Friday, September 21, 2012

Joel Stave, Bo Pelini, Anthony Hitchens, and more.

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

Stave the Last Dance for Me.
Wisconsin puts quarterback Danny O'Brien on the bench in favor of redshirt freshman Joel Stave on Saturday as the Badgers host UTEP. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Back in the Chase.
Nebraska defensive tackle Chase Rome has returned to the team. He had quit the team after the Sept. 8 loss to UCLA. (ESPN)

All men are mortal. All college football coaches are men. Therefore, all college football coaches are mortal.
Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini's health scare last Saturday gives Jesse Collins reason to pause and consider the medical risks college football coaches put themselves through. (Off Tackle Empire)

Love Can Build a Bridge. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens, whose life possibly as close to being a Hawkeye version of The Blind Side as you are going to get. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Ohio State can go undefeated in 2012.
Because Bruce Feldman said so. Too bad the Buckeyes are banhammered from any postseason play in 2012. (CBS Sports)

And the crowd goes mild.
A Lion Eye looks at Illinois' difficulties at maintaining good attendance figures in the wake of last Saturday's home win over Charleston Southern. The Illini have reportedly only drawn 40,000 fans its two home games this season.

Northwestern preview. 
Rodger Sherman previews Northwestern's home game against South Dakota. (Sippin' on Purple)


Penn State recruiting.
Georgia high school senior cornerback Kasey Gaines commits to Penn State's 2013 recruiting class. (The Sporting News)