Big Ten lunch links
December, 18, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
- Ohio State can take its first step toward a national title run next fall by winning the Rose Bowl, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jim Cordle has done it all for the Buckeyes' offensive line, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi faces a big decision about head coach Tim Brewster's future, Jim Souhan writes in the Star Tribune. The Gophers hope recruit Devon Wright can spark their dormant rushing attack, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- In a candid interview with The Sporting News' Dave Curtis, former Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn weighs in on the team's struggles this fall.Vic Koenning will be introduced today as Illinois' defensive coordinator, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- Iowa's unsuccessful trip to the Orange Bowl in 2003 changed the way head coach Kirk Ferentz conducts postseason preparation, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Former Michigan cornerback Boubacar Cissoko still could return to the team, though he has some work left, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Junior college defensive back Andre Kates remains committed to Indiana, but he's looking around a bit, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Connecticut should throw its hat in the Big Ten expansion ring, Jeff Jacobs writes in the Hartford Courant.
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