SpyIn 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

New head coach Tim Beckman is starting to shape his coaching staff after replacing Ron Zook late in 2011, starting with a Director of Player Personnel and a Strength Coach (FightingIllini.com)

Mark Tupper's Illini Blog within the Herald-Review takes a look at the emergance of Joseph Bertrand and how it has effected the direction of Illini basketball.


Indiana Hoosiers

The Crimson Quarry recaps the Hoosier's barnburner at Crysler Arena where Indiana pulled out a great 73-71 road victory against the Wolverines.

Hoosier State of Mind supplies us with their take on the Top-5 hoops teams within the B1G and, this just in, neither the Hoosiers nor the Buckeyes are in their top spot.


Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes landed a rare 4-Star running running back in Iowa City during the Semper Fi allstar game.

The University of Iowa, known by many in their own state as a "wrestling school," had their 84-match winning streak broken this week by Oklahoma State.

After Ohio State finished of a 29-point win over the Hawkeyes this week, TheHawkEye.com talks about the Hawkeyes' hoops reality check.


Michigan Wolverines

MGOBLOG supplies us with a photographic breakdown of Michigan's OT victory in the Sugar Bowl.

Another Michigan blog gave their take on Penn State's hire of an "outsider" for a football head coach from the perspective of a school who just closed out a similar era with Rich Rodriguez.


Michigan State Spartans

Edwin Baker's exit could give Michigan State running back Larry Caper a relevant senior season.

Spartan's Defensive Coordinator Par Narduzzi flirted with a move to Texas A&M but, when all was said done, chose to remain in East Lansing.

The Enlightened Spartan isn't a big fan of all the Sugar Bowl hype aimed at the rival Wolverines.

While it has absolutely nothing to do with Michigan State University, here is Carmen Elektra semi-nude from a video of Meet the Spartans.


Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota high school hockey player Jack Jablonski was severely injured when he was back-checked in a HS game. Golden Gophers' student-athletes have taken to collecting donations, and had some great success.

The Daily Gopher (you heard it right) looks at some serious execution issues for their Minnesota hoops squad.

Minnesota has released their new helmet for 2012 and Gopher Gal apparently likes it. So do we, actually, but it won't change the fact that their football team stinks. Still.


Nebraska Cornhuskers

Football coach Bo Pelini has been known to have a volcanic personality. Corn Nation looks at whether it's reality, or a media creation.

The Big Red Network weigh's in on Penn State's hiring of Bill O'Brien.

Pretty cool video on Nebraska's Memorial Stadium, some expansion plans, and the fact that on gameday the stadium becomes the 3rd most populated city in the state.


Northwestern Wildcats

The Wildcats landed a 4-Star linebacker of their own this week.

Poor shooting has doomed (that's three double-o's in four words, you're welcome) Wildcats hoops this season.


Penn State Nittany Lions

The Nittany Lions Den feels as though new head coach Bill O'Brien has passed his first test.

Penn State adds a new running backs coach with the hiring of Charles London.


Purdue Boilermakers

Any idea what the Demon Wood of Xibalba is? Me either, but it cost the Boiler's a hoops national title. Hammer & Rails explains.

Boiled Sports rehashes the basketball debacle that was Purdue v Penn State.


Wisconsin Badgers

John Chadima, a senior associate athletic director, resigned Friday after an allegation of misconduct surfaced.

Another coach leaves Bielema's staff, this time for Pitt.

UWBadgers.com takes a look back at the buzzer-beater that wasn't against Michigan State earlier this week.


THE Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State got a convincing win at Carver-Hawkeye this week. The Buckeye Battlecry recapped.

Penn State hires a coach, Craft eyes the Bob Cousy Award, and more in Our Honor Defend's Friday Morning Hive.

We take a look at the future of Braxton Miller as he enters into the perfect storm with Urban Meyer at the helm.

Eleven Warriors recapped the Army All-American Bowl that saw 2 buckeye commits and 2 more potential Buckeyes in action.

Here's an Urban Meyer staff update from the guys over at Men of the Scarlet and Gray.


Until next week, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Go Bucks.


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