Thursday, May 31, 2012

Big Tentacles: Michigan State, the "sons" of Hayden Fry, Jordan Kovacs, 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.) 

Dinner and a Football Team.
Off Tackle Empire combines a profile of the 2012 Nebraska football program with a impeccable Cornhusker-themed dinner, featuring lots of dishes with corn. (Off Tackle Empire)

Something To Be Proud Of.
Phillip Zaroo profiles the Michigan State athletic program as it becomes the only team in the 2011-2012 season to send teams into the postseason five major NCAA sports (football, men's & women's basketball, hockey, and baseball). (mLive)

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. 
Michigan-centric Maize n Brew previews Northwestern's 2012 season. Because that's what rival blogs do. (Maize n Brew)

Iowa Hawkeye profile clearinghouse. 
Mark Morehouse profiles Iowa wide receiver Jacob Hillyer, defensive tackle Jalllel Johnson, and punter Connor Kornbrath. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Six Degrees of Hayden Fry.
Spencer Hall give a handy chart to point out how many of the coached of the past thirty-plus years or so have a connection to legendary Iowa head football coach Hayden Fry. (EDSBS)

The Big Ten shouldn't expand.
Because Black Heart Gold Pants said so, in a rather unusually sober moment for BHGP. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

Could this be the one?
Jeff Beck profiles a potential 2012 Ohio State breakout in freshman wide receiver Michael Thomas, who wowed people (including Buckeye HC Urban Meyer) in the Ohio St. spring game. (Eleven Warriors)

The Safety Dance. 
Maize n Brew profiles Michigan safety Jordan Kovacs. (Maize n Brew)

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