Big East lunchtime links

  • Rutgers should do everything in its power to become the 12th team in the Big Ten, Steve Politi writes in The Star-Ledger.

  • The Big Ten would be a bad thing for Syracuse, Bud Poliquin says in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • The Big East should be on full alert, Mitch Vingle writes in the Charleston Gazette.

  • Silence isn't helping South Florida in its investigation into allegations of abuse against coach Jim Leavitt, Joe Henderson writes in the Tampa Tribune.

  • Tim Brown's status remains questionable for Rutgers' bowl game Saturday against Central Florida, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.

  • Dion Lewis capped his incredible freshman year with All-America honors, Paul Zeise writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • The St. Petersburg Bowl is growing from humble -- and caffeinated -- beginnings, Keith Sargeant says in the Home News Tribune.