Monday, June 11, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke on recruiting, Matt McGloin's leadership, 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.)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke wonders if the exploding press coverage of recruiting over the past decade or so is really necessary. (

Begin the Begin. 
Michigan weeks kicks off at Off Tackle Empire. (Off Tackle Empire)

The Leader of the Pack.
Penn State starting quarterback Matt McGloin is assuming the leadership role on the team this summer while NCAA rules prohibit contact between the team and HC Bill O'Brien and his coaching staff. (The Centre Daily Times)

The odds-on favorite?
Wisconsin is picked as the favorite in all but one of its 2012 season matchups. The exception to the rule? The Oct. 1 home game against Nebraska. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Keep the red out.
Lake the Posts tries to rally Northwestern fans to buy tickets to the Oct. 20 home game against Nebraska, and not resell them to Husker fans. (Lake the Posts)

Life of Brian. 
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern superback Brian Smith. (Sippin' on Purple)

Once is Not Enough.
Adam Rittenberg looks at non-Big Ten teams, such as Notre Dame and Syracuse,  that play more than one Big Ten team in out-of-conference play in 2012. (ESPN)

Iowa player profile of the day.
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa linebacker Quinton Alston. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Enemy Mine. 
Maize n Brew previews Iowa's 2012 season, from a Michigan point of view. (Maize n Brew)

The Rest of the Robots.
Patrick Vint looks at the Iowa linebacker position in full. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

Woman's Day. 
Eleven Warriors checks out the Ohio State Women's Football Clinic. (Eleven Warriors)


Ahoy there!
Marquette men's head basketball coach Buzz Williams confirms  the Golden Eagles will face Ohio State will face atop an aircraft carrier for the second annual Carrier Classic on Veteran's Day. (ESPN)

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