Monday, December 19, 2011

Big Tentacles: Matt McGloin, Urban Meyer, Bobby Knight, and more.

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

Back to the daily grind.
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin returned to practice on Sunday after being hospitalized following an alleged altercation between himself and Nittany Lion wideout Curtis Drake, but did not participate in any on-the-field activities.  (The Patriot-Review)

 Fun Christmas party fact of the day. 
2011 marks the first time since 1914 that both Penn State and Pittsburgh are looking for head football coaches at the same time. (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pitt looking at Fickell? 
Outgoing Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell said he has had talks with Pitt about replacing that school's vacant head football coaching position. (The Columbus Dispatch)

What's mine is mine. What's yours is mine.
Incoming Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer snatches up another recruit as blue-chip Pennsylvania high school defensive end Noah Spence commits to the Buckeyes. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? 
Graham Filler questions whether Wisconsin should continue with signing one-year transfer students by going after former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist. 2011 Badger QB Russell Wilson previously had played for NC State. (Off Tackle Empire)

We must protect this House!
Northwestern signs a deal with Under Armour to be the school's official uniform provider. (Lake the Posts)

Throwing a Fitz. 
Add Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald to the list to those upset with the waiver given to Ohio State by the NCAA allowing the school to have two extra coaching staff members while preparing for both the Gator Bowl and transitioning to new head football coach Urban Meyer. (The Chicago Tribune)

Get This Party Started. 
Michigan State begins practices for the Jan. 2 showdown against Georgia in the Outback Bowl. (The Detroit Free Press)


What a Night for a Knight.
Ohio State will honor college basketball coaching legend and Buckeye alum Bobby Knight during Tuesday's home game against Lamar. Lamar is coached by Knight's son, Pat. (The Columbus Dispatch)

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