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Hitting the Links: Wednesday June 19, 2013

Catching you up with all the college football news from around the country.

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Starting elsewhere and ending in God's Country.

National Links:

Three Navy football players will be charged in rape case | SI Wire

The alleged assault occurred in April 2012 at an off-campus house in Annapolis. According to the female’s lawyer, the woman woke up with bruises after drinking heavily one night and learned from friends and social media later that three football players — whom she considered friends — were claiming to have had sex with her while she was intoxicated and blacked out.

Wes Lunt will transfer to Illinois Fighting Illini, fulfill 'dream' - ESPN

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt has decided to transfer to Illinois, a source said Monday, after considering his options for more than a month.

Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M Aggies tweets he 'can't wait to leave' College Station - ESPN

The Twitter account of Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel has made news before. Early Sunday morning, a deleted tweet caused a bit of a stir.

Julie Hermann goes to work at Rutgers

New athletics director has more to overcome than controversy surrounding her selection.

Antonio Morrison of Florida Gators facing simple battery charge - ESPN

Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly punching a nightclub bouncer because he would not be given a discounted rate for admission.

Kansas dismisses DE Chris Martin from team - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Defensive end Chris Martin has been dismissed from Kansas' program. The junior juco transfer is facing aggravated robbery charges from a May 13 incident.

2013-14 college football bowl projections: Alabama vs. Oregon and all 34 other games -

College football bowl game season, 2013-14 edition, begins a mere 25 weeks away.

Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham has something to prove entering the 2013 season | Campus Union -

The crown jewel of coach Gary Pinkel’s signing class showed glimpses of greatness, but he hardly lived up to his billing. Now, entering his sophomore season, Green-Beckham could be on the verge of a breakout campaign.

Lem Barney says he sees the end of football in 10-20 years - ESPN

Bigger, stronger and faster football players are going to kill the sport.

Howard's Rock damaged at Clemson University - ESPN

Howards Rock, one of the iconic fixtures in college football, was vandalized on June 2 or 3, according to a police report obtained from the Clemson University Police Department.

Pace in college football: 2012 - Football Study Hall

Adjusting for run-pass rates, which teams were the fastest (and slowest) in the country last year?

Which college football program is the real [Position] U? -

Every other college football program in the country claims to be the definitive university for one position or another. Let's throw some math at this!

College football's games of the century - Alabama and Penn State in the 1979 Sugar Bowl - Grantland

In 1979, the Tide rolled, the national championship was split, and the Argument endured.

How the hell do you score on Alabama? Part 1: Probing for weaknesses - Football Study Hall

Alabama's defense looked, at times, almost vulnerable over the stretch in the 2012 season.

What can we learn from Nebraska, the last team to own the SEC? -

9-0 over a two-decade period. 15-1-1 over a three-decade period. How did Nebraska dominate the SEC and what can we learn from this example?

Top 10: Softest non-conference schedules -

Who has the easiest non-conference schedules in the country? Arizona fans shouldn't be too stressed. Neither should a bunch of Big 12 programs.

Video: Every uniform option in ‘NCAA Football 2014′ | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

If you wanted to be a curmudgeon and complain about how back in the day teams didn't need seven different uniform combinations and walked uphill in snow both ways to the stadium, pointing to this video could really help your case about the sartorial absurdity in college football.

Irish Links:

Everett Golson, Eddie Vanderdoes had to be held accountable, says Notre Dame Fighting Irish's Brian Kelly - ESPN

Coach Brian Kelly says former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson and UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes won't be playing college football this fall for the same reason: accountability.

Notre Dame frosh receiver Torii Hunter Jr. hits snag in recovery

Freshman receiver Torii Hunter hits a snag in his recovery from a January leg injury.

Notre Dame & Double Digit Wins

Seldom has Notre Dame been able to post double-digit victory totals in back-to-back seasons.

Notre Dame Individual Ratings

More projections hit the newsstands this weekend with [i]Phil Steele’s 2013 College Football Preview.

Sheldon Day 2013 Season Projection

Sophomore Sheldon Day figures to be an important part of Notre Dame's run-stopping defense during the 2013 season.

Kelly, Martin visit New England coaching staff | Inside the Irish

Caught up in the commotion of DeShone Kizer's commitment to the Irish was the news of how Kizer actually committed to Notre Dame. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback called to deliver the good news to Brian Kelly and the head coach wasn't in South Bend, but actually in New England spending some time with the New England Patriots.

Freshman Focus: Hunter Bivin | Inside the Irish

When Hunter Bivin gave a verbal commitment to Notre Dame, most fans thought the Irish were getting a prototype offensive tackle that had the chance to compete for the job of Zack Martin's replacement.

Notre Dame Athletics: Winning On and Off the Field - Her Loyal Sons

The Notre Dame athletic department has gone to great measures to ensure the success of our athletes both on and off the field. These athletes come to Notre Dame with the understanding that they are a student first, and an athlete second; but success is expected in both areas when you are a student-athlete at Notre Dame.

The Torturous Past 5 Months Of Notre Dame Football, A Timeline | June | 2013 Articles

Enough is enough. Granted, there has been plenty to be happy about during these past 5 months if you are a Notre Dame fan, but all of those positives are drowning in the tidal pool of horribleness that has flooded ND Nation.