Big Ten lunch links
Ready for some spring football links? Here ya go ...
- Great news: Indiana WR Isaac Griffith is back in school and soon could return to the football field.
- Wisconsin RB Corey Clement finally got his wish: to be hit in practice.
- James Franklin is candid about Penn State's depth challenges. Penn State's 2015 recruiting surge keeps on rolling.
- The Malik McDowell saga remains unresolved as the deadline to sign a national letter of intent arrives.
- Raheem Mostert and Danny Anthorp record scoring returns in Purdue's kick scrimmage.
- Rutgers' defensive linemen must match the size they'll see in the Big Ten.
- A position-by-position breakdown of Nebraska midway through the spring. The Huskers offensive line is green but intriguing.
- David Haugh writes that there are some negative repercussions to the Northwestern unionization push. A good look at the tax question in the union debate.
- Michigan's defensive tackles know they have to impact games more this fall.
- Iowa's latest recruit from Illinois could play inside several linebacker spots. The Hawkeyes must strike fear in their opponents.
- Former Illinois star Dana Howard talks about being on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
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