Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Big Tentacles: Jim Delany, Ameer Abdulah, Penn State, Jim Delany, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football. 


The elephant in the room. 
Rutgers removes images of  Ray Rice from inside High Points Solutions stadium following the  Scarlet Knights running back's release from the Baltimore Ravens and indefinite suspension from the NFL. The move comes following the release of video footage of Rice punching his then-fiance (whom he has now married) in an Atlantic City hotel.  (CBS Sports)

Party Out of Bounds.
Penn State students and supporters celebrated the lifting of NCAA sanctions imposed in the wake of the Sandusky scandal on Monday night. (Deadspin)

Back in play.
Bill Landis looks at how Penn State's reinstatement affects the race for the Big Ten title. (cleveland.com)

What happens next?
Nick Polak looks at how the end of NCAA sanctions on Penn State will have on the school's recruiting abilities. (Black Shoe Diaries)

The natives are restless. 
Off Tackle Empire's Jonathan Franz calls for Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany to step down following the B1G's poor showings in Week 2 high-profile games. 

Kick Him When He's Down.
Jeremy Fowler describes the perception of the Big Ten being in trouble as being "Totally justified." (CBS Sports)

Taking a (Heisman) stance?
Nebraska RB Ameer Abdulah receives six fifth-place votes in ESPN's latest Heisman Watch poll. He's the only Big Ten member to make the list this week.

Demystify me. 
Patrick Maks looks at how Ohio State's loss to Virginia Tech has ended any ideas of "invincibility" the team might have had. (Eleven Warriors)

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