Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
The Sporting News has an evaluation of some of the East-West Shrine Game participants, including kind words for Cincinnati's Brandon Underwood and South Florida's Taurus Johnson.

• The Hartford Courant's Desmond Conner has some UConn recruiting news in his blog.

• LeSean McCoy couldn't turn down a chance to be a first- or second-round draft pick, Shelly Anderson writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.