Big Ten's lunch links
February, 10, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Pitchers and catchers report this week. Wish I could join them.
- The Rose Bowl produced some new selling points for Michigan State on the recruiting front. The Spartans still wait for word from Malik McDowell, but they did sign two other defensive ends.
- Minnesota is working hard to try and keep ESPN's No. 1 prospect for 2015 at home.
- Star rankings are an inexact science, Sam McKewon writes, and not necessarily a good gauge for Nebraska's new class. Bo Pelini's respect for the SEC can be seen in his recruiting blueprint.
- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon talked about his soon-to-be new boss and the job he has done in Ann Arbor. Brady Hoke says five or six true freshmen could play right away.
- Looking at the top-10 targets in the Class of 2015 for Ohio State.
- Purdue hopes its new recruits bring a winning attitude to the program.
- Gary Andersen plans some position changes on Wisconsin's defense.
- Former Illinois coach Ron Zook is ready for a new challenge with the Green Bay Packers.
- Twenty Penn State players remain from the Joe Paterno era.
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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