Big Ten lunchtime links
February, 26, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say. Now where was I ... oh, yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time.
- Pay raises for Mark Dantonio and his assistants show Michigan State is serious about staying at the elite level. More details on the raises.
- Devin Gardner surprised many, including his coach, by participating fully in Michigan's first spring practice. New Wolverines offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will make $830,000 and has a three-year contract.
- Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald has left the disappointing 2013 season behind.
- Ohio State was down to just 55 active scholarship players by the end of last season.
- New Penn State assistant Herb Hand has a history of working with child sex abuse victims and thinks he can make a difference in his new community. Inside the Nittany Lions' winter workouts.
- Examining the state of Iowa's quarterback position.
- Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman and Brock Vereen had very good NFL combine showings.
- Rutgers' recruiting director recruits his players to go on relief missions to Haiti.
- Chad Wilt is jumping into his new job as Maryland's defensive line coach.
- Bret Bielema's reputation has taken a major hit, Stewart Mandel writes.
- Could Friday night games be in the Big Ten's future?
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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