Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
An internal review found that Rutgers failed to provide oversight to its athletic department, which allowed for rule-bending and high-spending, The Star-Ledger reports. Fullback Jack Corcoran has been the one constant in the Scarlet Knights' ever-changing backfield, Keith Sargeant writes in Home News Tribune.

  • East Carolina's Skip Holtz is on Syracuse's wish list for its next coach, Donnie Webb writes in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • Cincinnati finally beat West Virginia and Louisville and now must take on another historical thorn in its side in Pittsburgh, Bill Koch writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • Confidence and maturity by the offense have allowed Pittsburgh to keep going for it on fourth down this season, Paul Zeise writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • The longest yard for Louisville has been the last one, as the Cardinals are getting repeatedly stuffed on fourth-and short, C.L. Brown writes in The Courier-Journal.

  • West Virginia center Mike Dent says he's not worried about his neck injury, which will keep him out of the Louisville game, Mike Casazza writes in the Charleston Daily Mail.

  • Matt Grothe still wasn't practicing on Wednesday, but the South Florida quarterback was out of the boot that protected his injured ankle, Greg Auman reports in the St. Petersburg Times. He still expected to play Sunday versus UConn.

  • Freshmen tackles Twyon Martin and Kendall Reyes have moved into starting roles and are leading a youth movement on the Connecticut defense, John Silver writes in the Journal-Inquirer.