In an effort to keep the Enemy honest we've scoured the interwebs for sporting news and links from around the B1G. Some you'll like, some you won't. Some will give you a chuckle, and some will simply piss you off. It all comes with the territory when you chose to keep your friends close, but your enemies closer:
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois football coaching staff isn't exactly getting the Urban Meyer "blank check" treatment, totalling $2.3M in annual salaries, including $400k each for their three coordinators. Compare that to Urban Meyer's staff that totals $3.2M annually.
With a 13-point loss to Indiana the Fighting Illini find themselves right back on the NCAA bubble.
Want to follow new head coach Tim Beckman on Twitter? He's @CoachBeckman.
One of only two B1G recruits to land on the McDonald's All-American rosters is committed to the Hoosiers. Yogi? Yogi.
The Crimson Quarry breaks down the B1G in a very interesting post that reviews each player's Player Efficiency Rating. A must read.
The Hoosier Scoop does a pretty good Stock Up - Stock Down and this week has MSU's Keith Appling on the down side heading into today's visit to Columbus.
Kirk Ferentz' hiring to fill staff positions isn't exactly a who's who of big names or pedegree. Somehow he even hired a vending machine?
Speaking of, the Hawkeyes promoted defensive backs coach Phil Parker to defensive coordinator this week.
Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz addresses the Marcus Coker release among other things.
Maize-N-Brew breaks down B1G team eficiency ratings. The point of this link? They declare the Buckeyes far and away the class of the Big Ten.
Ann Arbor lands the next NHL Winter Classic but the NHL could care less if any locals buy a ticket.
MGOBLOG looks at Michigan's 2013 football recruits compared to the newest Rivals250.
Michigan State Spartans
SpartanMag (Rivals) cleans up MSU v PSU and moves on to today's matchup with the Buckeyes.
The Enlightened Spartan digs back into their rivalry with the Wolverines, and even throws in an "Arogant Asses" for us.
No Se'Von Pittman? No problem. Spartan Ave. breaks down Michigan State's top-5 football recruits in their 2012 class.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota's A.D. retires, their hockey team is moving up the rankings, and most importantly the Daily Gopher gives their take on a potential B1G playoff system.
Gophers head football Jerry Kill gave his two cents on the passing of Joe Paterno.
Can the Gophers get into the NCAA tournament? From the Barn thinks so, even if thewy only score eight B1G victories.
Pretty funny take on Urban Meyer and the fear he seems to instill into others, this one from Jon Johnston at Corn Nation.
More on a potential B1G Playoff, this time from Husker Corner.
Can the Wildcats finally score their first ever trip to the NCAA tournament? It's looking more and more like a possibility.
A Jared Sullinger and Meyers Leonard conversation in a crowded college bar? The guys over at Sippin' on Purple envision it.
Penn State Nittany Lions
What's first on Bill O'Brien's to-do list at PSU? Sort out the quarterback situation.
Hopefully the courts come, see, and conquer Jerry Sandusky sooner rather than later. Now he's looking for more freedom.
What is the world coming to? Penn State lands a 4-Star hoops recruit.
The Boilermakers got that dreaded "moral victory" in their close loss to the Buckeyes.
If you happened to miss Kelsey Barlow going all Blake-Griffin on Sully, you can still see it again here (if you're sick and twisted).
The not-so-friendly Kohl Center is usually wear visiting teams go to die. 2012 has seen a bit of a different trend start to develop.
Bucky's 5th Quarter thinks Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee is, well, obnoxious.
Wisconsin A.D. Barry Alvarez put his two cents into the B1G Playoff talk as well.
The Buckeye Bloggers Network Links
We looked at Sully, Urban, and a couple Buckeyes who now have Super Bowl rings in this week's Buckeye ReCall here at BHC.
The Silver Bullet took an early look at a potential Urban Meyer class of 2013.
Buckeye Hoops Microscope, the latest from the Buckeye Bloggers Network, is recapped over at The Buckeye Blog, this week v Purdue.
MotSaG puts a finger on the Bielema/Dantonio v Urban Meyer Pulse in B1G Girls Do Cry.
The Buckeye Battlecry looked at a potential playoff, SEC controversy and some NCAA hypocracy in this week's Silver Bullet Points.
The Friday Morning Hive over at Our Honor Defend broke down today's Sparty matchup, the Jamaal Berry dismissal and the Stefon Diggs saga.
Until next week, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Go Bucks.
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