Had a blast in Happy Valley this weekend: Allen Street Grill, the Creamery and an unforgettable piece of history at Beaver Stadium. Good times.
The Big Ten could really benefit from a league title game this year, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Colleague Ivan Maisel has a wonderful look at Joe Paterno's journey to 400 wins. Check it out.
An offensive shootout ended on a big play by, yep, Michigan's defense, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News. AD Dave Brandon has guided Michigan through the storm, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. We can now talk bowl projections with Michigan, and they're scattered, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes. A great readon Denard Robinson from The Michigan Daily's Ryan Kartje.
Illinois coach Ron Zook talks about his decision-makingin the loss to Michigan, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. The Illini leave Ann Arbor with some positives and negatives, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Impressive wins would help Wisconsin's BCS cause, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Badgers avoided an emotional letdown in rallying against Purdue, Michael Hunt writes in the Journal Sentinel.
Saturday's losses by both Illinois and Northwestern hurt their sales pitches to bowl reps, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald contradicts himself after the Penn State loss, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
The what-ifs even out for Iowa after the Indiana escape, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Iowa freshman Marcus Coker emerges in place of the banged-upAdam Robinson, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.
The football gods continue to punish the Indiana Hoosiers, Andy Graham writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
Michigan State regains some cred with the pollsters, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. The Spartans got an early start on their bye weekagainst Minnesota, John Niyo writes in The Detroit News.
MarQueis Gray finally gets his chance at quarterback for Minnesota, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
Purdue can still make a bowl game, but time is running out, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.