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Dienhart: Big Ten West offensive backfield unit rankings

Oct 17, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes running back Akrum Wadley (25) runs the ball during the second half of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field.

Akrum Wadley takes it for the score at Indiana

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This time last year, few could have envisioned the historic season Iowa was about to enjoy. The Hawkeyes started the season 12-0, a first, and went to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1990 season after playing in their first Big Ten title game. This season shapes up well, too, beginning with a loaded backfield.

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Dienhart: Big Ten West receiving corps unit rankings

Oct 10, 2015; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) leads the offense onto the field against the Wisconsin Badgers at Memorial Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Westerkamp backpedals into end zone

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When you think of Nebraska, you think of ground-pounding offenses. Mike Riley wants to commit to the rush game in 2016. But, he’ll surely also want to take advantage of what looks like the top set of pass catchers in the West Division.

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Big Ten links: Catch up with Monday's news digest

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How many games could Penn State win this fall? Here comes the NBA Draft – who is the most intriguing prospect? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh had QB campers do an interesting drill. Read these stories and more in Monday’s Big Ten news digest.

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Big Ten links: Thursday's news digest is here

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Which NBA owner is kicking himself for not drafting Draymond Green in 2012? One outlet gives us a nice update on former Wisconsin standout Chris Borland. Another outlets ranks the “best night game environments” in football, too. Catch up with Thursday’s Big Ten news digest.

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Best of Week 10: Full seven-game slate to open November

Urban Meyer

Yeah, J.T. Barrett is kind of good

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All 14 Big Ten teams are in action on the first Saturday in November. And, no doubt, a big focus will be on Columbus, Ohio, where Nebraska travels to play Ohio State. This is the month championship teams make a push. Who’s gonna step up?

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