Big Ten's lunch links
April, 9, 2014
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com
RIP, Princess Lacey.
- Maryland is planning a broad marketing campaign and several events to mark its transition to the Big Ten on July 1, including introducing a Big Ten-themed ice cream flavor.
- Iowa will boast as many as nine scholarship running backs this season, so Kirk Ferentz mentioned it's possible Mark Weisman might be moved to fullback.
- With just 10 scholarship seniors, this is the youngest team Brady Hoke has fielded at Michigan. But that can no longer be used as an excuse.
- A shoulder injury will keep Wisconsin QB Joel Stave out for the rest of spring practice, but he hopes to be ready in time for summer workouts.
- PennLive's Greg Pickel offered an overview of Penn State's pro day and compared numbers to the NFL combine.
- The Buckeyes are seeking to field a more aggressive secondary that'll be showcased in time for Saturday's spring game.
- Illinois coach Tim Beckman isn't yet sure when he'll name the starting quarterback, so the decision could drag into this summer.
- There's no debate about Michigan State's top quarterback right now, but the competition for No. 2 is wide open.
- Only one firm starter on the offensive line is practicing this spring for Nebraska, but offensive coordinator Tim Beck has been pleased with what he's seen from the fiery group.
- Rutgers DB Bryant Gross-Armiento and QB Blake Rankin both intend to transfer at the end of the semester.
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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