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News you can't leave work without:

Former Ohio State coach John Cooper still follows the Buckeyes. Living in Columbus, he is a member of the Sporting News' Legends poll.

UI-Western Michigan Game Notes

News and notes from Saturday's game at Ford Field in Detroit.

UI grade: D

Jim Rossow grades Illinois' loss to Western Michigan

UI-Western Michigan Further Review

Sports editor Jim Rossow examines Illinois' loss against the Broncos on Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Live from Ford Field

Final: Western Michigan 23, Illinois 17

DETROIT - Illinois' bowl hopes took a bad hit Saturday, courtesy of Western Michigan.

Bill Cubit's team took control early and held on for a 23-17 victory at Ford Field before 12,865 fans.

Jim Rossow's Big Ten football report

Sports editor Jim Rossow takes a look around the Big Ten:

10 questions for ... Jim Delany

He might be the second-most powerful man in Chicago, behind the president-elect. "Barack lives in Hyde Park, I live in Hinsdale," the Big Ten commissioner said. The former North Carolina basketball player likes that the Tar Heels are the preseason No. 1, Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions are undefeated and his new contract keeps him in charge of the Big Ten until 2013. Sports editor JIM ROSSOW caught up with Delany to talk about Penn State's tenuous rating in the BCS poll, his future in office and "The Journey."

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Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany isn't panicking about Penn State.

UI-Iowa: Notebook

News and notes from Memorial Stadium.

UI grade: B-plus

Jim Rossow's report card from Saturday's Iowa win