Thursday, August 4, 2011

Big Tentacles: Bubba Smith remembered, Denard Robinson, Jared Crick, and the definition of "Persastrong."

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

Number nine. Number nine. Number nine...
The Big Ten will add a ninth in-conference game to the schedule beginning in 2017. (

Bubba Smith Remembered.
Drew Sharp  celebrates the life of Michigan State legend Bubba Rogers, who passed away on Wednesday. (The Detroit Free Press)

The Downward Spiral?
Chris Gaerig expresses doubts that Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will be as productive under new head football coach Brady Hoke as he was under former head coach Rich Rodriguez.  (Burgeoning Wolverine Star)

One Hit to the Body. 
Penn State's QB depth chart takes a hit as Kevin Newsome is reportedly going to transfer. (CBS Sports)

No Regrets.
Nebraska defensive lineman Jared Crick has no regrets passing over the NFL Draft in favor of playing his senior year as a Cornhusker. (USA Today)

What's the Word?
The word "Persastrong," coined for the Heisman campaign for Northwestern QB Dan Persa,  has an official definition. Kind of. (Northwestern Official Athletic Site)

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