Big Ten lunch links
August, 19, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Home today, Purdue tomorrow. The beat goes on.
- Michigan State's scrimmage stats seemed to favor Keith Nichol in the QB race, but the coaches don't read into it too much, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Jason Forcier won't be joining his little bro Tate at Michigan this fall, but he'll still be around to help out, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Wolverines quarterback Nick Sheridan has been written off before and uses it to fuel him, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes.
- Sophomore defensive end Jack Crawford is among the Penn State players generating preseason buzz, Dustin Hockensmith writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Linebacker Sean Lee is back for the Nittany Lions, but where he plays remains a mystery, Ben Brigandi writes in The Altoona Mirror.
- Minnesota coach Tim Brewster is in no rush to name his starting running back, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Iowa and Illinois will be sleeper teams in the Big Ten this fall, SI.com's Stewart Mandel writes.
- Defensive tackle is a question mark for the Hawkeyes, and starting end Christian Ballard has been getting some work inside, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Good news for Wisconsin, as left tackle Gabe Carimi wasn't on crutches as he watched practice Wednesday morning, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Purdue linebacker Jason Werner is taking no chances this year with his recurring back issues, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Indiana needs help at defensive tackle, so true freshman Adam Replogle will play right away, Hugh Kellenberger writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times. Florida transfer Jerimy Finch is still struggling to get major playing time with the Hoosiers, Terry Hutchens writes in The Indianapolis Star.
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