Only 237 days left until the 2010 Big Ten season kicks off with Minnesota against Middle Tennessee State.
Notre Dame came extremely close to joining the Big Ten in 2003, hoops coach Mike Brey tells the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein.
Cameron Heyward's decision to remain at Ohio State swayed fellow defenders Ross Homan and Chimdi Chekwa to stay as well, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
The Capital Times' Mike Lucas remembers former Wisconsin offensive lineman Manny Castro, who was killed last week in a car accident.
Despite the decommitment of Dominique Easley, Penn State's recruiting class looks strong for 2010, Mike White writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Big Ten isn't dead yet and actually far from it, Brian Cook writes in The Sporting News' blog.
Michigan State needs to get Keith Nichol on the field, whether it's at quarterback or wide receiver, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Michigan's incoming recruits have a chance to see the field real early, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.