Big Ten lunch links
May, 13, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Winding toward the weekend.
- In case you missed it, here's the Big Ten prime-time schedule on ESPN/ABC this fall.
- Wisconsin landed four prime-time appearances, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus writes, but could the spotlight impact the Badgers' title chances?
- Tom Osborne says Nebraska's ouster from the AAU won't impact athletics at all, Lee Barfknecht writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Kansas coach Turner Gill won't miss playing his alma mater every year, Sam McKewon writes in the World-Herald.
- Sad news as former Ohio State running back Ron Springs dies, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The Buckeyes will make at least three prime-time appearances this year, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Illinois coach Ron Zook is awaiting a decision on the future plans of his boss, Ron Guenther, GateHouse News Service's John Supinie writes.
- Michigan adds yet another defensive recruit for 2012 in Matt Godin, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Lloyd Carr calls Brady Hoke and Dave Brandon a "critical match" for Michigan.
- Michigan State's homecoming game this fall will take place under the lights, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. The Spartans make a few more scholarship offers, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas predicts Northwestern-Iowa will be under the lights.
- Some notes on Purdue's TV/scheduling plans from The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier's Mike Carmin.
- Minnesota is investing $1.1 million to upgrade its football facilities, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Penn State sets dates for the 2012 Blue-White Weekend.
- Northwestern has its leader for the foreseeable future, Tim Cronin writes in the Southtown Star.
- The Daily Gopher ranks Big Ten quarterbacks in 2011.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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
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