Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Camps are cookin' around the Big Ten, and so are these links.
Minnesota running back Duane Bennett is making up for lost time, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune. Gophers cornerback Marcus Sherels is also back at practice following surgery, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
Linebacker Marell Evans leaves Michigan on good terms with the coaching staff, the Detroit Free Press' Mark Snyder writes in his blog. Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez didn't vote for his team in the Top 25 and knows national respect must be earned on the field, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.
Ohio State's depth chart has a risk-reward quality about it, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Andy Miller might not be as highly touted as Mike Adams, but he's got just as good a chance of winning the Buckeyes' starting left tackle spot, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Northwestern's veteran defense reminds coach Pat Fitzgerald of the unit he played on in 1995, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Purdue players got their wish to have names on the backs of their jerseys this fall, and they likely will be following two quarterbacks on the field, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Sports Illustrated's preseason top 20 features only two Big Ten teams and just one in the top 10.
Indiana safeties Austin Thomas and Nick Polk are healthy and hitting, Chris Korman writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
Big games have been the Big Ten's bugaboo, Rivals.com's Tom Dienhart writes in his conference preview.
David Gilreath hopes to spark Wisconsin's struggling kick-return unit, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.