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Big Ten lunch links

5/15/2014

The spring meeting of Big Ten athletic directors is over. Back to the offseason lists and polls.

  • Wrapping up from Rosemont, the “cost of attendance” discussion remains alive.

  • Good take by Andrew Logue on the complexities of Jim Delany.

  • More Big Ten athletic directors weigh in on the eastward movement of the league. Just don't expect the football championship game to go the way of the basketball tourney.

  • Iowa AD Gary Barta comments on the status of the Hawkeyes’ series with Iowa State.

  • Illinois wants to make it clear: No alcohol sales at Memorial Stadium. But is Michigan heading in a different direction? Other athletic directors discuss the issue.

  • Michigan State and Notre Dame would like to keep playing, but the format of the series will change.

  • More details from the incident that that led to the arrest of former Minnesota and Rutgers QB Philip Nelson.

  • Former Chicago prep star running back Ty Isaac is leaving USC. Next stop, the Big Ten?

  • Solid results for Big Ten football programs in the NCAA’s new report for 2012-13 on academic progress rates, including a big jump for new member Maryland.

  • Rare insight into the work of Mark Pantoni, the Ohio State director of player personnel, a job with a wide range of responsibilities.

  • Tom Shatel remembers the football career of a former two-sport Nebraska star who continues to bring a grinder mentality to his alma mater.

  • Ex-Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez fails a physical with the Eagles. Some insight into the alleged bike theft by Nebraska linebacker Josh Banderas.

  • A Rutgers offensive line recruit brings plenty of intensity.

  • Eugene Lewis looks like a worthy replacement for Allen Robinson at Penn State. James Franklin has watched “Moneyball” at least seven times. A new Nittany Lions logo arrives as part of a $10 million scoreboard replacement project.

  • It’s a tradition at Michigan for its quarterback pledges join in the recruiting battle.