Happy 4th of July from the Big Ten blog

Programming alert: The Big Ten blog will be taking the day off in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, barring any major breaking news, of course.

Enjoy the long weekend at your cookouts, lake houses or wherever you might be spending it. And be safe around those fireworks. We need you all in working condition when football season finally rolls around.

Have a great holiday, and we'll see you on Monday.