Monday, September 17, 2012

Bo Pelini's health, Northwestern's rise, Wisconsin's struggles, and more.

Big Tentacles

 -  The SWRT look at the Big Ten, and its sway over the college football landscape.


Pelini returns. 
Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini says that he's "as healthy as can be." After leaving Saturday's game against Arkansas State during the game. (AP via ESPN)

Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999. 
Iowa hasn't had a successful touchdown pass all season, the first such case since 1999.(The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Purple Reign.
Chris Gentilviso looks at Northwestern's renewed focus on the Wildcats football program, and it's rebranding as "Chicago's Big Ten Team."  (The Huffiungton Post)

Apocalypse Now?
Black Heart Gold Pants see the 3-0 starts of both Northwestern and Minnesota, and the sad state of affairs of the Big Ten this season as being proof that " the Mayans were right" about 2012.

Has time run out for the Badgers?
Graham Filler looks at why Wisconsin is struggling in the early part of the 2012 season, and boils it down to the lack of a running game. (Off Tackle Empire)

Meet the Press.
Kyle Rowland provides a summary of Ohio State HC Urban Meyer's weekly press conference. (Eleven Warriors)

Purdue-due-due, Pur-da-da-da.
Boiled Sports reviews Saturday's 54-16 Purdue's win over Eastern Michigan.


Injuries


Irish lose Slaughter.
Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter is out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. (The Chicago Tribune)