Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big Tentacles: Minnesota, Purdue, and more

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)  
 
 "Pivotal" games for Minnesota. Northwestern, Purdue, Michigan St., and Illinois aren't the powerhouses in the Big Ten  But they are the four that may determine whether Minnesota ends up going to a bowl game at the end of the year. (the Gophers have to face Wisconsin, Penn St., Ohio St., and Iowa as well, Big Ten-wise). (Daily Gopher)

Gratuitous basketball item of the day: Purdue's Robbie Hummel, whose late season injury kept him from playing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament,  was seen "on the floor, shooting, on day one of fall workouts." (Hammer and Rails)

Shocking defection of the day: The Wolverine Liberation Army, the notorious Michigan blog that makes Black Heart Gold Pants look like The New York Times,  had turned traitor and is now the Wildcatz Liberation Army, a Northwestern blog Or is it?  (Wolverine Wildcatz Liberation Army)

A few words on true heroes. Maize n Brew comments of the true meaning of the word "hero," and how Brock Mealer, the brother of Michigan linebacker Elliot Mealer, worked hard to regain the ability to walk after a terrible automobile accident. (The brothers' story was featured on an edition of ESPN's  E:60 last year.) Brock Mealer is scheduled to lead the Wolverines out of the tunnel and in to The Big House on Sept. 4. (Maize N Brew)

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