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Handpicked Highlights: Penn State Loses Linebacker

Tim Cary

Mauti done for season?  This article mentions a knee injury to linebacker Mike Mauti, a sophomore for the Nittany Lions.  If the injury is as serious as it appears, the Lions could be without Mauti for the entire year.
Manning Award releases quarterbacks to watch.  The watch list for the Manning Award includes five Big Ten signalcallers, according to Scott Chipman's Twitter feed: Juice Williams, Ricky Stanzi, Adam Weber, Terrelle Pryor, and Daryll Clark.

And let's not forget about the Maxwell.  From Chipman again, a rundown of Big Ten players on the Maxwell Award watch list: in no particular order, Benn, Williams, Minor, Decker, Pryor, Clark, Royster, Clay.

Trouble in Badger-land?  ESPN's Adam Rittenberg writes that suspended Wisconsin safeties Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant (and their families) aren't very happy at the moment and plan to fight the suspensions.  Personally, I think the funniest part is the quote from Pleasant's father, "Maybe this is how they do things at Iowa." 

Sorry, Mr. Bielema.  It appears that once tattooed a Hawkeye, always a Hawkeye.

FBT on the radio today. 
TC will be on the No-Name Show with Bill Rogan of shortly after 6 pm Eastern today to talk Big Ten football and the "Predicting Every Single 2009 Game: Yes, We're That Crazy" column.  Listening info and more is available at and

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