These are questions for wise men with skinny arms.
- Tim Beckman is taking his campaign to the streets of Champaign, getting the word out about the new era of Illinois football.
- Which true freshman running back will emerge for Iowa this year? A closer look at Hawkeyes cornerback Greg Castillo.
- Michigan has already beaten Alabama -- at least for highly rated defensive tackle recruit Henry Poggi.
- Michigan State defensive tackle Matt Ramondo is transferring back home to New Mexico State.
- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini opposes a playoff system of any sort. Walk-on quarterback Ryker Fyfe is a gem the Huskers must polish.
- The Big Ten is being flexible in the playoff debate, Teddy Greenstein writes.
- Northwestern's Jeremy Ebert continues to prove doubters wrong as he starts his career with the New England Patriots.
- Ohio State's Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort have been suspended after a misdemeanor arrest. John Simon says the Buckeyes will be "playing for each other" in 2012.
- Penn State coach Bill O'Brien brought a powerful message to a fundraising event. A Philly receiver starred at a Nittany Lions skills camp and came away with a scholarship offer.
- Purdue coached up its fans at an event.
- Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the media should have a prominent role in selecting playoff participants.
- Weather could help the Big Ten derail the SEC. Too bad we'll never know.
- The Pac-12 did not take a formal position on playoffs at its meeting, but still favors conference champions and wants to protect the Rose Bowl.
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