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Video: Calhoun plays interviewer at media days

Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond knew he had to make a statement Monday at Big Ten media days. Meeting the media in Chicago with the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (Shilique Calhoun) and Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl Game MVP (Connor Cook), Drummond didn’t want to go unnoticed. So, he rocked a suit – and shoes – that made people take notice.

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Big Ten writers' 2014 preseason All-Big Ten Team

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Shilique Calhoun Interception Touchdown

With Big Ten media days Monday and Tuesday in Chicago, BTN.com asked one writer from every school to help compose our 2014 preseason All-Big Ten Team. Each writer picked a first-team offense and defense, plus superlative winners, and the players who amassed the most overall votes, by position, made the team.

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Photos: See Michigan State's new locker room

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Someone Get Mark Dantonio a Hat

Fresh off one of the greatest seasons in program history, the Michigan State football team will defend its Big Ten championship in some impressive new digs. Tuesday, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of the team’s new locker room and plenty of new decorations around the facility. See the pictures in this post.

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Khaseem Greene changes number to honor Eric LeGrand

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Rutgers product and current Chicago Bears linebacker Khaseem Greene is switching his number to 52 to honor former teammate and friend Eric LeGrand. Greene, in his second pro season, wore No. 59 as a rookie in 2013, but only because veteran Blake Costanzo wore No. 52. Now, the former Scarlet Knight gets to honor LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a 2010 game.

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Photos: See 2014 Big Ten football schedule posters

The countdown to football season is heating up, and that means 2014 schedule posters are being released. We at BTN.com always enjoy seeing what Big Ten teams come up with each summer, from the overall design, the players featured, and the team mottos.

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Photo: Braxton Miller trains with Bane-like mask

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Last offseason, Braxton Miller was spotted wearing a camera on his helmet. This offseason, the Ohio State star quarterback is wearing something on his face. In an attempt to improve his conditioning, Miller is working out with a Bane-like Elevation Training Mask. Learn more about it here, and see a picture of it in this post.

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Photo: @ESPNCFB tweet delights Spartans fans

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@ESPNCFB made Michigan State fans’ day Wednesday afternoon, all with one tweet. The handle tweeted a graphic that broke down Michigan State and instate rival Michigan’s success since 2008. This was the text that accompanied the tweet: “Has Michigan State passed Michigan as the top CFB program in the Great Lakes State?”

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Photo: Recruit gets Nittany Lion logo shaved into head

Penn State recruit Adam McLean, a defensive tackle out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, is excited about becoming a Nittany Lion. So much so, the Quince Orchard High School standout was spotted with the Penn State logo shaved into his head. It’s only a matter of time before Beaver Stadium is home, Adam. See photos in this post.

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Athlon Sports posts preseason bowl projections

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Yes, it’s early July. Yes, it’s crazy to entertain possible 2014-15 bowl destinations. But, man, it’s fun to consider these lists. Athlon Sports recently released its preseason bowl projections, and nine Big Ten teams made the cut. The headliner: Ohio State, in the Rose Bowl, part of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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Ben Utecht, losing memory, writes song to family

Former Minnesota and NFL tight end Ben Utecht, 33, is losing his memory as a result of concussions. A singer since his retirement in 2009, Utecht recently dedicated a song to his wife and three daughters. It’s called “You Will Always Be My Girls,” and it’s an emotional song about a possible time when Utecht will no longer be able to remember his family. Watch the video in this post.

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Seven B1G coaches land on ESPN.com's top 50 list

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Tom Izzo Interview - 2014 Men's Basketball Tournament Championship

It was only a matter of time before ESPN.com’s countdown of the top 50 men’s basketball coaches reached Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. It did on Wednesday, with Izzo earning the No. 3 spot. Barring a huge surprise – don’t hold your breath – Izzo is the seventh and final Big Ten coach on the list. See all the Big Ten coaches who made the cut in this post.

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Clothes Call: Rutgers football uniforms

Welcome to the Big Ten, Rutgers! Now that the Scarlet Knights are an official member of the Big Ten, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the school’s football uniforms. Check out a photo gallery in this post that includes Rutgers’ uniform of choice for every 2013 game.

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Clothes Call: Maryland football uniforms

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Randy Edsall Feature

Welcome to the Big Ten, Maryland! Now that the Terrapins are an official member of the Big Ten, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the school’s much-talked-about football uniforms. Check out a photo gallery in this post that includes Maryland’s uniform of choice for every 2013 game.

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Maryland unveils B1G ice cream flavor at party

Maryland is throwing a party today to celebrate its move to the Big Ten. One of the highlights of the festivities is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, though; we’re talking about the school’s new “B1G ice cream.” What flavors make up the delicious  treat? What does it taste like? Find out in this post.

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Taylor Martinez tweets about emergency landing

A United flight, from Chicago to Orange County, California, made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air. This is newsworthy for obvious reasons, but it’s also relevant because former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez and his girlfriend, ex-Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson, were on the flight.

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Video: Logan Hutton catches two balls mid-backflip

Minnesota wide receiver Logan Hutton is a redshirt senior with four career receptions. Up until Friday, his two-point conversion vs. Western Illinois in 2013 (pictured above) was his calling card. Not anymore. From this day forward, Hutton will be known as the Minnesota receiver who did a backflip while catching two footballs. Seriously. See it in this post.

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