Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

• Dominick Goodman's teammates call him "The Wizard" and the Cincinnati wide receiver is close to making some school records disappear, Bill Koch writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

• Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese tells the Syracuse Post-Standard's Donnie Webb that the Orange's next hire is big for the school, not so much the conference.

• The matchup between Pitt's receivers and Cincinnati's talented secondary will be one worth watching, John Grupp writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. • West Virginia will have a new name at holder this weekend, when Carmen Connolly takes over for Jeremy Kash, who was arrested for his role in a bar fight. Dave Hickman has the story in the Charleston Gazette. • Tight end Steve Brouse won't be ready to play for UConn on Sunday, Desmond Connor notes in the Hartford Courant. Also in this notebook: Cody Brown is living up to his potential at defensive end. • Grant Gregory has been getting most of the reps at quarterback for South Florida this week in practice because of Matt Grothe's injury, Brett McMurphy writes in the Tampa Tribune. • Rutgers is trying to avoid all the speculation about bowls and just focus on Army, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.