Monday, February 4, 2013

Big Tentacles: Recruiting, Illinois, Northwestern, and more.

Big Tentacles - Big Ten news and notes. 


Triple Play.
Iowa receives class of 2013 recruiting class commitments from Iowa high school senior linebacker Joesy Jewell, Iowa HS running back Akrum Wadley, and Texas HS wide receiver A.J. Jones. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Wait 'till next year. 
Minnesota HS junior RB Jeff Jones commits to Minnesota's 2014 recruiting class. 

Getting a head start.
Mark Snyder looks at the early enrollees of Michigan's 2013 recruiting class. (The Detroit Free Press)

In other news...

Put a ring on it.
Mike Jones goes down the list of Big Ten players on the Super Bowl XLVII winning Baltimore Ravens. (Off Tackle Empire)

The Unbearable Likeness of Being an Illinois Fan.
A Lion Eye laments the eternal disappointment coming from being an Illinois fan. 

Rediscovering history.
A football signed by legendary Iowa Heisman Trophy winning halfback Nile Kinnick and other members of the 1939 Iowa Hawkeyes football team has been rediscovered in a basement in a home in West Des Moines, IA. (The Quad City Times)

Let's do it again.
Northwestern and Wrigley Field announce a partnership which could see the Wildcats return to the Friendly Confines in 2014. (The Chicago Tribune