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
Final Penn State 26 UCF 24 Final Youngstown State 17 Illinois 28 Final Indiana State 10 Indiana 28 Final Northern Iowa 23 Iowa 31 Final Appalachian State 14 Michigan 52 Final 5 Ohio State 34 Navy 17 Final Western Michigan 34 Purdue 43 Final Florida Atlantic 7 22 Nebraska 55 Final California 31 Northwestern 24 Final James Madison 7 Maryland 52 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28
Final Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38