Big Ten: Benard Thomas
Did the sun rise in Miami today?
- Every Big Ten team will have at least two losses this year, SI.com's Stewart Mandel writes in his league preview.
- Joe Paterno isn't letting up, Mark Viera writes in The New York Times. Penn State's coaches have a tough decision with their starting quarterback, David Jones writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Toughness is a big theme for the Lions in camp, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News.
- Michigan State DE William Gholston could back up the hype this fall, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. Don't dismiss Nick Hill from the Spartans' RB race.
- Ohio State's four-man QB competition appears to be down to two, Doug Lesmerises writes in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Jim Tressel still signs autographs with "Go Bucks."
- Nebraska safety Austin Cassidy embraces a leading role, Brian Rosenthal writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill finds positives in a sloppy scrimmage, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. Quarterback MarQueis Gray vows to learn from his mistakes, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Michigan's defensive line rotation begins to take shape, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. The Wolverines aren't rushing to pick a starting running back, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
- Illinois' latest training camp report from The (Champaign) News-Gazette's Bob Asmussen. Plenty of speculation has greeted new Illini AD Mike Thomas, Mark Tupper writes.
- Purdue quarterback Robert Marve and former Nebraska player Benard Thomas are linked to former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, while Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez reportedly lost $1 million in Shapiro's Ponzi scheme.
- Purdue's Antwon Higgs jumped at the chance to move from LB to DE, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Indiana loses a legend as Pete Pihos passes away, Terry Hutchens writes in the Indianapolis Star.
- Injuries have prevented Wisconsin from getting its top two linebackers on the field together.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State