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Congrats to the Big Ten blog's own Brian Bennett, who tied the knot Saturday in St. Louis! Now we're both officially outkicking our coverage.
No word on whether St. Louis native Montee Ball performed the ceremony. I can confirm wedding security had to restrain Zooey by using one of her crocheted scarves.
Onto the links:
The Penn State debate has turned to whether the NCAA will punish the football program. Some interesting takes on Joe Paterno's alleged involvement here and here and here. CBSsports.com's Dennis Dodd argues that the NCAA must take action, while Michael Felder makes a good case of why the NCAA must stay out of the way.
The Rose Bowl will lose more luster in a playoff environment, Bob Hunter writes.
Athlon looks at the history of realignment in the Big Ten.
If the past is a guide, Ohio State will do just fine when the playoff arrives.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon looks for the 'wow' factor in recruiting. For $6,000, you can get married on the field at the Big House.
Northwestern's long-awaited facilities plan might finally be coming into focus. The Wildcats' latest recruit wants to have the full Chicago experience.
The rehab process is going well for Indiana wideout Duwyce Wilson.
Bill O'Brien's recruiting pitch is hitting its mark with Penn State recruits. Penn State and the Big Ten are taking the lead on concussion research.
Minnesota AD Norwood Teague is a bit of a recruitnik, but he's not concerned about where the Gophers currently rank. Hunter Friesen decides to reunite with his former high school teammate at Minnesota.
A good Q&A with Indiana coach Kevin Wilson (subscription required).
The Lincoln Journal Star explores the cost of outfitting Nebraska football players here and here. The Huskers are up to 12 commits as linebacker Marcus Newby makes his pledge.
In case you missed it, Wisconsin could soon beef up its non-league schedules because of the playoff.
Purdue's Patrick Bade was arrested during the weekend following a scuffle at a bar.
Mgoblog updates the Big Ten 2013 recruiting rankings.