Big Ten Football Morning Coffee: Happy Birthday, Old Michigan Chaps!

Adam Jacobi@Adam_JacobiBig Ten Football Lead WriterMay 30, 2012

Photo via University of Michigan Athletics. Sick hats, brahs.
Photo via University of Michigan Athletics. Sick hats, brahs.

Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.

-- Birthday cake for breakfast? Sure, why not! It's a good day for a celebration, as Michigan's first football team was founded on May 30, 1877. You can tell who the coach of the team is in that first roster photo because he's the one with the moustache. That's real authority.

-- Purdue receiver Antavian Edison is in a better spot today, as the felony gun possession charge he was facing has been dropped. Edison was pulled over in a car with his uncle while home in Florida earlier this month and a gun was found in the car between the seats. His uncle has now been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Edison is not suspended from the Purdue football team.

-- Iowa could go to a neutral site for a game against a BCS-level opponent in 2016, according to The Gazette. The Hawkeyes went to Soldier Field to play Northern Illinois in 2007 and will do so again this year. This will be the first regular-season neutral-site game against a major-conference opponent for the Hawkeyes since the 2000 season opener against Kansas State in Kansas City.

-- Penn State fans might be dissatisfied with AD Dave Joyner, and they might have good reason to be so. The Patriot-News' David Joyner wants PSU fans to judge Joyner by the same criteria that made Michigan State AD Mark Hollis the best in the nation. Here, the bottom line isn't wins and losses, it's...well, it's the bottom line.