Big Ten lunchtime links
February, 29, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Hope Leap Day William visits today and trades candy for your tears.
- Pat Harty wonders if new Iowa playcaller Greg Davis is ready for a change in talent level from his days at Texas. DJK was released from his arena football team.
- Denard Robinson is growing as a leader, Al Borges says. Junior Hemingway thinks Michigan will beat Alabama in the 2012 opener. Mike Martin is happy with his showing at the NFL combine.
- Bo Pelini says he's in no rush to fill the coaching vacancy on his staff, even if that means he won't have a dedicated secondary coach for the start of spring practice March 10. Alfonzo Dennard made his case -- a solid, if not spectacular one -- at the NFL combine.
- Ohio State got a commitment from top-rated in-state offensive lineman and ESPNU 150 prospect Evan Lisle.
- Penn State dismissed redshirt freshman defensive end Shawn Oakman without much explanation. New Nittany Lions quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher says he's confident the program can attract elite signal-callers to State College.
- A fullback prospect talks about his visit to Purdue.
- It's a promising sign that Thomas Hammock didn't become the latest assistant to leave Wisconsin.
- NBCSports.com looks at some Big Ten spring storylines.
- If you didn't read Adam's piece about the lack of diversity among Big Ten head coaches, you should.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State