Big Ten lunch links
December, 18, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
This is gonna be a long jinx. Like Yom Kippur-services long. The only difference is Yom Kippur's a fast and this one's gonna be a slow.
- Nebraska adds a very, very big piece to its 2013 recruiting class in lineman David Knevel. Huskers WR Kenny Bell says his hit in the Big Ten title game gives the wrong impression. Tom Osborne talks about the increasing criticism facing coaches in today's society.
- Wisconsin QB Joel Stave hopes to make his return at the Rose Bowl. Badgers assistant Charlie Partridge will make good coin at Arkansas.
- Two suspended Michigan players issue apologies here and here. Michigan's recruiting pipeline to Cass Tech High School is alive and well. Denard Robinson pleaded guilty Monday to driving on a suspended or revoked license.
- Dennis Dodd writes the Big Ten isn't planning another imminent raid on the ACC.
- Ohio State's monitoring of athletes' spending raises privacy concerns, Greg Bishop writes. Another former Buckeyes assistant will lead Kent State.
- Purdue interim coach Patrick Higgins has gained the players' respect as they prepare for the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
- Junior college quarterback Tyler Ferguson looks like a good fit for Penn State. Lions DT Jordan Hill first hurt his knee earlier than we all thought.
- Illinois adds a receiver to its 2013 recruiting class.
- Michigan State WR Keith Muphery is optimistic about the team's future.
- Some folks are just noticing that all seven Big Ten bowl teams are underdogs.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
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
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