Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Big Tentacles: Karen Hermann and Rutgers, Northwestern, Purdue, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and it's influence in college football. 

The thing that won't go away.
Mike Fiammetta looks how the controversy involving Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann, and why it's a problem for the Big Ten even though Rutgers doesn't officially join the conference until 2014. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Michigan State player profile of the day.
Will Nahikian profiles Michigan State defensive back Darqueze Dennard. (The B1G Time)

How Lowry can you go?
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern defensive end Dean Lowry. (Sippin' on Purple)

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes? 
Nick Korger looks at Wisconsin's running back situation of the heels of the departure of Montee Ball to the NFL. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Spartan no more.
Michigan State offensive tackle Skyler Burkland is reportedly retiring from football due to injuries suffered in 2011. (The Detroit Free Press)

Purdue-due-due Pur-da-da-da. 
Purdue week at Off Tackle Empire continues with a look at first-year Boilermaker head football coach Darrell Hazell and his staff.

Life of Ryan.
James Collins profiles Purdue defensive end Ryan DeBusk. (Hammer & Rails)

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.
A Lion Eye looks at the hampering Illinois' climb out of the Big Ten cellar.  


Wildcat recruiting.
Kansas high school rising senior defensive tackle Fred Wyatt commits to Northwestern's 2014 recruiting class. (Lake the Posts)

Buckeye recruiting.
Bret Favachio looks at Ohio State recruiting. (Land-Grant Holy Land)


Games People Play.
A selection of Purdue-themed board games, including Ticket to Ride: Purdue, Purdue Rico, Sorry You Tore Your ACL!, and Settlers of Purdue. It's Black Heart Gold Pants-level satire from Off Tackle Empire.

And speaking of BHGP...
BHGP's Horace E. Cow has come up with a trophy for the Iowa-Northern Illinois game. Yes, I said Iowa-Northern Illinois.

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