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Running quarterbacks have become the norm in the Big Ten, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
Penn State will be missing quite a few players for the Blue-White Game. The Lions' quarterback competition adds intrigue to this year's spring game, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times. Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges benefited from his prior days at safety, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill went off on his team after Thursday's practice, Miller writes.
Northwestern's quarterbacks get an early start on their preparation, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune. Wildcats safety Hunter Bates is still working his way back from injury, Tina Akouris writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase embraces higher expectations this year, GateHouse News Service's John Supinie writes.
It's hard not to look ahead to Nebraska-Ohio State on Oct. 8, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Don't forget about Nick Hill in Michigan State's crowded offensive backfield, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. The Spartans' young offensive line could be a concern, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Penn State assistant Jay Paterno weighs in on the perils of 7-on-7 football, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd writes.
New Indiana coach Kevin Wilson isn't holding back this spring, Tim Ethridge writes in the Evansville Courier & Press.
Wisconsin fullback Bradie Ewing prepares for a bigger role this fall, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.