Winding toward the weekend.
In case you missed it, here's the Big Ten prime-time schedule on ESPN/ABC this fall.
Wisconsin landed four prime-time appearances, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus writes, but could the spotlight impact the Badgers' title chances?
Tom Osborne says Nebraska's ouster from the AAU won't impact athletics at all, Lee Barfknecht writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Kansas coach Turner Gill won't miss playing his alma mater every year, Sam McKewon writes in the World-Herald.
Sad news as former Ohio State running back Ron Springs dies, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The Buckeyes will make at least three prime-time appearances this year, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Illinois coach Ron Zook is awaiting a decision on the future plans of his boss, Ron Guenther, GateHouse News Service's John Supinie writes.
Michigan State's homecoming game this fall will take place under the lights, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. The Spartans make a few more scholarship offers, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas predicts Northwestern-Iowa will be under the lights.
Some notes on Purdue's TV/scheduling plans from The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier's Mike Carmin.
Minnesota is investing $1.1 million to upgrade its football facilities, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
Penn State sets dates for the 2012 Blue-White Weekend.
Northwestern has its leader for the foreseeable future, Tim Cronin writes in the Southtown Star.
The Daily Gopher ranks Big Ten quarterbacks in 2011.