Big Ten lunchtime links
June, 22, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
It's about damn time.
- The concept of a selection committee was the key compromise that led to a consensus on a four-team playoff, Stewart Mandel writes.
- Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman, who'll represent the Big Ten in the BCS presidential oversight committee meetings next weeek, said he was "disappointed" in the four-team playoff proposal.
- Illinois picked up an athlete who likely will be looked at as a defensive back on the recruiting trail.
- Terry Hoeppner remains a figure of inspiration for Indiana (subscription required).
- Iowa picked up a receiver from St. Louis, which worked out pretty well with Marvin McNutt.
- The Big House will get a new paint job -- for a mere $6 million.
- Michigan State will give incoming freshman Tyler O'Connor a look in training camp, but hopes not to use him this year. Mark Dantonio talks about the Spartans' staff stability.
- Former Penn State player and new PSU trustee Adam Taliaferro talks about the firing of Joe Paterno and other issues. Coach K defends his stance on Paterno's dismissal.
- Purdue signed a junior-college linebacker. New Hall of Famer Otis Armstrong is living a dream.
- Urban Meyer is excited about the way things are going in Columbus.
- A look at Indianapolis' chances of hosting a national championship game.
- Eric Joraskie talks about his commitment to Northwestern.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Western Kentucky Illinois 12:00 PM ET McNeese State 19 Nebraska 12:00 PM ET Akron Penn State 12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Purdue 12:00 PM ET Howard Rutgers 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois 18 Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET Northern Illinois Northwestern 3:30 PM ET Middle Tennessee Minnesota 3:30 PM ET Ball State Iowa 3:30 PM ET Maryland South Florida 6:30 PM ET 7 Michigan State 3 Oregon 7:30 PM ET Michigan 16 Notre Dame 8:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 8 Ohio State