Big Ten's lunch links
January, 27, 2014
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
Pharrell, Smokey the Bear called and he wants his hat back.
- Ranking the best Nebraska recruiting classes of the BCS era. And the Cornhuskers' 2014 class got a boost this weekend with a commitment from Bishop Gorman's Nick Gates.
- Despite not catching a pass in the Senior Bowl, C.J. Fiedorowicz was honored as the most outstanding receiver in practices leading up to the game. Iowa picked up two commitments this weekend bringing its 2014 class to 21 members.
- Seattle Seahawks safety and former Wisconsin captain Chris Maragos reflects on his days as a Badger.
- Purdue DB coach Jon Heacock is now the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Toledo.
- Former Penn State WR Terry Smith is glad to be "back home" with the Nittany Lions, who picked up a big WR commitment this weekend (as well as a LB commitment).
- The Columbus Dispatch's Bill Rabinowitz wrote a feature on Chris Ash yesterday, but here are a bunch of quotes that shed light on Ash and didn't make the final cut.
- New Michigan OC Doug Nussmeier can help Michigan's recruiting in the West and South.
- The Star Tribune's Joe Christensen takes a lengthy look at Minnesota RB commit Jeff Jones and what he means for the Gophers.
- Defensive tackle Daniel Cage said MSU has moved to the top of his list after his visit (subscription). The Detroit Free Press put together a photo gallery of MSU's 2014 class.
- Maryland's two newest commits share a lot more than a Terrapin commitment.
- Rutgers picked up a commitment from a QB out of Michigan who played behind current Michigan QB Shane Morris.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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