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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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Athlon: 18 B1G stars earn preseason All-America honors

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Melvin Gordon Goes 70 Yards for the TD

Athlon Sports released its College Football 2014 All-America Team on Monday, and 18 Big Ten stars made the cut, with Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, Ohio State DT Michael Bennett and Michigan State P Mike Sadler earning first-team distinction. See all of Athlon’s Big Ten preseason All-Americans in this post.

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Big Ten teams celebrate Twitter allowing GIFs

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Twitter users, rejoice! As of today, the site now allows users to tweet animated GIFs. You aren’t the only one excited about this. Several Big Ten basketball and football teams celebrated the news by tweeting GIFs of memorable 2013-14 moments. Check out our favorite examples in this post.

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NFL.com puts 4 B1G stars on Heisman candidates list

Braxton Miller

Braxton Goes Deep to Smith for the TD

NFL.com continues to churn out its 14 for ’14 lists, and it was the nation’s top 14 Heisman Trophy candidates turn Monday. Braxton Miller led a quartet of Big Ten representatives, at No. 3, behind reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. See NFL.com’s Big Ten Heisman contenders list in this post.

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Photo: James Franklin cheers on Vandy at CWS

James Franklin’s Vanderbilt days are over, but the Penn State coach was back in black Saturday on the opening day of the College World Series. Franklin, who left Nashville for Penn State in January, was in Omaha to cheer on his former school’s baseball team and friend, Vandy coach Tim Corbin.

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Twitter: Your Big Ten team's NBA JAM players?

The first day of summer is June 21. With the Big Ten athletic season complete, it is “summer,” for all intents and purposes. So, I decided to do something random – something I hoped would be fun – with Big Ten fans on Twitter. I asked them to pick two players, past or present, from their Big Ten team to use in a mythical Big Ten NBA JAM. See their selections in this post.

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Indiana QB Tre Roberson announces he will transfer

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The Journey 2012: Big Ten Football - Ep. 3 (Part 2)

Well, this comes as a surprise: Indiana QB Tre Roberson announced Wednesday that he will transfer. Roberson, who threw six touchdown passes in the 2013 finale vs. Purdue, and Nate Sudfeld were expected to share time again in 2014. Last fall, Roberson, the dual-threat option, threw for 1,128 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for 423 yards and five scores.

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Q&A: Shawne Merriman talks Terps, move to B1G

BTN had a distinguished visitor Wednesday, as former Maryland and NFL star Shawne Merriman visited our headquarters. Merriman starred for the Terps from 2002-2004, earning All-ACC honors in his final season, and went on to lead the NFL in sacks (2006) and be a three-time All-Pro. See our Q&A with Merriman in this post.

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Photos: Maryland puts up 'Think B1G' billboards

Less than a month away from becoming an official Big Ten member, Maryland is getting its community ready for the much-anticipated move. The school has put up “Think B1G” billboards throughout the Baltimore area, both on interstates and at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Maryland, along with Rutgers, joins the Big Ten on July 1.

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Badgers show off uniform combos at photo shoot

Here’s something you probably didn’t know (or care to add up): Wisconsin will have 20 possible uniform combinations this year. The Badgers showed off the designs Wednesday during their annual photo shoot. To be fair, many of the combinations aren’t that different, with the team boasting a primary white helmet and alternate red lid that can be mixed and matched with three facemasks (white, red and black).

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Video: Luke Fickell owns dodgeball at Ohio State event

The Ohio State football program held its Champions Dinner a couple weeks ago, and there’s a pretty fun YouTube video of the festivities. The dinner is something Meyer does every spring to reward his players for excellence on and off the field. They bond, they barbeque, and they play cornhole, dodgeball and softball. Basically, it’s a day full of fun.

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