Big Ten lunchtime links
June, 27, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Last links as a free man.
- June 26, 2012. A day that will live in college football history. Here's coverage of the playoff announcement here, here, here, here and here.
- One guy who wasn't too excited about the playoff announcement: Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman. Tom Shatel says Nebraska fans shouldn't be embarrassed by Perlman's anti-playoff stance.
- Purdue coach Danny Hope wanted a plus-one system.
- Illinois picked up its 14th commitment by landing an Ohio defensive end.
- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is fine with a playoff system as long as there are still bowls.
- A two-sport star in the Class of 2014 will choose between Michigan and Michigan State.
- An athlete who will probably play defense committed to Ohio State.
- Michigan State recruit Dylan Chmura hopes to become known for much more than his famous father.
- Class of 2013 recruits plan to restore Penn State's pride.
- The Patriot News previews Wisconsin's season. A history of versatility should help the Badgers withstand changes on the O-line this year.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38
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 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28