Big Ten lunchtime links
July, 16, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
I can foresee a lot of possible outcomes to this thing, and not a single one of them involves "Miller Time."
- The Paterno family plans its own review of the Freeh Group's findings. Bill O'Brien has been "a rock" for the current Penn State players. The Nittany Lions deserve NCAA sanctions, Phil Sheridan writes.
- Media members got an inside look at officiating policies during a summit put on by the Big Ten and two other leagues.
- The dissolution of the Big Ten-Pac 12 alliance won't change Michigan's future scheduling plans. Big Ten scheduling is at Ground Zero, Jim Delany tells the Chicago Tribune.
- Illinois commit Bryce Douglas is following in his father's footsteps and living out his Illini dream.
- The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the University of Iowa does not have to turn over records related to a 2007 sexual assault investigation involving football players. Dominic Alvis will be a key player on the Hawkeyes' defensive line.
- Minnesota AD Norwood Teague answers some questions after his first month on the job.
- An early preview of Michigan State's Big Ten opener against Ohio State.
- The Penn State scandal should serve as a warning sign for mentoring programs, such as the one founded by the Osborne family, Lee Barfknecht writes. Former Husker Ricky Simmons has gotten his life back on track after some tough times.
- Purdue hired a new director of player personnel who will oversee the team's recruiting efforts.
- Wisconsin strength coach Ben Herbert talks about the team moving into a new weight room. Badgers coaches earned more than $1 million in bonuses last year.
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