Big Ten: John Strauser
- Ohio State adds a very big piece to its 2013 recruiting class in DT Michael Hill. Eleven Warriors explores why the Buckeyes won't go undefeated this fall.
- Michigan State wins the recruiting battle for a two-sport star in Drake Harris. More on Harris' pledge here. Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis weighs in on the new playoff.
- Michigan could replace Notre Dame in 2018-19 with a big name. One-time playoff opponent Dave Brandon is "very pleased" with the new model.
- Penn State's recruiting surge continues with wideout Zach Bradshaw. Mark Wogenrich takes a good look at how Penn State would have fared in a playoff environment.
- Northwestern hopes to hear about receiver Kyle Prater's NCAA waiver application next month.
- Drew Sharp writes that the new playoff won't benefit the Big Ten. The playoff won't end the arguments and debate in college football, Rob Oller writes.
- Wisconsin's latest recruit for 2013 has no trouble being nasty on the field. A look at how the Badgers would have fared in a four-team playoff.
- A closer look at Iowa's football facilities upgrades here and here. Some good Hawkeyes nuggets here. Iowa players are excited about the playoff.
- Purdue's style fit recruit John Strauser, who will become a third-generation Big Ten player.
- Illinois adds former All-Big Ten receiver Mike Bellamy to its staff.
- Maize 'n Brew previews Nebraska in 2012.
- It might be wishful thinking, but could Minnesota work its way onto Notre Dame's schedule when Michigan comes off?
Summer is officially here, so the links are sizzling today.
- Former Nebraska recruit Bubba Starling still roots for the Big Red, but he doesn't regret his decision to pick baseball. A terrific piece by Dirk Chatelain on former Husker Dion Booker, who served in Afghanistan. Phil Steele ranks the Huskers at No. 17 on his preseason countdown.
- An excellent story by Frank Bodani on former Penn State players who served their country. Penn State is extending its recruiting reach under Bill O'Brien (subscription required).
- Michigan will play the nation's fourth toughest schedule in 2012, CBSsports.com's Bruce Feldman writes. The Wolverines' seniors spend time with Navy SEALs in California.
- Michigan State's Pat Narduzzi and Ohio State's Luke Fickell are among the Big Ten assistants who soon could land head-coaching jobs, Tom Dienhart writes. Dienhart also ranks the Big Ten's top defensive backs entering 2012.
- Iowa could play a neutral-site game against a major-conference foe in 2016. Few are pegging the Hawkeyes as a Big Ten contender in 2012. Did Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg really kill a bear?
- Matt Charboneau doesn't like the Michigan-Michigan State game opening Big Ten play in 2015 and 2016.
- Athlon Sports has very high hopes for Ohio State in 2012, and has more Buckeye content here and here. Charles Eric Waugh's Ohio State devotion hasn't wavered even though he's in jail, Todd Jones writes.
- Recruit John Strauser made history by being the first player from his high school to receive a Big Ten offer (Illinois). Illini coach Tim Beckman adds his latest verbal commitment from his home state.
- How will the Big Ten's first-year coaches fare in 2012?
- Scott Dochterman takes a closer look at the Big Ten/Pac-12 partnership.