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Big Ten links: Could Iowa get medical redshirt for DL Ott?

NCAA Football: Northern Iowa at Iowa

Kirk Ferentz discuss this year's recruiting class

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Could Iowa’s Drew Ott get a fifth season of eligibility? Nebraska looks like it upgraded their pass coverage defense. There is QB news at Ohio State and Wisconsin. Plus, No Big Ten school inked a better collection of wideouts than Michigan State. Let’s get into all of Friday’s Big Ten headlines now.

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Big Ten links: Dive into Thursday's Signing Day news roundup

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Mark Dantonio on a big Signing Day

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Michigan and Jim Harbaugh stole the show on Signing Day 2016 with their big “Signing of the Stars” gala. Ohio State flexed its recruiting muscle once again. Penn State got much-needed help on the offensive line and Mark Dantonio just put the finishing touches on his best signing class since 2007. We round up Thursday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Which new commits make the 2016 All-Big Ten Signee Team?

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Check out Nick Bosa's high school highlights

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So, what type of team could you build if you assembled the highest-ranked players at each position who signed with Big Ten teams? A pretty good one. Check back in four or five years to see how many of these guys are first-team All-Big Ten in 2019 and 2020.

[ MORE: Meet Michigan’s Rashan Gary, the nation’s No. 1 recruit ]

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Dienhart: A look back at Big Ten's last four recruiting classes

Oct 10, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines safety Jabrill Peppers (5) celebrates  during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Watch past Signing Day moments

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Signing Day is a day when rosters are stocked and every recruit looks like a can’t-miss prospect. I took a look back at the last four years of recruiting in the Big Ten to see which schools have lived up to hype generated on National Signing Day as compared to their record over that same span.

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Dienhart: Michigan Wolverines have their man in Warde Manuel

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Watch Warde Manuel's press conference

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Michigan’s new Athletic Director is Warde Manuel, a former Wolverine defensive tackle and a rising star in college athletics administration. He cut his teeth as an athletic director at the University of Buffalo and UConn. Now, he’s back at Michigan, where it all began as a student-athlete (1986-89) and administrator from 1998-2005.

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Big Ten Football: Top non-conference games next season

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Got a case of the winter blahs? Missing your pigskin fix? Why not look ahead to the football season? No better way to prime the 2016 pump than by looking at the top seven non-conference games of the coming season, listed by date.

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Big Ten links: Thursday's football & hoops news digest

Jan 27, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Zak Irvin (21) goes to the basket defended by Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Mike Williams (5) in the first half at Crisler Center.

Watch Michigan vs. Rutgers highlights

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In today’s Big Ten headline roundup, we have one look at a critical stretch in Northwestern basketball’s schedule. Are they tourney worthy? Meanwhile, Wisconsin needs to enhance their tourney credentials, too. Rutgers football got some good news. Minnesota basketball has some, too. Read these stories and others in today’s digest.

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