Big East lunchtime links
September, 1, 2011
By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com
We are just hours away from kickoff ...
- JK Schaffer is the heart of the Cincinnati defense. Zach Collaros is working on cutting down the interceptions. Here is a little primer on Austin Peay.
- Did the UConn home opener really have to be pushed to Saturday?
- Here Charlie Strong goes again, rebuilding Louisville. The father of one suspended Miami football player wonders where the punishment is for Clint Hurtt. Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier-Journal gives his best case/worst case for the Cardinals.
- Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a good rundown on the speculation surrounding Pitt to the Big 12. Receiver Devin Street is ready to play. Pitt names its team captains.
- Game day for Rutgers: What to watch. Savon Huggins is ready to manage expectations and attention. Five questions facing Rutgers.
- In the goose bumps department: Former Syracuse punter Rob Long is cancer-free and healthier than ever. Way to go, Rob! Syracuse needs its offensive motor to hum this season. The Orange open tonight and all looks pretty good.
- USF names its team captains, including junior B.J. Daniels. Where is the Notre Dame mystique?
- Watch out for the Mountaineer Mantrip. Dana Holgorsen is not sentimental about his debut Sunday. Will West Virginia go 11-1?
- Athlon Sports with its Big East predictions for Week 1.