Now onto the football-based links ...
Grantland's Michael Weinreb on the big, dumb, greedy Big Ten (with a mention of some hack blogger).
Neither Ohio State nor Michigan dare would say their rival's name this week. Ohio State players expect a warm welcome from fans for Jim Tressel on Saturday. The Game is in good hands with Urban Meyer.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is "pretty bitter" not to get a scholarship offer from Ohio State. Running back Fitz Toussaint is done for the year following surgery, and Thomas Rawls moves into a featured role. What will Michigan do with a healthier Denard Robinson?
Nebraska has shaped its identity around having poise under pressure. Huskers assistant Rick Kaczenski returns to his old stomping grounds.
Northwestern expects to have its top offensive backfield tandem on the field for the Illinois game.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart gets you ready for rivalry week.
A look at Iowa's depth chart heading into the Nebraska game.
Coach Mark Dantonio says Michigan State won't fall apart.
Grading Purdue in its win against Illinois.