Big East lunchtime links
November, 21, 2012
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, y'all.
- Colleague Mark Schlabach thinks this might be just the beginning of the realignment cycle. Colleague Jared Shanker looks at recruiting implications of Rutgers' Big Ten move.
- The gang at AthlonSports previews this weekend in the Big East.
- Brendon Kay has been upgraded to probable for Friday, Tom Groeschen writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
- UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni won't say much about the ACC right now, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant.
- Mario Benavides is reflecting on a long, sometimes painful career, Steve Jones writes in the (Louisville) Courier-Journal.
- Neither Devin Street nor Aaron Donald are thinking about the NFL yet, Jerry DiPaola writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- The (Newark) Star-Ledger's Steve Politi says the Big Ten is hoping that Rutgers brings more than just TV sets. The New York Post's Lenn Robbins says the pressure is now on Rutgers. SI.com's Pete Thamel looks at what could come next after the Rutgers move. Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel says the Big Ten is sacrificing quality for cash.
- Kenneth Durden is getting work with USF's first-team defense, Greg Auman writes in the Tampa Bay Times.
- Justin Pugh counts family and health this week among his blessings, Nolan Weidner writes in the (Syracuse) Post-Standard.
- Temple will be challenged by Ryan Nassib, Keith Pompey writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer.