I'll echo the sentiments of Michigan freshman quarterback Devin Gardner, who this morning tweeted "Sprrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallll!!!!" Only five more days until Wisconsin begins spring practice; Gardner and Michigan crank things up Sunday.
Let's get on with the links:
The success of the Big Ten Network has changed the game for the league in its latest expansion push, David Jones writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel recognizes the benefits ($$$) to possibly joining the Big Ten, Dave Matter writes in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Jim Tressel might be known as a conservative, but he took an important step by talking with the gay press, Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel writes.
Michigan State picks up a big commitment for 2011 from linebacker Lawrence Thomas, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Former Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn will be a first-round pick in April, at least according to Ron Zook, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette (scroll down).
The Rivalry, Esq., takes a look at Northwestern's performance during the 2000s.