Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
As Big Ten blogger extraordinaire Adam Rittenberg takes a well-deserved lunch break, I'm filling in for him today with some of the stories around the conference.
Enjoy these and enjoy your upcoming weekend.
- A deaf Ohio State fan is suing the school to get captions placed on scoreboards and televisions in concession areas of Buckeye football and basketball games, the Columbus Dispatch's Tom Knox reports.
- Maxim Magazine lists Indiana and Michigan among its 10 worst teams in BCS-affiliated conferences for 2009.
- Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi tells the St. Paul Pioneer-Press' Charley Walters that he hasn't given up on playing Notre Dame.
- All but two of the 46 luxury suites at Kinnick Stadium have been sold for the upcoming season, Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports.
- The Wisconsin State Journal's Andy Baggot reports that Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez's original administrative staff in 2004 is down to only person -- associate athletic director John Chadima.
- Rich Rodriguez's second season at Michigan has to be better than his first, the Sporting News' Matt Hayes reports.
- The recent commitments by offensive lineman Bill Ivan and linebacker Ishmael Thomas have given Indiana 13 commitments for the 2010 recruiting class, according to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel's Pete DiPrimio.
- The most experienced Indiana team in years is stoking excitement about the Hoosiers, Lindy's Sports' Tom Kubat reports.
- Michigan plans its annual Fan Day on Aug. 23, Kirkland Crawford of the Detroit Free Press reports.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State