NCF Nation: John Sturges
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
- Michigan State running back Glenn Winston is heading to jail for his role in an off-campus fight that could have turned out much worse for Spartans hockey player A.J. Sturges, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.
John Sturges, the player's father, did direct emotional testimony in court toward Winston about the severity of his offenses.
"You nearly killed my son," Sturges said. "It's now your turn to be punished for your choices."
- Replacing the entire secondary is just one of the items on defensive coordinator Tom Bradley's lengthy to-do list this spring at Penn State, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Open-field tackling is a top priority for Michigan's new-look defense under Greg Robinson, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Also, some Wolverines injury updates from The Ann Arbor News' John Heuser.
- Minnesota coach Tim Brewster has no doubt that linebacker Sam Maresh will be ready to play come September, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune.
- Another year, another comeback attempt for Ohio State defensive end Lawrence Wilson, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
"It is hard on you," defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. "You go through one, it's bad enough, and then start back in and it looks like you're coming along and you start to get a little confidence back and get some improvement, [and the] same thing happens."
- Zach Brown is determined not to be passed over in Wisconsin's running back rotation, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.