Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Big Tentacles: Brian Kelly, Zach Brown, Jim Tressel, and...Dirk Nowitzki?

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

Jim Delany spends his nights dreaming of ways to capture  this Leprechaun.

Zero Sum.

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly doesn't see the Fighting Irish gaining any recruiting advantages in Ohio resulting from the fallout of Tresselgate. (The Chicago Tribune)

Together again.
Penn State and Pittsburgh will renew their rivalry with games in 2016 and 2017. (

Badger no more?
Wisconsin running back Zach Brown is considering transferring to Pittsburgh. (ESPN)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare.
Eleven Warriors compares Jim Tressel  with the titular character of Shakespeare's Othello in regards to the pitfalls of passion.  (Eleven Warriors)

Rich Rodriguez lands a job at CBS Sports Network.
Which may be the only general cable sports network with a lower profile than Vs. (Detroit Free Press)

Rotten to the core.
A look back at the notorious Illinois-Iowa "Apple Bowl" of 1952, which included Illinois' John "Rocky" Ryan punching Iowa's Richard Wolfe, Iowa fans throwing apples (among other things at the Fighting Illini players, and a fifteen-year gap between Buckeye-Illini meetings. (The Gazette)

Beautiful Nebraska.
Off Tackle Empire's Nebraska week continues with a profile of the Bugeater Cornhusker State. (Off Tackle Empire)

What if?
Dirk Nowitzki could have gone to Northwestern. (The Chicago Tribune)

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