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Penn State defensive end Aaron Maybin and several teammates are training for the NFL draft in Amish country, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
"Last week, Maybin said he weighed in the 242-245 range. This week, he said he's gained eight pounds. Eat. Train. Sleep. There ain't nothing else to do here."
Academic issues will sideline Minnesota starting safety Tramaine Brock for spring practice, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune. Also, check out this nugget:
"Athletic director Joel Maturi said the Gophers still are negotiating to add Southern California to the schedule in a future home-and-home series. A decision should be made within a week."
Michigan State is recruiting the son of former Detroit Lions running back James Jones, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Longtime Wisconsin strength and conditioning coach John Dettman discusses the transition of power to Ben Herbert for 2009, the Wisconsin State Journal's Tom Mulhern writes in his blog.
Rich Rodriguez's sizable first-year tab for Michigan stirs debate about reform in collegiate athletics, John Heuser writes in The Ann Arbor News.