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Penn State is still Penn State, and excitement is building for the 2012 team, Dan Wetzel writes. Bill O'Brien's agent says the Penn State coach isn't looking to leave. Lions DT Jordan Hill has stepped up his game in Big Ten play.
Neither team is going bowling, but both Penn State and Ohio State have a lot at stake Saturday, David Jones writes.
Ohio State's comeback against Purdue was actually months in the making, Bill Livingston writes. The Buckeyes have to find ways to keep their starting quarterback in the game.
Michigan's Elliott Mealer and Paul Bunyan -- separated at birth? The Wolverines prepare for the Sea of Red in Lincoln. Brady Hoke is coy about why his starting quarterback was on the field for a kickoff return against MSU.
Northwestern's passing attack has disappeared this season. The Wildcats missed a nice branding opportunity last Saturday. If Northwestern wants to make any type of run in the Legends Division, it needs to win Saturday.
Wisconsin's offense hopes to "barge" in on its competition. Badgers coach Bret Bielema is ticked that LB Mike Taylor isn't a Butkus Award semifinalist.
After winning 11 games in each of the past two season, Michigan State isn't even guaranteed a bowl game this year.
Indiana LB Griffen Dahlstrom masters the mental approach to the game (subscription required).
Some Purdue notes after the Ohio State loss.
Minnesota LB Mike Rallis and many of his teammates will shave their heads for a good cause.
Tom Dienhart has his latest Big Ten bowl projections.