Reader mail: Spring football sparks questions

The Big Ten has put a bow on the basketball season, while spring football is about to wrap up. Lots going on. Keep those cards and letters coming. Now, let me get to some of your queries.

This week I was asked about the Penn State quarterback situation and losses on the Ohio State offense. One reader asked if Nebraska could win the Big Ten this fall and my answer may surprise you. We also touch on Michigan football and basketball in a combo question. Combo questions are good because you get two for the price of one.

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BTN LiveBIG: PSU students impacting New Orleans rebuild

It started as an undergraduate thesis. Now, it may help rebuild New Orleans.

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Magnificent 7: An early look at 2014-15 MVP race

The Big Ten has suffered some big attrition when it comes to players leaving early for the NBA Draft as Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Michigan State’s Gary Harris and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III all declared. Michigan’s Mitch McGary still is weighing his options. If he bolts, it will leave another gap to fill.

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Catch up on Friday's Big Ten headlines

Nice piece by Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com on how the Big Ten is excelling at developing NBA players. It’s also nice that most are guys who stayed at least two years. Lesmerises says it’s those guys in the middle – good enough to go early but not sprinting out the door from day one – who have elevated the play in the Big Ten.

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Spartans gather to celebrate Princess Lacey

At an emotional celebration of Lacey Holsworth’s life, about 2,500 people saw a great grin pushing up Lacey’s cute cheeks countless times during a moving 43-minute video that ended the memorial ceremony for her at Michigan State on Thursday night.

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