Big Ten lunch links
April, 30, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Spring, is that really you? Nah, just teasin'.
- An excellent statistical breakdown of the new Big Ten divisions. The Big Ten is gradually phasing out games against FCS teams. BTN's Gerry DiNardo isn't a huge fan of the new division setup. Tom Dienhart weighs in on the new divisions.
- November night games could work well in the Big Ten, Tom Shatel writes.
- Check out the new College Football Playoff logo.
- Surprise, surprise, LSU's athletic director would rather play Wisconsin at a "neutral" site in Texas than Lambeau Field. Gary Andersen's first Big Ten road test as Wisconsin's coach comes in prime time against his friend and former boss Urban Meyer.
- Ohio State will host two night games in a season for the first time in team history. The Buckeyes trip to Northwestern has become more than a trap game.
- It's a challenging time for former Penn State QB Steven Bench and his family as Bench looks for a new home. Another former Lions QB, Matt McGloin, is expected to sign a free-agent deal today. Michael Mauti talks about heading to the Minnesota Vikings.
- Nebraska's low NFL draft total stems from development issues, Sam McKewon writes. Huskers DT Baker Steinkuhler received an invitation to Houston Texans' minicamp.
- Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke is working hard on future football schedules. The Boilers are excited to welcome Notre Dame to "The Furnace" this fall.
- The West division is a good spot for Minnesota. An update on the Gophers' NFL free-agent signings.
- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is still apprehensive about the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines snagged one Paramus (N.J.) Catholic recruit and hope to add another.
- Northwestern hopes to add a second home night game (Syracuse) this season. Wildcats recruit Godwin Igwebuike hits the stage (the theater, that is).
- Pat Harty plays point/counterpoint with Iowa coming out of the spring game.
- Kevin Wilson and other Indiana coaches hit the road for a Tailgate Tour.