Is this kindergarten or The Hunger Games?
Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray could log 15-20 plays against Northwestern as he returns from an ankle injury. The Gophers have maximized what they have at wide receiver this season.
After serving a suspension, linebacker Storm Klein is being counted on in a big way at Ohio State. C.J. Barnett is returning at the right time for the Buckeyes' defense. Ohio State's statement about the Luke Fickell/pizza incident shows how big football in in Columbus.
Wisconsin knows it needs to convert more third downs. The status of Badgers defensive end Tyler Dippel (arm) is unclear entering the Purdue game.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke has no idea if his team should be ranked. Denard Robinson helps Michigan's defense prepare for its next challenge.
Illinois, meanwhile, is using several freshmen to help its defense prepare for Robinson. Tommy Davis, a transfer from Northern Illinois, brings positive vibes to the Illini.
Northwestern wide receiver Tony Jones aims for another big day in Minneapolis.
Brian Christopherson reviews the Big Ten at the midpoint of the season.
The appeal of Penn State drew assistant coach Mac McWhorter there from Georgia. An open week gives Penn State's staff extra time on the recruiting trail.
Bo Pelini faces Husker Nation after the team's latest loss.
Dan Wetzel on the past, present and future of Penn State's program.