Heading off to Chicago to join forces with Rittenberg and the ESPN.com crew for media days. First, linkage:
Jim Phillips remains a wild card in the Illinois athletic director search. If only he didn't love Northwestern.
Iowa got two commitments, bringing its 2012 recruiting class to eight members so far.
A bowl game in Chicago? Pat Fitzgerald thinks it's a good idea. New York has one, after all.
Bret Bielema talked about the media poll that named him the Big Ten's top coach and Wisconsin the league favorite.
The nine-game Big Ten conference schedule will keep Purdue closer to home.