Big Ten lunchtime links

Happy Media Days week.

  • The Indianapolis Star interviewed the athletic directors at Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame about the state of their programs and college sports in general.

  • Joe Rexrode looks at how Michigan State tried to deal with "runners," the guys who befriend players for a chance at some payoff down the road.

  • Highly recruited lineman Isaac Hayes decided to stay at home and give back to Minnesota. (P.S., It's going to be awfully difficult to avoid making "Shaft" jokes every time we write about Isaac Hayes the next four to five years.)