Big Ten: Gary Dolphin
- Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says the department isn't facing any major violations right now. Former Buckeyes linebacker Andrew Sweat chooses safety over potential NFL stardom.
- Michigan State expects top quarterback Andrew Maxwell (knee) to be 100 percent by June. A look at several 2013 recruits Michigan State has offered.
- Jerry Kill says Minnesota needs a facilities upgrade soon. Minnesota's outgoing AD Joel Maturi weighs in on playoff possibilities and other Gopher-related topics.
- Penn State 2013 recruit Greg Webb talks about his recovery from a torn ACL. Lions coach Bill O'Brien reviews spring ball and looks ahead.
- Indiana coach Kevin Wilson is geared up for his second season in Bloomington. Wilson weighs in on the trickiness of non-league scheduling.
- BTN.com's Tom Dienhart looks at Week 3 in the Big Ten this season.
- Purdue offers scholarships to two teammates from Georgia (subscription required) who both play defensive end.
- Hail to the Orange writes that Illinois needs Tim Beckman to be its version of Hayden Fry.
- Great news as Iowa announcer Gary Dolphin is cancer free and ready for the 2012 season.
- Several freshmen offensive linemen could be in the mix for Michigan this year. Michigan's backup quarterbacks remain works in progress.
- A look back at Tom Rathman's 84-yard touchdown run for Nebraska in 1985.
- Bennett details some of the potentially major changes coming to college sports.
- Illinois' courtship of new athletic director Mike Thomas didn't take long, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune. Illini coach Ron Zook is excited to meet his new boss, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
- A look at what to expect at Ohio State's NCAA infractions hearing, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Ohio State denies that there will be further investigation into its football program.
- Elbow pain limits Wisconsin quarterback Jon Budmayr in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's massive offensive line was a key selling point for QB transfer Russell Wilson, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- On the day JoePa returned to practice, Penn State made a big splash in recruiting, Frank Bodani writes in the York Daily Record.
- Minnesota safety Kim Royston is making the most of his final chance, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Quarterback James Vandenberg has been a big hit as a figurehead for Iowa, but talking time is over, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Despite a recent prostate cancer diagnosis, Iowa broadcaster Gary Dolphin says he's ready to go this season.
- Purdue running back Ralph Bolden shows "courage" in the team's first live scrimmage of camp, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Ciante Evans hopes to continue Nebraska's elite tradition at cornerback, Brian Rosenthal writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. Bo Pelini wasn't thrilled with Nebraska's latest practice.
- Michigan still will have quarterback Denard Robinson run the ball, but a little less than he did last year. The Wolverines' running back situation might take a while to sort itself out.
- Speaking of RB competitions, Michigan State's remains fierce but friendly, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. The Spartans have no shortage of capable tight ends, George Sipple writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Here's the Big Ten Network's on-air talent roster for the 2011 football season.
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- Iowa broadcaster Gary Dolphin doesn't think head coach Kirk Ferentz is going anywhere, Clete Campbell writes in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
"I'm not saying some point someday, he won't say, 'OK, I've done everything I can do at Iowa. I'm going to go make the big bucks in the National Football League,'" Dolphin said. "But I don't think that day is on the horizon right now. I wish people would just forget about Kirk Ferentz's name being associated with every NFL topic."
- Tajh Boyd can't wait to get to college, and Ohio State would offer the quarterback an immediate spot on the depth chart, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Safety Dezmen Southward will join his high school teammate Conor O'Neill in the north as they suit up for Wisconsin, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- There's certainly some skepticism about Minnesota's decision to schedule USC, but head coach Tim Brewster believes in a more aggressive scheduling approach, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
- Prep running back Ronnie Wingo, who is considering Illinois among others, has postponed his college announcement because of bad weather in St. Louis, Jeremy Werner writes in The News-Gazette.