Big Ten lunchtime links: Buckeyes need clear identity
October, 10, 2008
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Happy Friday to all. Time to brush up on your Big Ten reading.
- Penn State has turned the page on a troublesome offseason, but the dismissals of defensive tackles Chris Baker and Phil Taylor could still catch up to the Lions, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News.
- Ohio State's ability to adjust has paid off in recent weeks, but the Buckeyes are still searching for a definitive identity, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine's weekly inside-the-numbers blog looks at the media's misperception of Northwestern and Curtis Painter's struggles against ranked opponents.
- Is that Greg Oden playing tight end for Michigan? Promising Wolverines freshman Kevin Koger looks the part, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Limiting turnovers is priority No. 1 for Iowa after three consecutive close losses, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Attendance is usually a concern at Northwestern, which hopes for a strong turnout against Michigan State (ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ET). Enterprising athletic director Jim Phillips could drop ticket prices in the future to fill up Ryan Field, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
1:43 3rd Qtr Miami (FL) 14 South Carolina 17 1:14 2nd Qtr Boston College 7 Penn State 7 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31
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
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