Big Ten lunchtime links
June, 24, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
You know what they say about Detroit: It's all fun and games until they shoot you in the face.
- A letter-writing campaign helped Tim Beckman convince Wes Lunt to come to Illinois.
- Kevin Wilson wants fans to come to Indiana games -- and to stay in the stands (subscription required).
- Iowa's weekend included a commitment from a New Jersey linebacker and an in-state offensive lineman.
- Catching up with seven of Michigan's new freshmen. Lawrence Marshall is savoring his commitment to the Wolverines.
- Michigan State landed a pair of recruits on Friday. Mark Dantonio is trying to help groom Pat Narduzzi to be a head coach.
- USA Today ranks Minnesota No. 77.
- Nebraska is being cautious with evaluating an in-state star who's being courted by Stanford. Eric Crouch is ready for a new career: broadcaster.
- What's going on with Northwestern receiver Kyle Prater?
- Ohio State got a commitment from a speedy wide receiver. The Buckeyes got a taste of life after football at a job fair.
- How Zach Zwinak emerged as a force for Penn State. Bill O'Brien is handling some huge tasks. Answering six questions about O'Brien's new contract.
- Pundits believe in Darrell Hazell, but not so much his 2013 Boilermakers. Purdue receivers coach Kevin Sherman could be a future head coach.
- Gary Andersen talks about his transition from Utah State to Wisconsin. Austin Kafentzis's commitment is a big deal for the Badgers.
- Sam McKewon ranks a mediocre slate of Big Ten nonconference games.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
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