Big East lunchtime links

  • Dwayne Difton had a tough freshman year, made tougher by the loss of friend Jasper Howard. But the UConn receiver says he's ready to contribute now, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant.

  • Bill Stull tried to show scouts that he's a legitimate NFL prospect at Pitt's pro day on Wednesday, Paul Zeise writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • One guy who doesn't have to do much convincing is Dorin Dickerson, Ralph Paulk writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

  • Here's a preview of Cincinnati's spring practice from the Cincinnati Enquirer's Bill Koch.

  • Greg Schiano is eager for the challenge of leading a young team into the spring, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.