Big Ten lunch links
June, 21, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs. Are you kidding me? Playoffs?
- Yes, indeed. Check our ESPN.com's coverage here and here and here and here.
- More good takes on the playoff endorsement Wednesday here and here and here and here and here.
- Penn State reportedly parts ways with wide receiver Devon Smith. Jerry Sandusky won't testify in his trial, which could be a risky move, Dan Wetzel writes.
- Despite high hopes for 2012, Michigan State still has some areas to address this summer. Michigan State secures a recruit from the Buckeye State. The Spartans are big believers in incoming recruit Aaron Burbridge.
- Michigan, meanwhile, secures its 22nd (!) commitment for 2013, and it's only June 21. A look at Michigan's moments to remember from the 2011 season.
- Iowa players get a full dose from new offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Hawkeyes coaches are impressed with under-the-radar recruit Ike Boettger.
- Northwestern adds its eighth commitment for the 2013 class (subscription required).
- Nebraska is eying another quarterback for the 2013 class. Nebraska adds a new compliance director.
- Former Illinois player Keith Jackson has some interesting ideas about preventing head and neck trauma.
- Some Ohio State players will take part in a sports medicine research project. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is getting back to his baseball roots.
- Purdue's new president is a very big name. Former Boilers star Ryan Kerrigan is funding a football scholarship through his clothing line.
- Wisconsin football posts some strong academic numbers.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
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