December, 24, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
You don't know tough until your grandma makes you carry groceries up the driveway in minus-17 degree weather. Without gloves.
- Stanford and Michigan State playing in the 100th Rose Bowl gives it a throwback feel. Also, MSU center Jack Allen will join his grandfather as Rose Bowl participants.
- The Buckeyes welcome the extra practice time that comes with bowl games.
- Quick, crisp practices are a priority for Gary Andersen in keeping his Badgers fresh. Also, touchdowns from both teams in the Capital One Bowl will be raising money for the organization Uplifting Athletes.
- Kirk Ferentz says that LSU has the look of many pro football teams in how quick, fast and physical the Tigers are.
- Two Georgia defensive backs are suspended for the bowl game and here are all the predictions for the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl so far (it's split fairly evenly between Nebraska and Georgia).
- Nick Baumgardner looks at five serious questions the Wolverines will answer in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
- On Monday, Syracuse beat Minnesota in the Rodeo Bowl, the Texas Bowl's kickoff event which featured the Orange and Gophers participating in low-key rodeo competitions.
- Though nothing is known for sure about Bill O'Brien at Penn State, some high-level coaches are having their people get in touch with Penn State.
- If you have time today and tomorrow and wish to see some of the best Big Ten matchups from this season, here's BTN's schedule for 10 games that will be re-aired.
- A Bleacher Report writer did a power ranking of all the Big Ten coaches based solely on their recruiting abilities.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
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
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
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