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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Morning Briefing: Wisconsin dismisses Smith

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- My Big Ten tour continues Tuesday at Michigan State, which begins its media day around 8 a.m. ET. Offensive players and coaches are up first, followed by defensive players and coaches. Head coach Mark Dantonio meets the media at 11:30 a.m. ET, and I'll head to watch the first portion of practice this afternoon. 

For the e-mailers ragging me for flooding the blog with Michigan material Monday, this is how it's going to work. When I'm at a particular school, that school's team will be featured throughout the day. I'll try not to neglect what's going on around the league, but one team will take precedence. The good thing is I'm going to visit almost every Big Ten school before the season, so if you're wondering when Ohio State or Penn State get top billing, just be patient.

It was a busy Monday around the Big Ten as 10 teams opened practice. Here's a look at each one:

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

IOWA

MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN STATE

NORTHWESTERN

OHIO STATE

PENN STATE

WISCONSIN