Thursday, June 23, 2011

Big Tentacles: Kirk Ferentz, Northwestern, and Nebraska

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

Movin' on up to the top.
With Jim Tressel out, Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz becomes the Big Ten's best coach when it comes to beating the spread. The worst? Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald. (The Gazette)

Caravan of Love.
Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips spoke to Northwestern fans at a Coaches' Caravan stop at Ditka's Restaurant in Chicago about refurbishing the school's sports facilities, and a possible new football practice facility. (The Chicago Tribune)

Hand in Glove
Adidas provides Nebraska with new gloves emblazoned with the school's  big "N" on them. (Corn Nation)

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