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SI.com breaks down the Big Ten in 2010, posts its preseason All-Big Ten team, and Stewart Mandel looks at Michigan's seniors and their desire to go out as winners.
As the Big Ten prepares for a nine-game league slate, Penn State has no room to put longtime rival Pitt back on the schedule, Jerry DiPaola writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Drew Astorino is the latest Penn State defensive back dealing with an injury, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Bad news on the injury front for Michigan State, as offensive lineman Henry Conway reinjures his neck, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Spartans tight end Charlie Gantt does some serious damage in the weight room, as Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger found out, Carlos Monnarez writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez talks Tate Forcier, winged helmets and the depleted secondary, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
Illinois' Mikel Leshoure accepts the running back by committee plan, but he still wants the ball, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times. The Illini's young players are stepping up in camp, Pete Hayes writes in The (Alton) Telegraph.
Freshman Donnell Kirkwood is pushing Minnesota's top two running backs for the starting job, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press (subscription required).
Indiana has designed its preseason like an NFL training camp, which means few full-pads practices, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
The Associated Press' Rusty Miller looks at 10 questions for Ohio State this fall.
Former Purdue quarterback Justin Siller is getting comfortable as a receiver, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Northwestern's All-Big Ten kicker, Stefan Demos, can focus on what he does best this year, Tina Akouris writes in the Chicag0 Sun-Times.
Wisconsin offensive lineman Bill Nagy is ready to roll after a scooter accident cost him the 2009 season, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Kirk Ferentz's son James is right in the mix for Iowa's starting center spot, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.