Big Ten lunchtime links
February, 4, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
I'm still impressed by that MVP performance in the big game Sunday.
- Illinois is interested in an in-state quarterback for the 2014 class -- along with several other Big Ten schools.
- Reviewing Indiana's 2012 season.
- Iowa picked up three commitments on the final weekend before signing day.
- Michigan's early enrollees are adjusting to campus life. Looking at some superlatives in the Wolverines class.
- Former Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray, who overcame leg cancer, was granted two more years to play. Students who play Sparty find it to be the role of a lifetime.
- Minnesota's recruiting class contains only one Minnesotan. But the state's top junior running back pledged to the Gophers.
- Nebraska swiped a defensive end recruit from former rival Missouri. A former Nebraska I-back can relate to Braylon Heard's situation.
- Northwestern is entering a broad partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.
- Ohio State will hear from a Texas blue-chipper today. Head-to-head recruiting battles between Urban Meyer and Nick Saban ramps up the intrigue.
- A look at Penn State's biggest needs as signing day approaches. Bill O'Brien is coaching at a breakneck pace.
- Purdue got a commitment from Keith Byars II, who's a running back just like his dad was at Ohio State.
- Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is forming a bond with the state's high school coaches.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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
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