Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Very light day in link land. Can spring ball start already? Please?
Illinois was willing to shell out big bucks for Larry Johnson, and the school is paying decent coin for three new assistants, including offensive coordinator Mike Schultz, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
Toledo's athletic department is set to profit big time off of Ohio State fans interested in rooting on their team this fall in Cleveland, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Toledo -- with an average home-football attendance of 17,000 and athletic department revenues of $18 million -- could make between $4 million and $5 million off this game, depending on its expenses for using Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Ohio State, a school with an average attendance of 105,000 per home game and athletic department revenues of $118 million, could be looking at making less than $1 million off this game."
After concerns about his weight dogged him in college, former Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill has transformed his body in preparation for the NFL draft, the Wisconsin State Journal's Tom Mulhern writes in his blog.
Five Big Ten teams remain in the mix for the services of top recruit William Gholston.
Indiana's coaches are out in Reno checking out Nevada's pistol offense, the Reno Gazette-Journal's Dan Hinxman writes in his blog.