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Northwestern Big Ten Media Days Links

by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan)

With Big Ten Media Days in the books, check out Northwestern reading from around the web.

Inside Northwestern

Illinois is enjoying the increased intensity of its rivalry with Northwestern.

Despite losing seniors Al Netter and Ben Burkett, Brian Mulroe does not expect NU's offensive line play to drop off.

NU senior linebacker David Nwabuisi is embracing his new leadership role with the Wildcats.

Videos from Pat Fitzgerald and Brian Mulroe at Day 1 of Media Days.

We have a slideshow of pictures of NU's new Under Armour uniforms, including the official pictures from the athletic department and close-ups taken of a real jersey at Big Ten Media Days.

The most interesting notes and quotes from all the Big Ten coaches.

Purple Wildcats

Northwestern's defense is learning from past mistakes.

Illinois' Tim Beckman is trying hard to build the NU-Illinois rivalry, but there is a mutual respect between the programs.

The spotlight is shining on Kain Colter as he switches to starting quarterback full time.

Check out Pat Fitzgerald's transcript and audio from when he took the podium at Day 1 of Media Days.

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern won't pursue Penn State players.

Illinois, however, isn't backing off after eight coaches to State College to recruit current Nittany Lions.

Around the Web

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg offers up the best from Big Ten Media Days.

Lots more NU links, not necessarily Media Days related, from Hail To Purple's Jonathan Hodges on the PurpleWildcats.com boards.

Fitzgerald suggested that, due to Penn State and Ohio State being ineligible in the Leaders Division, the Big Ten use a selection committee to choose the two best teams for the Big Ten Championship Game.