Thursday, July 21, 2011

Big Tentacles: Rick Reilly, Dan Persa, Michigan State, and more.

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

LEGENDS

This just in: Rick Reilly is not funny.
Rick Reilly gives Nebraska a guide to the Big Ten, complete with unfunny and unoriginal snarky comments guaranteed to make you want to stick red-hot forks in your eyes. (ESPN)

And what do Nebraska fans think of Reilly's unwarranted expertise?
Not much when you really come down to it. (Husk Guys)

All we need is just a little patience.
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff are taking things slow and steady when it comes to quarterback Dan Persa's recovery from a ruptured Achilles' tendon from last season. (ESPN)

Black and Gold.
Iowa wants fans to wear gold to the game against Pitt, black and gold for the Northwestern, and black for Michigan. (Fight for Iowa)

Michigan State to wear Nike Pro combat uniforms Oct 15 game against Michigan.
Be afraid, be very afraid. (Detroit Free Press)

LEADERS

Stop Your Sobbing.
Eleven Warriors complains about the coverage of Tresslegate when compared to NCAA investigations of schools like LSU and Georgia Tech. (Eleven Warriors)

Staph infection at Ohio State.
Ohio State tight end Reid Fragel is recovering from a staph infection in his leg. (The Columbus Dispatch)

NOTRE DAME

Fighting Irish Fatal Four-Way.
Notre Dame head football coach has a doozy of a quarterback controversy with four possible candidates for the position. (The Chicago Tribune)

BASKETBALL

Did He Jump or Was He Pushed?
Questions abound as to whether Iowa forward Anthony Hubbard left the team on his own, or was kicked off. (The Gazette)

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