It's Minnesota Wild appreciation day here in Chicago.
Running backs Jaamal Berry and Rod Smith shine in Ohio State's scrimmage, while Braxton Miller also showed some promising signs, Doug Lesmerises and Bill Livington write in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ohio State's young defense needs work after losing Saturday's jersey scrimmage, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Nebraska is taking a calculated risk by making quarterback Taylor Martinez available for contact, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal State. I make an appearance in this Tom Shatel piece about Nebraska's transition to the Big Ten. There are different moods around the Huskers' offense and defense this spring, Samuel McKewon writes.
The Big Ten future schedules have some unfortunate elements, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
William Gholston is healthy and ready to lead Michigan State's defense, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Talented freshman Tony Lippett will play both ways for the Spartans, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg is ready to take charge, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The Hawkeyes' mantra hasn't changed, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register. Iowa is moving forward from the rhabdo situation, Dave Curtis writes in the Sporting News.
The arrow is pointing up for Nathan Scheelhaase and the Illinois offense, Loren Tate writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Illini linebacker Houston Bates capitalized on his opportunity Saturday, Mark Tupper writes in the (Decatur) Herald & Review.
Tragic news out of Minnesota as Jerry Kill's 'stache is no more, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. The Gophers' defensive line steps up in Saturday's scrimmage, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
Wisconsin could have a very large starting defensive end this fall, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A closer look at the Badgers' offense halfway through the spring, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Purdue sophomore quarterback Rob Henry is humbled to be selected a team captain, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Indiana's future matchups against Navy have been finalized, Terry Hutchens writes in the Indianapolis Star.