James Franklin's successful Penn State program arrived a season earlier than most had anticipated. The Nittany Lions weren't supposed to do much until this season, but they won the Big Ten championship last season. They were picked by many to repeat because they returned the bulk of their roster and all of their offensive stars.
The reality has hit across Wolverine land. Michigan's head man, Jim Harbaugh, it turns out, is a football coach, not a savior. Yeah, yeah, yeah, a coach who brought San Francisco to three straight NFC title games and a Super Bowl appearance.
Iowa and Northwestern's underwhelming Big Ten records can be taken with a grain of salt given the quality of the teams they've lost to. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats will get closer to finding out how good they truly are in 2017 when they face off Saturday.
Riley Ferguson threw for 471 yards and a 21-yard TD with 1:28 left, Patrick Taylor rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and No. 25 Memphis rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Houston Cougars, 42-38.
Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a "slap in the face" to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House. Texas A&M coach Gary Blair took it a step further: President Donald Trump should call personally.
USA Today has released its preseason coaches basketball poll and the Duke Blue Devils are ranked No. 1 in the country. The North Carolina Tar Heels will begin the season as the No. 9 ranked team. The NC State Wolfpack did not receive any votes.