Big Ten lunch links
August, 1, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
August is here. That means preseason camps and the start of the 2013 season. Who's excited?
Onto the links ...
Onto the links ...
- Ohio State's Carlos Hyde got off easy with a three-game suspension, Rob Oller writes. Can Ohio State be Alabama good? A good look at Urban Meyer's day on the ESPN campus. The best-case and worst-case scenarios for Ohio State in 2013.
- A study by Emory University ranks Big Ten football fan bases based on overall brand equity.
- The liberal transfer policy that the NCAA imposed on Penn State expires today. It has been a quiet summer for the Penn State program. Some high praise for Lions DT DaQuan Jones from NFL.com.
- Taylor Lewan has high praise for Michigan's other starting offensive tackle, Michael Schofield. Better decision making is the top priority for Michigan QB Devin Gardner. Michigan's recruiting efforts are on the rise under Brady Hoke.
- If you enjoy college football helmets, read this.
- After Skyler Burkland's decision to retire, Michigan State hopes to add junior college offensive tackle Luke Hayes. Mike Griffith breaks down the Spartans' top position battles entering camp. Michigan State's coaches gained some knowledge from a spring visit to LSU.
- Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck is back on the job after sleep-apnea surgery. Stewart Mandel weighs in on Huskers coach Bo Pelini and the dreaded hot seat.
- Purdue TE Gabe Holmes has great expectations on his shoulders this season. The big questions facing Purdue as camp approaches.
- Minnesota WR Victor Keise is no longer part of the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA. A closer look at the Gophers' linebackers entering 2013.
- Indiana needs to be "dynamic" at quarterback this season.
- The drama surrounding Iowa recruit Ross Pierschbacher likely will continue, Pat Harty writes. Incoming Hawkeyes QB Nic Shimonek shines in an all-star game. Some Iowa factoids as the countdown to kickoff is under way.
- Wisconsin faces the same dynamic at wide receiver this season. Versatile senior Ryan Groy leads the Badgers' offensive line.
- Defensive lineman Sean McEvilly will play an important role for Northwestern this year. The Wildcats miss out on a defensive back recruit.
- A closer look at Illinois offensive lineman Michael Heitz. The Illini return to the practice field Monday morning.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
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