Today's college sports links: Reaction to Leaders and Legends, Michigan basketball a surprise in Big Ten and more
About noon on Monday, Twitter and Facebook blew up with reaction to the Big Ten choosing Leaders and Legends as its football division names.
Not much of it was positive.
Later that night, on the popular ESPN show "Pardon the Interruption," co-host Michael Wilbon said: "This is so dumb, it's so pretentious. I'd expect that of the Ivy League. ... I wouldn't expect that of the Big Ten."
Overnight, opinions continued to be published on websites around the country with words like "lame" and "pomposity" sprinkled into the headlines. Here's a roundup of some of the best:
â€¢ ESPN.com: Thoughts on division names, logo, trophies.
â€¢ CBSSports.com: Dungeons, Dragons and Big Ten divisions.
â€¢ Detroit Free Press: The Big Ten's big reveal.
â€¢ Cleveland Plain Dealer: Pride (and a little pomposity) fuels the Big Ten's Leaders and Legends decision.
â€¢ Chicago Sun Times: Big Ten's new division names? Lame.
â€¢ Omaha World-Herald: Big Ten's divisional names dull by design.
â€¢ Deadspin.com: The Big Ten makes some changes. Stupid, stupid changes.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
â€¢ Detroit Free Press: Michigan grabs another commitment for 2011 class, Holland West Ottawa linebacker Desmond Morgan.
â€¢ Des Moines Register: Jewel Hampton to transfer, Adam Robinson to miss bowl.
â€¢ AnnArbor.com: Coaches say Michigan basketball team is one of this season's surprises.
â€¢ Detroit News: Darius Morris shows U-M teammates he's eager to lead.
â€¢ MLive.com: Spartans 'battle-tested' as non-conference play wraps up.
â€¢Â MGoBlue.com: The Michigan women's basketball team beat New Mexico State, 68-54