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Archive | July, 2012

We Are … Rallying

July 31, 2012

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Penn State rallied for its football team this morning. From the Centre Daily Times: UNIVERSITY PARK — An estimated crowd of 3,000 welcomed the Penn State football players for their first preseason practice this morning, just a week after the program was hit with severe NCAA violations. The gathering outside the Lasch Building cheered and clapped […]

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Five Best: Nebraska Baseball

July 30, 2012

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We are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Nebraska Number of Major Leaguers: 39 First: Ad Liska (debuted Sept. 24, 1933) Most recent: Dan Jennings (debuted April 30, 2012) Five best: Darin Erstad (who […]

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Blotter: De’Andre Johnson Suspended

July 29, 2012

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The criminal justice system had its hands full with Iowa running back De’Andre Johnson this past week: The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Johnson was ticketed for speeding and eluding arrest on Saturday. It says Johnson drove his motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and didn’t immediately pull over. University Heights police didn’t […]

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A Tragedy In Happy Valley: An Ironic Statement

July 28, 2012

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For the past 60 years, State College, Pennsylvania has been a place unlike any other in the world. In fact, it was its own world. And for the people of this separate world, being one-of-a-kind was just fine with them. They boasted the second largest collegiate football stadium in the country. They were the clear […]

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Blotter: Golden Gopher Busted For Peeing

July 27, 2012

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Drunken hockey players? Go figure: An “extremely intoxicated” Minnesota Gopher hockey player stood on a street in Stillwater after bar closing time and urinated for others to witness, police said. Forward Erik Haula, 21, was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct early Saturday and then turned over to a friend, whom police described as “somewhat sober.” […]

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Nebraska Unveils Alternate Uniforms

July 27, 2012

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The Huskers will wear them Sept. 29 against Wisconsin. Nebraska’s news release about the uniforms can be found here. And here’s a picture:

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Decency And Indecency Follow Reed’s Death

July 27, 2012

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From the files of Tom Crean trying to rebuild Indiana after the late Knight/Brand/Davis/Sampson years: Current Indiana coach Tom Crean called Reed “part of the Indiana family.” “It’s just hard to comprehend,” Crean said. “He has two young children, a wife and he was just starting to make his way in coaching. “I’ve only spoken […]

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Recruiting: The Selective Outrage Of Bret Bielema

July 27, 2012

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The Badgers are taking a principled recruiting stand when it comes to Penn State: Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said Thursday he has no plans to recruit the players at Penn State, suggesting it would violate what he calls a Big Ten coaching brotherhood. “I made the decision as a head coach we would not reach out to […]

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R.I.P., Neil Reed

July 27, 2012

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A nice remembrance from Bruce Feldman. So sad.

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Outrage in Happy Valley!!!

July 26, 2012

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Controversy is brewing in Happy Valley, and the outrage coming from the Penn State athletic department seems to be equal to or greater than the concern over a former coach serially raping young boys and using the university facilities to do so. A rational person might assume this new concern must be over something truly […]

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Daily Big Ten Looking For Writers

July 26, 2012

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Thank you to all of the readers who have returned to the Daily Big Ten after our spring hiatus, due to unforeseen circumstances (this happens to be true, believe it or not). Now, as we look forward to football and basketball, season, we are looking for new writers to cover any and all Big Ten […]

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Northwestern’s New Football Uniforms

July 26, 2012

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You can see more pictures here.

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Coaches Trolling State College For Players

July 26, 2012

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It’s a surreal time in Happy Valley: In the 48 hours since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program, an extraordinary recruiting frenzy has played out on Penn State’s campus, where players are working out. At noon Wednesday, several groups of coaches from opposing teams were waiting in the Lasch Football Building parking lot […]

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Adam Weber, Record-Setting Minnesota QB

July 25, 2012

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Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press had a tidbit this week on former Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber trying to win the backup job for the Broncos: Adam Weber, the former Gophers record-setting quarterback, on Wednesday begins his second season of training camp with the Denver Broncos. He’ll go into camp competing for the backup job […]

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Stunner: Spanier Gets Federal Work

July 25, 2012

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The federal government has hired Graham Spanier for a “special project,” according to Sara Ganim: Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier said he will soon begin working for the federal government on projects related to national security. “For the next several months, as I transition to my post-presidential plans, I will be working on a […]

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We Are … Convinced There’s A Conspiracy

July 25, 2012

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Let’s check in on how the last Japanese soldiers on the island the Paterno and Penn State true believers are faring two days after the NCAA announced its penalties. We turn to Blue White Illustrated, where we found a post started by Pissed…kDaddy (may be a pseudonum): One thing made clear to me, Penn State […]

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