The Big Ten's chance for redemption has arrived. Bowl season begins tonight as No. 25 Wisconsin faces No. 15 Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). That's where the links begin.
Bret Bielema and his Badgers don't mind being the underdogs, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Five items to watch in the Champs Sports Bowl from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus.
Oregon's defense is used to working overtime and likely will against Ohio State's ball-control offense, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor wants to prove himself as a passer, Kevin Baxter writes in the Los Angeles Times.
Jared Odrick draws high praise from Joe Paterno as one of Penn State's best defensive linemen ever, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
My former colleague Lindsey Willhite has a great breakdown of Northwestern's offensive options in the Daily Herald. Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald thinks quarterback Mike Kafka has a future at the next level, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
A shorthanded Michigan State team will give wideouts Blair White and Keshawn Martin plenty of work in the Valero Alamo Bowl, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
The Iowa cable flap continues as the FedEx Orange Bowl nears, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.
Tim Brewster's impending contract extension should really help the Minnesota head coach on the recruiting trail, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.