Big Ten lunchtime links
August, 27, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
It's not as though there is a ton of marquee games for Big Ten teams this weekend. But, it's football. Real. Live. Football.
- Ohio State is ready to make it count after a long fall camp, writes Bill Rabinowitz. Historian Jack Park looks back at past streaks for OSU football. The Buckeyes' 2015 class picked up its first commitment, and his nickname is Superman.
- Michigan's success will be measured by its offensive line. Detroit Free Press writer Mark Snyder gives his game-by-game predictions. Photos from the Wolverines' first Monday news conference of the season. Michigan and Michigan State are both hoping to reach new heights this season, from Bob Wojnowski.
- Pat Fitzgerald doesn't want last season to be an anomaly for NU football. Podcast with the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein on the Cal-Northwestern game. Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf was a coaching legend at both Northwestern and Cal.
- Nebraska's defense gave up 214 points in its four losses last season. Bo Pelini isn't a stats guy, but he knows the turnover margin is one important number. Taylor Martinez has a scary skill set for opponents, writes Jon Nyatawa.
- Gary Andersen released a Wisconsin depth chart, but expect plenty of changes. And the coach is making no extra fuss over the starting QB. What to expect out of the Badger defense in week one.
- Mark Dantonio is pleased with how selfish each of his quarterbacks has been through fall camp. The Spartans' slogan "Chase It" could define this team, writes Joe Rexrode.
- Looking at Penn State's first opponent, Syracuse. Bill O'Brien awarded scholarships to five walk ons. The minor league baseball team in State College is giving away Bill O'Brien bobbleheads on Wednesday night.
- Ra'Shede Hageman has made major strides and is ready to contribute in his final season. The Daily Gophers' staff makes season predictions.
- Indiana making renovations to its stadium that it hopes increase the gameday experiences. Three days from the opener and IU still doesn't have a starting QB.
- A quick take on the Purdue depth chart against Cincinnati. The Purdue-Cincinnati game is a sellout according to Cincy's athletic department. So if you're missing that but really want to see Purdue football this season, you can buy $2 tickets to the Purdue Iowa game. Linebacker Will Lucas hopes to continue the growth he has displayed at Purdue.
- Korean kindergarteners are taught the Iowa fight song and it's pretty darn cute.
- Both Illinois coordinators will coach from the sidelines this season. An Illinois football roundtable from Writing Illini. Video of Beckman's news conference from Tuesday.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
2:11 1st Qtr Nevada 0 Louisiana-Lafayette 10 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