Start your week off right with some of the latest Big Ten football stories. I post my daily links every weekday morning, and you can see the complete archive here. Have a worthy link? Send it to me in the comment box at the bottom of the post or tweet it to me (@BTNTomDienhart). Enjoy Monday’s sampling!
A year from now, former Purdue QB Drew Brees will find his name high atop SI’s annual Fortunate 50, a list that ranks the year’s highest-earning American athletes. For this year’s list, though, former Michigan QB Tom Brady and ex-Michigan CB Charles Woodson represent the Big Ten. Brady came in at No. 26, making $22,250,000, and Woodson No. 50, earning $15,812,500.
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Between the Freeh Report and the Big Ten and Pac-12 announcing that they will suspend their scheduling plan across all sports, there was no shortage of news this past week. Check out our top 10 stories from the week that was in this post.
In preparation for the upcoming London Olympics, BTN.com asked a handful of Big Ten names to contribute first-person accounts of their Olympic experience as they compete in their events this summer. We will be posting their updates and other Olympic news in our Big Ten Olympic section.
The latest of our Big Ten Olympic Journals is in and this time it’s U.S. swimmer and Michigan product Davis Tarwater firing back at his teammate Peter Vanderkaay’s last post. We have four Big Ten swimmers teaming up to send back journal entries as they prepare for the 2012 London Olympics.
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A number of past and present Big Ten student-athletes are competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic in London, and we’ll be tracking all of their updates in our Big Ten Olympics Blog here. As we head toward the London Opening Ceremony on July 27, we’re inviting Big Ten fans to send their best wishes to any and all of our competitors.
BTN aired “Penn State Special Report,” an hour-long show dedicated to the Freeh Report findings Friday night. Dave Revsine hosted the special alongside Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. The crew offered its thoughts on the findings, and Penn State professor Malcolm Moran, the inaugural Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society, Andy Staples and Pat Forde joined the show. Watch all of our “Penn State Special Report” videos in this post. Plus, read Tom Dienhart’s column, catch up on all the AP stories and read the complete Freeh Report.
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