Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Nebraska, Bill O'Brien, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten, its sway over the college football landscape and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.)

Welcome to the Fallout*.
Rob Oller takes a "one year later" look at the firing of former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Husker Du.
It's Nebraska week over at Off Tackle Empire as the OTE crew get ready for the Huskers' second season in the Big Ten. (Off Tackle Empire)

It's not creepy, it's college recruiting. 
Ohio high school junior ATH Reon Dawson commits to Illinois' 2013 recruiting class. (Hail to the Orange)

Any Day Now.
Penn State HC Bill O'Brien says he plans to announce who the Nittany Lions starting quarterback will be "by the end of this month." he's got three days left. (The Centre Daily Times

Hammer & Rails profiles Purdue defensive tackle Michael Rouse III. (Hammer & Rails)

Snap Dragon. 
The Cedar Rapids Gazette profiles Iowa long snapper Casey Kreiter. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

From the "Being first isn't always a good thing" dept. 
Matt Charboneau protests the Big Ten scheduling the Michigan-Michigan State game as the opening game on conference play in 2015 and 2016, as opposed to later in the season. (The Detroit News)

Come early, come often. 
Michigan is creating a student loyalty program to encourage UM students to arrive early at football and basketball games or attend lower-traffic athletic events. (AnnArbor.com)

The Bell tolls for you. 
George Sipple profiles Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell. (The Detroit Free Press)

Come On Ride the Train.
Hammer & Rails takes an inside look at the Purdue Boilermaker VII. (Hammer & Rails)

*(Why does that sound so familiar? Oh yeah...)

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