Big Ten lunch links
May, 10, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Is it late August yet?
- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says a poor season in 2012 led to no night games in 2013. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta talks FCS games (or a lack thereof) on "College Football Live." The Hawkeyes face a tough road back to a bowl game this fall.
- Former Georgia Tech receiver Jeff Greene will walk on at Ohio State and have two years of eligibility left. CB Bradley Roby is projected to be the first Buckeye off the board in next year's draft.
- Five Penn State football questions to ponder as the team goes on summer break. Penn State hopes to finalize its 2014 opener in Ireland in the next two weeks. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA is hurting Penn State.
- Tom Dienhart lists his Big Ten post-spring power rankings.
- Former Arkansas QB Brandon Mitchell is considering a transfer to Michigan.
- Former Minnesota QB Max Shortell transfers to FCS Jacksonville State. Minnesota will earn up to $3 million per season from the NFL's Vikings when they play at TCF Bank Stadium.
- Purdue defensive coordinator Greg Hudson weighs in after spring practice (subscription required). Boilers young WR B.J. Knauf hopes to make a big impact this fall.
- Nebraska recruit Jason Hall has enough speed to succeed, according to his high school coach. The Huskers' five most important seniors for 2013.
- Michigan State is looking for linebackers on the recruiting trail. The Spartans are closing in on tight end recruit Matt Sokol.
- Former Northwestern DT Brian Arnfelt pushes himself to make it at the next level. Northwestern's strong recruiting push continues with RB Auston Anderson.
- Wisconsin S Dezmen Southward and WR Kenzel Doe get the surprise green light to compete for the school's track team. Wisconsin has one of the top 10 unsettled quarterback competitions coming out of the spring.