip out to the desert
. The Illini quarterback situation
remains a mystery
Indiana receiver Nick Stoner has used
faith to guide him
through life and his football career. The Hoosiers are
hungry for a road victory
tale of the tape
between James Vandenberg and Steele Jantz. Iowa defensive lineman Joe Gaglione has
risen to the challenge
as a senior.
played 12 true freshmen
in the opener and could use more this season. Hard work paid off for some Wolverines
walk-ons who earned scholarships
Several current Michigan State players were there the day
Central Michigan won in Spartan Stadium
in 2009. The Spartans' receivers
are ready to improve
upon a shaky opening performance.
hockey rivalry led
to this week's football game between Minnesota and New Hampshire.
are all the rage, and Nebraska is joining the party. Walk-on Tyler Wullenwaber is
seeing some time at receiver
for the Huskers.
Northwestern freshman Ifeadi Odenigbo talks about
getting his feet wet
this week against Vanderbilt.
Adam Griffin, son of Archie Griffin, is looking to
make his own name at Ohio State
and is becoming a special-teams ace.
Derek Day has gone
from walk-on to starting running back
for Penn State. Bill O'Brien is looking to
change an 0-6 record
at Virginia from his ACC days.
Purdue takes a lot of confidence, if not previous success,
into Notre Dame Stadium
Mike Taylor is at the top of the list of Wisconsin players looking to
atone for defensive mistakes
in the opener. Badgers freshman tailback Vonte Jackson
suffered a torn ACL
, his second in as many years.