Big Ten: Lewis Neal
Happy May Day.
- Bill O'Brien begins Penn State's coaches' caravan with a stop in Philly. O'Brien must gauge how much of the offense his quarterbacks can handle.
- SI.com's Stewart Mandel has details on the college football playoff proposals, including the fact that having games on campus is "very much alive." Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel on how the four-team playoff should be structured.
- A position-by-position breakdown of Michigan State after the spring game. The Spartans add a juco tight end to their 2012 recruiting class.
- Michigan reinstates safety Josh Furman after his acquittal. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Wolverines tackle Taylor Lewan will be an elite NFL prospect in 2013.
- Illinois' recent recruiting push continues with defensive tackle Merrick Jackson (Insider). Adding quarterback recruit Aaron Bailey is a big win for the Illini, John Supinie writes.
- Ohio State verbal commit Lewis Neal appears to be wavering a bit. Urban Meyer takes Ohio State into a new era.
- The Big Ten Network identifies the league's top offensive performers in spring ball.
- Aaron Green's transfer decision signifies Nebraska has a crowded offensive backfield,which isn't a bad problem to have.
- Purdue safety Albert Evans talks about signing with the Miami Dolphins.
- Persistence on the recruiting trail helped Wisconsin assistant Zach Azzanni land a prized receiver. A look at how Wisconsin's newest NFL products fit in with their new teams.
- Former Minnesota captain Mike Sherels is working his way up the coaching ladder.
- The recruiting calendar has moved up for Iowa, which picked up its seventh verbal commitment for the 2012 class.
- Northwestern adds a walk-on kicker who will arrive this fall.
- Several Big Ten teams appear in Dennis Dodd's list of best No. 5 squads in the BCS era.
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