There are very few parenting issues where I come out on top. I'm distant, I work too much, my French braiding is sloppy. Finally something that's not my fault!
Penn State assistant Jay Paterno drops a Latin phrase in his latest column about dealing with criticism. Lions linebacker Michael Mauti misses home but relishes continuing his family tradition in State College.
Nebraska star defensive tackle Jared Crick misses another practice. A good piece on the Bob Devaney connection between Nebraska and Wyoming.
Missed tackles have been a problem for Ohio State's defense, Doug Lesmerises writes in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Buckeyes defensive lineman John Simon welcomes the adversity, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Like numbers? Then you'll love Dave Revsine's latest entry in the Big Ten numbers blog.
Phil Miller writes that Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has become a role model for others with his health issues. The Bison are coming.
Indiana's D'Angelo Roberts isn't satisfied with his first 100-yard rushing performance, Terry Hutchens writes in the Indianapolis Star.
Wisconsin gets good news on tackle Josh Oglesby. Badgers cornerback Devin Smith, meanwhile, won't be back this season but looks forward to 2012.
Purdue is still searching for its identity this season.
The Big Ten isn't even the nation's No. 2 conference, according to the Sporting News.