Big Ten lunch links
August, 5, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Lots of news from preseason practice. I love it.
- A strong-legged freshman kicker could give Wisconsin a boost. The QB battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy resumed.
- A good battle at noseguard is going on at Rutgers.
- Some chatter from Purdue's first day of camp.
- Ten takeaways from Penn State media day. The Nittany Lions begin their search for an identity.
- There is some doubt in the air around Ohio State. Left guard is the biggest position battle for the Buckeyes.
- Northwestern is looking to rebound from an ugly 2013.
- Five thoughts from Nebraska's first practice, which was open for viewing. Josh Mitchell has turned a corner.
- Minnesota lost a backup tight end to a season-ending injury.
- Pat Narduzzi says he could have his fastest defense yet at Michigan State. Mark Dantonio is not afraid to mention the words "national title."
- Michigan continues to challenge young and talented defensive tackle Willie Henry. Devin Funchess went to YouTube to fix his drops.
- Maryland opens camp boasting lots of experience.
- Austin Blythe could become the next legendary Iowa lineman.
- Antonio Allen is back from an injury and ready to help Indiana's defense.
- Nothing official yet, but Wes Lunt looks like the starting quarterback for Illinois.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State