An early three-game stretch against Pitt, Baylor and Texas will set the tone for Oklahoma State's season.
James Conner is cancer-free, but the running back will take with him the lessons he learned about himself during treatment in his return to the field.
The up-and-coming Huskies need to start things off on the right foot when they open their nonconference schedule against Rutgers.
Week 11 in the Big Ten features a matchup between last year's West Division champs (Iowa) and arguably this year's East Division favorites (Michigan).
Through two weeks of satellite camps, there are disorganized, money-grabs and well-oiled events that have benefited both players and coaches.
LB Hardy Nickerson Jr., who led Cal with 112 tackles last season, should make a smooth transition to Illinois, where his dad is the coordinator.