Monday, December 21, 2009
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
The Big Ten had a better weekend than the NFC North. Ugh.
- Former Purdue coaches Joe Tiller (football) and Gene Keady (basketball) sound off about the possibility of Big Ten expansion, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- The Big Ten expansion discussion should start and end with Notre Dame, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Michigan's weak secondary got even weaker after cornerback Donovan Warren's early departure to the NFL, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- A good sign for Michigan State fans, as top recruit William Gholston attended Saturday's basketball game in East Lansing, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News. Also, Spartans safety/linebacker Brynden Trawick is transferring, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- Oregon athletics director and former football coach Mike Bellotti could have had the Ohio State job, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther sounds off on all the recent changes in Champaign, Loren Tate writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Northwestern no longer wants to be reminded of its bowl wins drought, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Wisconsin defensive tackle Jordan Kohout has transformed his body in a year on campus, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Missouri's governor wants the state's top university to consider the Big Ten.
- Joe Paterno turns 83 today, and he might have more power at Penn State than ever before, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.