The Big Ten had a better weekend than the NFC North. Ugh.
Former Purdue coaches Joe Tiller (football) and Gene Keady (basketball) sound off about the possibility of Big Ten expansion, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
The Big Ten expansion discussion should start and end with Notre Dame, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
A good sign for Michigan State fans, as top recruit William Gholston attended Saturday's basketball game in East Lansing, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News. Also, Spartans safety/linebacker Brynden Trawick is transferring, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Oregon athletics director and former football coach Mike Bellotti could have had the Ohio State job, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther sounds off on all the recent changes in Champaign, Loren Tate writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
Northwestern no longer wants to be reminded of its bowl wins drought, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Wisconsin defensive tackle Jordan Kohout has transformed his body in a year on campus, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Missouri's governor wants the state's top university to consider the Big Ten.
Joe Paterno turns 83 today, and he might have more power at Penn State than ever before, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.