Friday, February 1, 2013

Big Tentacles: Ohio State and Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa, and more.

Big Tentacles - Big Ten news & notes.

Friday I'm In Love. 
Nebraska and Iowa want the Big Ten to move their games in 2013 and 2014 from the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day ahead to Friday. The Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes have played their first two Big Ten meetings on Black Friday. (ESPN)

We'll Be Together.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith expects Ohio St. and Michigan will be in the same division post-Big Ten conference realignment.  (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Eyes on the Prize.
Michigan is in the running for the top recruiting class in 2013. (The Detroit News)

Showers in the forecast?
Illinois should try to recruit former Texas A&M back-up quarterback Jameill Showers. Because Tom Fornelli said so. (The Champaign Room)

Florida high school senior defensive end Paul James commits to Illinois' 2013 recruiting class. (The Champaign Room)

Misery loves company.
Wisconsin is on Aaron Torres' list of  college football teams with disappointing recruiting classes going into this year's National Signing Day. If it makes Badger fans out there feel better, ex-Badger head football coach Bret Bielema's new team at Arkansas is on the list too. (The Crystal Ball Run)

It's just a flesh wound.
The NCAA's banhammering of Penn State over the Sandusky scandal hasn't stopped Nittany Lions HC Bill O'Brien from putting together a "decent" recruiting class in 2013. (The Crystal Ball Run)