Big Ten lunch links
June, 19, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Division I conference commissioners meet today and Wednesday in Chicago. Colleague Mark Schlabach and I will be on hand, so be sure and check the blog and the college football home page for coverage.
- Speaking of Mr. Cub Schlabach, he reports that college football's future postseason model is taking shape. The power conferences could get the biggest slices of the playoff revenue pie.
- NCAA rules compliance is a big part of Urban Meyer's contract at Ohio State. Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith talks playoff and other topics.
- Purdue's Kawann Short has molded himself into a bona fide NFL prospect. Quarterback Rob Henry could see time at several spots for the Boilers this fall.
- The Jerry Sandusky trial hasn't hurt Penn State's football recruiting efforts. New coach Bill O'Brien has shined a positive light on the Lions. Stewart Mandel writes that the Sandusky trial has exposed Penn State's failure of leadership.
- The Norwood Teague era is under way at Minnesota. More on Teague's first day on the job as Gophers athletic director.
- Indiana will have a tough time making big strides on defense this fall. Hoosiers hoops coach Tom Crean goes to bat for football coach Kevin Wilson.
- Nebraska tries to continue its recent recruiting momentum. The Huskers' tradition lured prospect Nate Gerry to Lincoln.
- Michigan State will be challenged right away this season. Mark Hollis' new contract puts him fourth in salary among Big Ten athletic directors. Hollis sees bigger things ahead for MSU.
- The timing is right for Wisconsin to make another trip to Pasadena.
- In case you missed it, check out Michael Rothstein's piece on the "Hokeification" of Michigan football.
- After dealing with a heart ailment in 2011, Iowa fullback Brad Rogers is healthy and ready to go.
- Illinois is scouting two prep cornerbacks from Georgia.
- It's all about the running backs in the Big Ten this season.
- Stanford transfer Quinn Evans could give Northwestern some veteran leadership in the secondary.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
8:18 1st Qtr Nebraska 10 24 USC 7 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 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
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