Sunday, June 19, 2011

Big Tentacles: Iowa's James Vandenberg, Jim Tressel, Herbie Husker, and more.

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

Hi, Herbie. We'll get back to you in a moment. 

An athlete and a scholar. 
James Vandenberg, the man taking the reins of the Iowa quarterback position in 2011, talks about his educational background, and his major in integrated physiology. (The Gazette

You're not my real father! 
Coaches should be wary of trying  to be father figures like Jim Tressel tried to do at Ohio State with Terelle Pryor. Because Rob Oller said so. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Gimmie a beat!
The Penn State Blue & White Society plans to add two "Beat Zones" flanking the student section ("The S Zone") for certain Nittany Lion home games at Beaver Stadium. (Victory Bell Rings)

Let's Make a Deal. 
Northwestern is working on a new contract for athletic director Jim Phillips. Philips has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Tennessee AD job. (The Chicago Tribune)

Dream On.
An in-depth look at Northwestern recruiting trends, including prospects saying Northwestern is their "Dream School." (Lake the Posts)

Leading the race. 
Former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr will be the Grand Marshal Sunday for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway. (Detroit Free Press)

Michigan recruiting. 
More Michigan recruiting news than you can shake a stick at. (Maize n Brew)

Michigan vanity license plates.
More fun with Michigan license plates than the Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles ought to allow. (Maize n Brew)

Husker Du. 
Nebraska mascots Herbie Husker and Lil' Red are profiled, along with the Nebraska Spirit Squad. (Corn Nation)

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