Big Ten lunchtime links
June, 11, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Well, I'm the president of the Howdy Doody Circus Army!
- After a tough first year, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas still has a lot on his to-do list. Namely, winning.
- Pat Harty ponders the disciplinary decision Kirk Ferentz faces over Greg Garmon.
- Brady Hoke wants to guard against a sophomore slump for Michigan. The Wolverines' Women's Football Academy raised a bunch of money for cancer research.
- Lawrence Thomas is plenty talented; now, Michigan State just has to figure out where to play him. Le'Veon Bell has established himself as the Spartans' clear No. 1 back.
- A local center committed to play at Northwestern.
- Brian Bobek, who was beaten out at center by Corey Linsley, plans to transfer from Ohio State. Some high school linemen are eager to get an audition with Urban Meyer. Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort are hardly alone among sports' "whiz" kids.
- An advantageous schedule is one reason David Jones says Penn State can win the Leaders Division title. Matt McGloin aims for a productive summer after being named the Nittany Lions' starting QB.
- Indiana AD Fred Glass talks about the state of the football program and other issues in this Q&A.
- Tom Osborne reflects on Nebraska's first year in the Big Ten. Former Huskers defensive coordinator Craig Bohl has authored a successful second act.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
9:00 PM ET 14 Wisconsin 13 LSU 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 Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38