Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, January 26, 2012

Part of my job keeps me on the Internet quite a bit and I come across all sorts of worthy reads. Here are some interesting links from around the Big Ten for Thursday, Jan. 26. Got a link to share with me? Send me your tip via the form at the bottom of this post, and I'll try to have a look.

Iowa looks for improvement, Rick Brown, Des Moines Register

Drew Tate signs extension in CFL, The Hlog, Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa-Nebraska meet for their own version of The Journey, Tom Shatel, Omaha World Herald

Wisconsin promotes Ben Strickland from GA to secondary coach, Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal

Gophers out muscled by Spartans, Amelia Rayno, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Michigan State?s Travis Trice taking a leadership role, Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press

Win No. 400 is fun for Izzo, Spartans, Denny Schwarze, East Lansing Journal

Buckeyes ready to savor meaty part of schedule, Columbus Dispatch, Michael Arace

The road home for Joe, Harrisburg Patriot-News, Bob Flounders

Can Indiana ends its slump at Kohl Center, Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star

Give Bruce Weber a break, Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald-Review

Movement aiming to rename Beaver Stadium in coaches honor, Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Berggren enjoys the biggest challenges, Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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