Big Ten lunch links
September, 6, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
That's a remarkably idiotic thing that you just said, but you know, the fact that you're wearing glasses, I perceive it as a little less idiotic than I normally would.
- As realignment rumors swirl again, the Big Ten is better off not getting bigger, Greg Billing writes in the Dayton Daily News. Not a Big Ten realignment link, but the Pac-12's outlook is very similar to the Big Ten's.
- Expect Penn State to play two quarterbacks again against Bama, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. JoePa should go with Matt McGloin under center, Rich Scarcella writes in the Reading Eagle.
- Wisconsin could see a mirror image on offense against Oregon State.
- More Cy-Hawk Trophy fun arrives this week.
- Indiana fans had better leave early for Saturday night's game.
- Nebraska is hoping to smooth out its option attack. The Huskers' offensive line isn't happy with its play.
- Youth is served on Ohio State's offensive line. Like his former player Terrelle Pryor, Jim Tressel will sit out the first part of the NFL season.
- Northwestern QB Kain Colter is sore but should be fine for Week 2, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald. Dan Persa is still helping Northwestern despite not being on the field, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Brady Hoke says Michigan's offense still must be tested. The lightning strikes near Michigan Stadium on Saturday bailed out Vegas oddsmakers. Notre Dame should start QB Tommy Rees at the Big House, Neil Hayes writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Three Michigan State/Big Ten questions from the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode. Spartans LB Max Bullough impresses in his first start.
- Illinois freshman LB Houston Bates makes an impact right away, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
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