Big Ten lunchtime links
June, 8, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
So I guess I Won't Have Another.
- The Sporting News' Matt Hayes has a moving story on Bill O'Brien and how his special-needs son, Jack, keeps things in perspective. O'Brien has a hidden summer advantage, Mike Poorman writes.
- BTN's Tom Dienhart ranks the league's linebackers, putting Michigan State on top. Offensive line is a priority in recruiting for the Spartans.
- A closer look at Iowa tight end Zach Derby. Here's more on the marijuana charges against Hawkeyes freshman-to-be running back Greg Garmon.
- Police give details on the arrests and the chase of Ohio State players Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort. Work is under way on the new scoreboard at the Shoe.
- Matt Davison's 69-yard trick play score for Nebraska against Northwestern is recalled.
- Former Michigan star LaMarr Woodley remembers what it was like to face hardship, so he continues to offer free football camps for kids. The Wolverines are in the mix for a top Tennessee running back. Brady Hoke is determined to keep Ohio State the main focus.
- Minnesota is getting used to morning starts for its home games.
- Nick Toon is impressing the New Orleans Saints.
- The Big Ten has a better media deal than the SEC if not a better product, says an SEC-based writer.
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