Big Ten lunchtime links
August, 3, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Welcome back to the practice field, Iowa and Ohio State.
- Ryan Nowicki says his transfer from Penn State to Illinois "wasn't all about the scandal." Bob Asmussen takes a closer look at Illini offensive lineman Ted Karras, who has a famous father.
- Indiana's season ticket sales are at a 20-year high but still only represent half of Memorial Stadium's seats (subscription required). Suspensions got the Hoosiers off to a shaky start this month, but they still hope for better things.
- The Twitter ban remains in place for Iowa players. Fullback Brad Rogers is tied atop the new Hawkeyes two-deep at tailback.
- Michigan hasn't yet earned its elite status, Pat Caputo writes. The Wolverines might play some true freshmen on the offensive line, whether they want to or not.
- Freshman receiver Aaron Burbridge should be eligible and is expected to make a difference at Michigan State fall practice. MSU president Lou Anna Simon is the new NCAA executive committee chair.
- Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper plans to honor fallen friend and former teammate Gary Tinsley by playing hard all the time. The Gophers are sorting through their options at wide receiver.
- Here are five storylines to follow during Nebraska's preseason practices. And some under-the-radar names to keep an eye on during Huskers fall camp.
- Urban Meyer is promising a hard, physical fall practice session for Ohio State, beginning today. Meyer is still looking for a Percy Harvin type with these Buckeyes, and Matt Hinton says very few players like that exist.
- One of Pennsylvania's top recruits has taken Penn State off his list. President Obama supports the penalties against the Nittany Lions.
- Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush enters preseason practice with a lot of confidence.
- A preview of Wisconsin's defensive line, and the importance David Gilbert plays on it. A Michigan quarterback committed to the Badgers.
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