With media days complete, there is a long list of stories to check out. Here is a nice run down to get you caught up on each team from the goings-on in Chicago the last two days. By the way: The season begins Aug. 29, with Indiana State playing at Indiana.
Decatur Herald-Review: Nathan Scheelhaase is ready for one more run.
Champaign News-Gazette: Receivers are following Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt’s lead.
Chicago Tribune: Tim Beckman is bullish on improvement.
Indianapolis Star: Kevin Wilson expects improvement from an “embarrassing” defense.
Indianapolis Star: Kevin Wilson looking for dynamic quarterback to emerge from a three-man race.
HawkCentral.com: Why the Hawkeyes are especially hungry for this season opener.
HawkCentral.com: Kirk Ferentz’s loyalty has paid dividends.
Cedar Rapids Gazette: All three quarterbacks are on equal ground.
Detroit News: Taylor Lewan is all business as he chases a title.
Detroit Free Press: The offensive line is still a concern.
Detroit News: Spartans prep to make amends from a 7-6 record.
Detroit Free Press: Leaving Chicago with some hints on the Spartans.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Donnell Kirkwood is tough on himself.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Jerry Kill is pushing for better facilities.
Omaha.com: Taylor Martinez hoping to save best for last.
Lincoln Journal Star: Battle of NU’s is intriguing.
Chicago Tribune: Video with Kain Colter on sharing quarterback role.
Columbus Dispatch: Leadership class has Urban Meyer taking notes.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Five takeaways from media days.
Cleveland.com: Braxton Miller leads the championship chase.
PennLive.com: Bill O’Brien knows what he’s looking for in a quarterback.
PennLive.com: John Urschel recalls players who gave him fits.
Lafayette Journal Courier: Dealing with discipline early was important to Darrell Hazell.
Lafayette Journal Courier: Defensive line a strength for the Boilermakers.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland and James White are real attention-getters.
Wisconsin State Journal: Three-time defending champion Badgers are overshadowed by Ohio State.
Wisconsin State Journal: Friendship bonds Gary Andersen and Urban Meyer.
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