Afternoon roundup: Iowa sexual assault case, Penn State recruiting

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

A few items to chew on before dinner:

  • You probably need a law degree or three to completely understand this story, but the Iowa City Press-Citizen is seeking access to investigative subpoenas in the sexual assault case of former Hawkeyes football players Cedric Everson and Abeberell Satterfield. The county attorney's office isn't making much information public, but the newspaper isn't standing by (good for them). If you need a refresher on a very ugly situation that could follow coach Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes throughout a critical season, here's one.

  • Jim Tressel might be pillaging Penn State's backyard for top recruits, but the Nittany Lions are making up for it in Maryland. Penn State's 2009 recruiting class includes six commits from MD.

  • Illinois linebacker Brit Miller is already one of the Big Ten's most entertaining personalities. Now he's working toward becoming one of the league's best defenders, Mark Tupper of the Decatur Herald & Review writes.

  • The domino effect of the Big Ten Network's agreement with Comcast continues. As the BTN and Mediacom continue to talk, Verizon signed a deal to carry the network on FiOS TV, which is like cable except it's delivered through fiber optic lines. Pretty cool.