Big Ten lunchtime links
March, 20, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Back from Texas and returning to the land of linkin' ...
- The east could be a beast in the new Big Ten division setup. The Big Ten is intent on protecting the Indiana-Purdue rivalry.
- The new division alignment would be a boon to Wisconsin.
- Breaking down the Iowa quarterback battle this spring.
- Devin Gardner has found his calling as Michigan's quarterback. Taylor Lewan has no regrets about staying, even if old ladies at supermarkets call him an idiot for turning down the NFL.
- TyQuan Hammock was arrested on DUI and weapons charges right after he decided to leave Michigan State. Mark Dantonio has told his underclassmen, "You will be the ones."
- Minnesota somehow lost money on its first year of alcohol sales at football games, despite charging $7 for beers.
- Jake Cotton is polishing his game at left guard for Nebraska.
- Aggressiveness is key for Northwestern linebacker Joseph Jones.
- Ohio State didn't earn glowing reviews for its Tuesday practice effort. Jordan Hall is eager to be healthy and lined up as the Buckeyes' hybrid back this fall.
- Tyler Ferguson's game experience, albeit in junior college, should help him in Penn State's quarterback battle. Matt McGloin was honored by the Pennsylvania legislature.
- The energy level was high during Purdue's first spring practice session.
- Athlon chooses five Big Ten players to watch this spring.
- Maryland coach Randy Edsall is excited about the move to the Big Ten.
- Indiana resumed practice after taking time off for spring break.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
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