Big Ten media days are over. So much information to digest.
A difference of opinion exists over which new division, East or West, most embodies Big Ten football.
Ameer Abdullah, the featured speaker at the league's Kickoff Luncheon, is not your everyday college football player, writes Pat Forde. Abdullah illustrates the essence of the student-athlete.
The NCAA should lift the bowl ban on Penn State, writes Dennis Dodd. Top takeaways from Chicago for Penn State.
The revitalized Penn State-Rutgers rivalry won’t damage the friendship of coaches James Franklin and Kyle Flood. Purdue coach Darrell Hazell was a key figure in rebuilding the Rutgers program under Greg Schiano.
Competition reins at Purdue in the preseason.
Should Hazell and Illinois coach Tim Beckman feel the heat? Despite plenty of focus on the Illini’s unsettled quarterback spot, its defense may hold the key to success.
Randy Edsall believes Maryland is ready to win now in the Big Ten. His coaching peers believe it, too. Terps receiver Stefon Diggs can relate to LeBron James.
Ohio State players say their coach has changed his approach since arriving in Columbus 2 1/2 years ago. This OSU defensive line could resemble the 2006 group at Florida, says Urban Meyer.
Nebraska plans to grind it out with a streamlined offensive playbook.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke says De’Veon Smith will enter preseason camp with a slight edge over Derrick Green at running back. Before returning to national prominence, the Wolverines are working to first earn the respect of each other.
How might Michigan State have finished last year in the College Football Playoff structure? No. 1, according to Mark Dantonio. The perception of MSU football is trending up.
Indiana has plans to do more than just qualify for its second bowl game since 1993.
Iowa’s Mark Weisman is a rock star. Or maybe just a rock. The summer of Scherff continues to gain momentum.
Northwestern won’t budge in its hard-line stance on recruiting, even if it led to the loss of two elite prospects. The unionization topic won’t fade away for the Wildcats.
A campus incident last year at Wisconsin has sparked discussion about regulating recruiting visits. A freshman looks set to play an important role on the Badgers’ stout offensive line.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is fit to coach from the sidelines. Impact freshmen for the Gophers.