Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Big Tentacles: Prince Amukamara, Joe Paterno, Tom Izzo, and more

Thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie Podolak, Iowa Hawkeye broadcaster (and former Hawkeye) halfback, who was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Arizona. (Hawk Central)

The Prince and his Court. Cornerback Prince Amukamara leads a group of nine former Nebraska Cornhuskers to this week's NFL Combine. (Corn Nation)

Two's company. Offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski and running back Evan Royster are the only former Penn State players invited to the NFL Combine this year. (Black Shoe Diaries)

What do you do with a $10,000 necktie? The necktie Joe Paterno wore during his 400th career victory was auctioned off for $10,200. The proceeds of the auction went to Penn State Public Broadcasting. (Dr. Saturday)

BASKETBALL

The Izzo's good deed of the day. Michigan State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo stopped to help a woman whose car was blocked by snow in her driveway by shoveling the snow out of the way. (Detroit Free Press)

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Looking at the Purdue-Indiana rivalry from the days of the Gene Keady vs. Bobby Knight coaching battles, to the Boliermaker's recent success. (Hammer and Rails)

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