Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Big Tentacles: Sean Matti remembered, Troy Woolfolk, Sean Prater, and more.

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


Sean Matti remembered.
Purdue head football coach Danny Hope and athletic director Morgan Burke comment of the passing of senior running back Sean Matti, who died from an apparent drowning accident while swimming in Lake Freeman. (Indianapolis Star)

Eight is enough?
Michigan's success at recruiting for 2012 has left the school with only eight available scholarships remaining unclaimed.  (Detroit Free Press)

Saving Troy Woofolk.
A profile of Michigan senior cornerback Troy Woolfolk, who missed last season due to a dislocated right ankle and broken fibula. He spent the past year going through surgery and a long process of rehabilitation. (The Detroit News)

Meet Sean Prater. 
Iowa cornerback Sean Prater is profiled, which includes a discussion of his being one of the players twho came down with rhabdomyolysis after a grueling weight room session.  (Omaha World-Herald)

Slapping their own wrist. 
Nebraska puts itself on self-probation for "Husker student-athletes inadvertently using scholarship money to buy textbooks beyond those listed in the class syllabus as required reading." Well, that's a first. (Omaha World-Herald)

Blow by Blow. 
Off Tackle Empire previews Ohio State's 2011 schedule game by game. (Off Tackle Empire)

When Terrelle met Chucky.
A look at John Gruden's Quarterback Camp session with former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. (Along the Olentangy)

Knowing is half the battle.
Looking at the knowns and unknowns about Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill. (Fringe Bowl Team)

Play to play?
More talk about the Big Ten's look into paying for athletes' full cost of attending college. (Lansing State Journal)

BASKETBALL 

David vs. David.
Two-time NCAA championship runner-up Butler will play a home-and-home series against that other perennial NCAA tournament Cinderella Gonzaga in 2011 & 2012. (The Indianapolis Star)

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