Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

  • Cincinnati has a huge upper hand in the rivalry with Miami, but that wasn't always the case, Bill Koch writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • The Syracuse Post-Standard's Bud Poliquin is not a big fan of the Yankee Bowl.

  • Pitt is having problems on third down, both offensive and defensively, Ray Fittipaldo says in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Colorado's Dan Hawkins and West Virginia's Bill Stewart each speak highly of the other's quarterback, Dave Hickman writes in the Charleston Gazette.

  • South Florida linebacker Kion Wilson came back into the Florida State game despite needing 25 stitches in his hand, Greg Auman writes in the St. Petersburg Times.

  • Louisville's Jon Dempsey is a sharp-dressed man -- and a pretty darn good linebacker as well, C.L. Brown writes in The Courier-Journal.

  • Rutgers quarterback Dom Natale is deaf in his right ear, Brendan Prunty writes in The Star-Ledger.