Big Ten lunchtime links
May, 6, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies: a story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie.
- Ohio State AD Gene Smith talks about Urban Meyer and other issues in this wide-ranging Q&A. Meyer is casting a wide net for quarterback recruits.
- Reasons why UCF-Penn State in Ireland might happen. Division realignment should help the Nittany Lions.
- Michigan AD Dave Brandon says Big Ten expansion is on hold for now. Devin Gardner graduated and then went to work studying how to be a better quarterback.
- Wisconsin picked up a junior-college cornerback who could step in and contribute this fall. One prediction has the Badgers going 10-2 this year.
- Former Iowa stars paid a physical price in the NFL. Is linebacker James Morris a future politician? Picking the top 10 Hawkeyes under Kirk Ferentz.
- Four talking points for Michigan State fans. What was the Spartans' offense hiding in the spring game?
- A spring game collision said a lot about a couple of Minnesota players.
- Nebraska is going through a military-style training program for a second straight year. The Huskers' top receiving target is gaining a higher profile.
- Ryan Kerrigan's success has added to Purdue's NFL "Den."
- Northwestern's offensive line recruiting has provided depth.
- A Q&A on Illinois football.
- Indiana's Adam Replogle earned an academic honor.
- The BTN guys debate the most interesting quarterback position in the league. Big Ten football coaches should look to their basketball colleagues for advice, Tom Oates writes.
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