Big Ten lunch links
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
- Michigan State running back Glenn Winston is heading to jail for his role in an off-campus fight that could have turned out much worse for Spartans hockey player A.J. Sturges, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.
John Sturges, the player's father, did direct emotional testimony in court toward Winston about the severity of his offenses.
"You nearly killed my son," Sturges said. "It's now your turn to be punished for your choices."
- Replacing the entire secondary is just one of the items on defensive coordinator Tom Bradley's lengthy to-do list this spring at Penn State, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Open-field tackling is a top priority for Michigan's new-look defense under Greg Robinson, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Also, some Wolverines injury updates from The Ann Arbor News' John Heuser.
- Minnesota coach Tim Brewster has no doubt that linebacker Sam Maresh will be ready to play come September, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune.
- Another year, another comeback attempt for Ohio State defensive end Lawrence Wilson, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
"It is hard on you," defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. "You go through one, it's bad enough, and then start back in and it looks like you're coming along and you start to get a little confidence back and get some improvement, [and the] same thing happens."
- Zach Brown is determined not to be passed over in Wisconsin's running back rotation, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
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
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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