Big Ten lunchtime links
March, 11, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
I think the ball is still bouncing on the rim in Ann Arbor. Bring on the Madness.
- Nebraska's defense is young in most places, but the cornerback spot is rich with experience. Spring is a time of urgency for the defensive line. Tom Osborne was honored.
- Pat Fitzgerald said he wasn't ready to be Northwestern coach his first few years on the job and that "“I'd still much rather be the linebackers coach." But he's ready now.
- Ohio State lost a lot on defense but has the talent to overcome those departures. Could Jim Heacock return to the Buckeyes' program?
- What to expect at Penn State's pro day today. Examining the Nittany Lions' quarterback outlook this spring. Bill O'Brien returned to his home turf over the weekend.
- Iowa legends agree: playing quarterback for the Hawkeyes is no easy task. Herky billboards popped up in Minneapolis.
- Kyle Meinke previews Michigan's spring practice. The man who took the famous Heisman pose picture of Desmond Howard is suing a bunch of people over copyright infringement, including Howard.
- Former Michigan State All-American George Saimes passed away.
- A closer look at Minnesota receiver Isaac Fruechte.
- Spring battles to watch at Purdue.
- Wisconsin players are responding well to Gary Andersen. The Badgers looked organized in their first spring practice.
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
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
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