Working for the weekend ...
Illinois freshman Chris Jones pleads not guilty to aggravated battery. More on the case against Jones from GateHouse News Service's John Supinie.
Both Michigan schools are capitalizing on Ohio State's situation in recruiting, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News. The Spartans are making their mark in the Buckeye state, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Two Michigan recruits tweet that they'll still take visits elsewhere, Kevin Bull writes in the Detroit Free Press. Desmond Howard thinks Michigan should retire more numbers, including his own, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
The (Bloomington) Herald-Times' Andy Graham wonders if Indiana could hit a grand slam in recruiting by landing QB Gunner Kiel (subscription required). More on Kiel and the Hoosiers from The Crimson Quarry.
Running back Marcus Coker is Iowa's emerging star for 2011, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. September's home game against Louisiana-Monroe didn't come cheap for Iowa, Randy Peterson writes in the Des Moines Register.
Purdue players worked their way back from injuries this summer, Sol David writes in The Exponent.
The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' Bob Flounders breaks down the top five Penn State players currently in the NFL.
Nebraska's annual fan day will be held during the week.
Gophersports.com checks in with freshman wide receiver Quentin Gardener.