Saturday, July 16, 2011

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Tom Izzo, and (fear for your life now) Michigan mascot suggestions .

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


This behavior's not unique. 
Jim Tressel apparently has compliance issues before Terrelle Pryor and Tresselgate. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Denial is not a river in Egypt.
Ohio State says the 4,900 decline in alumni ticket sales has more to do with the Ohio State-Michigan game being an away game this year, and has nothing to do with Tresselgate. (The Columbus Dispatch)

I've seen the future and it will be.
The good news:  Off Tackle Empire is projecting an Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma BCS championship game. The bad news: Wisconsin is the only Big Ten Team projected to be in the BCS. (Off Tackle Empire)

In Memory Yet Green.
Hammer and Rails honors the late Purdue running back Sean Matti in it's regular "Profiles in Bada**ery" feature. Matti died in a drowning accident earlier this month. (Hammer and Rails)


Born of Frustration.
Michigan State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo talks about the frustration of NCAA regulations limiting coaches' contact with players on one hand, and the coaches' responsibility for the player's actions on the other. (ESPN)

Have a Coker and a smile. 
Iowa running back Marcus Coker could be an emerging star for the Hawkeyes in 2011. (The Gazette)

Why Can't I Be You? 
Lake the Posts looks to Penn State and it's student section as a model to improve the Northwestern gameday experience at Ryan Field. (Lake the Posts)

Comfortably NUMB.
Northwestern's athletics department takes over financial responsibility for the Northwestern University Marching Band (NUMB). (Lake the Posts)

Scary Monsters. 
The search for a mascot for Michigan may have ended before it even started, but that didn't stop MGoBlog from asking readers for suggestions. Let the mental scarring commence! (MGoBlog)

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