Big Ten lunchtime links
August, 5, 2011
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Lunch links are served:
- News and notes from Illinois' first practice.
- Indiana cornerback Andre Kates will transfer out of the program (subscription required).
- Marvin McNutt almost left Iowa a couple of times, but now he's going to leave with a degree and quite possibly some school records.
- Kirk Herbstreit had nice things to say about Brady Hoke.
- The Big Ten Network has been a boon to Michigan State and everybody else; the Spartans have balanced their budgets three straight years after some tough times.
- Jerry Kill is taking on the Minnesota rebuilding job head-on and cautions that there will be no quick fixes for the Gophers. MarQueis Gray has come a long way at quarterback.
- The nine-game Big Ten schedule will change the way Nebraska arranges its nonconference slate. A pair of junior college teammates have made it to the Cornhuskers after a circuitous route.
- Dan Persa's Heisman campaign got help from a company in Columbus.
- Ohio State still has a Tressel in a key coaching role. The Buckeyes freshmen had to give back their JT bracelets in support of Jim Tressel.
- Kevin Newsome's transfer from Penn State is a non-factor, Matthew Boyles writes. Mike Hull is moving into the mix at outside linebacker for the Lions.
- Purdue says its new uniforms give it a new identity.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
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
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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