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  • Michigan sophomore tight end Jake Butt is jogging again, raising some hopes that he might be back early in the season after having ACL surgery in February.

  • There's an established starter in place in the Michigan State backfield, but that isn't stopping Madre London from setting some high goals for his first season on campus.

  • Urban Meyer reflects on the NCAA sanctions and the circumstances that brought him back to Ohio State.

  • The Penn State defense isn't generating all that much buzz, but a pair of tackles could be worthy of a little attention heading into the season.

  • Nebraska associate athletic director Paul Meyers, a man considered a confidant of Bo Pelini, resigned his post this week, and Steven M. Sipple asks a few questions about the move.

  • Purdue fans longing to be represented on the team helmet are having their dreams come true.

  • The Indiana receiving corps set the bar high a year ago. Can the Hoosiers match the production this fall?

  • TCF Bank Stadium will still have separate logos for the Gophers and the Vikings while the two share the facility for the next two seasons.

  • Big Ten fever is apparently running wild at Rutgers, where season-ticket sales are on the rise.

  • A revised witness list in the O'Bannon case includes Jim Delany's name.