Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
My flight to Detroit takes off in just a few minutes. I'll be checking in from Michigan Stadium later on this morning, so check back for some updates on Wisconsin-Michigan and the noon ET kickoffs.
In the interim, brush up on your pregame reading:
Wisconsin defensive end Matt Shaughnessy remains focused on the task at hand even in the wake of his older brother's death, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers and wonders if Penn State, Northwestern and Minnesota are as strong as their records indicate.
Penn State fans might not love the idea of Tom Bradley as their next head coach, but you have to give Bradley credit for a masterful job with a depleted defense, Gene Collier writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
It might be time for more of freshman wideout DeVier Posey at Ohio State, The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises writes in his blog. Lesmerises thinks USC's loss to Oregon State creates BCS chaos that benefits Ohio State, while The Columbus Dispatch's Bob Hunter writes that Ohio State can redeem its reputation in Big Ten play.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen's Pat Harty looks back on Iowa's legendary 1958 squad.
Michigan State tries to shut down Indiana's talented quarterback Kellen Lewis for the second straight year, the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode writes in his blog.
Purdue safety Frank Duong grew up in the shadows of Notre Dame Stadium but never took a liking to the Irish, Stacy Clardie writes in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Duong actually was a Michigan fan.
Michigan's upset hopes hinge on its offensive and defensive lines, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.