Big Ten lunch links
November, 13, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
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- It hasn't always been a smooth road for Ray Small, but the Ohio State wide receiver/punt returner has made it to Senior Day, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- The pseudo Big Ten championship is the game of the week, SI.com's Cory McCartney writes.
- Ricky Stanzi is sidelined, but don't count out Iowa against Ohio State, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Iowa's last victory at Ohio State was bittersweet, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Quarterback Denard Robinson might see more action for Michigan at Wisconsin on Saturday, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Illinois quarterback Jacob Charest can't keep a low profile any longer, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Northwestern backup quarterback Dan Persa (hand) is ready to play at Illinois, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Offensive tackle could be Penn State's biggest concern in 2010, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- Wisconsin defenders O'Brien Schofield and Chris Maragos feel they're leaving the program in good hands, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- A bowl berth could be at stage Saturday as Michigan State and Purdue meet at Ross-Ade Stadium, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Iowa Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan 11 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois Northwestern 12:00 PM ET Southern Illinois Purdue 12:00 PM ET Bowling Green 19 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET Maryland Syracuse 3:30 PM ET Utah Michigan 3:30 PM ET Rutgers Navy 4:00 PM ET Massachusetts Penn State 4:00 PM ET San Jose State Minnesota 4:00 PM ET Texas State Illinois 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 8:00 PM ET Miami (FL) 24 Nebraska