Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Tim Hardaway Jr., and more.

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

Player hater. Off Tackle Empire picks Terrelle Pryor as its preseason candidate for "The Most Hated College Football Player" for 2011. (Off Tackle Empire)

Do It Again? After TCU turned down a chance to play Wisconsin in a rematch of the Rose Bowl. Someone asks the inevitable question on whether teams in bold games should be required to play each other in a rematch the following season. (Track 'Em Tigers)

It's My Turn. Rita Rodriguez, wife of former Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez, follows in her husbands footsteps my donating her Michigan-branded apparel to the Salvation Army. (Detroit Free Press)


It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday. ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben lists the things he'll miss as Nebraska heads out of the conference. Chill, dude. The Huskers are moving to the Big Ten, not Mongolia. There's nothing that says you can't still watch them. Don't be so dramatic. (ESPN)

BASKETBALL

And the nominees are...Looking at the candidates for Big Ten Player of the Year. (Hammer & Rails)

Scout's honor.  Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis polled an anonymous group of NBA Scouts to get their opinions on players who are probably headed for the NBA Draft, including Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, and Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough. (Sports Illustrated)

Squeaking in. Michigan State will be one of the last four teams in the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. (Detroit Free Press)

On the other hand,  USA Today lists Michigan State and Michigan as being out of the tournament, and Illinois and Minnesota as being in. (USA Today)

In Your Honor. Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. (Detroit Free Press)

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