Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, February 21, 2012

All the Big Ten news that?s fit to link to is right here. For instance, di you read this? In the Big Ten, redshirts are golden, says Aaron Brenner of the Quad City Times. More links below in this post.

Bruce Weber?s message to his team: toughen up, writes Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune. But, I wonder: Is it too late?

Bruce Weber says it?s too soon for tears, says Mark Tupper of the Decatur Herald-Review.

Former Hawkeye and NFLer Matt Bowen sounds off on the new assistants, reports Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

John Beilein offers his theory on redshirts and more in a notebook from Nick Baumgardner of

And Beilein wants Jon Horford to preserve his eligibility, writes Rob Beard of the Detroit News.

What?s this? Ohio State scoffing at the majors of Michigan football players with a sign at its football complex? Kyle Meinke of explains. This should get your heart pumping, Wolverine fan.

This Michigan quarterback recruit already is recruiting for the Wolverines, says Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News.

The Michigan coaches work long hours on cracking the code of Northwestern?s offense, writes Rod Beard of the Detroit News.

Michigan State
The remarkable relationship between Tom Izzo and Draymond Green propels the Spartans, says Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press. Sorta like McCartney and Lennon. Maybe not, but you get the idea.

Tom Izzo praises his team?s inner toughness, says Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press. Sparty is pretty tough outwardly, too.

Attention builds for Michigan State, but Tom Izzo cites a ?very slim? margin of error, writes Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal. Yes, it?s just a one-game lead for MSU. Michigan and Ohio State are lurking.

Imagine a Gopher team with cast-offs Royce White (Iowa State), Justin Cobbs (California) and Colton Iverson (Colorado State), among other? Yes, pretty nice, writes Marcus Fuller of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Yet another lineup change for Tubby, says Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Hey, ya gotta try to make something happen.

What happens if the Vikings have to play at the Gophers Stadium while their digs are being built? The Minneapolis Star Tribune explains.

Erick Strickland as head coach? Intriguing, but unlikely, says Steven Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star.

The Wildcats are on the bubble for a bid, says Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune.

John Shurna scores points on and off the court, writes David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. Guy can beat you in H-O-R-S-E on Saturday afternoon and then in Dungeons and Dragons on Saturday night.

Ohio State
For the Buckeyes to have their best shot at winning, William Buford needs a better shot, says Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch tells us about DeVier Posey?s season of growth. He was suspended for 10 games but says he grew up. Good for him.

Penn State
The allure of Penn State coaxed offensive line coach Mac McWhorter out of retirement, says Stefanie Loh of the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Ted Roof makes Penn State the 10th stop of his coaching odyssey, reports David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News. The guy is gold, people. Just watch.

With Kelsey Barlow gone, the players? roles may change, says Jeff Wasburn of the Lafayette Journal-Courier. Is Barlow?s loss addition by subtraction? Some think so.

Straying from Gene Keady?s principles likely to cost Bruce Weber, says Ken Thompson of the Lafayette Journal-Courier. senior writer Tom Dienhart posts his Daily Links on weekdays. You can subscribe to the Daily Links RSS here, find Dienhart?s work at, follow him on Twitter at @BTNTomDienhart, send a question to his weekly mailbag here, and click here to subscribe to his overall RSS feed.