Psst. It's Rittenberg's birthday. We're going to turn out the lights, and when he walks in everybody yell, "Surprise!"
Michigan often looks to Drew Dileo when it needs a key catch. Derrick Green returned to practice, and other Wolverines notes. Frank Clark says he's sick about the lack of sack production by Michigan's defense.
Tyler O'Connor is gaining notice for his T-shirts and his play at Michigan State. Demetrious Cox is competing to be the Spartans' fifth defensive back. Check out this funny video of the Spartans getting punked by a mannequin sprung to life.
Curtis Grant needs to make an impact for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are over the hump in their toughest week of practice. Freshman receiver James Clark has that Florida speed but needs to figure out what he's doing.
A Wisconsin farmer gives a big welcome to Gary Andersen. Oft-injured Dallas Lewallen is healthy and could start the opener at center after Dan Voltz hurt his hamstring. The Chicago Tribune previews the Badgers.
Michigan State is No. 15 in Sports Illustrated's preseason Top 25, while Nebraska is not even ranked.