Big Ten lunch links: Illini finalize Cincinnati series

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Spring practice in the Big Ten kicks off in less than two weeks. Excited yet?

"On the University of Minnesota campus, workers have completed 80 percent of TCF Bank Stadium and are on schedule to finish the $288 million project by early August. More heavy lifting remains on the sales front, however. Terms of the state's financing deal require the university to cover 45 percent of the costs from donations, corporate sponsorships, parking revenues and student fees."