Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Big Tentacles: Iowa, Joe Paterno, Wisconsin, and...Rutgers?


(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.) 

Brandon Wegher's mysterious "Leave of absence." Iowa running back Brandon Wegher has reportedly taken a leave of absence from the Hawkeyes. This is causing a lot of speculation among Iowa fans. (jb's sports blog, Black Heart Gold Pants)

JoePa nominated for Medal of Freedom. Penn State's Joe Paterno has been nominated for The Presidential  Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. He was nominated by Pennsylvania  Representative Glenn Thompson. (GoPSUsports.com)

John Clay for Heisman? Scott Tolzien might not be the only Heisman candidate on the Wisconsin roster. Running back  John Clay could  have a chance at the trophy as well. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Big Ten QB's compared to Brett Favre, but not in a good way.  "Brett Favre-isms: The 10 College QBs With The Best Favre Characteristic" includes Terrelle Pryor as "The Biggest Media Starle," and Ricky Syanzi as a "Big Partier." (Bleacher Report)

Scarlet Knights vs. Owls. Frequently reported Big Ten expansion target Rutgers and Temple agree to a series of four football games between the two schools, starting in 2015. (On the Banks)

Reminiscing on  Minnesota's rivalries. The Daily Gopher looks back lovingly at the rivalries with Iowa and Wisconsin, and wonders if they will continue in the future two-division Big Ten. (The Daily Gopher)

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