A week away.
Commissioner Jim Delany talks more about the changing Big Ten, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune. The new Big Ten divisions should be split North and South, Mike Lucas writes in The Capital Times.
Neither option for the Michigan-Ohio State game is really that great, Drew Sharp writes in the Detroit Free Press. The Game should stay exactly where it is, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Michigan AD Dave Brandon refuses to put a number on what Rich Rodriguez needs to do this fall, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Brandon: "This crap about what’s the record got to be? It reduces those decisions to something so simplistic, it’s almost insulting. When you’re the director of athletics, and you’re looking at any program, not just football, any of our 27 sports, you have to look at the coach. You look at how we’re recruiting, who we’re recruiting, the information how we’re doing academically, get information about how we’re behaving ourselves in terms of our behavior and community service. You get a variety of inputs to measure the health of that program and the leadership that program is receiving and, based on a variety of inputs, you make decisions."
Danny Hope discusses Purdue's outlook at quarterback after the loss of backup Caleb TerBush to academic issues, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Michigan players weigh in on several topics, including whether Terrelle Pryor is overrated, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes. Michigan's quarterback race remains close after Tuesday's scrimmage, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
Minnesota safety Kim Royston undergoes another surgery to remove a screw from his leg, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
The Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz predicts Indiana will go bowling this year, largely because of a favorable schedule. A good breakdown of the Hoosiers' new 3-4 defense from The (Bloomington) Herald-Times' Dustin Dopirak (subscription required).
B.J. Cunningham is making a preseason push to become Michigan State's top wideout, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett gets clearance to leave the state for a UFL tryout.
Kicker Collin Wagner is Penn State's one guarantee with its unproven special teams units this fall, Ben Brigandi writes in the Altoona Mirror.