Big Ten lunch links
February, 24, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
- Nebraska fans should be patient with new offensive coordinator Tim Beck, Tom Shatel writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Steven M. Sipple dissects the recent comments from Beck and coach Bo Pelini.
- A good breakdown of Ohio State's recruiting during the Jim Tressel era from BuckeyeSports.com's Marcus Hartman. His draft stock might have taken a hit, but Cameron Heyward is glad he returned to Ohio State for his senior season, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Opinions differ on whether Thomas Hammock's departure will hurt Minnesota on the recruiting front. Minnesota's 2012 recruiting seems to be going just swell.
- No surprise, but former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr fully supports Brady Hoke and can help the transition process, Terry Foster writes in The Detroit News. Concussions have ended the career of former Michigan quarterback Steven Threet, colleague Bruce Feldman reports.
- Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi thinks he's the best offensive tackle available in the 2011 draft.
- What you need to know about the Iowa contingent at the NFL combine from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse. Iowa president Sally Mason talks a bit about the rhabdo case with The Daily Iowan.
- Derek Moye leads a talented group of Penn State receivers in 2011, Jared Shanker writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- The extended Big Ten schedule (post-Thanksgiving) means Illinois' Memorial Stadium can't be used every year for the state high school championship, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- An injury will limit Indiana's Tandon Doss this week at the NFL combine, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required). Indiana's 2011 opener against Ball State at Lucas Oil Stadium is now official.
- Still no word on a sixth year for Purdue receiver Keith Smith.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State