Monday, June 6, 2011

Big Tentacles: Big Ten Championship Game, Jim Tressel, Dan Gable, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.) 
 
I'm not quite sure what the Nittany Lion is doing to Brutus Buckeye in this image, but it's probably illegal in the Bible Belt.  

It's Indianapolis! 
Big Ten Championship Game will be held at Lucas Oil Field from 2011-2015. (ESPN)

Welcome German Soldiers (and Big Ten Fans)! 
They got it wrong. The Big Ten Championship Game should have been held in Pawnee, Indiana, instead. Yeah, that one might be a little more difficult to actually do in reality. (Black Heart Gold Pants. Like you expected somebody else to come up with such an idea.)

We don't give a d**n about the whole NCAA Infractions Committee. 
Around 200 Ohio State fans paid a visit to Jim Tressel to show their support for the  former Buckeye head football coach. (Eleven Warriors).

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?
Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden still hasn't made a decision on whether to transfer, or to comete for the Nittany Lion starting job with Matt McGloin. (Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. HT: Black Shoe Diaries)

If you build it, they will practice. 
Construction on a new indoor practice facility for the Iowa football program will reportedly commence during the fall. (The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA))

What if college football were like European soccer? 
Imagining what it would be like if college football programs could be promoted and demoted from the FBS. Hey, waitaminute....this is Chuck Oliver's "SEC 2" idea! (I couldn't find a version of this online, but its basically the same idea with the SEC having a major and minor league system.) (Black Heart Gold Pants


WRESTLING
Hawkeye twist on the statue craze. 
Iowa plans to install a statue in honor of former school wrestling coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable in front of Carver-Hawkeye arena. (USA Today)

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