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Handpicked Highlights: Is Rodriguez In Line For Kleenex Endorsement?

Tim Cary

Michigan's Rodriguez denies accusations.  In an emotion-filled press conference today, Rich Rodriguez adamantly refuted the Detroit Free Press story that his program has broken NCAA rules governing the length and frequency of football workouts.  According to, Rodriguez said he spoke with all the seniors on his team Sunday at his home at a "very positive meeting".

(No truth to the rumor the meeting lasted six hours and exceeded NCAA limits.)

Indiana suspends two defensive players for EKU game.  The Hoosiers announced that Coach Bill Lynch has suspended linebacker Ian Reeves and defensive tackle Deonte Mack for Thursday night's game against Eastern Kentucky.  The Indianapolis Star has the story.

Gas leak disrupts Hawkeyes.  According to, the Iowa football practice bubble was evacuated today after a nearby gas leak.  The Iowa City Fire Department told KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids that the line has been repaired.

Bowman ready to contribute for PSU. has a well-written story today on Penn State linebacker Navorro Bowman and what last year's leading tackler has learned from his required probation.             
Oregon State Beavers v Penn State Nittany Lions

Gophers trying to figure out how to use MarQueis Gray. profiles Minnesota's versatile freshman quarterback and some of the options the Gophers have for getting Gray on the field in various roles.

Can Boilermakers handle the...snow?  First-year Purdue coach Danny Hope went to the Sunshine State to snag the majority of his inaugural West Lafayette recruiting class.  The Purdue Exponent talks to some of the rookie standouts from Florida about how they'll deal with slightly different weather than they've been accustomed to.   



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