Big Ten: Sean Collins
Shut up and play the hits.
- Bob Flounders says it's likely that the NCAA will do something harsh to Penn State. Writers debate what should be done to the school in the New York Times. There are no easy answers here, Mike Kern writes. An advocacy group says Nittany Lions players should be able to transfer without penalty.
- Iowa running back Marcus Binns was cited for shoplifting, but Kirk Ferentz said Binns is already off the team. Despite being undersized and not playing football for all that long, Christian Kirksey led the Hawkeyes in tackles a year ago.
- Michigan quarterback recruit Shane Morris continues to challenge himself this summer. The Wolverines are planning an electronic marquee near the stadium.
- Central Michigan is adding seats to its stadium in preparation for Michigan State's visit. Cancer survivor Arthur Ray Jr. wants to keep playing for the Spartans and says he deserves more than six years from the NCAA.
- Andre McDonald settled on Minnesota after getting his home life settled. Excellent feature on the incoming freshman by Phil Miller.
- Little-used cornerback Sean Collins was dismissed from Purdue after his arrest.
- Tom Dienhart offers 10 reasons why Indiana should be excited this year. The BTN guys debate the idea of a nine-game conference schedule.
- The O-Zone looks at how Ohio State might run the "counter trey."
- Black Shoe Diaries puts Illinois under the microscope.
- Andy Staples does a hypothetical college football mock draft, and Wisconsin's Montee Ball is the first Big Ten player selected.
- Former Nebraska star Prince Amukamara handed out cleats and other equipment to the Lincoln High School team.
- A SoCal linebacker committed to Northwestern.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State