Big Ten lunch links
June, 26, 2014
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
USMNT, let's do this.
- Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman discusses the network's East Coast cable distribution agreements.
- BTN will have an on-campus presence for the Penn State-Rutgers game in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers adds a wide receiver recruit for the 2015 class.
- Bob Flounders examines Penn State's defense following the loss of linebacker Ben Kline (Achilles). Kline's injury should remind PSU fans to enjoy the victories.
- Maryland must adjust to playing on the B1G stage.
- Three Big Ten teams -- Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin -- make this list of 20 playoff contenders. The Spartans undoubtedly have a chance to make the field of four.
- Some personnel updates from Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys. Former Gophers tight end Ben Utecht testifies to Congress about head injuries in football.
- Illinois on Wednesday added its first defensive recruit for 2015.
- A closer look at Indiana entering the 2014 season.
- Safety Anthony Gair could move up Iowa's depth chart.
- Northwestern is diversifying its passing game through 2015 recruiting.
- Reporters weigh in on the top Big Ten players of the BCS era.
- Who is on Nebraska's defensive line Mount Rushmore?
- Former Purdue star Cliff Avril is living the dream.
- The Big Ten takes the lead in pushing for athlete welfare reforms.
Saban vs. Meyer
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