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Photo: Nike selling Michigan State, Ohio State shoes

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Michigan State and Ohio State fans have a new way to show off their school pride. Nike is selling eight college logo shoes, in school colors and with the school logo on the tongue, and last year’s Big Ten title game participants are featured. See a picture of the Nike Lunar TR1 “Week Zero” shoes in this post.

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Photo: Mason Monheim is a (very) good samaritan

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Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim is an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee, and he showed why after Monday’s scrimmage. With the rain pouring down in Rantoul, home of Illinois’ training camp, the players sprinted off the field. Everyone but Monheim, that is.

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Devin Gardner says he's been sacked 'twice' in camp

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Devin Gardner - Fall Practice Interview

Give Devin Gardner time in the pocket, and the Michigan quarterback can hurt opponents with his arm or legs. We’ve seen Gardner compile eye-popping stat lines – Notre Dame and Indiana ring a bell? – but poor line play led to an inconsistent and turnover-prone 2013 season. The Wolverines ranked 105th in sacks allowed (2.77 per game), 113th in yards per rush (3.3) and 121st in tackles for a loss allowed (8.77 per game).

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Video: Alex Gordon leads 'Go Big Red' chant

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Former Nebraska baseball star Alex Gordon smacked a home run Saturday on Nebraska Night at Kaufman Stadium, and to celebrate he led the red-clad Royals fans in a “Go Big Red” chant during his postgame on-field interview.

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Video: Badgers put Udelhoven on scholarship

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How many scholarships have Gary Andersen and staff awarded Wisconsin walk-ons since they arrived in January 2013: 6, 8 or 10? That was the question Andersen asked walk-on Connor Udelhoven in a trivia game at a team meeting. Udelhoven’s answer: “Six?” to which Andersen replied: “Six? Nope, it was eight. But now it’s nine; you’re on scholarship.”

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Steve Spurrier makes jab at Big Ten's depth

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From the can’t-the-season-just-start-already file, Steve Spurrier made headlines Sunday by making a jab at the Big Ten. Spurrier, in reference to Nick Saban’s idea for the “Power Five” conferences to only play one another, knocked the Big Ten’s depth. See the quote in this post.

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Video: Wildcat coaches spoof Seinfeld's show

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Jerry Seinfeld has Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and now Northwestern has Coaches in Cars Getting Coffee. The Wildcats recently posted the Seinfeld-inspired video (watch above), and it features Pat Fitzgerald and Chris Collins driving around the city, hitting all the big sports venues, and talking sports. Collins plays “Seinfeld,” the driver in the video, and Fitzgerald is the guest sitting shotgun.

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Bo Pelini unveils new Nebraska alternate uniform

Huskers.com

Bo Pelini told reporters Tuesday at Big Ten media days that the team would break out a new alternate uniform for its Big Ten opener Sept. 27 vs. Illinois. On Friday, Pelini unveiled the new “Red Rising” design at a team meeting. He didn’t do it with the help of a mannequin, either. Nope, Pelini entered the room donning the new look himself. Watch the video and see pictures of the new design in this post.

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Photo: Joshua Perry shows off body, then and now

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Strength and conditioning is no joke. Players spent countless hours lifting weights and getting their bodies in the ultimate game shape. We don’t always see great visual proof of the body transformations, but Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry recently posted it to his Instagram account. Perry shared a picture that shows a side-by-side of his body from January 2012 until today. See the picture in this post.

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Clothes Call: See new 2014 Big Ten football designs

BTN

Another Big Ten media days is in the books, and that means it’s time to take an early look at the new designs Big Ten football teams will wear in 2014. As of right now, other than Illinois, it doesn’t look like there will be a lot of new looks. But that can change in-season, because teams like to keep these things under wraps and Adidas, Nike and Under Armour can always decide to add a new wrinkle. See some of the new designs in this post.

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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

Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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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