Saturday, October 23, 2010
Michigan State-Northwestern pregame
By Adam Rittenberg
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The wind is blowing to the northeast, and the heavy rain is supposed to hit soon here at Ryan Field.
A couple of pregame notes:
- Northwestern junior superback Drake Dunsmore went through warm-ups after tweaking his ankle in practice this week.
- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was on the field pregame, and he might try to coach from the field today, despite the weather.
- Legendary coach Ara Parseghian is back at Northwestern today as the team's honorary captain. Parseghian spent eight seasons as Northwestern's coach, compiling a 36-35-1 record, before moving on to Notre Dame. The 87-year-old addressed Northwestern players Friday during the walk-through.
I'll have plenty more from Evanston, and I'll be monitoring the other three early Big Ten games as well.