Big Ten lunchtime links
February, 26, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say. Now where was I ... oh, yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time.
- Pay raises for Mark Dantonio and his assistants show Michigan State is serious about staying at the elite level. More details on the raises.
- Devin Gardner surprised many, including his coach, by participating fully in Michigan's first spring practice. New Wolverines offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will make $830,000 and has a three-year contract.
- Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald has left the disappointing 2013 season behind.
- Ohio State was down to just 55 active scholarship players by the end of last season.
- New Penn State assistant Herb Hand has a history of working with child sex abuse victims and thinks he can make a difference in his new community. Inside the Nittany Lions' winter workouts.
- Examining the state of Iowa's quarterback position.
- Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman and Brock Vereen had very good NFL combine showings.
- Rutgers' recruiting director recruits his players to go on relief missions to Haiti.
- Chad Wilt is jumping into his new job as Maryland's defensive line coach.
- Bret Bielema's reputation has taken a major hit, Stewart Mandel writes.
- Could Friday night games be in the Big Ten's future?
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35