Big Ten lunch links
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- The latest on the arrest of Rutgers QB Philip Nelson while the victim in the assault fights for his life.
- Big Ten football is taking a backseat to branding under Jim Delany, Tom Shatel writes. Todd Jones previews this week's Big Ten athletic directors' meetings.
- A look at the Big Ten's drought of a top-10 pick.
- Taylor Martinez gets his NFL chance, but not as a quarterback. Huskers DE Randy Gregory is No. 1 overall in USA Today's 2015 mock draft.
- James Franklin is a hit as the commencement speaker at his alma mater. An interesting piece from Michael Weinreb on whether Franklin, already idolized at Penn State, can avoid controversy.
- A poor showing in the NFL draft makes last year's MSU team more impressive. The 2015 draft should be much better for the Spartans.
- Kirk Ferentz's NFL pipeline remains a point of pride for Iowa.
- After showing patience at Wisconsin, RB James White had to wait his turn Saturday.
- Rounding up Ohio State's free-agent signings.
- If certain mock drafts are correct, Michigan could have another first-round pick in 2015.
- A touching story on Illinois WR Justin Hardee and his memories of his late mother. A closer look at Illinois in 2014.
- The latest on Indiana's undrafted free-agent prospects.
- Former Purdue star Ryan Kerrigan looks forward to watching Boilers DE Ryan Russell this fall.
- For the first time since 1970, neither Illinois nor Northwestern had a player selected in the NFL draft.
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2014 Big Ten STANDINGS
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
7:00 PM ET Eastern Illinois Minnesota 10:00 PM ET Rutgers Washington State
8:30 AM ET Penn State UCF 12:00 PM ET Indiana State Indiana 12:00 PM ET Northern Iowa Iowa 12:00 PM ET Appalachian State Michigan 12:00 PM ET 5 Ohio State Navy 12:00 PM ET Western Michigan Purdue 12:05 PM ET Youngstown State Illinois 3:30 PM ET James Madison Maryland 3:30 PM ET Florida Atlantic 22 Nebraska 3:30 PM ET California Northwestern 9:00 PM ET 14 Wisconsin 13 LSU