Friday, March 9, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Dan Persa, and nepotism, Iowa style.

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

Congrats to Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and Purdue for making to to the second round of the Big Ten men's basketball tournament. As for Illinois, Penn State, Northwestern, and Nebraska...well, it sucks being you. (The Indianapolis Star)

You Can't Always Get What You Want.
Ohio State will not be providing new head football coach Urban Meyer a courtesy car. I'm sure former Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor can recommend Meyer a good  car dealer or two. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Six is enough.
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald doesn't want the Big Ten to support a requirement that teams have to win a minimum of seven games to be bowl eligible. Because the Wildcats were 6-6 this year before losing to Texas A&M (also 6-6) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. (The Chicago Tribune)

Pleased as punch.
Former Northwestern QB Dan Persa says he was pleased with his performance at the school's Pro Timing Day. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

Nepotism? What nepotism?
An University of Iowa oversight committee decides that the school's rules against neoptism were not violated in the hiring Brian Ferentz, son of Hawkeye HC Kirk Ferentz, as the team's new offensive line coach. (KCRG)

O Danny Boy.
Wisconsin should make attempt to sign former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien. Because Dave Miller said so. (Yahoo! Sports)

Here's Your Sign. 
Penn State University Police have recovered the stolen "Paternoville" sign that market the campsite Penn St. students used to stake out claims on good seats for home football games. (Rivals.com)

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