Throughout the season, the Big Ten football blog will highlight outstanding stories about Big Ten schools, teams or student-athletes. The first edition of "Required Reading" appears below.
Kurt Coleman: A star off the field... and on
Legendary Iowa coach Hayden Fry recovering from surgery
UW's Mickey Turner relishes being named a team captain
Wisconsin to start Scott Tolzien at QB in season opener against Northern Illinois
MSU enjoying competition for starting time in the defensive backfield
Illinois' Juice Williams ready to cement legacy with the Illini in 2009
Not just Juice's backup, Eddie McGee can do it all for the Illini
The Danny Hope era begins in West Lafayette
A look at new Minnesota defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove
Jedd Fisch hopes to revamp the Minnesota running attack in his first season in Minneapolis
Kirk Cousins will start under center for Michigan State Saturday
Penn State's Jerome Hayes is ready for 2009 after ACL injuries derailed his 2007 and 2008 seasons.