"My wife won't let me go to Vegas." Trust me, that is not a phone call you want to make to a group of ex-college male cheerleaders. They will mock you with a hurtful rhythmic taunt.
Big Ten spring meetings notes from colleague Brian Bennett and me, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein, The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises, the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode, the Omaha World-Herald's Lee Barfknecht and The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman and Marc Morehouse.
The Big Ten's discussion about more financial aid for athletes could lead to a rift between the haves and the have-nots, the Sporting News' Dave Curtis writes. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus is skeptical about the Big Ten's idea.
Penn State assistant Jay Paterno writes that multiple sources are to blame for the NCAA's ever-expanding rulebook. The Lions beef up their 2012 recruiting class, while soft verbal Jarron Jones is considering Michigan, Sam Webb writes in The Detroit News.
Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo breaks down the new cut block rules, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
Nebraska is feeling right at home in its new league, Barfknecht writes.
The man leading Illinois' search for a new athletic director talks with the Chicago Tribune's Chris Hine. Here's a look at the full search committee.
Running back recruit Braylon Heard has enrolled at Nebraska.
The Northwestern-Iowa game could be headed for prime time, Randy Peterson writes in the Des Moines Register.
The Omaha World-Herald's Sam McKewon ranks the Big Ten helmets.
Wisconsin running back Zach Brown makes the right call to transfer, Tom Oates writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Former Purdue star Ryan Kerrigan notches another accomplishment -- a hole-in-one. Missed this from the other day, but Purdue is getting new unis this fall, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
The Star Tribune's Phil Miller catches up with Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray.