Big Ten lunch links
January, 3, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Don't forget: Big Ten chat starts right now!
- The NFL chatter about Bill O'Brien continues. Penn State needs O'Brien to keep building the foundation.
- Some views on Pennsylvania's lawsuit against the NCAA here and here and here and here.
- Dirk Chatelain nails it in this column about Nebraska's lack of a true identity under Bo Pelini. New Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst has no plans to fix what isn't broken. The Blackshirts are looking for answers.
- Denard Robinson is gone, and Michigan's offense enters 2013 with plenty of question marks. Brady Hoke doesn't blame Michigan's breakdowns in the secondary on J.T. Floyd's suspension.
- Michigan State will be losing its top two offensive players to the NFL (RB Le'Veon Bell and TE Dion Sims). The Spartans still have a favorable schedule that elevates expectations in 2013.
- Tom Fornelli writes that the Big Ten fell on its face again in the bowls.
- Urban Meyer continues to stump for his former star, Tim Tebow, in the NFL.
- Despite a third straight Rose Bowl loss, Wisconsin has high expectations for 2013.
- Northwestern wins with speed and puts to rest a silly narrative. The Wildcats return home as bowl champs.
- Purdue's returning players use the bowl blowout as motivation.
- Indiana is eying another recruit from Indianapolis' Lawrence Central High School.
- Three Iowa players will compete in the East-West Shrine Game.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
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
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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