Monday, March 19, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Robbie Hummel, and a way too early Rose Bowl prediction.

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

How Does Your Gardner Grow?
Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges is looking for situations to give promising Wolverine backup quarterback Devin Gardner more playing time in 2013. (The Detroit Free Press)

The Policy of Truth.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke seeks reforms in the NCAA rules covering the use of social media such as Twitter. (

Yo, I'm taking a survey!
A poll of Pennsylvania voters shows that 46% of those surveyed  want to rename Penn State's Beaver Stadium in honor of the late Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno. (USA Today)

The James Gang. 
A spring practice look at Iowa starting QB James Vandenberg and his backups. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Too Much Too Soon.
Jerry Palm predicts Michigan will face Oregon in the 2013 Rose Bowl, among other bowl and BCS predictions. This is the equivalent of that scene in "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" where the Peanuts gang go shopping for Easter stuff, but the department store already has its Christmas merchandise and decorations out. (CBS Sports)


And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder.
Purdue's 63-60 loss to Kansas in the third round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament means the end of senior Boilermaker forward Ronnie Hummel. (The Indianapolis Star

A Brief History of Time.
A look at the NCAA men's basketball tournament history of 2012 Sweet Sixteen opponents Indiana and Kentucky. (The Crimson Quarry)

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