Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Big Tentacles: Big Ten Network, a double down on Iowa, Wisconsin, and more

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)  
 
 The Big Ten Network reportedly brings in $70 million a year for the Big Ten conference. That breaks down to about $35 million from Ro*Tel ads , and $35 million from Barbasol ads. (Eleven Warriors)

Georgia Bulldog football player impersonation of the day. Iowa wrestling team member Brooks Kopsa was arrested for public intoxication after the Iowa-Iowa St. football game last Saturday. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

Iowa's Tyler Sash channels Yogi Berra. The Hawkeye strong safety on traveling to Arizona for a game against the Wildcats:

“Everybody’s making this big deal of going west,” Sash said. “I feel like it’s just the opposite of going east.”

(Hawk Central)

Badgers face a familiar "Threet." Wisconsin is somewhat familiar with the quarterback for Arizona State, their opponent for Saturday. He's Stephen Threet, who transferred to Arizona St. from Michigan. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Speaking of transfers from Michigan, Michigan defensive end Anthony LaLota is rumored to be transferring to frequently mentioned Big Ten tentacle target Rutgers. (On the Banks)

#2 with a bullet. Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster is at number two on Coaches Hot Seat Blog's "Coaches Hot Seat Rankings."  (Coaches Hot Seat Blog)

Nittany Lions on ice? Penn State is reportedly adding men's and women's ice hockey as varsity sports. Cool, a new target for Hockeybear. (Black Shoe Diaries)

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