Big Ten lunch links
December, 17, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Thanks to colleague Heather Dinich for filling in on the links Thursday. I caught a 24-hour flu bug, and it wasn't pretty.
- In case you missed it from this morning, the Big Ten could reconsider its unpopular division names.
- Ohio State's ball security has been tremendous this season, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Gordon also takes a look at what happened to former Ohio State recruiting targets who got away.
- A look at how Joe Paterno keeps his assistants happy at Penn State from statecollege.com's Mike Poorman. Former Penn State quarterback Pat Devlin has no regrets about leaving Happy Valley, Ray Parrillo writes in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Wisconsin star defensive end J.J. Watt has a tough NFL decision to make, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Badgers' coaching staff is in line for some big bonuses for reaching the Rose Bowl, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Both Michigan State and Michigan have plenty at stake in their bowl games, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit Free Press. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is getting healthier and faster for the bowl, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Illinois' defense has a big challenge ahead with Baylor star quarterback Robert Griffin, Loren Tate writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Spartans linebacker Jon Misch has been through it all in East Lansing, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
- New Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has high hopes for quarterback MarQueis Gray, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- The roommate of troubled Iowa receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos will plead not guilty to selling pot.
- Two of these writers are excited about bowl games featuring Big Ten teams.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
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
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
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