Big Ten lunch links
May, 12, 2014
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPNChicago.com
Happy belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I got to spend the first part of Sunday with mine before flying home to see my wife on her first Mother's Day. Good times.
To the links ...
To the links ...
- The latest on the arrest of Rutgers QB Philip Nelson while the victim in the assault fights for his life.
- Big Ten football is taking a backseat to branding under Jim Delany, Tom Shatel writes. Todd Jones previews this week's Big Ten athletic directors' meetings.
- A look at the Big Ten's drought of a top-10 pick.
- Taylor Martinez gets his NFL chance, but not as a quarterback. Huskers DE Randy Gregory is No. 1 overall in USA Today's 2015 mock draft.
- James Franklin is a hit as the commencement speaker at his alma mater. An interesting piece from Michael Weinreb on whether Franklin, already idolized at Penn State, can avoid controversy.
- A poor showing in the NFL draft makes last year's MSU team more impressive. The 2015 draft should be much better for the Spartans.
- Kirk Ferentz's NFL pipeline remains a point of pride for Iowa.
- After showing patience at Wisconsin, RB James White had to wait his turn Saturday.
- Rounding up Ohio State's free-agent signings.
- If certain mock drafts are correct, Michigan could have another first-round pick in 2015.
- A touching story on Illinois WR Justin Hardee and his memories of his late mother. A closer look at Illinois in 2014.
- The latest on Indiana's undrafted free-agent prospects.
- Former Purdue star Ryan Kerrigan looks forward to watching Boilers DE Ryan Russell this fall.
- For the first time since 1970, neither Illinois nor Northwestern had a player selected in the NFL draft.
TOP 25 SCOREBOARD
6:00 PM ET 21 Texas A&M 9 South Carolina 8:00 PM ET Boise State 18 Ole Miss 10:30 PM ET Weber State 19 Arizona State
8:00 PM ET 1 Florida State Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ET West Virginia 2 Alabama 10:30 PM ET South Dakota 3 Oregon 7:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech 4 Oklahoma 12:00 PM ET 5 Ohio State Navy 4:00 PM ET Arkansas 6 Auburn 12:00 PM ET 7 UCLA Virginia 4:00 PM ET UC Davis 11 Stanford 5:30 PM ET 16 Clemson 12 Georgia 9:00 PM ET 14 Wisconsin 13 LSU 7:30 PM ET Fresno State 15 USC 3:30 PM ET Rice 17 Notre Dame 7:10 PM ET Stephen F. Austin 20 Kansas State 3:30 PM ET Florida Atlantic 22 Nebraska 6:00 PM ET Liberty 23 North Carolina 3:30 PM ET South Dakota State 24 Missouri 10:30 PM ET 25 Washington Hawaii