Print without images
Monday, September 17, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
I'm angling for an invitation to Nucky Thompson's next New Year's Eve party.
Shoring up the offensive and defensive lines
remains a major concern
for Michigan. The Wolverines are starting to
find some offensive options
outside of Denard Robinson.
Michigan State has to
find some playmakers at receiver
-- fast. The Spartans' wideouts and offensive line have to
shoulder much of the blame
for the Notre Dame debacle.
This week would make for a
logical return for Rex Burkhead
, if the Nebraska star is ready. A
strong showing by the Huskers secondary
on Saturday gives the defense something to build on.
Sore shoulder and all, John Simon
made his presence felt
for Ohio State during and after the Cal game.
Some Buckeye highlights
from Saturday's win.
Some young stars are emerging for Penn State, and that means they'll
face questions about their future
. Bill O'Brien is turning Matt McGloin into
a pretty good quarterback
looked very Iowa-esque
while getting back on track against Northern Iowa.
turns to its backup plan
at quarterback, and Max Shortell looks up to the challenge.
Northwestern officials say their new lakefront training facility
will be "a game-changer"
for the football program and other sports.
Don't overlook punter Cody Webster's
contributions to Purdue's defense
. The Boilermakers are
happy to get a break
Despite getting benched at halftime against Utah State, Danny O'Brien is
likely to get the start
at quarterback for Wisconsin this week vs. UTEP. The Badgers' problems go
deeper than just the offensive line
, Tom Oates writes.
Even in a heartbreaker, Indiana showed that
it has some heart
taking a toll on Illinois
. The Illini have a
home attendance problem
The Big Ten Network
offer their league power rankings.