Big Ten lunch links
June, 29, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Happy Friday to all.
- A good piece by Teddy Greenstein on the evolution of a playoff and the Big Ten's role in it.
- Bob Flounders weighs in on Penn State's recruiting efforts and Bill O'Brien's sense of urgency in August. Mike Poorman looks at what O'Brien is up against as the newest head coach in the Big Ten.
- Another Replogle will play Big Ten football, but unlike his three older brothers, Jake Replogle is headed to Purdue, not Indiana. More on Replogle's college decision.
- Despite rumblings from Pac-12 country, Iowa's athletic director says the Big Ten-Pac-12 partnership remains on track. Speaking of AD Gary Barta, he'd serve on football's selection committee if asked.
- Brady Hoke is excited about Michigan opening the 2015 season on a Thursday night. John U. Bacon on a Michigan great from the Greatest Generation.
- The Big Ten's nonconference schedules are top heavy with Michigan's and Michigan State's, Matt Hayes writes.
- Decorated quarterback recruit Johnny Stanton made his second visit to Nebraska this week. A look back at Steve Taylor's air show for Nebraska against UCLA in 1987.
- Former Ohio State coaches John Cooper and Earle Bruce react to college football's new playoff.
- Mgoblog previews Northwestern in 2012. Mike Huguenin wonders if Northwestern has plateaued.
- Norwood Teague's chief task as Minnesota's AD is growing the budget.
- Tom Dienhart checks in with Illinois offensive coordinator Billy Gonzales. Illinois receiver Jordan Frysinger has left the program.
- Wisconsin boasts the nation's best running back tandem in Montee Ball and James White.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
5:42 1st Qtr South Alabama 6 Bowling Green 14 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
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