Big weekend in the NFL playoffs for former Big Ten running backs, as Shonn Greene (Iowa-New York Jets) and Chris "Beanie" Wells (Ohio State-Arizona Cardinals) both advance.
Illinois AD Ron Guenther has some interesting thoughts on Big Ten expansion, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
Penn State players look forward to facing the reigning national champs in September, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. To upset Alabama, Penn State needs several players to step up and replace productive seniors, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Iowa's Orange Bowl victory is money in the bank for Kirk Ferentz and his staff, Scott Dochterman writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
Northwestern kicker Stefan Demos isn't hiding after his Outback Bowl meltdown, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Mark Dantonio will have his own recruits in place to produce for Michigan State in 2010, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Ohio State carried some positive vibes into the offseason, Ken Gordon and Tim May write in The Columbus Dispatch.
Former Michigan player Justin Feagin enters a guilty plea in his drug conspiracy case, annarbor.com's Art Aisner writes.