Big Ten lunch links
June, 5, 2014
By Austin Ward | ESPN.com
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- Michigan sophomore tight end Jake Butt is jogging again, raising some hopes that he might be back early in the season after having ACL surgery in February.
- There's an established starter in place in the Michigan State backfield, but that isn't stopping Madre London from setting some high goals for his first season on campus.
- Urban Meyer reflects on the NCAA sanctions and the circumstances that brought him back to Ohio State.
- The Penn State defense isn't generating all that much buzz, but a pair of tackles could be worthy of a little attention heading into the season.
- Nebraska associate athletic director Paul Meyers, a man considered a confidant of Bo Pelini, resigned his post this week, and Steven M. Sipple asks a few questions about the move.
- Purdue fans longing to be represented on the team helmet are having their dreams come true.
- The Indiana receiving corps set the bar high a year ago. Can the Hoosiers match the production this fall?
- TCF Bank Stadium will still have separate logos for the Gophers and the Vikings while the two share the facility for the next two seasons.
- Big Ten fever is apparently running wild at Rutgers, where season-ticket sales are on the rise.
- A revised witness list in the O'Bannon case includes Jim Delany's name.
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2014 Big Ten STANDINGS
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Western Kentucky Illinois 12:00 PM ET McNeese State 19 Nebraska 12:00 PM ET Akron Penn State 12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Purdue 12:00 PM ET Howard Rutgers 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois 18 Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET Northern Illinois Northwestern 3:30 PM ET Middle Tennessee Minnesota 3:30 PM ET Ball State Iowa 3:30 PM ET Maryland South Florida 6:30 PM ET 7 Michigan State 3 Oregon 7:30 PM ET Michigan 16 Notre Dame 8:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 8 Ohio State