Monday, October 18, 2010

Big Tentacles: Ricky Stanzi, Iowa-Wisconsin, BCS predictions, and more

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)  
America's Quarterback honored. Ricky Stanzi has been named the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week. (

The  end of the annual Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry its ugly head again. According to Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany, the most talked-about topic during the conference's meetings on realignment over the summer was what to do with the Iowa-Wisconsin. They still gave the rivalry the shaft over the Wisconsin-Minnesota rivalry. (The (Cedar Rapids)Gazette)

Gerald Butler's Epic East Lansing Adventure. The 300 star did more this weekend than pop in to Michigan State's Midnight Madness celebration. He also conducted the Spartan Marching Band at during the Spartans' Homecoming victory against Illinois on Saturday.  (Deadspin)

Butler may have come a little to East Lansing a little early though. Showing up when Michigan State faces Persa and Northwestern this weekend would have been better.

Probably incorrect BCS Bowl predictions of the week. Off Tackle Empire has Ohio vs. Boise State in the Rose Bowl, and Michigan State against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

Ron Zook can relate to Tim Brewster. Zook, like Brewster, was fired mid-season from Florida in 2004. And to be honest, Zook  probably still isn't out of the woods yet when it comes to returning to Illinois next year. (Decatur Herald & Review)

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