Monday, April 23, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Notre Dame, Badger trivia, and...Courtney Love? .

 (Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.)

Something old, something new. 
First-year Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer sets out to continue traditions at Ohio State, while trying to add at least of his own to the list. (The Lantern)

The Airing of Grievances.
Off Tackle Empire's week-long look at Ohio State begins with the "traditional" mentions of Tresselgate, Terrelle Pryor, Urban Meyer rubbing fellow Big Ten coaches Bret Bielema of Wisconsin and Mark Dantonio of Michigan State the wrong way with his "stealing" their recruits, that Sporting News article, etc. (Off Tackle Empire)

Notre Dame has "enough players out there to compete."
Because Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said so. (

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was...
Notre Dame's spring game did not do much to raise confidence in Fighting Irish supporters that things would be different this year than the previous three decades of mediocrity. (The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

Courtney Love verbally commits to Nebraska.

No, not that Courtney Love. She just needs to be committed.  This Courtney Love is a Ohio high school junior linebacker, who verbally committed to the Huskers 2013 recruiting class. (The Omaha World-Herald)

No one gets out unscathed. 
The contract settlement negotiations between Penn State and the family of the late former Nittany Lion HC Joe Paterno ended up making both parties look bad. (Deadspin)

No Price Too High.
Football ticket prices in the Big Ten are on the rise. (The Detroit News)

Roll With the Changes. 
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he supports changes to the BCS format.  (The Wisconsin State Journal)

Test your Badger Knowledge.
Andy Baggot provides readers a Wisconsin athletics trivia quiz. (The Wisconsin State Journal)

A Teague of its Own? 
Minnesota is eying VCU athletic director Norwood Teague for the job of the Golden Gophers' new AD. (AP via

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