Big Ten lunch links
July, 11, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Happy hump day to all.
- Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde writes that the NCAA should stay away from the Penn State mess. Joe Paterno's family denies claims that the former coach participated in a cover-up. Don Van Natta Jr. writes that the school's trustees are bracing for the release of the Freeh report.
- Despite their suspensions, Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort remain starters on Ohio State's latest depth chart. Eleven Warriors checks in with Phil Steele about Ohio State and other Big Ten topics.
- An early look at Michigan State's big opener against Boise State. Pat Narduzzi bases the Spartans' defense off of what he saw at Miami back in the Canes' glory years.
- Penn State recruit Ross Douglas competed with the best at The Opening.
- Danny Hope thinks Purdue has a lot of momentum on its side.
- The Annarbor.com guys debate whether Michigan can sustain its offensive production. Wolverines recruits show their stuff at The Opening.
- Jon Nyatawa looks at Nebraska's next priorities in recruiting after landing a commit from QB Johnny Stanton. Matt Hinton wonder whether Taylor Martinez can turn around his declining passing numbers. Former Husker Keith Neubert will host a competitive antiquing show on the History Channel.
- Paul Myerberg has an extensive and thorough preview of Northwestern in 2011.
- Indiana is making gradual progress in Kevin Wilson's second year.
- A good Q&A with Wisconsin offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
- Several Big Ten players appear on Athlon's preseason All-America teams. Athlon also ranks the best and worst coaching hires from the offseason.
- Iowa's final recruit in the 2010 class is working out pretty well.
- The big beer vote takes place today in Minnesota regarding Gopher games.
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