Big Ten lunch links
June, 22, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
- Former Ohio State special-teams standout Shaun Lane still doesn't have full range of motion after a serious injury in the Fiesta Bowl, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Doctors told him that he'd suffered an "evulsion," or uprooting, of the brachial plexis, a collection of nerves running from the spinal cord to the arm. "I've been told it will be two years at least until I get most of my movement back," he said.
- Mark Dantonio's recruiting gains at Michigan State will impact the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry, the Detroit Free Press' Jamie Samuelsen writes in his blog.
- The Sporting News' Matt Hayes breaks down Big Ten scheduling for 2009.
- Northwestern incoming recruit Patrick Ward is set up to succeed both on and off the field, Colleen Kane writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Bill Lynch's accessibility to high school coaches (subscription required) has helped Indiana's recruiting, and the Hoosiers picked up two commitments during the weekend, H. Williams Kellenberger writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
- Prediction guru Phil Steele sees Michigan back in a bowl game this fall, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Michigan's recruiting rampage continues as the team plucked Courtney Avery away from Stanford, Curt Conrad writes in the Mansfield News Journal.
- Iowa's newest commitment is a big quarterback with big upside, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
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