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Baker's MAC Dozen: 2/8/11

Diyral Briggs was called for a special teams penalty in Super Bowl XLV. will.i.am did the halftime show. Who looks worse in this one?
Diyral Briggs was called for a special teams penalty in Super Bowl XLV. will.i.am did the halftime show. Who looks worse in this one?

12+1 teams, 12+1 links.

BALL STATE — One way to beat Toledo in football is to hire away the strength coach that conditioned a team to a bowl win over them. Welcome, Dave Feeley, formely of Florida International. [Miami Herald]

BOWLING GREEN — After the Packers won the Super Bowl, will.i.am knew who the choice photo-op was with: former Falcons linebacker Diyral Briggs. [yfrog]

BUFFALO — And then there's James Starks, Super Bowl running back, who now has the key to the city of his hometown Niagara Falls. [Niagara Gazette]

CENTRAL MICHIGAN — A bold prediction that the CMU women's basketball team makes the NCAAs, which would be their first since 1985. [Central Michigan Life]

EASTERN MICHIGAN — Pretty much every EMU basketball team had trouble containing buzzer-beaters over the weekend. [AnnArbor.com]

KENT STATE — Wanna go to a wrestling meet? Dolph Ziggler, a Flashes alum, will be there. [KentStateSports

MIAMI — The late Brendan Burke was honored one year after his death. [Dayton Daily News]

NORTHERN ILLINOIS — The one column that DARES to say that men's basketball can win the MAC tournament. [Northern Star]

OHIO — Okay, so the Bobcats didn't have anyone on the Super Bowl active roster. But ex-running back Chad Brinker is a Packers scouting assistant. [OHIOBobcats] [Packers]

TEMPLE — Looks like Syracuse recruit Louie Addazio didn't want to play for his dad Steve. [ESPN]

TOLEDO — The "worst performance of the year?" C'mon, Coach Kowalczyk. There had to be worse. [Indepdendent Collegian]

WESTERN MICHIGAN — Sad news: Robbie Krutilla passed away at age 26. He was a four-year starter for the Broncos at center, earning third-team All MAC in 2007. [MLive] [WMUBroncos]

AKRON — The U.S. Senate FINALLY passed a resolution honoring the men's championship soccer team. [Ohio.com] [OpenCongress]

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