Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Everybody's workin' for the weekend.
Illinois remains the favorite for prep wide receiver Terry Hawthorne, but he isn't ruling out Oklahoma State, Norm Sanders writes in the Belleville News Democrat.
Austin Boucher passed up a chance to back up Terrelle Pryor at Ohio State and hopes to see the field early on at Miami (Ohio), Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Wisconsin is decreasing its athletic budget, in part to hold ticket prices steady, Todd Milewski writes in The Capital Times.
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta hopes former radio analyst Ed Podolak returns to the broadcast booth after Podolak undergoes treatment, Tom Witosky writes in the Des Moines Register.