Big Ten lunch links
July, 9, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Catching you up on what you missed this weekend ...
- For all coverage of The Opening and all the Big Ten prospects in attendance, check out ESPN Recruiting.
- Former Ohio State commit Alex Anzalone makes a pledge to Notre Dame ahead of Penn State and Florida .
- A new book details the full story on Michigan State's path to Big Ten admission and the opposition to it from Michigan.
- Nebraska's defense will need to perform much better against dual-threat quarterbacks in 2012, Sam McKewon writes. At Nebraska, empty seats can quickly put a coach on the hot seat, Steve Sipple writes.
- Defensive back Josh Jones has big plans for himself after committing to Illinois.
- Former Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock is actually relieved to take a break from the coaching grind.
- Bob Asmussen weighs in on the top five offensive and defensive players in the Big Ten this year.
- Michigan quarterback recruit Shane Morris impersonates Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. Another Wolverines commit, David Dawson, reaffirms his pledge to the Maize and Blue.
- A great piece from David Jones on why Penn Staters still can love Penn State despite the scandal. Some summertime notes on Penn State.
- Although Wisconsin recruit Darius Latham still can play a little basketball, he knows his future is on the gridiron in Madison.
- Colleague Don Van Natta Jr. reports that sources say the Freeh report will be tough on Joe Paterno. The upcoming report puts Penn State's trustees at a crossroads.
- Former Minnesota star lineman John Williams passes away.
- Which Iowa game do Hawkeyes fans look forward to the most this season? Hawkeyes recruit Greg Garmon is ready for the next step.
- Indiana picks up its third verbal commit for the 2013 class.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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
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