Big Ten: Ron Springs
Winding toward the weekend.
- In case you missed it, here's the Big Ten prime-time schedule on ESPN/ABC this fall.
- Wisconsin landed four prime-time appearances, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus writes, but could the spotlight impact the Badgers' title chances?
- Tom Osborne says Nebraska's ouster from the AAU won't impact athletics at all, Lee Barfknecht writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Kansas coach Turner Gill won't miss playing his alma mater every year, Sam McKewon writes in the World-Herald.
- Sad news as former Ohio State running back Ron Springs dies, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The Buckeyes will make at least three prime-time appearances this year, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Illinois coach Ron Zook is awaiting a decision on the future plans of his boss, Ron Guenther, GateHouse News Service's John Supinie writes.
- Michigan adds yet another defensive recruit for 2012 in Matt Godin, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Lloyd Carr calls Brady Hoke and Dave Brandon a "critical match" for Michigan.
- Michigan State's homecoming game this fall will take place under the lights, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. The Spartans make a few more scholarship offers, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas predicts Northwestern-Iowa will be under the lights.
- Some notes on Purdue's TV/scheduling plans from The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier's Mike Carmin.
- Minnesota is investing $1.1 million to upgrade its football facilities, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Penn State sets dates for the 2012 Blue-White Weekend.
- Northwestern has its leader for the foreseeable future, Tim Cronin writes in the Southtown Star.
- The Daily Gopher ranks Big Ten quarterbacks in 2011.