Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 25, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
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- Thousands flocked to the viewing for Joe Paterno at Penn State. Bill O'Brien moved into his Penn State office and is hoping the program can move on. A Q&A with O'Brien. Recruit Akeel Lynch should bring maturity to the Nittany Lions.
- Developing a quarterback is the No. 1 job for new Wisconsin offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Wisconsin released a report alleging sexual misconduct by an associate athletic director during a Rose Bowl party.
- Nebraska picked up an offensive lineman and remains in the mix for some other prospects as signing day approaches. There's no rest for Marcel Jones as he prepares for the NFL draft.
- Indiana picked up a Florida slot receiver who at one time had scholarship offers from lots of big-name schools (subscription required).
- Michigan is hoping to land star cornerback and former Penn State commit Armani Reeves. Mike Martin drew some praise for his Senior Bowl practice performance, including a shoving match with Ohio State's Mike Brewster.
- Michigan State unveiled new proposed scoreboards for Spartan Stadium, which could be approved Friday.
- The city of Minneapolis is no longer a strong pipeline of college football talent for the Gophers.
- Ohio State's Mike Adams brings big dreams to the Senior Bowl.
- This Senior Bowl notebook has some nice things to say about Iowa's Marvin McNutt.
- Athlon has five Big Ten teams in its early 2012 Top 25.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Iowa Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan 11 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois Northwestern 12:00 PM ET Southern Illinois Purdue 12:00 PM ET Bowling Green 19 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET Maryland Syracuse 3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State 4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota 4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska