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
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
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