Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 30, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
It's officially Super Bowl week. Consider this the Super Bowl of lunch links:
- A look back at where the members of Illinois' star-studded class of 2007 are now. A linebacker switched his pledge from Western Michigan to the Illini.
- Iowa is pursuing a junior-college running back. Future Hawkeyes running back Greg Garmon has beaten cancer.
- Getting an early start was the key to Michigan's 2012 class, and most prospects came on board before they saw the Wolverines' 11-2 season. Mike Martin has impressed the NFL scouts so far.
- Michigan State landed a four-star receiver and a running back over the weekend. A look at some recruiting battle lines between the Spartans and Wolverines for the state's top players.
- A speedy wide receiver is part of what looks like a talented group of walk-ons ready to join Nebraska. The Huskers are filling their needs at linebacker in this class. Could Michael Rose be the next great Nebraska linebacker?
- Northwestern is working on trying to get USC transfer Kyle Prater eligible for 2012.
- Doug Lesmerises breaks down the Ohio State roster and how the incoming recruits will fit in. And now add Armani Reeves to the mix.
- New Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien's offense defies easy labels. Expect the Nittany Lions to recruit Maryland heavily under O'Brien. PSU picked up a defensive end recruit. Will quarterback recruit Skyler Mornhinweg stay on board?
- Wisconsin's recruiting class isn't impressing the so-called experts after a hot start fizzled. A Badgers linebacker recruit has a reputation as a hard worker.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38
Final Penn State 26 UCF 24 Final Youngstown State 17 Illinois 28 Final Indiana State 10 Indiana 28 Final Northern Iowa 23 Iowa 31 Final Appalachian State 14 Michigan 52 Final 5 Ohio State 34 Navy 17 Final Western Michigan 34 Purdue 43 Final Florida Atlantic 7 22 Nebraska 55 Final California 31 Northwestern 24 Final James Madison 7 Maryland 52 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28