Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

• Doug Marrone is trying to bring Syracuse back to prominence, but Saturday's spring game shows a lot of work needs to be done, Mark Beech writes for Sports Illustrated.

• Chris Gedney, a Syracuse assistant athletic director, remembers former NFL teammate Pat Tillman on the fifth anniversary of Tillman's death. Bud Poliquin has the story in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

• Donald Brown has a good chance of becoming UConn's first-ever first-round pick on Saturday, Desmond Conner writes in the Hartford Courant.

• Dave Hickman clears out his notebook on West Virginia, touching on kickers, the defense and how Logan Heastie has adjusted to the rigors of college weight training.