Big Ten lunch links
May, 10, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
You’re not Tugboat! You’ll never be Tugboat!
- CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd releases his post-spring top 25, which includes four consecutive Big Ten teams starting with No. 9 Ohio State.
- Pre-Snap Read's Paul Myerberg has a good take on Pat Fitzgerald's new contract at Northwestern. Fitzgerald and Northwestern make a perfect match, Tina Akouris writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Offensive lineman Brian Gaia talks about committing to Penn State, Matt Bracken writes in the Baltimore Sun.
- Wisconsin football's recent partnership with the university's nursing school pays off in a big way, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- The Dallas Cowboys are among the candidates vying to supply Ohio State's licensed apparel, Marla Matzer Rose writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Longtime Michigan assistant Fred Jackson has played a big role in the team's recent in-state recruiting success, Josh Helmholdt writes in the Detroit Free Press. Wolverines receiver Darryl Stonum is expected to be arraigned Friday, annarbor.com's Lee Higgins writes.
- A Division II kicker is transferring to Nebraska, Sam McKewon writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
- Iowa once again could be in the mix for quarterback Tyler Gabbert, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Iowa's Insight Bowl profit might be a bit deceiving, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Michigan State's 2012 recruiting class grows to four members.
- Indiana comes in at No. 98 in the Orlando Sentinel's preseason FBS countdown.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
13:35 4th Qtr 22 Utah 31 Colorado State 10 0:01 1st Qtr Western Michigan 3 Air Force 6 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6
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