Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

  • Cincinnati cornerback Brad Jones -- who barely played for three years and is now starting as a senior -- is a testament to perseverance, Tom Groeschen writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • Turmoil off the field has brought Syracuse together, Donnie Webb writes in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • Though he's banged up all over and his coach said he won't play a complete game the rest of the year, West Virginia linebacker Reed Williams says he'll battle through the pain, Mike Casazza writes in the Charleston Daily Mail.

  • Zach Frazer needs to be less streaky and more consistent for UConn, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant.

  • South Florida is motivated to deliver some payback to Rutgers for last year's blowout, Greg Auman says in the St. Petersburg Times.

  • Rutgers cornerback David Rowe has a familial connection to South Florida, Ryan Dunleavy writes in the Home News Tribune.

  • It took four years and a sudden position change for Andrew Robinson to gain his first start, and then he immediately got hurt. But the Louisville cornerback should be back this week, C.L. Brown writes in The Courier-Journal.