Gould Headshot squareBig Ten season starts this week. No more Eastern Kentuckys and Murray States.

Reminds me of George Perles’ line about bowl games. “Bowl games are like ham,’’ the old Michigan State ball coach used to say. “Never had a bad piece of ham.’’

That’s a bit of a stretch, even for those of us who have an appetite for college football. But at least conference games tend to be closer to ham than Spam—unlike many nonconference games. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.