Big East lunchtime links

  • It's time for Desmond Stapleton to step up, and he could hold the key to Rutgers' offensive line, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger. There's also word in this story that Mohamed Sanu could miss the Scarlet Knights' spring game.

  • Former Syracuse AD Jake Crouthamel talks to Syracuse.com's Brent Axe about conference expansion and says nobody in the Big East has much information right now.

  • Tyler Anderson, who walked on to West Virginia, has impressed at linebacker this spring, Dave Hickman says in the Charleston Gazette.

  • Former Pitt quarterback Kevan Smith is now excelling on the Panthers' baseball team, Dave Mackall writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.