Monday, February 28, 2011

Big Tentacles: Ohio State, Bobby Knight, Joe Paterno, and more.

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

Back in the Saddle Again.  Ohio State is back at number one in the ESPN coaches' poll. (ESPN)

How low can you go? ESPN's Joe ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi has Michigan State has Michigan State as a no. 12 seed, and Michigan State in a play-in spot. (Detroit Free Press)

The one that got away? Steve Lavin says that he had sent his resume to Penn State after he has been fired from UCLA, and the job for coaching the Nittany Lions was open.  They hired Ed DeChellis instead and Lavin went on to coach presumably NCAA Tournament bound St. Johns. (Black Shoe Diaries)

The Fame Monster. Indiana coaching legend and ESPN college basketball  commentator  Bob Knight has will be one of the eight nominees going into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Michigan all-American Cazzie Russell will also represent the Big Ten in the Hall's class of 2011. (ESPN)

Marchinfornication brackets are out! It's hard to believe that KOKaine didn't make it into the tournament. But you can probably expect evil dirty commie Joe Paterno to have him doing something to stop America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

FOOTBALL

No reprieve. The NCAA refuses to allow Purdue wide receiver Keith Smith a sixth year of eligibility. Smith missed most of the 2010 season due to injury. (ESPN)

Clayborn's draft stock rising. Former Iowa defensive end Adam Clayborn looks more and more like a first-round NFL Draft pick after an impressive showing at the NFL Combine. (Des Moines Register)


And how did Clayborn's teammate, QB Ricky Stanzi do? Not so well. (The Gazette)



The (Re)Name Game. There's a group which wants to rename Penn State's Beaver Stadium after Joe Paterno. Of course they do. (The Morning Call)

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