Big Ten lunchtime links
April, 13, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Last day in Michigan. Informative trip, and friendly hosts in Ann Arbor and East Lansing.
- Minnesota will set football aside this weekend to attend Gary Tinsley's funeral.
- Iowa could blitz more and use safety help to assist a young defensive line this season.
- Junior college transfers are bolstering Indiana. The Hoosiers still have a lot of questions (subscription required).
- Tim Beckman likes to put meals on the line and hopes his first Illinois team is hungry to win. The Illini will keep things vanilla for their televised spring game after practicing behind closed doors.
- Brady Hoke likes Michigan's physical play this spring.
- Jeremy Langford is getting a look at receiver for Michigan State and likes the move.
- Junior college transfer Mohammed Seisay is making his presence known at cornerback for Nebraska.
- Ohio State students can get a look at the Buckeyes on Saturday.
- Kawann Short is looking for a dominant senior season for Purdue.
- Bill O'Brien is known for offense, but he's tweaking the defense at Penn State, too.
- Joe Brennan and Joel Stave are battling for the Wisconsin quarterback job now and plan to compete for it once Danny O'Brien arrives. Cornerback Devin Smith is back at practice after an injury-filled season.
- Northwestern looks forward to holding a productive spring game.
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