Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
A lot on your plate today.
Safety Jermale Hines could supplant Anderson Russell in Ohio State's starting secondary, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Terrelle Pryor's tribute to Michael Vick isn't going over well, Bill Livingston and David Jones write. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and his players aren't focused on the big picture, just beating USC, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
A ruling on suspended Wisconsin players Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant is expected soon, the Wisconsin State Journal's Tom Mulhern writes in his blog. More on the flu bug working its way through the Badgers' locker room from The Capital Times' Jim Polzin.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio doesn't seem interested in publicly naming his starting quarterback, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.
The Big Ten's national reputation hinges heavily on what happens Saturday, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald Times (subscription required).
Purdue knows it needs to tackle a lot better Saturday against Oregon, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Penn State running back Evan Royster will remain a primary punt returner for the team, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
ESPN college hoops analyst Jay Bilas weighs in on the situation at Michigan and how the NCAA rules on voluntary and nonvoluntary participation leave way too much room for interpretation. The enforcement of the rule has also been a question since its inception, Mike Wilkinson writes in The Detroit News.
Minnesota's new offensive scheme likely will keep quarterback Adam Weber healthier, but it could hurt his overall game, Jim Souhan writes in the Star Tribune.
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz knows what to expect Saturday in Ames, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.