Big Ten lunch links
December, 16, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Big Ten bowl season is less than two weeks away.
- Nebraska denies the report that a school rep reached out to Mack Brown's attorney.
- Jason LaCanfora reports that two NFL teams have reached out to Bill O'Brien, who is ready to return to the pros. The NFL rumors regarding O'Brien won't go away any time soon.
- Top recruit Jabrill Peppers had a good weekend at Michigan and seems unlikely to take visits elsewhere.
- Michigan State's Rose Bowl tradition is embodied in the Bullough family, Joe Rexrode writes.
- Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys is drawing interest from other teams. The Gophers had a big recruiting weekend as three players committed for the 2014 class.
- Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas weighs in on the 2013 season in an extensive Q&A.
- Iowa standout tackle Brandon Scherff says the NFL can wait. The Hawkeyes' young linebackers have big shoes to fill.
- Despite his cold pizza moment, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he handles losing better now than before.
- Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda saw some trouble signs before the Penn State game.
- Purdue builds some momentum on the recruiting trail.
- Wide receiver recruit Dominique Booth signs financial aid papers with Indiana but hasn't yet committed to the school.
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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