Big Ten lunch links
July, 26, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
If you're yearning for even more Big Ten media days coverage and the like, here ya go ...
- Some good media days primers here and here and here and here and here.
- It was a wild Wednesday for Penn State coach Bill O'Brien before Big Ten media days.
- Minnesota's MarQueis Gray grew as both a passer and a person this offseason, Marcus Fuller writes. Recruit Keelon Brookins drops Minnesota for Wisconsin.
- Bret Bielema's juggling act results in a creative 2013 schedule for Wisconsin.
- Several Penn State players have contacted Illinois about joining the Illini.
- Iowa also is among the teams expressing interest in Penn State's players.
- Michigan State picks up its 11th verbal commit for the 2013 class. Some key questions facing the Spartans at B1G media days.
- Thanks to a new dietician, the Ohio State Buckeyes are becoming health nuts, Bill Rabinowitz writes. Former Buckeyes running back Jaamal Berry lands at Murray State.
- Coach Pat Fitzgerald expects to have a "hungry" Northwestern team in 2012.
- Penn State players have opportunity, not oppression, ahead of them, George Diaz writes. Each Lions player must choose his own path, Andy Staples writes. A group of Lions players deserves praise for its loyalty, Gregg Doyel writes. Pat Harty is glad Penn State players don't have to deal with scrutiny in Chicago.
- Purdue's Danny Hope seeks pay raises for his assistants. Three quarterbacks isn't a crowd for the Boilers.
- Recruit Ross Douglas, who recently switched his pledge from Penn State to Michigan, knows he'll face competition with the Wolverines.
- Nebraska appears to be more in the backdrop at Big Ten media days, Brian Christopherson writes.
- Penn State's trustees are moving forward despite some anger about the way sanctions were accepted. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier lands a job with -- get this -- the federal government.
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