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July 19, 2010

Monday links: Summers in top 10, Jones for Heisman?

Let's catch up with happenings around the Big Ten and elsewhere, starting in Ann Arbor where former Grand Ledge star Jon Horford thinks back on his days of basketball reluctance.

    Also in Ann Arbor, the Big House is biggest again and open for business.

    Here's a look at the McDonald's All-American who could help bring Illinois to a higher level in 2010-11.

    On the football side of things, Big Ten sage Loren Tate talks league divisions and deems U-M the key.

    Another Big Ten sage, Sid Hartman, reports that Trevor Mbakwe may yet appear in a Gophers uniform and play for Tubby Smith.

    On the OSU hoops scene, an incoming freshman point guard has wrist surgery in an injury-riddled offseason for the Buckeyes.

    And newly minted Hall of Famer Chris Spielman takes some questions and gives a nod to Lorenzo White.

    Some Purdue football notes including the official naming of Robert Marve as starting QB.

    Indiana football recruiting is accelerated by design.

    It's been a couple weeks, but here's an interesting Q&A with Zeke that's worth a read.

    Also going back a bit, here are some thoughts from Greg Jones' top competitor for Big Ten DPOY honors in 2010.

    Let's not forget Nebraska. It seems Huskers legend and former Duffy Daugherty assistant Bob Devaney wanted to do this nearly 20 years ago.

    Closer to home, a former MSU athlete is moving up the coaching ranks, a current MSU coach should feel fortunate the way things turned out, and John Schneider readers talk re-seating.

    Jeff Goodman's 2011 NBA mock draft has Durrell Summers going lottery, with Kalin Lucas mid-second and 2010-11 one-and-done freshmen (including OSU's Jared Sullinger) in seven of the top eight positions.

    Here's a breakdown of the two NBA summer leagues that just wrapped, which saw Raymar Morgan play sparingly for the Wizards and Maurice Ager average 11.8 points a game for the Hornets.

    Back to football -- with just two weeks until the Big Ten media days in Chicago -- and a mention of Greg Jones as one of the defenders out there who could receive Heisman buzz in 2010.


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