Big Ten lunch links: Gophers' Gray progressing
March, 27, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
- Nick Sheridan had impressed Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez before his leg injury, while young players like Vincent Smith and Martell Webb have stood out, Pete Bigelow writes in The Ann Arbor News.
- More on the Sheridan situation, plus tackle Stephen Schilling has moved from tackle to guard, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Minnesota has a bit more depth at quarterback, and freshman MarQueis Gray will see the field right away, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
"He's probably further ahead than I thought he would be," coach Tim Brewster said. "Obviously, you can see his talent. His talent jumps out at you, but what has impressed me is his ability to learn and pick things up. He has some real presence about him."
- With open concerns about his tackling, Wisconsin safety Shane Carter enters spring ball with something to prove, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is going back to his home state (Ohio) for a recruiting target, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Questions at quarterback and wide receiver follow Purdue entering spring ball, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Keep an eye on Illinois cornerback Patrick Nixon-Youman this spring, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
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