Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
In case you missed Big Ten preview day, check it out here and here. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit also sat down with Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who says he gets e-mails from Michigan players. The countdown of the league's 25 best players begins Friday.
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is still mulling the fate of his son, James, a redshirt freshman center for the Hawkeyes who recently pleaded guilty to public intoxication, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Also, Hawkeyes defensive end Jason Semmes is transferring to Miami (Ohio).
Notre Dame remains the best option for Big Ten expansion, and The Grand Rapids Press' Steve Grinczel has an interesting plan of how to organize the divisions.
Look at from the Big Ten's point of view. Let's say the league finally softens its stance and allows Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse or West Virginia in -- hmmm, to the greatest benefit of which team located in State College, Pa., by the way?
How stupid would the Big Ten look by knocking over the domino that opens up a spot in the Big East just when Notre Dame finally says, "By jove, we outta join a league. Gee, which one has an opening?"
A dubious distinction for Minnesota as the NCAA's APR reports came out, Dennis Brackin writes in the Star Tribune.
Ohio State and Penn State make Dennis Dodd's post-spring top 25, while Iowa sneaks in at No. 24.
The Big Ten needs a 12th team, and while Missouri might be an increasingly attractive option, an Eastern school would be the better move, Stltoday.com's Jeff Gordon writes.
Illinois further solidified the quarterback position with a 2010 commitment from quarterback Chandler Whitmer.
Despite the rumors, heralded Wisconsin incoming recruit Kraig Appleton remains on track in school, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
Want to know where the 2010 Big Ten recruits are from? Check out this map.